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PirateQuest: Chapter 4.8: Endless Evil Wf+6 428452[Last 50 Posts]

Let's finish up Reptil.

Felfire & Tony:

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428453

I believe the group was on its way to visit Light Heart in the medical bay.

Light Heart [Warlord] 428454


Did Abilio remember to shave off a few years?

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428455

Celestia sure likes to cuddle you up.
Hug the shadow.
So I will have to do better than her.

Chip(DD Warmaster) 428456

Close the door to my room and go find either Emrille or LH

Wf+6 428457

He did just seven or so, to make you Rosemary's age. You should go back to him if you want it to be more or less.

Seems she's already departed. Inside there are only Doc Peg and a filly.

He returns your embrace.

You could join us, you know. I know you have it in you.

Given Emrille told you she didn't want to be bothered, you seek out Light Heart.

She's in her cabin on the Sirocco.

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428458

Raise my head and smirk.
Try not to outright laugh at this.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD Warmaster) 428459

Knocks on her door

Light Heart [Warlord] 428460

That's just fine. Bless him.
"Now, miss Rosemary, I'd like to-"

I perk up

Wf+6 428461

It's a bitter laugh.

Celestia promises forgiveness for everypony if they are willing to try, Felfire. Did I ever tell you about Crypt Waker?

Chip(DD Warmaster) 428462

Open the door.
"Miss. Light Heart? I am just visiting to tell you that…."

"… you look so cute!"
Go and admire the little filly in front of me.

Light Heart [Warlord] 428463

No longer a filly. Still a good chunk younger than I used to be though.

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428464

Take a long breath and rest again upon his chest.

No. No you never did.

Chip(DD Warmaster) 428465

Still cute enough
"So, you're still with me or no tonight? I know the place where Russo lives."

Wf+6 428466

By his name, you might have thought him some villain. And perhaps he was at some point, but that was not the Crypt Waker I knew. He battled valiantly beside me in the field, and he always cared to take care of the dead and respect the integrity of their corpses. When he died, he was called a hero. In fact, he even showed me a little bit of the magic he used… it was a sort of blend of his old art with his new one. Maybe someday I will teach it to you, if you have the time or interest.

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428467

Remain buried with a small smile on my face.

I did many bad thing, Fervy. Too many for your godness to help or care about me.

Light Heart [Warlord] 428468

"Yes. Although bear in mind that the fleet will leave port before the election, which is this evening. Mister Russo will be spending the rest of the day campaigning in Reptil proper. I'm afraid we will need to take him out in public, or lure him into an ambush."

Wf+6 428469

Forgiveness means a blank slate. To a divine, there are few crimes too great to forgive, and I guarantee you haven't committed any. I'm talking about genocide.

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428470

Stay quiet for a moment, smile fading.

So almost anypony can enter…

Chip(DD Warmaster) 428471

My eyes widen upon hearing this.
"I didnt know that. Well an ambush would be nicer, though I think he will expect it but what can we do?"

I look around.
"It would be better if Emrille is with us though."

Wf+6 428472

Anyone has the potential to enter, but few do. Many were called, but few were chosen. Do you understand? You see, forgiveness must be earned, but it will be given to anypony if they work hard enough.

Tela [Spellsword] 428473

I am… on the fleet.
Waiting on Emrille, I guess

Wf+6 428474

So you are. Last you were here, you were waiting with her outside that door.

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428475

Open my eyes, fire in them.

Then there are a few souls I have to destroy first.

Light Heart [Warlord] 428476

"Indeed. But I may have a plan. Miss Emrille is currently busy, unfortunately. But perhaps you could see if you can find miss Tela? I am certain that she would join as well. Tell her I asked her to."

Wf+6 428477

She forgives those who forgive each other. Let go of your anger. If they gave truly wronged you, they will waste in the Dark Void for the rest of time anyway.

Tela [Spellsword] 428478

Yeah… she better not be cheating on me, that whore.
… Is that rabbit still on the fleet?

Wf+6 428479

He is.

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428480

Now you are not making sense. Everyone can be forgived unless they murder millions, but they cannot?

Chip(DD Warmaster) 428481

"Hmmm… that would be a good idea."
Go outside and do that.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Tela [Spellsword] 428482

Right, find that little fluffy fucker.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428483

A filly? That's odd. I thought there weren't too many of them on the ship.
"Hello, doctor. We had come to check on miss Light Heart after hearing about her heart troubles. It seems she's not here at the moment though…"
I'll look at the filly.
"Did you find yourself an assistant?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 428484

Now that's he's gone…
Pat on the bed.
"Miss Rosemary… what say we put this new bed to the test?"

Wf+6 428485

You can be forgiven, but forgiveness will come easier if you seek it sooner. Think of it like weeding a garden. If you wish to have a healthy garden, you do not say, 'I will start weeding two weeks from now.' You say, 'I will start weeding today.'

He's on the Eagle's Roost.

"I am the assistant!"

Wf+6 428486

She blushes, but joins you on the bed.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428487

"That's what I said. And who might you be, then?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 428488

"Something the matter?"
I chuckle
"You are usually the one to ask. If I did not know any better, I would say you're feeling a bit under the weather for not asking me first."

[lemon] 428489

Approach the big mare.
"A good morning to you." I give her a grin.

Wf+6 428490

"Nurturing Heart."

"You seem… Perkier. I think he brought us closer together."

Chip(DD knight) 428491

Light Heart [Warlord] 428492

"He must have, yes. I feel quite a bit younger, in fact."

Tela [Spellsword] 428493

Approach him

Or not.
"What's up, pal?"

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428494

Shake my head violently and pull away.

I cannot start looking for… Forgivness, not if I know they are still out there.
Not if they could be there waiting for me with a fake smile and a fresh coup of soup asking how my life was!

Wf+6 428495

She gives you a small, devilish smile.

"So… now that you have a room… are things stable?"

He pulls you back into an embrace.

I understand. Just remember, each day you tarry, your soul is in peril, and so each day I fear for you.

Chip(DD knight) 428496

I close my arms together.
"Are you doing anything important today? Seems like I need a helping hand on some matters and the deadline is this evening or I go bust. Care to lend a helping hand?"

Tela [Spellsword] 428497

"Just pissing away time, so sure. What do you need from me?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 428498

"I would daresay they are more stable than they used to be."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428499

"A pleasure to meet you, little Heart. How did you come to find yourself here?"

Chip(DD knight) 428500

I tilt my head and stare at her.
"A politician exactly by the name of Russo is needed to be taken down. For the sake of freedom, freedom to the high seas or better wages what not it matters little. I need a bit of help. Light Heart and Emrille has joined to help me on this but Emrille appears to be…. lost now that it comes down to it."
"What do you say?"

Wf+6 428501


She gives you a restrained, if pleading look, and bites her lip cutely.

"The captain told me to work here."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428502

I'll nod slightly.
"Are you certain you're old enough? A lot of terrible things can be seen in a doctor's office."

Wf+6 428503

She frowns. "Yeah!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 428504

I chuckle and wipe my eye with a hoof
"You have been doing your very best to please me so far. So I will indulge in your desires."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428505

"As long as you're certain."
I'll give her a little pat on the head.

Tela [Spellsword] 428506

"Well that's nice and all, but I don't really work for free…"
I smirk at him

Wf+6 428507

She smiles and ushers you off to the cage on the Darklantern, then unlocks it.

Chip(DD knight) 428508

Hearing that, I lean on a post and smile.
"Alright, whats your pay?"

"And no, if it involves a prank-like deal involving me putting on a female dress and make up, then the deal is off."

Wf+6 428509

"You sick, or something?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428510

"No, I was just looking for Light Heart, since I heard she had some rather nasty trouble. But it seems she's been here and gone by the time I've arrived. Still, keep up the good work, little Heart."
And I guess that's that.

Light Heart [Warlord] 428511

I clear my throat
"Miss Rosemary, you act too hastily… I will indulge in your desires, but not now. We have a mission to complete first and I do not wish to overexert ourselves too much before it. Especially considering my… earlier accidents today. Once we have dealt with that, I will be happy to give you what you desire."

Tela [Spellsword] 428512

"How much are you paying Emmy? I want the same."

Chip(DD knight) 428513

"Well…. one doubloon."

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428514

Look bitter, jaw clenched shut.

My soul will live forever. And then you'll be able to come and find me any time you want…

I need to talk with Terre but I should be raising the bird's shadow with Magenta in it for Tony, and introduce one to the other. Can we say I do it and then go to Terre?

Wf+6 428515

She sighs. "Alright… You invited me to bed, so I thought…"

Tela [Spellsword] 428516

"Really? That's all she asked? Fucking cheap whore… fine. One doubloon."

Wf+6 428517


He hugs you tighter.

What if something happens to you? You live a dangerous lifestyle.

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428518

Will come back to act it out later once Sion is here.

Whimper and hug him back, squeezing the shadow tight.

This is why I'm studying so hard Fervy. To never have to fear death or life again.

Chip(DD knight) 428519

I just scratch my head.
"Well she is doing it as a friend so thats why she has done it."

What time is it btw?

Light Heart [Warlord] 428520

"Yes, of course. I was not planning on going at it too hard but… perhaps I could… for you. I hate to see you disappointed like this."
I hesitate for a moment, then move in and touch the altar.

Tela [Spellsword] 428521

"Well doesn't she have a heart of gold."
I snort
"One doubloon. I'm in. You have my sword."

Wf+6 428522


I only hope you find yourself.

She smiles.

As you touch the altar, it catapults you back, as always, and Rosemary approaches, stroking your mane. "Are you alright?"

…You can feel your blood flowing down there…

Light Heart [Warlord] 428523

"Yes, I'm fine."
God that feels weird.
"Shall we head back to the cabin?"

Wf+6 428524

She excitedly pulls you along like a mare on her wedding night.

…You can't help watching her flank as she leads you to your own bed and hops in.

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428525

Tell me more about… Up there.

Off to Terre I go!

"Hey. How was your?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 428526

Well… Let's join her then. It's nice to see her so excited.
"This certainly feels… refreshing. I am not quite sure what to make of this feeling down there…"

Chip(DD knight) 428527

"Nice. good to have you on board. Well we are on-board the ship so that makes it… double?"
"Whatever anyway thanks for helping out. Light heart will surely help, just be prepared when night comes aye?"

Wf+6 428528

"Been busy wit guests I'm afraid."

There is a feeling of euphoria in the air, such that no bad memories can plague your thoughts. It is like a lucid and sober night of drinking… everyone laughing, enjoying themselves, knowing no pain… but it lasts forever, and without loss of focus.

She coyly presents herself to you. You feel yourself growing hard.

She laughs nervously. "Few ponies can say they took a filly to the playground, then got ploughed by her later…"

Tela [Spellsword] 428529

"I'm always ready, don't you worry. Just give the word and I'll be there."

Chip(DD knight) 428530

Nod at this as I leave for…..

>3 pm
What to do what to do.
I wonder how she is doing right now…
Go and visit Doc Peg, perhaps she is there.

Light Heart [Warlord] 428531

I smile
"There are many things that have happened lately that few ponies can claim to have experienced. You seem a little nervous… I will be very gentle, not to worry."
Give her what she desires.

Tony [Trickster] 428532

Point the bird out to Felfire so she can raise its shadow.

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428533

Wait, are said guests still here?

It sounds strange.

"That one?"

Raise the bird's shadow. Magenta in it.
Seance the shadow.

Wf+6 428534

In Doc Peg's office, Nurturing Heart is there, helping him clean tools.

It's your first time having straight sex like this… It's not unpleasant, though… and you fill her. She's… warm inside. And comfortable. Once you've finished with her, you stay inside, and dreamily play with her teats as she snuggles against you.

She dozes off…

Just Seekkill and Borders.

Alien to living senses.


Light Heart [Warlord] 428535

Interesting experience…
"That certainly was a thing… I do hope you enjoyed it as much as I did…"

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428536

Wave at both.
That guy must have a thing for scars, thinking about it.
How awkward.
"Thanks for earlier, Seekkill."
Go sit somewhere, looking at Terre's shadows.

So I guess you don't want to be pulled away from there, uh?

Nudge the shadow jokingly.

>Magenta and Tony

"Hey Magenta. Wanna have some fun in town? Tony here says he's got a plan."

Wf+6 428537


She must be sound asleep. Sounds like she enjoyed it. It has been a stressful day for her, though…

Shall you awaken her?

Wf+6 428538

It is pleasant, but so fervent a servant in life, he does toil happily in death.

Whaaaaatever. I don't know why I even stick aaaaaaround. You are some laaaaaaame bunch of pirates.

Light Heart [Warlord] 428539

No… Not yet.
And my altered appearance will make for good cover when confronting Russo again. He wont be expecting a younger gentlestallion.
Just keep hugging her for a while and enjoy the experience.

Tony [Trickster] 428540

"It will be fun. We'll scam some ponies, make some money, all in one day."

Felfire [Nacromancer] 428541

I will keep that in mind.
Lay down and try to rest some.
Fervy, you said there are two kind of ponies there, those who earn it and those who are invited.
Which one were you?

"You two have fun.
If somepony has anything interesting on him, win that for me, would you?"

Chip(DD knight) 428542

Pat her head as I smile.
"And hows your day?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428740

So what's going on?

Tony [Trickster] 428748

Nothing. I'm about to go try and scam a casino or pull off a heist next session, but Emrille is more interested in mare pie.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428759

We had all headed back to the ships to check on Light Heart. Now would be a grand time to talk with Spring.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428761

I'm still here too!

Nopony 428763

I sigh as I see Summer.
"So you are dead set on fucking coming, aren't you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428765

Spring Water [Doctor] 428766

"Well if Light Heart needs medical attention…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428770

I hang my head.
"I sort of lied."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428772

"About Light Heart's troubles? That's pretty desperate, Emrille…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 428773

I scrunch
"So… she's not in trouble?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428774


I frown.
"Why would you lie about that?! That's a serious thing! You had us worried!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428779

"She was. She was fine when I last saw her…

I'll be honest, since that's what you really all care about. I just wanted a lunch with Spring."

Spring Water [Doctor] 428793

"… Really? Emrille, I just had lunch… I told you I didn't feel comfortable with your idea, didn't I?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428795

I frown.
"…Really? Really?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428796

"Well, she had a little good news for miss Spring, but I don't know why she wouldn't tell miss Seas as well, since that would put her mind at ease too…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428797

Sigh again.
"Just a sec."

Flutter over, and pull her head close.
"I want to tell your fucking mother that, and if you say this out loud, I will shoot you, I am together with Tela. I will stop fucking harassing your mother after this, and this would be the last time I ask to be alone with her. Isn't that what you fucking wanted?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 428799

I just eye her carefully.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428800

"And why do you need to have lunch with her for that?! Why not just tell her now?!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428803

"Because I fucking need this, okay?! Because Tela is not like that, she was never like that, and I could never have something like this with her…. I just want to have this, just this once, okay? And then I'll leave your mother alone. I won't hound her."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428805

I frown, but contemplate what she's saying.
"Give me your bag then. You can't take anything in."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428807

"And your gun too! Give me everything you have on you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428812

Give her my gun.
"This is all you are getting."
I sigh, and look around, then hand her over something from my bag.
"And this is an aprodisiach spice I was saving for Tela to turn her on. But you say a fucking word about this, and you are dead. You hear me? Fucking dead!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 428816

"What are you two whispering about!?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428819

I shake my head.
"You're not bringing your bag in there! Or or… or even your coat! You could… you could have something! I know how ponies like you work… you slip powder or potions or pills or whatever into other pony's food or drink! And then when they eat it they do… you have sex with them!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428821

"Just a minute!"

Whisper again.
"I gave you the fucking thing that would make ponies have sex with me. What the fuck more do you want, you paranoid shit? If you don't believe me then lick that powder, but don't complain to me if you are touching yourself!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428822

"I don't believe you because you could have something else in your bag! And if you're going to keep insulting me I can just tell her what you want to do!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428824

"You tell her that, and I won't leave her alone then.
That's what you want, huh?
You want me to keep hounding or? Or you want me to let me be, let me fucking have this and leave her alone, or do you want to be a selfish prick so you could have your own 'justice'?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428847

I frown.
"If you want this so bad, why are you so insistent on not giving your bag to me? You're acting really suspicious!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428848

"And you are acting like a little cunt who cannot be tamed by her mother.
I have fucking Tela, I gave you what you wanted me to and more. So I'm going to go now."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428849

"No, you're not."
I stand in front of her.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428850

I snort.
"So you want me to hound her then?
Or what?
You are going to shoot me with my own gun?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428853

I frown even more.
"That threat isn't going to work. I know you're going to do something evil! You're acting super suspicious, you lied a bunch of times already, and you won't just give me your bag so then you can have your stupid lunch! I'm on to you…"
I poke her in the chest to emphasize my point.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428858

And I shove her back.
"I was honest with you. I gave you everything and more. You either take it, or not. If not, I will take the gun back, I will take the spice back, and make sure some 'accidents' happen to both Spring and Curry. That what you want?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 428860

"Hey! That's enough you two!"
Stand between them and push them away from each other
"I don't care what you two are discussing, but I don't feel like standing here all day waiting for you two to stop fighting!"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428861

"You… you don't even have the guts to! And you wouldn't anyways!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428862

"I was just about to accompany you somewhere."

"Isn't that right, Summer?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428863

I move around Spring and glare at you.
"No you're NOT! You're acting suspicious, you keep telling lies and you keep THREATENING ME AND MY MOMMA!"
I turn to Spring.
"She said she was going to arrange 'accidents' for you and Curry!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428865

"They're hardly accidents if they're arranged."
I'll glance at Emrille, and raise an eyebrow at her, then step over to Summer.
"But, miss Seas, I think you can at least give Emrille one meal with your mother to part in good terms. Especially considering she's in a relationship now."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428867

"You have my fucking gun, and you know I like to kill the ponies I want to myself. You said so yourself."

I glare at him without saying a word.

Spring Water [Doctor] 428868

"Emrille, I told you tha-"


I slump down on my haunches
"What on earth are you ponies hiding from me!?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428871

"I would tell you fucking everything, but it seems your daughter thinks I will shoot you with my bare hooves."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428873

I'll just shrug apologetically.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 428881

I look at him aghast.
"She just- she- she just threatened to KILL HER if I didn't let her have the lunch! AND YOU'RE SAYING TO LET HER HAVE IT?! SHE'S GOING TO POISON HER AND MAKE HER HAVE SEX WITH HER!"
"She wants to have lunch with you to tell her that she's 'dating' Tela!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428883

I snort.
"You piece of shit."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428885

"She is, though."
I'll sigh.
"Miss Seas, do you have any proof that she planned on drugging your mother?"
I'll lean in a little closer.
"I do trust you, and I wouldn't put it past Emrille, but you need proof of these things."


I stomp a hoof angrily

"Both of you, I'm utterly sick of this! Are you up to mischief, yes or no? Don't you dare lie to me or there will be hell to pay."
AWIYE on Emrille

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428892

"I wanted to kiss you."

Spring Water [Doctor] 428901

"… What? What kind of answer is that!?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428904

Shake my head.
"I mean I wanted to have lunch with you!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 428907

"Emrille, the cat is out of the bag, as they'd say. So why not just admit you wanted a single, consensual kiss before letting go and getting on with your love life?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 428908

I grunt and bury my head in my hooves.
"Luna… what have I done that you must punish me so…?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 428911

"Shut the fuck up, you."

"Yeah, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I wanted one fucking thing from you, after all I've done.
I'm sorry that I spent a fucking doubloon just so you and I could have a fucking lunch.
I'm sorry I ever wanted anything good for you.
That's what you are wishing for from your imaginary friend?!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 428920

"But a kiss!? Why a kiss!?"

Borders Skewed [Mage] 429943


That one could not have been serious, could it?

An appendix is a section at the end of a book. I am the book. Therefore…

No, things are never this simple and straightforward.. Unless, of course, this is the intention, fooling me.

Well, what do I have to lose?

Get into my bed so no one interrupts and


Astral Project into my butt

Wf+6 429944

It is totally dark here. The sounds of gargling fluids surround you. Though you have no means of detecting them, you sense the walls of your rectum are near.

BDN 429945

Keeep goingggg

Look for a passage that splits off from the main

Wf+6 429946

You can't LOOK for anything.

You immediately run face-first into a wall. Eww.

BDN 429947


Activate Far Sight. This should help with the dark.

Wf+6 429948

Far sight ceased to exist. I'll let you use it for now, though.

You wander bleakly through about fifteen feet of rectum and small colon until you reach the large colon. There's a blockage of muck here.

BDN 429949

It'll be a long way through.

Go past the muck, and continue.

Wf+6 429950

There's a blockage of muck. As in, you can't go around it.

BDN 429951

Oh, dear.

Well, go through it! It'll be interesting.

I hope.

Wf+6 429952

Astral Projection doesn't let you phase through objects.

BDN 429953



Examine it just to make sure I'm sure of what it is.

Wf+6 429954

It is muck consisting of your diet over the previous three days in mostly-digested form, prepared for excretion. You detect remnants of lettuce and corn, high fiber foods that could not be fully digested.

BDN 429955

Can I Wink past as an Astral projection?

Wf+6 429956

You can't wink a projection, it's intangible.

BDN 429957



Wf+6 429958


Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 429959

You double over in pain. This intestinal blockage is doing a number on your digestive tract. Maybe you should go to the clinic.

BDN 429960






Wf+6 429961

Though the pain is crippling, you hobble your way to Doc Peg's clinic and sort of collapse through the door.

He gives you an expectant look.

BDN 429962

"I believe I am having some sort of intestinal blockage. There is a lot of pain there, you see."


Wf+6 429963

He levitates you up onto his table and starts feeling about your belly. He gives a contemplative look, then offers you a bottle.

BDN 429964

What's the bottle labelled? What's in it?

"What's this, doc?"

Wf+6 429965

The bottle appears to be a repurposed whiskey bottle. Whatever is inside it is certainly not whiskey. It is noxiously, nauseatingly sweet smelling. The very scent would threaten to turn your stomach if it weren't so preoccupied in open revolt.

"This? Doc."

BDN 429966

I have no idea what to do anymore!

Drink it!

Wf+6 429967

You feel it trickle down your gullet, and no sooner does it touch the acidic fluid of your gut than you immediately feel yourself bloating.

No more than twenty seconds later you feel overwhelmed by the need to void yourself.

BDN 429968

"Thank you very much, doctor. It appears to be working."


Wf+6 429969

Wink doesn't exist anymore. Roll.

BDN 429970


Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 429971

You teleport yourself to the main decks instead and give new meaning to 'poop deck.'

After cleaning yourself, you retreat in shame to the safety of your bed in the bunkhouse.

BDN 429973

Hide myself in the blankets and reproject myself into my ass.

It should work

It has to

Wf+6 429974

Well… now everything is coated with fresh muck, but you are able to pass safely. You come to the end of the large colon, near the cecum.

BDN 429976

Look for a split in the path.

One way should lead to the small intestine, and theo ther…

Wf+6 429977

Horses don't have a small intestine!

You arrive at the appendix.

BDN 429980

Oh, right. Where did I get such an idea?

Look around me.

Wf+6 429982

Everything is coated in muck. There are little pools of acid all about.

BDN 429986

Look about more.


Wf+6 429988

Some sort of abominable remnant of the child of your stomach acid and that bottle you drank.

You see something with an oddly smooth texture…

BDN 429994

Oooh oooh

Look at it


Wf+6 429995

It's some sort of… gemstone. What's that doing down here?

Felfire [Necromancer] 429996

I was with Terrebonne.
"You sure about staying here? No trip ashore?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 429997

I think when we last left off, I had finished giving Rosemary the D.

If she's still asleep, pull out and let her for now. Go collect Wark and Onik, I'll need them later. Oh and… I'll stay a stallion for now.

Chip(DD knight) 429998

Sateo [DD monk] 429999


Tony [Trickster] 430000

Time to pull off something.
Is Magenta's shadow with me now?

Wf+6 430001

"I went ashore briefly. I am naught intarested in what Reptil has ta offer. Perhaps when we made landfall in Darrow… Dere are many of my people dere."

Wark looks nonplussed and Onik gives her normal, neutral expression.

"I've only been here just a minute…"

Last time you were with us, you were at the zoo.

There is a bird inhabited by Magenta nearby, yes.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430002

Of course, I didn't expect Onik to show much care.
"Master Wark, how are you feeling? I believe you'll be pleased to know that we will be taking out Russo later today."

Tony [Trickster] 430003

And Felfire said she could come with me.
Talk to it "So, let's find a target shall we?"

Chip(DD knight) 430004

"I see. well you do good okay?" I smile at her.
I then turn to Doc Peg.
"How is Nurse Heart doing? Is she helpful?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 430005

"Damn I missed it…"
Take out the dress.
"But look what I got in the meanwhile!"
Felfire said "See if you two get along, he's planning some scam, your kind of stuff."
Which means she can leave you at any time.

Wf+6 430006

"I cannae say I got a good feelin' about this town. Let's get ta tha action an' ge' out."

"Whaaaaat'd you have in mind?"

He shrugs, then raises a hoof a few feet off the ground and points at her.

"It's nice, if ya put stock in such tings."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430007

Smile weakly and pull it closer.
"Just for once I wanted to feel pretty…"
Put it away with a smile.
"Maybe the time will come to wear it.
Anyway, need some alone time?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430008

"Of course. Once miss Emrille and mister Chip are prepared, we can start our assignment."
Let's go find Weeping Sitar next.

Sateo [DD monk] 430009

Okay, I'll listen to the animals, what are they saying? '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Tony [Trickster] 430010

Scratch my head.
"We first find a target, someone with lots of money…or maybe a store or casino. We sneak or smooth talk our way in. Get the money. Boobytrap the place with fireworks for fun and get out."

Chip(DD knight) 430011


"I was just helping Abilio in his experiment."
"Well, if its worth the news, Emrille benefitted from it so its worth the shot."

Wf+6 430012

Terrebonne shrugs. "For what it's worth, I care less dan noting about how ya look. I know on the inside, ya are a good pony, Felfire."

He's on the main deck of the Sirocco, plucking gently at strings.

"Waiting… watching the clock, it's 4 o'clock…"

It's a cacophony of noise unsuitable for listening in. Trying to pick anything out is like trying to zero in on a single conversation in a ball park.

"So you think they don't haaaaaaave good security in a town as full of thieves as Reptil?"

He shrugs.

Chip(DD knight) 430013

"Hmm… Oh well."
Turn to Nurse Heart and pat her head again.
"You just help the other crew okay. Chip will be gone until midnight."

Go outside and fetch Tela. What time is it btw?

Light Heart [Warlord] 430014

I raise a brow and approach him
"Mister Sitar. Are you quite alright?"

Tony [Trickster] 430015

"Sure, in most of the places, but there have to be some openings to find. Besides, not every thief caan shapeshift."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430016

"You are the second pony who says this today…"
Look at the shadow, then back at her.
"Say, I'm having a few problems with them.
They keep closing, you know. Got a way around that?"

Wf+6 430017

4 PM

Tela is… presumably on deck?

"Just stringin' out. I notice you've got a cock. That's new."

"Whaaaaatever. You get thrown in some jaaaaail and can't make it baaaaaack to ships before caaaaaastoff and no one will come baaaack for you."

"It's a little dangerous, but dere is a way ta call a closed shadow."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430018


Sateo [DD monk] 430019

Well, which animals are on display now?

Tony [Trickster] 430020

"You got a better idea then, I thought you were supposed to be fun?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430021

I chuckle
"Yes, that is quite the novelty is it not? Not to worry though, it is under control."
I look around, then sit down.
"Mister Sitar, I am aware of the fact that I asked you about this before, but what exactly is your story?"

Wf+6 430022

"Da process creates da possibility of a malevolent spirit possessing da shadow, as can happen with corpses."

The rare Omai bird
They also have doves, rabbits, peacocks, and a few others.

"Naaaaaaaaah I'm just a buzzkill. Besides, I'm already haaaaaaving fun jerking you around. The best kind of chaos is the kind you don't get evisceraaaaaated for."

"I've got kind of a bad withdrawal headache right now… making it hard to recall… you think you can help me out? Get some of my stuff from Smitts…"

Wark remarks dryly, "How'd you plan to answer questions with your head in the clouds?"

Sitar chooses not to respond.

Chip(DD knight) 430023

Hmmm if I cant find her. Perhaps I'll go find Light Heart instead.

Wf+6 430024

Light Heart is on the Sirocco, talking to Weeping Sitar.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430025

"Indeed, I can get you your stuff later, but I would like to hear more first. Please do try and remember."
I look at Wark
"Perhaps you know something, master Wark?"

Tony [Trickster] 430026

Roll my eyes.
"Fine, then how about you just come along and watch then. It's not like you've got anything else to do."
Go to the Eagle's roost to fill up my flask with chocolate milk for good luck.
Then go through town looking first of all for a target in the streets, a little common thievery to warm up. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Sateo [DD monk] 430027

Omai bird? I have to see that one.

Chip(DD knight) 430028

Approach her and just wait there until she is finished talking to the othes.

Wf+6 430029

Wark growls, "Hmph. Threw away talents ta be no better than a carnie."

Sitar begins to play long, slow notes on his instrument.

"I can smell the death on the sea,
Covering me,
I hate to see,
This is the end,
But this is my fate,
I lie here alone,
If I close my eyes tonight,
I'll still not atone."

Suddenly, he switches to a fast, upbeat tune:

"The year was five naught four score,
I was brave and far, far too poor,
To think that the tales,
Of pillage and gales,
Were a romance of pirates and gutters and scum.

The Fullmaster hadn't taken the helm,
Thatch was the one who ruled through the realm.
Whatever I thought that I could be,
I abandoned that thought like he abandoned me…"

He coughs. "You can have the rest of the song when you bring me the stuff."

You wander through the deserted market district. No one seems to be here after the fire.

It seems closely related to the owl. It squawks loudly in what an only be described as an "Oh My" sound.


Tony [Trickster] 430030

So the fire happened already, that complicates things…is it still going on?

Wf+6 430031

Sateo [DD monk] 430032

I smile at it "Ahoy thar, ye be a pretty bird."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430033

"… I see. You became a pirate out of desperation. Understandable. Please, do continue. You are unlikely to remember anything if I bring you your stuff."

Tony [Trickster] 430034

If the market district is deserted it must not be too hard to look around and see if there's any unguarded leftovers right?
Check around for fireworks and valuables, in affected shops. Perhaps in cellars or something. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 430035

It squawks at you.

"Oh my!"

He chuckles bitterly. "You gotta put your hoof down somewhere."

You look around for explosives, but find none in the burned out ruins of the town. It occurs to you that the explosives would have been set off by the fire.

The fire took place four hours ago, so the ruins have already been picked over a bit by looters. In your search, you actually do pass two other "prospectors" at different points. They don't seem to have salvaged much, either.

Sateo [DD monk] 430036

Maybe being cooped up is making the bird act strangely "Ye, don't have to repeat that." '1d10' look at the cage carefully, how does it open?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 430037

"I am a reasonable pony, mister Sitar, but surely continuing your tale would require a clear head?"

Tony [Trickster] 430038

"Looks like it's not our lucky day Magenta….We'll have to find our fun womewhere else….Maybe we should pay the town hall a visit, lighten up their lives."

Wf+6 430039

It is a simple hinged cage that has a large, complex lock on it.

"It seems we're at an impasse."

"Might be good for a laaaaaugh."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430040

"So.. A resurrection for shadows?"
Giggle a bit.
"That's something I will have to learn.
I want to check town one last time, in case I missed anything of interest.
Damn fire…"

Tony [Trickster] 430041

Go to town hall, let bird Magenta show me the way.
What does it look like?

Light Heart [Warlord] 430042

"Indeed. I assure you that once I know the full story behind this, I will get you what you desire. Why waste more time arguing?"

Sateo [DD monk] 430043

"Do ye want to bust out of thar?"I whisper to the bird

Wf+6 430044

"Go ahead, den."

It's a stout little building made of stone, but it is elevated above the rest of the town by a flight of steps.

There are no flags or symbols. It's squat and has only two columns (near the central door). It's also only a single story.

"Maybe after a nap. I can't sing with a headache like this."

It squawks again. "Oh my!"


Light Heart [Warlord] 430045

"… Very well. But I will keep you to that promise."
To Smitts!

Chip(DD knight) 430046

Put a paw on her shoulder and whisper.
"Tela is with us." I smile.

Sateo [DD monk] 430047

Right, I should let it know that I'll understand its chirps. "you can speak freely to me" I chirp at it. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Tony [Trickster] 430048

"Too bad we couldn't find those fireworks. Oh well, let's go in."
Go in with Magenta and look around for the offices.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430049

"Ah, that is excellent to hear. I knew I could count on her help. Her skills will be very useful. Well done, mister Chip, thank you."

Chip(DD knight) 430050

I just raise my eyebrow and look at… her?
"You look different today."
'1d10' to get it.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 430051

He's sequestered in his office at the core of the Eagle's Roost.

It pecks one of your eyes through the bars.

There aren't offices here. It's the smallest townhall you've ever seen. There's an entrance hall, then a deliberation chamber that doesn't even have a door on it. There's table with a few seats, and the rest of the room is set up with seats for others to watch. No one is around right now, though.

Tony [Trickster] 430052

The real question here is: Where. Is. The. Paperwork? Laws, decrees, official seals, etc.


Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 430053

"I do?"
I chuckle
"My, I cannot imagine why you would think such a thing."

Chip(DD knight) 430054

"Hmmm.. perhaps its the effect of the youth spell of Abillio. I didnt know you… have more tone in you when you are younger."

I then turn around.
"Say I'll go find Tela and see if me and her can find Emrille. Later."

Wf+6 430055

There are some decrees posted on the wall. You skim the titles:

A Resolution to Promote Freedom

A Resolution to Respect Freedom

A Resolution to Be Resolved

A Resolution to Protect Resolutions

A Resolution on the Freedom of Citizens

A Resolution on Free Speech and Free Expression

Light Heart [Warlord] 430056

"Of course."

I shake my head in amusement and knock on Smitts' door.

Wf+6 430057

"Come in."

Sateo [DD monk] 430058

Ow, I'll take that as a no. find a reflective surface and look at my eye. '1d10' maybe I'll see the animal keeper as well?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 430059

And enter.
"Mister Smitts, mister Sitar requested that I get him his 'stuff' from you."

Wf+6 430060

It doesn't look like permanent damage was done, but it is swollen.

There is an animal keeper nearby explicating to guests and accepting donations.

Wf+6 430061

He gestures at a brown bag on his desk.

"I know."

Tela [Spellsword] 430062

I'm around the fleet somewhere, probably

Light Heart [Warlord] 430063

Pick it up and eye it
"… What exactly is this, if you do not mind me asking?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 430064

Smile and wave a hoof at her as I leave.

So Fervy, if you were a highly valuable piece of secret necromantic equipment where would you hide, in a town like Reptil?

Tony [Trickster] 430065

Study the markings and seals, then draw up a new Resolution looking very official.

"A Resolution to Repair Reptil From Fire Damage"

It details a temporary tax of all establishments in Reptil, to be collected by the holder of this document.
For further fun, make several copies of these, some detailing this law was pushed by Cloud King, others that it was pushed by Russo

Con Man '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 430066

Not in town. It's full of thieves.

"Ground Mantis root. Very difficult to acquire outside of Neighpon. Highly addictive. I would advise against trying it."

You draw up some documents…

Tony [Trickster] 430067

Do they look real enough to pass? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


Smart. Let's ask around.

Stop somepony right here near the docks and ask about stores of the dark arts.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 430069

Go and catch up with her.
"Well I am glad to find you here."

I then look around the deck.
"Say have you seen Emrille?"

Sateo [DD monk] 430070

Nice, get near him, does he have the keys on him? '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 430071

"Neighpon? That is not exactly nextdoor. But very well, I will not tempt fate. I am not quite certain I understand why you would go through so much trouble to punish Weeping Sitar, however."

Wf+6 430072

Roll discarded. You always believe disguises you create and documents you forge are passable.

"There's an old haint out near the boggy edge of town."

As far as you can tell he would be the one to have the keys, but you can't be sure.

"A tame wolf is more useful than a dead one."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430073

"That much is certain. What crime did he commit to be punished so? It may be a good lesson to keep in mind."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430074

"Sounds just like my kind of pony."
Off to the bog we go!

Tony [Trickster] 430075

"Magenta, what do you think of these?"
Show the documents.

Wf+6 430076

Smitts chuckles. "Him? He opposed my ascension to power."

On the very edge of town, your hooves start to get wet as you trudge through marshy terrain.

In the distance, near a lake, you can see a sort of cabin that seems to stand on stilts.

Tela [Spellsword] 430077

"Whu? Oh it's you. Nah, dunno where she is."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430078

"To Quartermaster of the Pillager's Fancy?"

Tony [Trickster] 430079

Fine. I'll just see what happens then.
Take the documents and Magenta with me and walk into a bar.
Walk over to the barkeep.
"Good day, sir. Are you the owner of this fine establishment?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 430080

Well crap.
How tall are the stilts? Can the dog's shadow help me up there?

Chip(DD knight) 430081

I shrug.
"Well its already afternoon and it will take time to find her. Let say we wait for her."

I then look at her and smile.
"So what did you do while you are here in Reptil?"

Wf+6 430082

"Before that, actually."

"Yeah, whaddya want?"

About ten feet. He can help, but it's not enough to get you the whole way.

Felfire [Necromancer] 430083

Look around. Big birds?

Light Heart [Warlord] 430084

"To the officer's corps then? That sounds like a rather unfortunate rivalry."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430085


Roll #1 9 = 9

Tela [Spellsword] 430086

"Babysit Emmy so she wouldn't get kidnapped or some shit. Then lost some money to a bet and got drunk off of my ass. That's about it."

Tony [Trickster] 430087

"It is my duty to inform you that in an emergency meeting, the council decided to create a new tax to cover the expenses of the fire damage."
Hand him one of the documents.

Chip(DD knight) 430088

"That is like a series of bad luck if you ask me. Pretty tough I think.:

Tela [Spellsword] 430089

"I'll get over it. At least I got a chance to earn that money back. And Emmy is going to be a mare again soon, so that's nice."

Wf+6 430090

There is a griffon gliding by…

You'd have to be quick to get his shadow.

"For him, anyway."

He looks it over a minute.

"I dunno. A tax? This doesn't even have a rate on it… I'm not buyin' it, sorry."

Chip(DD knight) 430091

I cough a bit.
"Abilio is going to transform her back?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 430092

Let's hope he's not too mad about a quick loan.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 430093

You quickly dismiss the dog and get a griffin instead.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430094

"I take it you were both vying for the same position?"

Tela [Spellsword] 430095

"I sure as fuck hope so."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430096

High five Fervy.
Ride the griffon up to the stilt house leaving behind a trail of friendship!

Wf+6 430097

"It doesn't matter now. The point can be boiled down to do not oppose me."

Wf+6 430098

Okay, you're up.

Tony [Trickster] 430099

"The precise amount rate of the tax is still being debated, you understand. This all went very, very quick to help Reptil as fast as possible. This is mostly to inform all citizens.
And a small advance on the tax of 20 bits is requested as well, to cover the immediate expenses towards the town.
Of course, you are free to choose to wait paying the advance until this tax is completely ratified, and contact your local councilman about it, but keep in mind that if you do, you might be charged with late intrests."
Con Man '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 430100

"Of course… Very well then. Good day, mister Smitts."
Leave with the bag. Back to Sitar we go.

Tony [Trickster] 430101

>intrest fees

Felfire [Necromancer] 430102

Knockin' on wood. Or whatever the door is made of.

Chip(DD knight) 430103

"Well she is more annoying when she is small but changing her.. I dont know. It feels like its too soon. Just when I am getting used to her looking like that."

I then look at Tela, sizing her up.
"Say have you considered volunteering to Abilio's experiments?"

Sateo [DD monk] 430104

Well, I'll come back here later. The others must be around town somewhere, check the entertainment district. maybe there will be a place with female dogs '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tela [Spellsword] 430105

"I already did. He said it was helpful. Changing Emmy back is why I volunteered."

Wf+6 430106

"Ha ha… interest on taxes? Advances? Yeah, get out of my bar."

It is!

"Eh heh heh heh heh heh. What do you want?"

There is one whorehouse called "Just Bitches", which seems like a place to start. Unless you meant girls who don't make you pay to spend time with them.

Chip(DD knight) 430107

My eyes widen.
"What?! Why didnt I know these stuffs around the ship."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430108

"I was told this was the right place to find…
Exotic stuff."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430109

Tela [Spellsword] 430110

I shrug
"Hey, you didn't ask for it and I figured you wouldn't care anyway."

Sateo [DD monk] 430111

right I'll have to steal more money for that, check for a price sign. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Tony [Trickster] 430112

"Of course, we'll talk again when that tax is ratified.
Also I am required by law to tell you that this was drafted, as you can see, by Cloud King. So if you feel any concerns about this tax, you may contact your local council, I believe one against was Rosso or something.
Pleasant day."

Walk outside with the rest of my documents.
"Well, that sucked, Magenta. Let's see what the next bar brings. Anyway, even if we don't get a cent, the whole town will be in an uproar about this."

Wf+6 430113

You return.

Sitar's eyes practically glow with anticipation.

The door cracks open, and an old hag of a pony reveals herself.

"Eh heh heh heh heh…"

You don't spot any signs around here.


Chip(DD knight) 430114

I stare at her deeply.
"Me? Dont care on seeing you changed by Abilio?"

I put my hands on her shoulder.
"I care."

Tony [Trickster] 430115

"You're not really encouraging, you know that?"
Walk into another bar and do my whole story again.
Con Man '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Light Heart [Warlord] 430116

"You and mister Smitts were rivals."


Walk in and take sight of the room.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tela [Spellsword] 430118


Wf+6 430119

This time, a bouncer "escorts" you to the door.

He inclines his head shakily, but says nothing. His eyes are fixed on the bag.

It's full of cauldrons and calcinators.

She's an earth pone.

Tony [Trickster] 430120

Throw the papers in a ditch, sit down and think

Wf+6 430121

There's a chorus of ethereal chuckles.

"Maaaaaybe you just suck at lying?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430122

Put the bag away for a moment
"He told me you crossed him… how exactly?"

Wf+6 430123

"We had a deal, Heart!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 430124

"Sure looks the part…"
Turn to the mare, nodding briefly as to introduce myself.
"Felfire, of Grogar."

Sateo [DD monk] 430125

Maybe I'll just.. look inside. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 430126

"What do you seek specifically, then, Felfire of Grogar? Eh heh heh heh heh heh."

You poke your head inside. There are a lot of couches with naked female diamond dogs lounging on them… They idle in want of a customer.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430127

"… Yes, we did."
Hoof him the bag
"But tales like these are interesting. I am only curious to hear more about it."

Chip(DD knight) 430128

Snap out of it.
"No nothing in particular if you ask me."

I then remove my paws from her.
"Just get ready when we call ya okay?"

Tony [Trickster] 430129

"I like you. Did that sound like a lie, because it was a big one."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430130

Sit down and think about this for a moment.
"Control. Control over my future."

Wf+6 430131

He takes it greedily.

"Tomorrow is another day… but for now, you can talk to the hand."

He reaches into his bag and pulls out a skeletal paw and hoofs it to you before taking a big huff from the leather bag.

"Oh… eh ah hah hah…. alriiiiight."

"Oh come on. For a Discordian, you sure have thin skin."

"Well, no one can give you that but yourself. Eh heh heh heh heh."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430132

Groan in defeat.
"If you had asked me yesterday I would have said necromancy and knowledge could do that.
Now, I'm not sure."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430133

A skeletal paw? Which species? Diamond Dog?
Hmm… I need a necromancer for this. Terrebonne or Felfire maybe…

Tela [Spellsword] 430134

"I've been ready for ages. I'll be around."

Chip(DD knight) 430135

With hearing that I go around the deck and meet…
Smitts perhaps.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430136

"Tell Seekkill more about spirits."

Tony [Trickster] 430137

Get up again and start walking
"Are you going to keep complaining all day?"
Look around for a bar, a fancy one but don't go in yet.

Wf+6 430553

"There is no secret power that will make you untouchable. Inner will can, though. And yours was broken long ago, eh heh heh heh heh heh.

Diamond dog, indeed.

He's in his cabin at the core of the Eagle's Roost.

You go to a fancy bar called Blue Moon Respite in the administrative district. Silks and gilded columns flank the entrance.

"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him."




Chip(DD Warmaster) 430554

I go and peek in to see if he was busy today.

Borders Skewed [Mage] 430555

What.. what the hell did I swallow?

Look at it more.

Wf+6 430556

"What do you want, Chip?" He calls before you even knock on the door.

Wf+6 430557

As you approach, a ghostly apparition forms before you. It is the visage of an abominable skeletal fish, floating before you. It thrashes madly before you, preventing you from nearing the gemstone any closer. It seems to sense your presence, and closes in for attack.

Chip(DD Warmaster) 430558

Whoa… how did?
"I .aahh.. eerr."

I then stood straight.
"Commodore, I came to visit you sir to.. ask pointers on how to lead men. You know, the ins and outs of being a third mate and all, well if you are not busy today that is and if thats the case then I will visit tomorrow."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430559

What a nice welcoming gift

Hm… Do I dare bother Terrebonne with this?
… Sure, why not? Go to her cabin.

Wf+6 430560

He chuckles. "In truth, I am not a very inspiring leader. I am a fine miser or schemer, but the subtleties of charisma are lost on me. I will tell you this: everypony, dog, griffin, or goat has his currency. For some it is gold, for some it is women, for some it is secrets, for some it is food. You need only know what currency one trades in to command his loyalty."

She's reading in her cabin.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430561

I know she has a open door policy, but I'll knock anyway.
"Miss Terrebonne? Am I disturbing you? I have a favor to ask of you…"

Wf+6 430562

She doesn't look up from her book.

"Go on, den."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 430563

Is there a ghost within my gut?

Wait and see what it does. I can't cast anything as a Projection, can I?

Light Heart [Warlord] 430564

I procure the skeletal paw.
"I need to speak to the owner of this paw."

Wf+6 430565

You can't cast or manipulate physical objects, but you can interact with other ghosts and projections.

Roll to dodge.

She tuts. "Ya shouldn't 'ave cut it off, den."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430566

I chuckle
"I am not quite sure who the owner was. He is most likely deceased. That is why I would like your help."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 430567


Roll #1 7 = 7

Borders Skewed [Mage] 430568

Incidentally I haven't changed my skillset for 2.0. Can I do it now?

Chip(DD Warmaster) 430569

I just stroke my chin.
"I see I see, so I give them their vices in exchange of their services I see. Well that is interesting if you ask me."

Wf+6 430570

"Give it here, den."


You deftly sidestep as the skeletal ghost fish rushes you and slams into a wall of your colon. You feel a little pang in your belly.

"Some make currencies of 'righteous' things like friends or family. You can use them just as easily."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430571

Hoof it over to her with a smile
"Thank you."

Chip(DD Warmaster) 430572

I gulp at this.
"Well that is certainly something. So taking them for hostage is a good example of this."

Wf+6 430573

She casts a spell, then regards it for a time, then replies, "I know who ya been talkin' ta, now."

Wf+6 430574

"If necessary. The carrot is more useful than the whip in many cases, however."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430575

"Mister Sitar, yes."
Gaze at the paw
"I assume you know a thing or two about the matter as well, but will remain vague about it?"

Chip(DD Warmaster) 430576

I just look down for a moment.
"How about those who serve without question or pay?"

Wf+6 430577


Shadows swim about her.

"Ya've perverted yaself."

"None truly serve without pay. Some currencies are simply more subtle than others."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430578

I raise a brow
"Are you speaking about my appearance? Yes, I have. My apologies, I intended to use it as a disguise for an assignment."

Wf+6 430579

"Take care. If ya drink too deeply of dis town, it will infect ya, and never quite let go."

Chip(DD Warmaster) 430580

"Hmmm… well that is a good thing to know sir. I at least now have insight on what needs to be done. Thanks." I bow a bit to show respect.
"Say have you seen Light Heart?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430581

"I have enjoyed my time in Reptil so far, but I do not intend on delving too deeply into it. It is a very dangerous place."

Wf+6 430582

"Yes, she stopped by not long ago. She left for the Sirocco, but now she's with Miss Terrebonne."

"Da paw belonged ta a bard dat was part of da fleet once. When he was killed too completely ta bring back, the necromancer Weeping Sitar kept this paw ta speak wit him. And now, like dis town threatens ta infect you, it da bard has infected him."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430583

"I see… I may be starting to see the bigger picture now. What was this bard like? Was he a dangerous individual? You speak of him as if his words are poisonous."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 430584

Right, excluding hat magic, 5 points.

Astral Projection, Teleport, Magic Bolt, Spell Resonance.

This okay?

Borders Skewed [Mage] 430585

If so magic bolt the ghost, if I can

[lemon] 430586

I nod at this.
"Hmm.. she looks… odd."

"Nevermind, thanks for your time sir. I will leave now, good tidings."

With that, I head to the deck and drink some wine and just view the port of Reptil from there.
What time is it?

Chip(DD knight) 430587

Wf+6 430588

That's fine. You can't cast right now, though. Your projection can't cast spells.

You're going to have to fight it off the old fashioned way.

"Like warm honey, thick and rich with complacency."

Still about 4 PM.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430589

"Honeyed words… may I speak to him?"


Beat it to death?


Charge at it and kick it.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 430591

What to do what to do.
Hmmm.. I havent checked out on Sunny skies. How is he? Perhaps check out whats he is up too.

Wf+6 430592

In a single bound, you leap forward and slash through it with a hoof, dispelling it. Maybe you should've been a knight.

The way is clear.

"For a time."

She casts a spell, and the hand glows faintly in the darkness of the room.

"It's a beautiful day, wouldn't you say?"

Wf+6 430593

He seems to be out on the town somewhere…

Light Heart [Warlord] 430594

"Quite, mister…?"

Chip(DD knight) 430595

Naah perhaps I'll stick in here for the time being. Perhaps check out on Mister Flux or Miss september

Wf+6 430596

"Neighbor. And won't you be mine?"

September is also out, but Flux is tending the Roost.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430597

I chuckle
"Mister Neighbor. My name is Light Heart, a friend of mister Weeping Sitar."

Wf+6 430598

"Oh, I know. And you've made this day a special day, by just being you, not by virtue of being a friend of his."

Chip(DD knight) 430599

Climb up on the roost(?)
"Hey there!" Try not to startle him.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430600

"I am most flattered that you think so highly of me. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?"

Wf+6 430601

As in, the Eagle's Roost, a ship.


"Go ahead."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430602

"How did you die exactly?"

Wf+6 430603

"It's a nasty story. Maybe you'd prefer to hear one not quite so bleak."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 430604

I am a projection. This is the strength of my will! It might be.

Look at the gem more closely.

Chip(DD knight) 430605

"Just meeting the new crew. I heard you are the second mate sir." I smile.
"So how do you find the ship eh?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430606

"I will not press you if you would rather not share it, but I can assure you that I can stomach quite a lot of things."

Wf+6 430607

It's some sort of gemstone. It's hard to tell without light to catch it and reflect diffusely, thus revealing the subtle fissures in the rock. It is of a dull luster… uncut, and lurchingly formed, with odd developments and bumps here and there, forming small hills and valleys on its imperfect surface.

Seeing the transparent gem gives you an idea that there might be a way to magic it out. And of course, there's always surgery as an alternative.

Wf+6 430608

"Oh, you don't have to be brave, neighbor. I'm more concerned about protecting your feelings."

"No. First mate now, I was promoted."

Chip(DD knight) 430609

"Oooh my bad then First mate."
"I am Chip by the way, at your service."

Borders Skewed [Mage] 430610



Teleport it out.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430611

"Please. I promise I will not weep or despair."

Wf+6 430612

You need to break the Astral Projection to cast that.

You need a line of sight to cast teleport on an item.

What an interesting catch-22.

"Yes. So I've heard. So. What brings you to me?"

"Oh, how often do our little dramas play out, and we want what is worst for us. Coveting sweets that will drive us to early graves. And so too, with knowledge. Better to have peace of mind than to be full of it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430613

"… I see. You are of course referring to…?"



Break the Projection and


Hat magic it out.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 430615

"Just knowing the new crew and all. I just thought today is a good day for it aye?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 430635

Here I am in Reptil, city of sin, enjoying some time off of the ships with my daughter and her guardians.

I wonder what strange things will happen next.

Wf+6 430642

"The tale, of course."

You pull out a generic gemstone. You're confident this isn't the one from your gut. (Failed)

Maybe there's another way to get a direct view of it. If you're not clever enough on your own, maybe you could consult others.

"Perhaps. What do you want to know?"

Campfire 430644

At some point in time when Seekkill, the gryphon that hardly speaks equestrian, is not trying to understand riddles, he finds you.

I land next to you.
"Doctor. Seekkill need talk you alone."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430648

"Please, elaborate."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430649

"Why pony speak like that? Seekkill find your eye-core. Seekkill find egg. Seekkill want talk to pony who know spirits, but pony not talk back right."

Spring Water [Doctor] 430650

I look somewhat surprised, but nod slowly as I hesitantly step away from the others.
"… Okay. Are you in need of medical advice?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430655

I lower my voice and move closer until I am speaking in your ear.
"Seekkill need egg hatching advice. Spirits give Seekkill gryphon egg and Seekkill want hatch it. Doctor must keep this secret or else. Spirit matters private matters. Seekkill only ask because Doctor have foal."

Wf+6 430662

He gestures to his left. There's a book laying amongst the wheat and chaff.

"It would upset you."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430666

"Thank you, pony."
I look at the book. Does it have a title I can read?

Wf+6 430667

It's in Equestrian. It's titled:

Inquiries Into the Molon Labe Tribe

Light Heart [Warlord] 430668

I tap a hoof against my chin
"I am not quite certain why there is so much need to be secretive about this whole matter. Almost nopony seems willing to elaborate on it. Could you tell me what happened to mister Sitar instead?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430671

And I can read it? I open it up and start to read. What was the Molon Labe tribe?

Chip(DD knight) 430675

"Hmmm…. not sure. So how did you and Commodore smitts met? Did you know him before?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 430679

I blink a few times in surprise
"Egg hatching adv-"
I rub my head with a hoof
"I… ponies don't lay eggs. I don't exactly specialize in incubation methods but… I believe your main concern is keeping it warm so the embryo doesn't die. Aside from that… hoofle it with great care and make sure to turn around the egg several times a day, so the embryo does not deform."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430680

Smirk at her.
"Now how would you even know that?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430688

"Seekkill found egg in very cold room. Seekkill will remember to turn egg. How old should hatchling be before Seekkill takes it hunting?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 430691

"I… uh… Gryphons don't lay eggs… I'm really not sure which species it belongs to. Things greatly depend on that. Could you show it to me? For all I know, this could be a dragon's egg…"

Wf+6 430693

"Why the tales are one in the same, my neighbor."

Editor: Vengar the Wizened
THE MALANN MANUSCRIPT REPRESENTS THE earliest known eyewitness account into the rituals and traditions of the Molon Labe Tribe which makes its home in the South Manesian Archipelago. It is an extraordinary document, which describes in vivid detail the worship rites and culture carried out by this once-sprawling island empire, starting more than a thousand years ago. This manuscript has not, of course, survived intact over this period of time. It has an interesting history of itself, which is no less interesting than the text itself.

In around 279 BN, Malann of the Western Reach set forth on an exploratory venture and inquiry into the nature of the tribes and civilizations that made up the bulk of the Manesian Sea (at this time, popularly known as the Iltilikk Sea). At this time, the diplomatic prominence of Pegisopolis had not yet collapsed, so Malann was mainly concerned with reaching Pegasus trade posts and barges to refuel in between contact with what he describes as largely savage and heathen tribes of ponies. His interest is seized, however, when he comes across a southern tribe of Griffons known as the Molon Labe. Something of particular note that must be said about Malann was that he was an excellent documentarian. The attention to detail in his work is astonishing, and he is careful to create a dichotomy between heresay and direct observation. At many points in the text he uses the phrase, "I saw with my own eyes" to explicitly denote the fact that in spite of how incredible a claim might be, he observed it personally and it is factually true…

"Yes. Last I saw him, he was a quartermaster, though. Promotion. A big one, for him."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430697

Wf+6 430699

"I can read it in your eyes. Eh heh heh heh heh heh."

Chip(DD knight) 430700

"It came as a surprise but yeah, he is big time now. Good thing too though, he is a good friend too." I smile.

I then look at the port.
"So you're a local of that place?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 430701

Stare flatly at her, drop the smirk.
"Yeah well, can't really help that."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430702

I take it out of my pack and shield it from sight with my wing.
"This is it."

I keep reading.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430704

I smirk slightly
"I expected as much. Is this all you are willing to share then? Out of fear to hurt my feelings?"


Inspect the egg and try to discern which species it belongs to.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 430715

"Feelings are a very important thing, you know. You shouldn't worry so much about the past. Just forgive and forget."

You are not an expert on eggs at all. You could only imagine the size of the bird would be huge, though. Maybe it is a Griffon egg.

You skim to some excerpts:

Friend and Brother: It was the will of the Great Spirit that we should meet together this day. He orders all things, and has given us a fine day for our council. He has taken his garment from before the sun, and caused it to shine with brightness upon us. Our eyes are opened, that we see clearly; our ears are unstopped, that we have been able to hear distinctly the words you have spoken. For all these favors we thank the Great Spirit; and him only.

Brother: This council fire was kindled by you. It was at your request that we came together at this time. We have listened with attention to what you have said. You requested us to speak our minds freely. This gives us great joy; for we now consider that we stand upright before you, and can speak what we think. All have heard your voice, and all speak to you now as one man. Our minds are agreed.

Brother: You say you want an answer to your talk before you leave this place. It is right you should have one, as you are a great distance from home, and we do not wish to detain you. But we will first look back a little, and tell you what our fathers have told us, and what we have heard from our people.

Brother: Listen to what we say. There was a time when our forefathers owned this great island. Their seats extended from the rising to the setting sun. The Great Spirit had made it for the use of Molon Labe. He had created the fish, and the birds, and the other animals for food. He made the bear and the beaver. Their skins served us for clothing. He had scattered them all over the islands and taught us how to take them. He had caused the earth to produce berries for food. All this He had done for his children because he loved them. If we had some disputes about our hunting ground, they were generally settled without the shedding of much blood. But an evil day came upon us. There was a great shattering, and the Great Spirit's single voice became a discordant choir. This is what began the strife of our Empire and caused what you see today…

Wf+6 430716

"Maybe you can. Eh heh heh heh heh."

Wf+6 430717

"No. Remember, you assisted myself, along with others, in escaping the prison in Autumnsreach?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 430718

B-But gryphons don't lay eggs do they?

Felfire [Necromancer] 430721

Slowly look around.
"This is not a necromancy shop at all, is it?"

Wf+6 430722

You're… not totally sure.

Light Heart [Warlord] 430723

"Letting yourself be guided by feelings is rather dangerous, I've found. But very well… if you are that unwilling to share, I will remain patient for the time being."

Wf+6 430724

"More of a house. Eh heh heh heh heh."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430725

I read more about the shattering.

Keeping it covered with a wing I put it back in its pouch.

Wf+6 430726

"Oh good. There's enough drama in life without bringing up old dramas. And especially when we could be friends, instead."

Chip(DD knight) 430728

I smirk first but laugh afterwards
"All I remember is the stampeded and someone punching me in the face if I remember correctly.

Felfire [Necromancer] 430730

Look back at her, eyes amidst curiosity and uncertanty.
"What can I do then?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430734

"Rest assured that I will be back to get to the bottom of this, mister Neighbor. What else do you have to offer me?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 430735

I'm a experienced doctor who has been in charge of her own clinic for years!

"… I don't know what to say. I really don't know which species this egg belongs to. I suggest you just keep in mind what I told you and get back to me when it finally hatches. Or maybe ask Doctor Peg about it."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430737

"Seekkil not sure if Seekkill trust Pirates with spirit things. Pirate good to Seekkkill, but not of of spirit things."

Wf+6 430738

Yeah, an outcast doctor of a smalltime clinic on the edge of Equestria in a pre-information age (hell, pre-industrial age) era. You're lucky you can read.

Spring Water [Doctor] 430740

"Well… then just try to keep in mind what I told you, okay?"

In a small tradeport! I'm sure I treated plenty of gryphons before.

Wf+6 430742

They're called Griffons you illiterate!

Spring Water [Doctor] 430744

They are called grýphōn in Greek and gryphus in Latin. Checkmate.

Christians 1
Atheists 0

Chip(DD knight) 430745

Wf+6 430746

He chuckles, too. "Perhaps. Get to know your crew, though."

"You'll never be truly invulnerable. So ask yourself, 'does striving for the impossible' mean 'striving in vain'?"

"Well, I put on a program once a day for thirty minutes a day for children teaching them about daily dramas, like getting a haircut, or the feelings about brothers and sisters. I care deeply about the development of children, Miss Heart. I hope you do, too."

Not in this canon or show, however.

Wf+6 430748

Have some patience!

Wf+6 430749

You can't seem to find any more references to it in the text, though you are skimming…

Felfire [Necromancer] 430750

Raise a brow.
"Hell no.
At least you get something out of it."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430751

Time to start looking.

Roll #1 6 + 3 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 430755

"Of course I do. Children are the future to me. I once helped a colt get close to a filly he fancied, for example."

Wf+6 430757

"So what do you really want?"

Hm… no other mentions of it here. Curious.

Most of the rest is just commentaries by Malann on the Griffons and cultures.

"That's good. You know, when I did my first children's show, we had a budget of thirty bits. By the time I put on my last one, due to the support of the guilds, it was over six thousand."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430761

Give her a determinate stare.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430762

I close the book.
"Will pony tell how Spirit was broken apart?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430766

"What was your show called, if you do not mind me asking?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430767

Oops, missed that.
"Seekkill will. Thank you doctor. Keep this secret."

Wf+6 430769

"Your vision is clouded. Eh heh heh heh. Why do you want power?"

"Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity."

"Mister Neighbor's Neighborhood."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430772

"To be alone! To be my own forever damnit!"

Wf+6 430774

Fervored seems to deflate a little.

"Why do you want to be alone?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430776

"What an interesting name. I have not heard of such a thing, unfortunately."

Spring Water [Doctor] 430778

"I will, don't worry."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430780

Sit down down and try to meditate.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 430782

"Not at the end, you wouldn't. It was dissolved by the government."

You find yourself distracted, even here in the serene wheat field with literally no distractions around you.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430783

I close my eyes and try again.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 430784

"Because I'm not strong enough to be with the others…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430787

"How come?"

Wf+6 430788

"They didn't like the idea that foals were special just for being themselves."

You break out of the vision entirely, and find yourself back in Terrebonne's cabin.

"So wouldn't it be more efficient to become strong enough to be with others? Eh heh heh heh heh heh."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430790

Look at her confused, slightly angry.
"But you just said it's impossib-
"Sure it's working out great for you that whole 'be with others' thing, here in the middle of nowhere."

Wf+6 430792

"I invited you into my home, didn't I? I have many guests."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430794

I shake my head.
"Strange pony. What ewe think heart for if not con-nect-ed to dead soul?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430795

"That sounds rather unfortunate. For all of Celestia's preachings of kindness and harmony, there is a disturbing lack of it present when it comes down to it."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430797

"I'm… I'm sorry.
It's your life, your home.
I've just been having a bad day. Real bad one."

Wf+6 430798

"I don't know. Was your vision insightful?"

"Sometimes, yes."

Fervored brushes against you.

"I receive all kinds. You are not the first to lash out. Eh heh heh heh."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430799

"Seekkill learn a few things, but Seekkill need learn to meditate to learn more."

Light Heart [Warlord] 430800

"I must say it is interesting to meet a diamond dog who cares about ponykind."

Wf+6 430801

"It will be useful ta ya one way or annuda. I can recommend one ta ya… dere's a dog called Sateo dat I've seen meditating. Try him."

"My kin would not listen, so Equestrians became my people."

Felfire [Necromancer] 430802

"Yeah, I wanted to be better.
If you really know as much as it seems… I should have been better. Sorry."
"So. You seem obviously smarter than me.
What can I do?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430803

"It is also rather strange for you to switch over to piracy. In this line of work, ponies tend to die. Innocent or not. Young or old."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 430804

"Seekkill will. Thank you, ewe."
I take my jar and my heart back to my nest then put my egg in a pouch and go off to talk to Spring. After that I return to my nest and take a nap with the egg under my wing.

Chip(DD knight) 430805


Wf+6 430806

"You will find that the routes to what you desire are innumerable. Some paths are easier than others. Eh heh heh heh heh."

I gave you your response. Pay attention! >>430746

"Some do not have the luxury of choice."


The egg feels like it has started to emanate a warmth of its own, as though it has revived somewhat since its retrieval from the room.

Felfire [Necromancer] 430807

"I have an easy way out.
Lichdom. Forever and ever immortal, feared by most, unable to feel any pain.
That's all I ever asked."

Tony [Trickster] 430808

I don't even remember what kind of scheme I was going to pull here.
Go back to the Eagle's Roost with Magenta.
"What do you think of this ship?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430809

"I suppose not."
Lean back a little
"I believe that is all I can ask for for the time being. I do hope you will be willing to speak more of this dramatic story you mentioned in the future. I would be most interested to hear about it."

Wf+6 430810

"Your outlook is truly bleak if you seek eternal numbness…"

"I like it."

"You'd be happier not knowing."

Terrebonne returns the paw to you and lays back down on her bed.

Chip(DD knight) 430811

"And that is what I am doing right now aye?"

Tony [Trickster] 430812

"It's been blessed by Discord. I wonder if we can learn something about it…"
Look around, something that draws my attention? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 430813

Bow my head slightly
"Thank you for your time, miss Terrebonne. If you ever require something of me, do not hesitate to ask."
Leave her be. Sitar is probably too high to talk right now so… back to my cabin I go. Is Rosemary still asleep?

Felfire [Necromancer] 430814

The glee will fade from my eyes.
"It'd be a dream come true…"

Wf+6 430815

She's lazily dozing on your bed. The sun is at just the right angle to catch her mane.

"What do you feel when you think of that future?"

You load yourself into a cannon.

Yep, everything looks normal in here.

"Heh. I suppose so."

Tony [Trickster] 430816

……..I guess it was worth a try.
Come on there has to be something curious around here '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7



Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 430818

You wander belowdecks and find the store of chocolate milk that Itztli mentioned.

Felfire [Necromancer] 430819

Shrug weakly, looking at the ground as I talk with a weak voice.
"Everything. It will be great. I will come back. And deal with them all. And then they will dance for me…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 430820

… I'll let her sleep actually. She looks too adorable to disturb her now.
I'll do something else instead. Emrille mentioned a certain individual I should meet. Face.
Ask around the ship as to where he might be.

Tony [Trickster] 430821

Take a gulp then.
"There has to be something. What do you think Magenta?"

Chip(DD knight) 430822

I just look at Reptil from a distance.
"So have you met the others? Movp looks like a good guy. How about Miss September? Have you met her?:"

Wf+6 430823

"Yes. I knew both from before."

He's out on the town somewhere, but you may be able to track him down…

"You feel everything?"

"If you saaaaaaaay so."


Felfire [Necromancer] 430824

"Everything I want to."
Look at her with the face of a kid who's got no idea what she's talking about.

Tony [Trickster] 430825

"So I'm curious, what's it like being dead?"


Alright then, let's see if I can do so.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 431391

"You will numb yourself with Lichdom. Eh heh heh heh."

"About the saaaaame as being alive. But… hollow. Nothing feels quite aaaaas good or baaaaaaad. I'm not excited to go baaaack to that line in the afterlife, either."

Eventually you trace him to the Blue Moon Refuge bar.

Sylt 431396

"But that's good. Isn't it?"

Chip(DD knight) 431397

"Ms. September, thats an odd name. What can you tell me of her?"

"Is she hot?" I nudge him a bit.

Tony [Trickster] 431398

"They've got lines in the afterlife?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431400

I have changed my plans drastically on my way there. Time to stir some shit.
Go back to the fleet and turn myself back into a mare with the altar.

Sateo [DD monk] 431405

Sometime after the carnival, I'd probably catch up with the others.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431408

Can't let the kid travel back on their lonesome, so I came back to the ships as well.

Sateo [DD monk] 431413

This would be a good chance to introduce you to everyone. I wonder if any of them are actually on the ship right now thou.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431417

"Miss Light Heart and her entourage gave me a basic rundown on most aboard, and I've run into a couple while kicking round."

Sateo [DD monk] 431427

"Aye, they be a good crew. A bit different but good."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431429

"Probably would have had more fun with any of them while I was sea lopering, judging by the few I've met so far. Let's see who we run into today, and hopefully I can get my hooves on the rations they brought about. I want to try my horn at seeing at what I can come up with, and you'll be free to enjoy anything I make."

Sateo [DD monk] 431432

"Aye, they were mighty excited to be in reptil, but should be back soon."
I smile at that "you're a chief? Meself I can't make anything fancy. "

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431438

"Not the fanciest one around, I just happened to find myself being the horse at the pot so many times I learned to make much with what little we tended to get. If you'll be helping out at the kitchen while I'm there, I'll show you a thing or two to help spicen up the food."

Wf+6 431612

"Numbing isn't good or bad. That's the point. You feel nothing. Not triumphs nor defeats. But if that is the route you choose, far be it from me to condemn you. Eh heh heh heh heh."

"Captain. Captain September, and she is like a steel trap, and half as optimistic."

She groans. "Discord does. The Eternaaaaaal Paaaaaarty. He invites just aaaabout anyone who aaaaaadvocates him to his sphere, but he forgets about the vaaaaaaast majority outside… waiting to get into the club. There are bouncers. Only those clever enough to evaaaaade them or liked enough to be a VIP can get in. I'm still working on a waaaaay to get paaaaaast those bouncers."

As always, the altar throws you for a loop, physically picking you up and slamming you against the wall. But you're normal again.

And you're being accompanied by… Onik, Wark, and drugged out Sitar, right?

Wf+6 431613

Borders: >>430642

Felfire [Necromancer] 431614

"Just… How do you even know this much?"

Wf+6 431615

"I entertain a lot of guests, dearie. Eh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh."

[lemon] 431616

"Eh? I hope she likes to drink at least. How about you?"

I look at the sea in a distance .

Chip(DD knight) 431617

Wf+6 431618

"Wastes. That is what your people call my homeland. Wastelands. And yet, here I am."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431619

"Guess you do…"
"It's so damn strange.
Last two days have been enough to leave me without even a goal in life anymore."


Might be better to leave Sitar behind though, so he doesn't get in the way while high.
Now… I'm going to need a child for this. One without parents or a home. If Reptil doesn't have an orphanage… I'll need to walk the streets in search of one. Drop off 10 of my doubloons in my cabin just so they don't get stolen or something.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 431621

I just raise my eyebrow.
"Forgive me but come again? I really dont catch what you mean?"

Wf+6 431622

"Is it a bad thing?"

He's usually high, your indulgence has been no exception. That's why he only has one hit, no balance. That said, you leave him behind in your cabin.

You wander around in the streets and eventually come across a red filly drawing lewd pictures on a wall with chalk.

"Wastelands. The place where I come from is there. Customs. Ours are quite different than yours."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431623

Lewd pictures? Of course. Desensitized gutter child because of life on the streets. Not entirely sure if she will make for a good candidate or not. Approach her anyway.
"Those are some very nice drawings, little one."

Chip(DD knight) 431624

"Well different customs from different land eh?"
"But all of it matters little if one rides a ship, if we are not united as brothers then this thing," I tap the junk that we are in. "wont move an inch I say." I smile at him.

Wf+6 431625

"Yeah? An' who asked you? Maybe they're supposed to be bad, guvnah."

He nods. "Yes. I agree with your assessment. You? Where are you from?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 431626

I had a path. A reason. And now everything…"
Make a blowing up motion with my hooves.
"Don't even know what it is I want."

Wf+6 431627

"If it's no longer your goal, then you have discovered that you did not want to make progress in that direction, or you already achieved it. In either case, one should be happy that they are no longer after that goal, yes? Unless you prescribe to the idea of blissful ignorance, though in the end you might find yourself less happy without foresight. Eh heh heh heh heh heh."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431628

Seeing as how me and the pup have come back to the ship after spending some time at the carnival, let's see what the others are up to.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431629

I smile at her
"I said they were nice, did I not?"
How old is she? Does she have a cutie mark yet?
"What is your name?"

Wf+6 431630

Most everyone has moved about.

Emrille might be available.
Seekkill might be available.

Felfire is out on the town.
Light Heart is out on the town.

Chip is on the Eagle's Roost.

She does. It's graffiti.

She gives you a dramatic snarl and glare and punctuates it with her most serious: "Red."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431631

"Yeah, that wouldn't work out."
Look around.
"What is it you do, exctly?"

Chip(DD knight) 431632

"I was born in a port town like this. Live as an orphan then an apprentice to one of the shipbuilders guild there. After some unlucky turn here I land. Came to love the plunder ever since."

Wf+6 431633

"Entertain guests, mostly. Eh heh heh heh heh heh."

"Ah. Do you like it?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431634

How absolutely adorable.
"Red. How long have you been living on the streets? I assume you do not have a home?"

Wf+6 431635

"That's right, lady. It's made me sharp like a knife and hard like a cannonball."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431636

"You are still a filly, however."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431637

Smile weakly.
"Got any magic?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431638

I wake up in my nest.

Chip(DD knight) 431639

"Love what?'

Wf+6 431640

"Am not. I'm older than you are. I'm eleventy two."

"A spell. Eh heh heh."

She absently animates a teapot which circles around and pours cups of some brown liquid.

So you do. The hunt never ends.

Are you… replying to yourself…?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431641

How warm is the egg? Body temperature warm or warm warm?

Borders skewed [Mage] 431642

What of that

that gem?

Light Heart [Warlord] 431643

I chuckle heartily
"Eleventy two? My apologies, I had no idea."
I look around
"Say… a hardened pony such as yourself… would you not rather leave Reptil?"

Wf+6 431644

It is body temperature warm, but it seems to have a warmth all its own.

see >>430642

Felfire [Necromancer] 431645

Look at it curiously.
"Control of… Objects? How does that work?"

Chip(DD knight) 431646

No to this sorry.

Wf+6 431647

"Depends on where yer goin', says I. Suppose you're sailin' to Midnight Castle?"

"Petty animation. Think no more of it than your shadows, or the undead. Eh heh heh."

"Sailing. Do you enjoy sailing? What? What of it do you like?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431648

I turn it around a few time then place it in a pouch slung under my wing. After that I put the journal in another pouch and go up to the deck.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431649

Let's go on to the deck and just survey where everyone is then. Have to make sure we have our bearings.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431650

"Midnight Castle? No, I'm afraid that is not our destination. We simply… go where the wind carries us."

Borders skewed [Mage] 431651


Do endoscopes exit?

Wf+6 431652

You are on the deck of the Pillager's Fancy. Friesian Cross is here.

You are on the deck of the Pillager's Fancy. Seekkill the Griffon is here.

"Dummy. Wind can't carry anypony, it's just wind. It PUSHES boats."

Of course not. Maybe you should consult a doctor (like Doc Peg) or a magician (like Fullmaster Abilio).

Felfire [Necromancer] 431653

So a spirit inhabits the pot?
Can I…"
Motion towards it.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431654

I walk up to you.
"You name Say-tow?"

Chip(DD knight) 431655

"Sailing? Of couse I do. I wont be here if I dont, instead I will be shoveling dirt or tilling the fields like a damn peasant. I choose going to the sea than be stuck in one place. There are interesting place to visit, gold to unearth and women to swoon or even couple with over the horizon." I point at the sea.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431656

"Your endless wisdom has me flabbergasted, Red. I ask of you, do you wish to join us on our journey as part of our crew?"
Lean in and whisper in her ear
"If you wish, we have magic available to us which can turn you into a bigger pony."

Borders skewed [Mage] 431657



Go to Ablio.

Wf+6 431658

"Have some cafe? Yes of course. That's why I poured you some."

"Fair. Your judgment is wise."

"Why'd I want that?"

He's in his office. You knock.


Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431659

"Are you referring to the Diamond Dog pup Sateo? I was with him earlier if that's what you are referring to."

"Wait, where are my manners? I don't think we've met before, soo let me introduce myself. I'm Friesian Cross, latest addition to Seaworthy. May I ask your name, Gryphon?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431660

"It is not easy being small on a vessel such as ours. It would make your life quite a bit easier."

Wf+6 431661

"What's in it fer me? I'm rightly just about king of this place, I reckon."

Borders skewed [Mage] 431662

"Hello. I will be frank. How can.. how can I get something out of my own body by teleporting it? I need a direct line of sight to teleport, but I cannot think of a way to achieve that for my scenario."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431663

"Yes. Sa-tee-oh is pup? Why small pup on ship? Why so many die-mon-dogs on ships? Spirits tell Seekkill dia-mon-dogs likes ground. Seekkill is Seekkill."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431664

I raise a brow with a smile
"Surely, you mean the Queen. As for profit… I would say seeing the world and earning money while doing so is a rather pleasant line of work compared to staying here in Reptil."

Chip(DD knight) 431665

"Well I am not 'that' wise but I do know my thing." I cross my arm.

"hmmm.." I look at the setting sun.
What time is it?

Felfire [Necromancer] 431666

Have that coffee.
"I meant, talk with it."

Wf+6 431667

He taps his hoof on his chin. "There may be a way. Tell me, have you ever read about the Northern Lands of Equestria? The region historically known as the Crystal Empire – now just a frozen waste with no civilization to speak of?"

She frowns. "I ain't know what your fancy words means, but I'm rightly King of this place. You reckon I could be King of your boats, too?"

Sun is far from setting. It's just now reaching five.

"Eh heh heh heh heh. I do not think they will talk back."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431668

I chuckle again
"Perhaps one day, yes. As long as you prove your worth and show that you have what it takes, Red."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431669

"Diamond Dogs have dexterous paws, unlike most ponies."
Raise up a featureless hoof.
"Just like Gryphons, they're pretty useful when working with small things and you don't happen to have enough Unicorns lying around."

"Did you say the spirits talk to you, though? I've met others who said the same thing, but I never got the chance to ask: What do the spirits 'talk' about?"

Wf+6 431670

"Maybe I'll take a look, then. Hmph."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431671

Finish that coffee.
"First time I see something like this. And I live on a ship filled with all kind of ponies."

Wf+6 431672

"I would think that's likely. Eh heh heh heh heh."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431673

I smile.
"Excellent. The ship you will be looking for is the Sirocco. It has a lot of masts. I am third mate there, an officer."
I extend a hoof
"My name is Light Heart."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431674

I move my head to get a better look at you with one eye.
"Met others who talk spirits? Where? Tell Seekkill."

Wf+6 431675

She spits on her hoof and presses it against yours.

"Yeah, yeah."

Chip(DD knight) 431676

"So what are you doing right now? I apologize if I distract you from your work."

Borders skewed [Mage] 431677

"Yes, I have. Mainly through rumours I heard that accounts of the Crystal Empire seem inconsistent and hit to some sort of retrocausal anomaly, but that is irrelevant. What of it? You would have me turn my body transparent?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431678

"Long ago and oceans away. I've been a soldier almost all my life, and I've run into gryphons and others who said the same thing. I doubted them at first, but they always found a way to know something they shouldn't. Now that one appeared before me and there aren't ponies and others trying to kill, I thought I'd ask."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431679

"But if you know so much… Why stay here? Away from everything?"

Wf+6 431680

"Very astute. My medical officer, Doc Peg, may be able to supply an alchemical solution that would temporarily cause you to turn transparent. Alternatively, he could just cut it out."

"I take guests, not crowds, dearie. And only interesting ponies find me where I live, but I have no shortage of them. Eh heh heh heh heh."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431681

Put the cup down.
"Yeah, sorry for being maybe the worst of your quests so far."
Look at the pot.
"Say, does this work on bigger things?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431682

"Now… I need some directions. I am looking for a specific type of pony. I need a child, one that does not have a home. Seeing how you are king, I take it you know a thing or two about the inhabitants of Reptil? Gender does not matter, but it needs to be a young child. Not a hardened one. I believe the term you would use is 'wimp'.'"

Borders skewed [Mage] 431683

"I-I would much prefer attempting it myself. Thank you for the assistance."

Go see Doc Peg if Alblio is done.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431684

I scowl.
"Spirits teach. Spirits hint."
I reach into a pouch and pull out seven dice. I shake them in my claw a few times before letting them fall and bounce on the deck.

Roll #1 3, 1, 1, 1, 3, 2, 2 = 13

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431685

I pick them back up after studying them.
"Spirits say you break things for money."

Wf+6 431686

"It would take a spirit of exceptional willpower, and I've bred for the opposite. Eh heh heh."

"Yeah, over on Clavering Boulevard there are some chumps I rightly tax once in a while. I'd look there."

Wf+6 431687

He is.

Doc Peg is in his clinic, toying with some kind of strange mechanism.

Chip(DD knight) 431688

Wf+6 431689

"Working. A personal thing. Look."

He holds out a sort of bone charm that he is lashing together with leather.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431690

"Maybe they talked to that other gryphon, but they aren't lying. I've been contracted here to provide defense of the ship, and that will probably entail breaking certain objects and people."

"Unless they are referring to me breaking the rations they'll give us into something approaching delicious. In that case, I might be breaking some eggs when having to cook meals."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431691

Look at Fervored for a moment.
"Maybe… Maybe I have what you need…"
Seance on him.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431692

"Thank you, miss Red."
I take out a doubloon and chip off about 10 bits worth of it.
"For your efforts. Be assured that there is more where that came from. I trust to see you again soon."
Let's see if I can find this place. The Clavering Boulevard…

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431693

I nod.
"Eggs good sometimes. Red meat better."

Chip(DD knight) 431694

"Is that your pass time?"
What kind of bones is he using? Also what kind of leather?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 431695

"Why would I care to cast it on something bigger?"

"What did you have in mind, Felfire?"

The street seems to be named for the clovers that stick through the brickwork. The bulk of them appear to be three-leaf clovers. Maybe you could find a four-leaf clover if you searched long enough. They are truly magical, after all.

There are a small assortment of ponies here, and some foals begging.

They're pony bones and leather, certainly.

"Indeed. Look at this."

He invites you into his cabin and shows you his bed. It's completely cobbled together from bones. You wonder if it's comfortable to sleep on…

Borders skewed [Mage] 431696

"Do you have a bit of time, doc Peg? I was wondering if you could give me a tincture to turn me transparent for a while. Interesting mechanism, by the way."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431697

"I may be a pony, but I've got a few ways to prepare meat that I picked up from Dogs and Gryphons that I picked up while being the horse at the pot. I have served with many of them and seen enough bloodshed that a slab of meat in front of me doesn't faze me anymore."

"I've talked quite a bit about myself, so why don't you tell me what you do on board here, Seekkill."


Poor unfortunate souls.
Actually yeah, let's see if I can find a four-leaf first.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 431699

He nods and makes some vague gestures in the direction of the machine.

Then he points at a cabinet above your head with some urgency, while clearing out some of the mechanism, running water through it, and retrieving a fresh bottle before adding some odd vegetation to the top of it.

Through amazing luck the likes of which you may never have again, when you first bend over to take a look, you find a ten-leaf clover.

Wark gives a small gasp. "Honor preserve us. A ten-leaf clover. I dinnae think they existed!"

You almost think you divine a sense of astonishment in Onik's face, too.

Felfire [Necromancer] 431700

"Well, I have a… Dangerous line of work. And he-"
Motion towards the shadow.
"-is an exceptional soul.
I bet he could even control a whole ship!"

Borders skewed [Mage] 431701

"Do you need some help with that?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431702

"Seekkill sleeps. Seekkill eats. Seekkill goes into temples. Seekkill almost dies. Seekkill fights seaponies."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431703

I chuckle.
"Luck is a rather fickle thing, master Wark."
Bag the clover for now. Maybe someone on the fleet will be interested in it.
Now… foals. Observe the ponies present here. Find a foal who hasn't gotten his or her cutie mark yet.

Chip(DD knight) 431704

Okay… weirdo ville.
"You certainly have a collection here." I point at the bed.

Wf+6 431705

He points at the cabinet again with urgency and returns to his work.

"Perhaps. Why would you want to?"

Fervored gives you a quizzical look, too.

He nods.

"Yes. It is a traditional bed from my kind."

You locate one looking in the window of a bakery.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431706

"Wait, explain to me the part about going to temples and the almost dying part. It sounds like there is a story there."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431707

Approach him or her.

Wf+6 431708

She gives you her most pathetic look. '1d10'


Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 431709

It's pretty sarcastic. Plus she clearly has a full tummy, ripe from a day of successful begging.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431710

I raise a brow with a smile
"You are not a very good liar, I'm afraid."

Chip(DD knight) 431711

I put a paw on the bed and press on it to test if it is comfortable(in my standards)
"Well I got to say its… unique."
"Are you able to sleep on it? I didnt know the zebra-kind fancy these type of resting place."

Wf+6 431712

"Okay. Give me some food anyway!"

The bones are firm and disjointed. They feel like they would be hard to sleep on.

"Yes. They make my back strong. Powerful. Each night I sleep here and grow calloused."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431713

"Perhaps I will. What is your name?"

Borders skewed [Mage] 431714

Just open it then

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431715

I put a claw to my head.
"Seekkill not remember if that be secret. Seekkill mind hurt for day or two. Seekkill think it get better soon."

Is the Lunar Temple thing still a secret?

Felfire [Necromancer] 431716

"Are you joking? There are so many different possibilities!
A soul controlling a vessel, making it soar through the sky!
Or golems dozen of hooves tall, or controlling the doors to a dungeon and reshaping it from the inside!"

Chip(DD knight) 431717

"I see. wow. Well that is interesting. Well that is one good thing to use bones for. where did you get it?" I grin.

What kind of bones are these btw?

Wf+6 431718

"Grey Worm. It's a lucky name."

There seems to be a large assortment of alcohol here, of all different kinds. There are gins, vodkas, baijius, tequilias, rums, whiskeys, brandies, sojus, and more.

>Lunar Temple
…The one from Autumnsreach? That cat is long out of the bag.

"Overpowering gravity to any degree is a difficult task, and you will not find solid objects nearly as malleable as a shadow. Eh heh heh."

As I said, they are from ponies. They are mostly ribcage bones, with vertebrae around the edges.

Felfire [Necromancer] 431719

Sigh deeply.
"That's a shame."
Look at Fervored again.
"But maybe it's for the best.
I should work on finding him a real body, right now…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431720

"Is that so?"
I look around
"Do you enjoy living here then? Begging for food every day?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431721

"Rest and a good meal will do far more than any medicine for such a thing. If you can, however, would you spare some information about it. Going into temples and almost dying doesn't sound like a good omen to me, and I like being prepared for what I might face out there."

"Are ghosts and spirits also afraid of garlic and silver, like vampires? Maybe I should ask that weaponsmith before leaving." I say to myself.

Borders skewed [Mage] 431722

"Which one is for me? Or do you need one of them?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431723

"Seekkill remember now. Find under water Loona temple. Many traps. Some monsters. Mold that take mind. Altar that replace penis with vagina. Rest and good food are good. Help heal. Seekkill think Seekkill done with temples."
Did I hear that?

Roll #1 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 431724

"Interesting." I look around his room and observe it.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431725

Sensitive hunter's ears, baby.

"Spirits not ghosts. Pony be careful what spirits pony try kill."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431726

"That sounds like an interesting place that I'd nay visit. What could have possessed them to even make such a place?"

"Not that, I'd just like to keep them away from me. I just want to discourage them, since I know they can be right vengeful if you tried to end their afterlife from the stories I have been told. I'd rather not have one give away my position as well, so I'd like to discourage them from keeping tabs on me. You wouldn't like it if the ghosts told those monsters where you were while you were inside the temple, right?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431727

I shrug.
"If spirits never talk to you Seekkill think they never will. Spirits not ghosts. Ghosts souls of dead. Spirits is spirits."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431728

"Huh, I never thought about that. I guess I always used the words interchangeably. Do both of them talk to you, and do they say different things?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431729

"Spirits talk to Seekkill and Seekkill can talk to spirits. Seekkill can talk to ghosts and ghosts can talk to Seekkkill. Different. Spirits teach. Ghosts talk circles."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431730

"If they don't want to leave this world, I can see why ghosts would talk that way, but what do spirits teach?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431731

"Spirits taught Seekkill how to survive."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431732

"Did they now? Pray tell, what did they teach you?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431739

"To survive?"
I cock my head.
"Hunting, hiding, reading, living, killing, skinning, eating, making, watching, listening, talking, listening."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431743

"Aren't those things your friends and family should have taught you? What happened to them? Not that I'm saying learning from spirits is wrong, but most of us got those skills taught to us by our kin."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431746

"Seekkill not have those."

Wf+6 431747

"Beats slavery."

"Bodies are not hard to come by in your line of work I presume."

She vaguely gestures at you.

Fervored nudges you. I'm more concerned for your soul than my body.

The bed is the only piece of furniture made out of bone. There are a few other ornaments like the one Flux is working on, but no other large pieces. It must be unique and special.

He makes a vague waving gesture.

Maybe it doesn't matter. Or you're supposed to guess? Or pick your favorite?

Light Heart [Warlord] 431749

"Quite right, yes… I don't suppose you are looking for a place to reside then?"

Wf+6 431751

She scrutinizes you for a moment.

"Not a whorehouse."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431753

I chuckle
"No… not a whorehouse. You are a bit too young for that, I'm afraid. How old are you exactly?"

Wf+6 431754

She levitates a handful of rocks up with telekinesis.

"This many."


Roll #1 2 + 6 = 8

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431757

"Sorry about that. I should have presumed as much. How about this, have you been enjoying your stay here in the fleet? I'm willing to assume you've met a good number of interesting folks on board and even in battle."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431758

She probably doesn't have a cutie mark then.
"Hmmm… eight years old… that should do."
I extend a hoof
"My name is Light Heart. I am an officer aboard a freelance vessel called the Sirocco."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431760

"I'm more concerned about the skills I will need to make it happen."
"At times I wish I could just shut myself down and study non stop.
And I've been asked to take a commanding position and have no idea how that's supposed to work, either.
Guess keeping your whole life apart from other ponies does that."
And I want to try and become normal, damnit.

Wf+6 431761

She uncertainly accepts it.

"And you want me to sail…?"

The process could be one in the same.

"You could find that if you can come to rely on others, you may not need those skills yourself. Tell me, in your time, have you observed one who relies more on the skills of others than their own, but still gets what they want? Eh heh heh."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431764

I smile as she accepts it
"I do not. I am looking to adopt."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431766

"Yes. Some."

Wf+6 431767

"Adopt…? You wanna be my mommy?"

Chip(DD knight) 431768

"Hmmm… care for me to test it out?" I look at Flux

Felfire [Necromancer] 431769

"I… I wouldn't really know.
The Commodore maybe. The whore, too…"
Stand up.
"How comes I came looking for advices and trinkets about necromancy and you make me reevalutate my life?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431771

Think about this for a bit.
"Which memory of being on the ship has been your favorite?"

Borders skewed [Mage] 431772

I guess it isn't for me. Go to the machine?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431773

"Learning poisons."

Wf+6 431775

"Okay. If you so choose."

It's some sort of… distillery… slash magical device… slash mixer. You see runic patterns, a crank blender, and a boiling chamber.

Doc Peg gives you a confused look and again, points urgently at the spirit cabinet.

Wf+6 431776

"Most of my guests do. Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here? Eh heh heh."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431777

"Yes. That's another way of saying it."
I pat her on the head.
"You will be well-fed, have a bed to call your own, be treated when you are sick and given education to ensure that when you grow up, you will be able to stand strong in this rather difficult world."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431778

"Not exactly… But I can't really complain now, can I?
Guess I should even thank you."

Chip(DD knight) 431779

Sit on it.
or perhaps lie down.
See if its relaxing.

This is very weird.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431780

Let's say this is before the time I helped out LH, so before noon.
Or something.

Wander around the entertainment district.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Borders skewed [Mage] 431781

"You want me to pick out some drinks to give you? I don't see how this would help me get my tincture."

"Or has something rendered you mute?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431784

"Seekkill talk more later."

I go and find Flux.

Wf+6 431785

"So… what's the catch?"

"No need. What would an old mare do without guests to keep her busy? Eh heh heh heh."

It is physically uncomfortable and painful to lay on. It interlocks with the joints in your spine, making them space out slightly. This would be difficult to sleep on.

There are magic shows, whore houses, opera houses, the coliseum, et cetera. You know the drill. I've described this place about a billion times.

He nods, then points at the alcohol again.

He is in his room. Chip is there, too.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 431786

"That could have been far more useful to me if I had opted for the other crossbow instead of the behemoth I carry here. I've been trained in explosives and mostly flammable poisons, so I might still come to you if I need help mixing my own brand of poison."

"You're a Gryphon of few words, so I reckon we'll be getting along quite well. Enjoy your day."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431787

"Hello Flux."

"Hello Chip."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431788

"You should see the world.
I know I will, now. And not just from a cabin."

Borders skewed [Mage] 431789

"Right.. which ones do you need?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431790

Yeah, yeah, I know.
If there is nothing out of the ordinary, let's check the coliseum.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431792

Lower my voice
"That depends on what you see as a catch. When I say our vessel is a freelance vessel… I rather mean that our activities may or may not include piracy."

Wf+6 431795

"Hello. I see you return."

"I do see the world in the ponies that visit me. Eh heh heh heh."

He shakes his head and just gestures vaguely again.

Not at the current hour.

It appears the first set of the first match is underway. A tough-looking pony with a firey orange mane is up against a little colt dressed up like a jester.

She gives you big, worried eyes and expression.

"You mean I'm gonna be kidnapped by p-pirates?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431796

"Yes. If Flux busy Seekkill come back later."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431797

Oookay, this does seem interesting.
Any of them have a gun?

Borders skewed [Mage] 431798

"Or am I supposed to drink it to understand you?"

Chip(DD knight) 431799

Eh, stand up.
"Truth to be told..ow. I will not be able to sleep here."

I then look at him.
"Dont tell me you.. you know. Bring your ladies here and use this." I point at the bed.

Felfire [Necromancer] 431800

"Well then. I will try to come find you again, one day.
Maybe tell you how all of it played out, eventually."
I will make to leave.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431801

I hold up a hoof
"I am proposing that you come along, not forcing you to. If you feel uncomfortable with the notion, I will not press it and you can decline it. This is your choice to take."

Chip(DD knight) 431802

"Hey there, so how do you find Reptil?"

Wf+6 431803

The orange-haired one is using a sword, but he's so slow, the little colt is bouncing around him at incredible speed, avoiding every attack, and even hammering him on the head when openings appear.

It's possible some of them are using guns, but since the fights are one on one, and there's a strategic advantage to hiding your weapons and abilities, no one has revealed any guns.

He finally just covers his face with his hoof and pushes you out of the way, then selects a bottle at random and pours it into the machine.

He lights a burner and turns the crank for a bit, horn glowing, and finally, a liquid comes out the other side, filtering into a bottle.

He indicates it.

"No. I do not entertain guests at night."

"Good fortune. You'll need it. Eh heh heh heh."

What an odd mare.

You leave.

She laughs. "I thought you said I was a bad liar! It sounds like an adventure. If the meals are square, that is."

What a cheeky little hellion.

Wf+6 431804

"No. Not particularly, come in."

Borders skewed [Mage] 431806

"Huh. I didn't think I could choose at random. Thank you."

Drink it.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431807

"It okay."

I go in.
"Seekkill would like to learn from Flux. Will Flux teach how Seekkill take strength from food?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431808

Let's see how it turns out…
Are there any betting stands?

Felfire [Necromancer] 431809

Yeah. She kinda was.
So. Change of plans. Let's go back to the ship.
You think I should get these scars healed?

Light Heart [Warlord] 431812

"I was only making things clear to you. Do you accept my adoption proposal then?"

Chip(DD knight) 431814

I look at the two of them.
"Looks like this is my cue to leave. Mr. Flux glad to meet you. Seekkill." I nod to both of them as I go for the door.

Now.. where too.
Check out on Nurse Heart, see if she got her.. whats that buttmark? Ah cutie mark.

Wf+6 431818

You feel somewhat tipsy.

Almost immediately you seize up and your skin feels like glass: hard, immobile, and brittle. The sensation fades, however, and you realize you are transparent as you look at a hoof.

Peg drags over a mirror. You can see the gem in your stomach. Peg indicates a clock on the wall with some urgency.

"Yes. There are two things I can teach you now."

Lost Knowledge: passive; When you eat part of a dead creature, you may choose to take a Last Rites on that creature as an Automatic action.

Cannibalize: Automatic; Devour a nearby corpse to heal a single wound. Your next attack gets +1.

Of course!

Amazingly, the odds are in favor of the colt at a rate of 5:4.

Your appearance does not bother me. If you do it, do it for yourself. However… I do think wings would be good for you. You have long been without them.

"Okay. But I may ditch you if the food's no good. Or there are chains involved."

"Yes. Fare well, Chip."

You head to Doc Peg's clinic. Borders Skewed is here, and looking… crystally.

Felfire [Necromancer] 431821

Oh. Those old things.
I liked them though…

I should talk about them with the doc.

Borders skewed [Mage] 431822

"Ah, don't worry, I just need this for a moment."

Teleport the gem out at last

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431823

Cannibalize, or both if I have enough points.
"Seekkill is ready to learn about becoming stronger."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431824

"A fair deal, I would say."
Pat her on the head with a hoof
"Come, we should head back. There is somepony you should meet."
Lead her back to the Sirocco

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431827

How much money do I have now?
I migh bet on the colt too.

Wf+6 431828

Chip and Borders Skewed are in the clinic. Borders… haven't seen him in a while! He looks all… crystally.

You take it out, at last! It seems to glower with some arcane energy. You should probably use this somewhere private when you're ready.

Meanwhile, Chip and Felfire have arrived.

He nods. "Yes. Then let us begin."

He pulls out a large wing that is unmistakably from a Griffon. "Imbibe. We take it now."

You're at limit after taking Cannibalize.

She trots along after you.

Wark grumbles something about recruiting foals for pirate ships.

Onik doesn't remark at all and keeps a stalwart neutral expression.

The equivalent of 90 bits.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431829

…Fuck, I'm really poor.
I'll need a good paying job soon.
Well, fuck it, 50 bits on the colt.

Chip(DD knight) 431830

I just scratch my head upon seeing Border.

"What happened to you?!" I frown and back away.

Felfire [Necromancer] 431831

The guy with a scars fetish. Urgh.
"Maybe I should come back later?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431832

I dig in.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431834

To my cabin I go. Wark and Onik are dismissed for now.
If Rosemary is still sleeping, poke her flank with a hoof.

Borders skewed [Mage] 431835

Oh yes


stopping for now

sateo (dd monk) 431836

I'm around

Wf+6 431844


Peg shrugs.

Skill acquired.

"Taste. Do you feel the vitality within you?"

"Mmmmm? Oh… welcome back!"

She smiles.


Sure! What do you want to do? Hang out with dogs? Go into the city?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 431845

The fight is extremely close. Though the colt is getting the most hits in, the few strikes that the orange-maned pony have scored are really taking it out of the colt.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431846

Smile and nuzzle her cheek
"Did you have a nice nap, miss Rosemary? I took care of some business while you were out."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431849

"Don't you give up, you lousy little motherfucker!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431850

I nod.
"Yes. Seekkill never eat gryphon before."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431851

Slowly backpedal and get out of here.
You know, I still haven't chatted with Moonbeam today.
To the brain jar!

Chip(DD knight) 431852

Go pass Border(and his crystal body) and pass Doc Peg. Is Nurse Heart here?

Wf+6 431854

She returns the gesture sleepily. "I did… though the part before it was better."

She shifts pleasantly under the sheets.


"Well. What did you think?"

You return to Terrebonne's chambers. She's reading.

She is. In the back, she's washing a jar. She doesn't have a cutie mark.

Roll #1 9 = 9

sateo (dd monk 431855

Hanging out with dogs sounds alright.

Wf+6 431856

The fight turns in the colt's favor as he knocks the big orange-maned pony out of the ring and uses some sort of yo-yo trick to keep him tied down while the announcer counts to ten.

He wins! You get a 20% return. Your winnings are 10 bits.

Chip is in Peg's clinic.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431857

"I am very happy you enjoyed it."
I clear my throat
"Now while you were out I heard some rather… unsettling things about something you did while I was… out of it. I admit I am somewhat disappointed in you."

sateo (dd monk 431858

Approach him slowly. is he hurt? '1d10' "Ahoy mate."

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 431860

"Mind if I call on Narrow?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431861

"It taste good. Flux know place to find food in Reptil? Maybe good hunting places?"

Chip(DD knight) 431862

Look at her butt….

Turn around startled by his presence.
"Hey Sateo, its been a while." I grin at him.

Wf+6 431864

She frowns. "What? But I was worried about you…"

"Go ahead."

"Forest. On the edge of town, I have been using it. Vagrants. Ponies that won't be missed."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431865


Seance the old jar.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 431867

"I understand that you must have been, but you must admit that your solution was rather… harsh. I could think of a few alternate routes you could have chosen instead. It is…. somewhat worrying to me that you chose that particular solution. Unexpected too."

Wf+6 431868

"Well, well, well. It has been some time, Felfire. But the ladies can't stay away for long, it would seem. The bard is second only to the parson in learnedness, they say."

Wf+6 431870

"I did what I thought you would do!"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431871

"Seekkill visit again. Thank you."
I go looking for Felfire.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431872

It's something!

So, who goes next, and what are the odds?

Felfire [Necromancer] 431874

Rest on the floor with a smile.
"Nice to hear you again, Moonbeam.
I've had a lot of revelations lately, you know."
Terrebonne's room, talking to the brain.

sateo (dd monk 431876

I smile "Been havin' fun in reptil?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431877

I raise a brow
"I would have attempted to talk the colt into giving me those shells, miss Rosemary."
Lean in a little closer and lower my voice
"You are a better pony than I am. I… ask of you to not go through the same lengths as I would go. Let me be the villain of the piece, so that you may retain some of your innocence."

Wf+6 431879

"Of course I do. Shall I serenade you with a ballad to commemorate them?"

There's a dark-colored stallion with a scythe, against a red-maned stallion that appears to be unarmed.

Both fighters are unknown. Odds are 1:1. There's a 50% return.

She's still frowning, but she acquiesces. "Alright…"

Chip(DD knight) 431880

"Yes I do, how about you, you little runt?" I pat his head.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431882

40 bits on the dude without anything.
I bet he has some surprises

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431883

I poke my head in, then leave.

I go to Doc Peg's office. Who all is in there?

Felfire [Necromancer] 431884

"Yeah. Sure. Do your worst."
Smirk at him.

sateo (dd monk 431886

"Aye, it be an exciting town." I show him my deck of cards. "got these, and saw some animals all locked in cages like slaves." I rub my eye at the memory of that bird pecking it "weren't too friendly thou."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431887

I smile and hug her
"On a different note, I brought somepony along you should meet."

Wf+6 431888


Chip, Sateo, a filly, and Doc Peg.

"Oh?" She cocks her head.

Grey hops up on the bed. "Are you gonna be my mommy?"

Rosemary looks confused.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 431889

Deck of Cards?
"Where did you get it?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431891

"Miss Rosemary, meet Grey Worm. She's an orphan without a home. In light of recent events, I decided to adopt her and give her a 'home' here."

sateo (dd monk 431892

"some shop full of games and post cards. Had some dice games going on."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431893

"Saeto. You busy?"

Chip(DD knight) 431896

I crack a smile at him.
"You sly lil thief."

I then lightly punch his shoulder.
"Good going."

sateo (dd monk 431898

"No, what be happening?"
I grin at you "We can play later."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431899

He doing good?

Wf+6 431900

Though the fight starts out with the unarmed pony dodging every attack with deft ease, they trade words (which you can't make out over the crowd), and suddenly the unarmed pony stops responding as he gets cut up. He almost seems hypnotized.


"As you push up through the soil,
I see your mortal coil,
You stole so much from them,
And there is so much more to take,
But you stole a lesson on how,
To not make the same mistake.

Your world is torn in three directions,
You shy away from the selections,
Who could forgive you?
Who would grant you their power?
Who shall teach you love anew?

And now the cook comes to the master,
To seek a spell and gain ground faster,
Your path wavers further,
Your time runs shorter,
Where will you turn?
In this last quarter?

"But isn't it–"

She stops herself, then frowns. "We can't call her Worm…"

Grey Worm interjects and remarks, "It's a lucky name. I want to keep it."

Roll #1 8 = 8

Chip(DD knight) 431902

"Ha! Game of Cards are the type of games Chip can play. I can even crush the cards at will." I grin.

I then look at Seek as he calls Sateo.

Wf+6 431903

Just as the dark pony with the scythe closes in for the killing blow, he explodes in an array of colors.

The unarmed pony hobbles off the arena.

You won 20 more bits.

You are at 120.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431904

"Seato teach Seekkill to med-it-ate?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431905

I look at Worm
"Is it? How so? Did you give it yourself?"

Wf+6 431907

She shakes her head. "My birth name was cursed. When I had it, I was taken into slavery. Then they gave me this name to remind me I was vermin."

She pauses. "But this is the name I had when I got freedom… and when Miss Light Heart gave me a family."

She gives a big, sad smile.

Felfire [Necromancer] 431908

Clop my hooves, looking at the jar with what's left of my grin.
"I liked that one.
Gave me a sinking feeling in the guts just like old times."

Wf+6 431910

"So besides my devilish talents, what have you stopped by for today?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431911

That was weird!
Woo, more money!
Okay, who's next, odds?

sateo (dd monk 431913

"Sure mate, its simple." I think for a moment. "Ah, be knowing a good place." I take you to a place on deck that we can see most of the fleet. "Now ye just sit, and think about life or the sea or anything.. best to focus a bit on one thing."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431914

"Well it is your choice of course. If this is the name you truly want, I will not accept it."
Motion at Rosemary
"Miss Rosemary here is my partner. She is a former nurse I met some time back."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431915

>I will accept it*

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431917

I sit down and focus on hunting.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 431919

Concern intensifies.
"What kind of bouncers are we talking about that a whole bunch of dicordians can't get in?"

sateo (dd monk 431921

Meditate next to you, I'll focus on the sea. '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 431922

Team U: 1
Team R: 1

The next fight is a very powerful blonde pony that has an aura of fire. The odds are very much in his favor. He's up against a dark midget pone that has a sword.

Odds on this fight are 5:1 in favor of blondy.

"Two mommies?"


She gives you the darkest, most deadly serious statement you've heard out of her.

"The Party Lovers."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431923

Let's not get hasty, 20 bits on Blondie

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431924

I keep meditating.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 431925

"Nothing else, really.
I had hoped you could tell me what was ahead if I went a way or the other but…"
Look at Fervy.
"I guess he's the only one who can, by now."

Tony [Trickster] 431926

"That….doesn't sound good."

Light Heart [Warlord] 431927

"Yes, two mommies."
I chuckle
"Do not look into it too deeply, Grey. We will take good care of you all the same, is that not right, miss Rosemary?"

sateo (dd monk 431930

'1d10' meditation is good.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 431931

Fervored nods.

"I suppose I could. Your narrative is just more interesting without it."

You feel great clarity and insight into your abilities.

You may permanently unlock one of the following immediately if you so choose: Tumble, Phase Aura, Tackle, Misogi. This will not consume your 1 skill point.

"No. It's not at aaaaaall. In fact, I think they may be why I've grown more sobered about Discordian life. Don't get me wrong, I still love chaaaaaos and serving Discord, but they aaaaaaren't something to mess aaaaaround with."

She nods vigorously.


Wf+6 431932


Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 431933

The blonde stallion lets loose his aura of fire, and it spreads out through the arena, but the midget pone seems unscathed and ignores the fire, standing at a distance.


Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431934

"Don't you fucking lose to a midget!"

Wf+6 431935

Suddenly, all of the fire retracts, as though on a bungee cord, and causes the blonde stallion to glow like a hot piece of iron.

He rushes the midget and stabs his hoof through his chest, lighting him on fire and sending him flying.

The stallion flexes and the crowd cheers. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 431936

"Good. I'll ensure that you'll be educated well. Miss Rosemary here can of course teach you the ways of healing magic if you so desire. Or if that does not interest you… there are plenty of other fields to explore."

Tony [Trickster] 431937

"So…what are they like? Why are they such a problem?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 431938

I go back to you.
"Feeling better?"

Wf+6 431939

"Okay… like what?"

Just as everyone is sure the smouldering pile of fire on the ground is dead, it pulls itself to its feet. You see it's saying something… but it shakes off the fire and jabs a hoof outward. A huge rolling wave of darkness blasts forth from the hoof, destroying the blonde stallion utterly.

The crowd is speechless for ten seconds, then goes insane.

Lost coin for you, I'm afraid.

"They have maaaaaaany eyes that see through all things, and they are extremely faaaaaast and powerful. Aaaand they require you to be on the guest list, which of course no one is becaaaaaause it's chaotic. Well, except for VIPs."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431940

"Right, that stuff about the show must go on and all that…"
Grin at him.
"You know what you could do instead? Tell me how to work a phylacteric forge."

Tony [Trickster] 431941

I scratch my chin.
"…fuck. So you've got any idea how to get in there yet?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431942

Okay, next ponies and odds?

Wf+6 431943

"Believe me, if it were in my power, I wouldn't be floating in a jar of preservatives."

"If I did, I wouldn't be haaaanging around the likes of you. No offense and aaaaall… but it sounds like a great paaaaaarty. And Discord is there."

You have 100 bits.

For the next fight, a huge, stumbling drunkard pone with a coat of blue struggles onto the stage.

He's up against the team leader of Team U, a green earth pone with a gun.

Odds are 5:4 in favor of the leader of Team U.

Light Heart [Warlord] 431944

"Necromancy, arcane magic, diplomacy, smithing, cooking, ranged combat or close combat. Possibly more than just that, considering the amount of crew aboard this fleet."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431945

Okay, fuck that, we are going in live.
All in on the pony with the gun.

Tony [Trickster] 431946

Think for a second.
"I'll help you get in there."

Wf+6 431947

She laughs. "It sounds funny when you say cooking next to necromancy, Light Heart."

Your meditation gives you insight. After a period of thought, you consider that what the necromancer in the wheat field was telling you was that the process was like his meditations – unthinkable, but understandable.

He is attempting to communicate that the idea is too abstract to explain, but only that you can understand what happened.

Felfire [Necromancer] 431948

"I bet someone in the crowd can tell…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431949

"Well… I am certain both mister Friesian and miss Felfire would be glad to teach you their crafts. Although that may need to wait for a while considering how young you are. What do you enjoy, Grey? What are you good at in life?"

Wf+6 431950

"No offense, but that's what everyone thinks when they die. We're aaaaaall sure that Discord is going to give us a VIP pass. You don't know how many 'chosen ones' I met in line. But I appreciaaaaaate the sentiment. Hey, maaaaaaybe you WILL get in."


"Oh, I'm sure."

"I'm an actress!"

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 431951

The drunkard pulls some kind of crazy drunken boxing and immediately disarms the pony with the gun!

Emrille [Gunslinger] 431952

"Oh for fuck's sake if you die I will shoot you myself! Pick up that gun and blow out his brains!"

Tony [Trickster] 431954

"Well I'm pretty sure of that…but I was thinking, I might need a back up plan just in case I'm not a VIP. And if we can figure out how to get you in, then I know how to get in as well, if it just so happens I'm not a VIP."

Felfire [Necromancer] 431956

"Throw me a bone here.
What's the next step?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 431957

I raise a brow in surprise

Wf+6 432019


"Not a baaaaad plaaaaan. So how will we go aaaaabout it?"

"If you really want to know how to use it, I would suppose you would ask one of the two that taste the darkness."

"Yeah! … Are you going to kick me out because acting isn't tough enough for a bunch of pirates?"

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 432021

They beat each other silly until they go for one final punch that knocks both of them out, Rocky III style.

Both parties agree to a knife's edge fight to decide who wins! How dramatic!

Felfire [Necromancer] 432029

"Oh, right. Good luck with that…"
"Always a pleasure talkin' with you pon."
But before breaking the connection…
"Hey, just where are you? I mean, whose domain?"

Wf+6 432030

"None at all. Why do you suppose I'm so interested in talking to little old you?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 432033

I chuckle
"You would be surprised, my dear. I was an actress myself for the longest time. When I was your age, I attended acting school."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432034

A what?

Smouldering Torch [Red Lantern] 432043

Think for a second.
"Well first of all. We need someone who knows about the afterlife…and maybe demons as well. Like Terrebonne or Abilio, we see what they've got to say about it. Maybe there are ways to cheat those Party Lovers or confuse them long enough to get in."

Felfire [Necromancer] 432045

"Gee, that's gotta be boring. So let's make it the other way for a change.
Anything you want to talk about?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 432055

I get my jar of ichor and take it to Terrebonne's room then Commune with it.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 432059

Wave at him as he enters.
"Hey Seekkill."

Wf+6 432067

"So you're going to edumacate me?"

A knife's edge fight! What? Prissy Emrille too stuck up for a man's competition?

Both of the stallions grapple with each other, leveraging themselves against knives. The first one to falter – to lose ground – slices open his leg and thus loses the fight.

"Seems like a reasonable plaaaaaace to start. Also, if you know aaaaany other Discordians."

"Oh, I spend most of my time working on compositions. But the vast majority of them would make no sense to you, I'm afraid. Fit for another time and another place. It's dreadfully boring to have a repetiore like this and no one that could reasonably comprehend it."

You return, once again, to the wheat field.

He ignores you and goes into a trance, communing with his jar of ichor.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432070

"You better fucking win against a drunk who can barely stand!"

Wf+6 432074

As if he can hear you over the roar of the rest of the crowd. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tony [Trickster] 432076

"We could talk to Itztli as well I suppose."
Get over to Itztli who shouldn't be too far.
"Hello itztli, meet Magenta."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 432077

I fly back to where the pony with the book was and give him a quick greeting before opening the book to a random page.

Light Heart [Warlord] 432082

"Educate. I most certainly could, yes. Unfortunately I am a busy mare, so that wont happen today. I have a few more things to take care of. But if you wish, I could certainly help you improve."

Felfire [Necromancer] 432085

Shrug at Seekkill.
"Must be a real chore living in all times at the same time, uh?
Try me."

Wf+6 432094

The green pony finally overpowers the drunk and shoves him over, winning the match narrowly.

20% winnings on 100 bits earns you 20 bits. Nice work.

Okay, it's open.

Are you looking for something, or just skimming…?

"Alright, so what now?"

Rosemary gives you a look that says the same thing.

"Ever heard the one about the volcano and the witches?"

Wf+6 432097


"…Nice to meet you too."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 432100

Let's look for any information on how the spirit was split apart.

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432101

Hey, it's something!

Light Heart [Warlord] 432104

"Miss Rosemary, please make sure Grey is washed up and clean. I very much doubt the streets were a neat environment for a filly. In the meantime, I will take care of a few things."

Tony [Trickster] 432107

"There was a little issue we'd like to discuss with you."
I point to Magenta's shadow.
"It seems like Magentas VIP pass to the Eternal Party got lost in the mail. So we were thinking of ways to get her one, or get her in. Do you know anything about that?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 432118

Sit down like a schoolfilly and look wide eyed at the jar.
"Wait, maybe this would make it better…"
Living Rites.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 432125

The text makes no more mention of the split. There is another brief section on the period when the Molon Labe were still around, but the bulk of the text is a retrospective and study of the ruins they left behind.

As Team U has won the best of 5 agreed to earlier (3-1), they advance, and Team R is out.

The next match up is Team A vs Team G.

She nods and gets out of bed and cleans herself up, first.


No luck.

"It wouldn't have worked anyway. I wasn't actually there. This one, I read in a book, when I was alive."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432129

Who is up against who first?

Light Heart [Warlord] 432131

Now I'm going back to that place I found Face at.

Tony [Trickster] 432135

"That will be tricky. You know, I was thinking, would it be possible to steal some of those VIP cards before one of those souls manages to get within the Party?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 432137

I start looking for any mention of ruins left on islands like my own.

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 432153

"I know you weren't there.
I just wanted to see your face while you were telling it. See what you were like, back then."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432154

Seeing how my conversation partner has now left, is there anyone of interest still lollygagging about the deck besides me?

Switch [Pilgrim] 432250

A cloaked pony versus a large pony that looks like some kind of karate warrior.

Both are unknown, odds 1:1. Payout is 50%.

The Blue Moon Repose?


"Yeah, I think they have a guest list…"

You get so bored you lose control of the connection and are dragged back to reality.

Back in Terrebonne's cabin with Felfire.

"I see. Perhaps another story is in order. This one is about mushrooms."

There's Chip, of course.

Light Heart [Warlord] 432254

Yup. I hope he didn't move to someplace else.
Enter. I am alone.

Felfire [Necromancer] 432255

"Magic mushrooms?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432257

Let's go meet Chip. Sateo probably let us know a little about him, so let's make introductions.

Short Fuse 432261

40 bits on the cloaked dude.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432262

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 432264

I growl and put the pot back into a pouch.

"Hello, Metalwings."

Tony [Trickster] 432265

"That complicates things again…What of these Party Lovers, could they be tricked somehow?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 432267

"Hey Seekkill.
My friend's gonna tell me a story. Wanna hear?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 432270

"Yes. Want read me journal after? Maybe hunt?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432272

I just want to go…

Felfire [Necromancer] 432274

"I… I might be rethink about that whole hunting thing.
But I'd love to read that journal with you."
Smile at him and tap on the side. Not too close.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432282

Then I take back my stuff from you.
"Fine then. Be that way, Spring."

Spring Water [Doctor] 432287

What kind of response is that?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432289

To "A Kiss, but why a kiss?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 432292

I frown
"Well I'm sorry for being surprised."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432293

"And I'm sorry for wanting to make good things happen to you and all that shit.
Don't worry though, it won't happen again."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432294

I frown at her.
"Just go already!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432295

"Shut up. Just shut up."

Switch [Pilgrim] 432298

It's quiet. There's some light bassa nova playing in the background. Face is at the bar enjoying a drink.

"Yes, of a sort."


"I'm not sure how it could be done. That's what I've been braaaaainstorming about."

The nightmare paladin from the temple shows up on the ships, suddenly, and calls for you.

"Summer Seas?"

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 432300

This fight ends quickly. The Karate dude slices through the cloaked guy in a single blow!

Next fight… another cloaked guy against an apparently unarmed brown pony.

Spring Water [Doctor] 432301

I sigh
"Emrille please, I-"

I cock my head as I see him again.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432304

"Huh? Who are you?"
I tilt my head as I see him.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432305

Guess I must've missed Chip. Anything else going on about the ship or docks?

Light Heart [Warlord] 432306

Slip on the seat next to him.
"Good afternoon, mister Face."

Sateo (DD monk) 432308

Well, that was a good meditation, seems like I'm alone again. Was anyone else meditating around here? '1d10'. an npc I mean

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432309

Well, can't lose all the time.
All in on the cloaked one.

"Yeah, yeah, spare me the details.
I've got better things to do, like murdering ponies for money. I'll call of that fucking lunch, have fun with the shit they bring to the brig."
Turn around and start flying away.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 432312

"Not want hunt? Why?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 432314

"Go on then. Seekkill is here too now."
"Long story. I will tell you all about it later."

Tony [Trickster] 432316

"There has to be a way…..
Get the guest list and write our own names in somehow.
Find another way except the main entrance in somehow…."
Wave my paws.
"I'm just guessing now, we might have to find out more first…"

If Chip is here we could play cards.

Spring Water [Doctor] 432317

"W-What!? What's gotten into you now!?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432324

Stop and turn around.
"I'm fed up with you treating me like shit even though I tried to do just the best for you, that's what!
If you can't ever appreciate the good things I try to give you, then why should I even try?"

Wf+6 432327

"Vivid Eclipse. I am a Paladin in service to our Lady of the Moon. I actually saw you once before, when I spoke with your companion Curry. But this is no time for that. I have had a vision."

Tony and Sateo are about if you want to meet them.

Or of course meet Emrille or Light Heart to get in on their murderhobo plot.

"I've been expecting you."

He coolly sips his martini.

Not a single one. Maybe you can teach those little thieves to meditate, though.


"Our story begins with heroes – unlikely ones. At least one slut and one loony. They actually met at the local adventurer's union. Which isn't a thing we have the luxury of in this time."

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 432329

The brown pony transfigures his front leg into an axe and slashes up the second cloaked pony! He's on his last legs…


Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 432330

But the cloaked pony strikes back and begins pushing back axe-arm!


Roll #1 8 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432331

"You deserve to be treated like that! You don't care for her at all! All you care about is yourself! I feel sorry for Tela… you don't deserve her!"

"A vision? What?"

Wf+6 432333

A narrow victory for the cloaked pony with an eviscerating attack, un-arming his foe!

Spring Water [Doctor] 432334

"Calm down! You're being unreasonable!"

"A vision?"
I frown
"Of what exactly? Not Nightmare Moon, I hope…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 432335

It's always about the sluts! But I will side with the loony…
Keep listening to it, in silence.

Light Heart [Warlord] 432337

I raise a brow
"Indeed? You have me at a disadvantage then."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432340

"And you don't deserve to have a mother."

I was getting worried.

"How is this more unreasonable than refusing the lunch I offered?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 432341

"Seekkill listen then."

I listen tothe story.

Tony [Trickster] 432343

I can talk to Friesian and Sateo in some different time if they want.

>Right now.

"Itztli, do you think the Party Lovers could be tricked somehow?"

Wf+6 432345

"Our Lady of the Moon summons you for her wisdom. To what end, I do not know."

He pulls a statuette out of his armor.

"But this may be an effective catalyst to reach her."

Pray at it?


Wf+6 432346


Chip(DD knight) 432347

Perhaps after checking out that Nurse Heart still didnt get her CM. I mght be at the deck of one of the ship waiting for sundown.

Chip(DD knight) 432351

and just wait for the others to do their stuff and all.


"I told you I wasn't interested before! I already had lunch because of that! It's not my fault you planned without asking!"

… I guess? Pray.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432354

"Oh, hello there. Judging from what Sateo has told me, I believe you happen to be Chip. Am I correct?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432355

I frown even harder at her.

And my frown is immediately disarmed.
"Miss Luna summoned me?…"
I guess I pray.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 432356

I'll be wandering towards both of you as well.
"Oh hey, new arrival?"

Chip(DD knight) 432357

Look up.
"And who might you be?"

Sateo (DD monk) 432360

little monks? I should check up on them, where are the little scamps?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432361

"I did ask yesterday.
And I know you wanted to say yes, but didn't because of Summer."

Sateo (DD monk) 432362

Tony [Trickster] 432364

Psst let's dog out.


Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432366

"I guess I have the both of you at a disadvantage. I'm Friesian Cross, recently employed upon the Seaworthy. I ran into the pup Sateo earlier and he mentioned both of you."

Sateo (DD monk) 432368

I come up behind you three, sneaky like '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 432371

I straighten myself.
"So a new crew member eh? Nice to meet you. I am Chip but that I suppose that didnt came as a surprise since Sateo already mentioned me to you." I offer my paw for a shake.

Spring Water [Doctor] 432372

I sigh
"And I told you no yesterday, Emrille. Why don't we all just share a dinner tonight, before we leave Reptil? Would you like that? Maybe we can finally work this whole thing out…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432376

"That's what I wanted. Just you and me. You know, to discuss private fucking matters that are between you and me, and not anypony else?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432379

Lift my hoof and take it.
"Miss Light Heart also mentioned that you are all part of any landing group. We might be working together, so I'd like to introduce the Behemoth I carry with me."
Show them the large crossbow.
"These bones are getting too old for knife fights, but I'm still a good aim with this."

Tony [Trickster] 432382

"Welcome aboard then, old dog."

"I thought you sneaked better Sateo."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432384

"Even my hearing isn't what it used to be, but I still heard you sneaking up on us. Good effort, though."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432387

"So you could put something in her drink and nobody would know about it."
I frown at her.

Spring Water [Doctor] 432389

I sigh
"How about a walk instead? Just the two of us?"

Chip(DD knight) 432390

"Whoa, you made this?" I look at the fine weaponry he carry and mused for a moment.
"So you're some sort of mercenary. We got lots of them coming on the ship lately now that I think about it."

"And a good afternoon to you too." I grin.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432391

Roll my eyes.
"Sure, some icy bullets."

"I paid a doubloon for that shit. And it doesn't seem that the bird would have refunds."

Tony [Trickster] 432392


"It's to replace the guys we lost. We were running dangerously low on recruits. Good thing we tore reality a new hole to bring it back."

Sateo (DD monk) 432393

I shrug a bit "no where to hide on the ship. I see ye finally met up."
"Aye, lots of new crew to meet. there be a new deer on board interesting fellow."

Spring Water [Doctor] 432398

I sigh and take out a doubloon, hoofing it over to her.
"I'm sorry. But I told you I wouldn't have lunch with you!"

Chip(DD knight) 432400

"A what?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432401

"I lack the dexterity of a younger horse to make something like this. It's based on the older models the military let us old folks keep after the Eastern Campaign. As for the mercenaries, it's probably because of the latest acquisition of the fleet. It was pretty empty when I got aboard it, so it shouldn't be too surprising that they are hiring. Don't want to lose something like that when you just got it."

"Did you enjoy yourself at the carnival? That was a small one, so if we make landfall, we'll see if we can find a full blown one."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432403

"Why are you paying her baaaack?"

Tony [Trickster] 432409

"Deer. You know, antlers, pretty shy, call themselves bambi and other boring names."

"So what's your profession?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432410

"This time, it wasn't about the money.
If you want to be an ungrateful cunt about everything I do, then go ahead. See how far that gets you."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432419

"You're the one being ungrateful!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 432421

"It's just a doubloon, dear…"

I actually look hurt as she says that
"I want to make it up to you… How am I supposed to do that if all you do is insult me over a missed lunch?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432422

"For lack of a better term, just another mercenary, a hired soldier. I've been in this career since I wore a younger equine's horse shoes, so combat doesn't faze me like a lot of the lads that just got hired. I'm a skirmisher by training, so being sneaky and attacking from afar are my forte."

"Truth be told, at my age, you start looking for other things to supplement the resume. I'm a half-ways decent cook. If I'm not assigned to patrol the hallways, you'll probably find me bothering the ships chef in the kitchen."

"What about you lad, what keeps you on board?"

Chip(DD knight) 432425

""I agree I agree, that sure is a fine piece of weaponry you got." I smile.
"Hmmm… so who hired ya?"

"No idea, never heard of a deer before. Do they look like a pony?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432428

"You're one to talk. Remember that one time I could have blown your brains out because you pulled a gun on me? I do."

Shake my head.
"It's not just this time. You are refusing everything I try, like you are trying to spite me with it."

Wf 432436

You pass out before the statue.

When you open your eyes you are back home. Luna is perched on your bed.


Tony [Trickster] 432439

"Lots of chaos everywhere. My kind of environment. And they need a guy like me who can disarm security."

"They're larger. And usually not so colorful."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432440

"Because you've done nothing to deserve anything! You haven't changed one bit! You're still a greedy, evil, terrible terrible awful pony!"

"W- What? Are you… I can go home?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 432443

"That's not true! Why would I want to spite y-"

Try to wake her!

Wf 432445


Summer Seas [Cleric] 432451

"Did… Did I fail you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432453

Glance at them but say nothing.

Chip(DD knight) 432454

"Are they now? Well more exotic or weirdos on the ship but as long as they contribute greatly for the benefit of the fleet I wont mind at all." I grin.

Sateo (DD monk) 432457

"He looks like.. a pony, but taller, and has big horns on his head"

Tony [Trickster] 432459

"Weird to see one though. They usually hole up in the forest."

"Why would one come here of all places?"

Wf 432460


Chip(DD knight) 432463

"Horns? So they are like a larger goat?"

"Ah land-lovers. No wonder why I did not meet one."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432467

"I- I'm sorry…"
I plop down on the ground and lower my head.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432470

"That would be Al-Jinn. A strange entry test, but I'm sure he has his reasons."

"With those paws of yours then, don't be surprised if I ask for some help in tuning this beast."

"A deer, huh. I don't believe I've met any on my travels. Might make for an interesting individual."

Tony [Trickster] 432475

"Oh they help a lot allright. And otherwise, I've got a few other tricks up my sleeve heh."
"Anyway, I found some cards finally."

Show my deck of cards to Sateo.

Sateo (DD monk) 432477

"He wanted to study things his forest family didn't like. So, bein' a kind dog I invited im' on board."

Sateo (DD monk) 432481

I laugh a bit and hold up my own deck of cards

Wf 432485


Tony [Trickster] 432489

I laugh
"Well fuck me. And I had to deal with a bunch of future-predicting crazy gamblers to get these."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432497

"This is the last time I'm gonna see you?…"
I sniffle.
"Um… c- can you visit my momma and mister Curry? And miss Mera?… Just once?"

Sateo (DD monk) 432498

I smile "I just stole some coins and bought em' didn't take much time really. I bet you're a special if ye got em' from mystics ."

Chip(DD knight) 432499

"Al-jinn, yeah that guy."
"Thought he was just musing around or something. Didnt know he was on a recruitment spree, that fellow." I grin.

I nod at this.
"let me meet this deer thing, I mean fella in the future aye?"

Tony [Trickster] 432504

"How about all of us play a game?"

Sateo (DD monk) 432510

"I'd love to."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432514

"This fleet gets more and more packed every day. Next thing you know, we'll probably have take on a dragon as the fleet's accountant."

"Probably just testing out all the applicants before they go any further. Makes it easy for him to weed out the ones that he'll have issues with before we even depart."

"A game would be fun, which type?"

Chip(DD knight) 432515

"Well we can."

Tony [Trickster] 432521

"Cards of course."
To be honest, I don't know a game we can play with RNG cards, but you know, we can just roleplay playing cards while talking.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432526

You could play 21. Roll two dice and see who gets the highest.

Tony [Trickster] 432529

That's an idea.
Go with that?

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432532

"21 seems like a fine idea. Keeps it going fast and smooth."

Wf 432537


You wake up.

Tony [Trickster] 432538

"Right, let's sit down somewhere."
I go sit down at a table and shuffle my cards.
Try to stash an ace up my sleeve '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Sateo (DD monk) 432539

I nod "simple enough game"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432540

And I'm awake.
I walk over to Spring.
"Luna… she let us go. We're free…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 432541

"Summer? Are you okay!?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432545

"What are you whispering about now?"

Chip(DD knight) 432546

"Alrigth lets do this."

Sits on one part the deck and get ready.

Tony [Trickster] 432553

I guess I got a 10 up my sleeve instead. Excellent.
Start dealing those cards. '2d10'

Roll #1 5, 4 = 9

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432561

Stomach rumbling noises
"Maybe I shouldn't have given up all that food so early. I'll be back after I get something from the kitchen."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432566

"I'm okay… w- we can go home now. We can go home…"

I ignore her.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432569

"Hey, I was talking to you?
Are you speaking shit about me again?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 432574

I frown.

I sigh and look at Emrille.

"Emrille, we need a moment, okay? I'll… I'll meet with you later at the docks."

Tony [Trickster] 432576

"Sure there's lots of food in the mess hall."
Deal the rest cards.

Chip(DD knight) 432577

Lets play.

Roll #1 7, 9 = 16

Emrille [Gunslinger] 432578

Roll my eyes.
"Sure, why the fuck not, it's not like…
ah fuck it."

Leave them be.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432580

"She said we can go… that it was an impossible task to help the pirates… W- We can go home momma."

Spring Water [Doctor] 432584

Turn back to Summer.
"What are you talking about sweetheart?"

"But… we can't just leave!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 432586

And of course, I've just been sitting there like a lump.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432589

"Huh? B- But… why can't we leave?"
I frown.
"It's Emrille, isn't it?! You want to stay for her, don't you?!"

Tony [Trickster] 432591

Still waiting on Sateo…

Sateo (DD monk) 432592


Roll #1 7, 1 = 8

Tony [Trickster] 432594

"Guess you win, Chip, old dog."
I take a gulp of my beer '1d10'
"So how was Reptil for all of you?"

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 432596

"Too many things to do, so little time." I smile.

Spring Water [Doctor] 432597

I sigh and rub my nose
"I'm more concerned about what they'll do when they find out… and… well… how Emrille and Light Heart will react."

Sateo (DD monk) 432598

"It was nice to get off the ship for a while and see the port. Reptil be all that they said it was."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432603

"We'll… we'll be far away from here by then! A- And… And they won't care that much about us escaping!"

Tony [Trickster] 432604

Nod. Deal my cards again.
"Did you get to see the Burning Beach?"

Roll #1 6, 3 = 9

Spring Water [Doctor] 432613

"I'm really not sure how to feel about this… if they catch us…"
I shudder and look over to Curry.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 432615


Spring Water [Doctor] 432616

"Summer, tell him what you saw."

Sateo (DD monk) 432624

'2d10' I frown "No what is that?"

Roll #1 9, 8 = 17

Tony [Trickster] 432625

"It's a beach, where the sea is on fire."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432629

Bread is easy enough for me, but the dogs might appreciate a little meat in theirs. Let me borrow the fire and see how my skills are doing.


Roll #1 6, 7, 4 = 17

Chip(DD knight) 432632

I scratch my head and gulp.
"Burning beach?"


Roll #1 5, 2 = 7

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432633

"Miss Luna came to me in a dream… a- and told me that she doesn't need me anymore… that I can go home now."

Tony [Trickster] 432640


"Looks like Sateo won this time. Damn these cards were supposed to bring me luck."
Deal again '2d10'

Roll #1 5, 7 = 12

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 432643

I'll blink for a second.
"Doesn't… need you? But that's silly. We're all needed."
I'll sit down next to her.
"And by home, do you mean all the way back where this started? Or some new home, that you would have to make for yourself?"

Chip(DD knight) 432646

"What burning beach?"

Roll #1 8, 8 = 16

Sateo (DD monk) 432649

"Is it really on fire? Sounds dangerous." '1d10'
"Told ya I can play a mean paw" I grin.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 432650

"I told you, it's a beach where the sea is on fire.
Because of Discord."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432651

"Lacking, it seems. Barely average, I should repent for such a thing. But, waste not, want not. I'm sure they'll like it."

"Sorry for the delay, I tried my hoof at preparing meat-bread the way some of my old Dog buddies from my combat dies used to like. Terribly average, if you ask me, but enjoy and deal me in."


Roll #1 1, 10 = 11

Sateo (DD monk) 432652

'1d10' need another card

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tony [Trickster] 432657

Get some of that meat-bread '1d10'

"Looks like you're on a roll Sateo."

Roll #1 3 = 3

Sateo (DD monk) 432659

I take a taste of it "ye, really are a chief. This meat-bread is tasty"

Chip(DD knight) 432661

"Nope, havent seen one before. To tell the truth I am not fond of the gods."

"Haha looks like I got this play."

Tony [Trickster] 432665

"It's equal between you and Sateo actually."

Try to hold a normal face. '1d10'
"It's good."

Roll #1 4 = 4

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432666

"Almost there, deal me another."

Roll #1 1 = 1

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432667

"I mean… she said she doesn't want me to try and save the pirates anymore. And… and that she doesn't think they can be saved."
I scratch my head.
"I meant… we can go back home. To my home. Far away from the pirates… and Emrille."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432673

"Two ones, what are the odds? Once more."
12 so far.

Just sigh in failure.
"Still too cold, or too burnt?"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 432674

"Well, I admit some of them might be a bit of a lost cause, but… all of them?"
I'll consider a moment.
"If you're planning on leaving, though, I'll have to liberate your property from the temple from miss Topaz."
I'll sigh.
"And try and get Light Heart to agree to let my sister come with us. She's not going to enjoy losing three healers."

Sateo (DD monk) 432676

'1d10' "hmm"

Roll #1 9 = 9

Tony [Trickster] 432679

You can roll 2 cards at once with 2d10 you know.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432683

I already rolled twice earlier. A 1 and a 10, then another 1. This 8 puts me at 20, so I'm stopping here.

Spring Water [Doctor] 432685

"Curry, they're not going to let us go. You know that."

Tony [Trickster] 432687

"Eh, well you know, I'm from Trottingham, so I'm not used to the taste."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 432691

"And that's why we don't ask. We say our goodbyes to those we will miss, and then slip away in the confusion of Reptil. It can't be but so hard to 'get on the wrong ship.'"

Spring Water [Doctor] 432693

"They will hunt us down…"

Chip(DD knight) 432697

Just play.

"So this Discord guy, can he bring back cities to life? I mean he did kind of do it here in Reptil right?"

Roll #1 7, 3 = 10

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 432699

"They will try, if they care enough. To my knowledge, Commodore Smitts just wanted us gone. Originally the plan was to kill us, since that was tidier, but us keeping our heads down and staying well away from them serves his purposes as well."
I'll shrug.
"It might just be easier to leave letters to those we want to say goodbye to. I know I have a few to write…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432700

"A- And we can escape them! They won't keep searching for us…"

Sateo (DD monk) 432701

"Yea, how did that work, a magnet and a a bit o' luck?" '2d10'

Roll #1 8, 3 = 11

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432705

"I don't think I was around when the conversation headed towards Discord. Mind giving me the details?"

Pick up more cards.

Roll #1 5, 1 = 6

Tony [Trickster] 432708

I shrug.
"Discord can do a lot of things, as long as he feels like it. Reptil has much chaos, I suppose Discord liked a living Reptil more than a dead Reptil."

"Well you're not going to believe this, but the whole of Reptil was dead 2 days ago. We had to tear a hole in reality to bring all of you back."

Roll #1 3, 10 = 13

Spring Water [Doctor] 432716

"I really don't know about this… I'm worried. They're going to be very angry."

Tony [Trickster] 432719

"Yes, my luck is turning!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 432722

"Exactly. That's why we need to work fast. Miss Spring, you and miss Seas try and arrange something with Master Abilio, and say your goodbyes. I will head to Light Heart, and request my sister be let loose to come with us. Then, along with Mera, we will retrieve the paintings, scrolls, and money recovered from the temple and make our way out, boarding a random ship to anywhere but here. If there is anyone you'd like to leave a more lasting goodbye to, now is the time to write it."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432725

"You're right, I'm not going to believe it. A gender changing altar that the Gryphon talked about earlier and a city that tapdanced across life and death is a little too much for an old horse to take in on just one day."

"Deal me again."


Roll #1 8, 9 = 17

Sateo (DD monk) 432726

"I be likin' a live reptil too." '1d10' I need another card that total is too low.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 432730

"Take your time, things do get weird in these parts sometimes."


Roll #1 9, 1 = 10

Tony [Trickster] 432738

"I understand. It's weird sometimes. Like I met gamblers in this city who could predict all card all the time. But guess what, they pretended like they didn't. Even if that would make them lose!"


Roll #1 5, 8 = 13

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432739

"Yeah!… See? We can go! And they won't try to get us back or anything!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 432741

"I have to see Emrille too… and write something…"
I sigh
"I can't help but feel a sense of dread about this…"

Sateo (DD monk) 432742

'2d10' "So that others wouldn't be suspicious?"

Roll #1 6, 6 = 12

Tony [Trickster] 432746

"No they believe that is bad karma. It's against their beliefs."

Roll #1 1, 6 = 7

Tony [Trickster] 432748

Switch my card with that 10 up my sleeve quickly. '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432750

"Guessing it's going to get weirder before normality sets in."

"You're having fun right now, aren't ya? How would you feel if no one ever played cards with you again? Lose a few games here and there, and people will keep flocking to them for just a chance to win."

"Knowing Repitl, you're probably right."

"Bad Karma? Is that a disease?"

Roll #1 6, 7 = 13

Chip(DD knight) 432752

I put the cards down.
"If you will excuse me, I have to get a wine to sate my thirst. I will be back." I smile and go down the deck.

Be back in 15 or 30 min

Tony [Trickster] 432753

"It's like….it would be bad for them in some weird way."

Tony [Trickster] 432755

Seems like I can't.

Sateo (DD monk) 432757

"Bah, no such thing as Karma"



Roll #1 3, 7 = 10

Tony [Trickster] 432759

"Amen to that. I told them too but they didn't believe me."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432767

"Make sure to get the one from an even year. Supposedly, they taste better."

"Probably something in their mind, maybe it just keeps 'em from going hog-wild and trying to swindle everyone. Of course, even Reptil has people who wouldn't take too kindly to someone they suspect of cheating."

Another deal.

Roll #1 3, 6 = 9


"Well, if dis karma thing keeps them in line, I'd encourage it."
"Have you had many swindlers in your travels?"

Roll #1 4, 8 = 12

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432800

"Why? Why do you have to see her?… Why do you even care about her?…"

Tony [Trickster] 432803

I shrug.
"If they want to limit themselves in that way that's their problem."

Roll #1 5, 8 = 13

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 432812

"Because, miss Seas, even if you hate somepony's guts, you cannot overlook the good they have done for you. Without Emrille, you and your mother would have been killed along with me and Mera. She can at least be thanked for that."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432820

"I've seen their effects on soldiers loose with their coin. When you see enough people make the same mistake, it gets drilled into your head that you shouldn't do what they did. It's the reason I don't gamble, only plan."

"If people thought all Discordians were like those gamblers, with something up their sleever and eager to rob ponies of their bits, they'd probably get chased out like some of the Luna worshippers have. Losing a game or two seems much more agreeable than losing your home, wouldn't you say?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432822

I frown.
"Like she even cares enough about the rest of us… she just wants my momma."

Spring Water [Doctor] 432826

"You can't deny that she took care of us, Summer… Without her, we wouldn't be here."

Tony [Trickster] 432827

"Most ponies seem to think that of Discordians already. But we just like to have some fun honestly."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432833

"And all she's done besides that is cause trouble!… If it weren't her then miss Light Heart would've helped us!"


"Aye, that's a wise decision."

Roll #1 4, 3 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 432837

"Then let us be grateful that we were included in the package deal. Now, go with your mother and prepare your goodbyes to whomever you wish to bid farewell."
I'll ruffle her mane a little.
"We'll be gone before the ship leaves harbor."
"It was Emrille throwing in her lot with Light Heart that saved our necks. Light Heart alone wasn't enough for the commodore."
And then I'll set off to find Light Heart.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432841

"Would you keep winning every time, even if it ended with you getting thrown out of every place you called home?"

Deal me a few more.

"Same thing for me as a soldier. Make a few 'mistakes' to make the enemy think you aren't as good as you really are. A diversion to get them to lower their guard and make your move afterwards."

Roll #1 10, 8 = 18

Spring Water [Doctor] 432849

"Well we're leaving her behind too… And taking Skylight with us. You think she will be happy?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 432854

This is in the past right? I think I should be on the fleet.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 432858

Mind if we pause? I wanna mull over some stuff…

Spring Water [Doctor] 432863

I don't.

Chip(DD knight) 432867

Bring back some Wine with me.
And I'm back.

"And fun is where I am at." Pour him some wine.

Chip(DD knight) 432881

Bring back some Wine with me.
And I'm back.

"And fun is where I am at." Pour him some wine.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 432885

"So this is how the Wheel of Fate turns, eh? Looks like I'll be the one to clock out next, I have a few other things to take care of. Let's do this again some time."

Tony [Trickster] 432888



"Welcome back."

Roll #1 3, 4 = 7

Sateo (DD monk) 432906

"aye, thar be plenty of time to play while we travel the seas. "

Chip(DD knight) 432912

"Alright then. Take some rest." I help him up.

"So where are we?"

Wf+6 433196

"Do I? You're the one who sought me out."

Light Heart [Warlord] 433202

"An action which you expected. I only found you here by luck."

Wf+6 433204

"Whose luck, though?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 433207

"That remains to be seen. Hopefully both our luck."
Order a glass of water.
"Now, from what I understand you were the one responsible for reigning in miss Emrille onto our fleet."

Wf+6 433686

"Recruiting? Yeah, I have an eye for talent."

Groves 433687

I smile
"So it seems, so it seems. You no doubt are fully aware of who I am."

Wf+6 433688

"Light Heart."

Light Heart [Warlord] 433689

"Very astute, mister Face. Miss Emrille is a friend of mine and from what I hear from her, you have quite the diplomatic talent."

Wf+6 433690

"So I've been told. I notice you've left behind your posse, as well."

Light Heart [Warlord] 433691

I chuckle
"My 'posse'… yes, I have. I saw no need for them to accompany me. Unless you would have liked to meet with them?"

Wf+6 433692

"Nah, just as well. I was merely noticing. I hear you have them with you at all times. And there's only one reason a fair lady ditches her entourage to spend time with little old me."

Light Heart [Warlord] 433693

"I do usually ensure that I have somepony accompanying me yes, though I am certain you are aware of my reasonings for that."
I wave a hoof.
"And to make such implications of me, I am not certain how to feel about that. I was merely interested in meeting you, given your expertise."

Wf+6 433694

"If you say so, my lady. Don't think it was an insult, though. You'd be in good company. Quite a few dignitaries have propositioned me. The crew jokes that Luna was banished for it, though I don't suppose I'm quite old enough for that claim to bear any truth."

Your water arrives.

Felfire [Necromancer] 433695

Was that story any good?

Light Heart [Warlord] 433696

"You certainly do not look quite the lich."
I smile and take a swig from my water.
"If anything, I was hoping to learn from your expertise. I am by no means an amateur, but that does not mean I know everything there is to learn about these things."

Wf+6 433697

You'd give it a solid B+. Not enough undead, but pretty entertaining.

"Ah. Well, most of it wouldn't be applicable to you, because it's mostly based around thrusting – or were you talking about diplomacy?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 433698

"Poke me when you want to talk again, Narrow."
Giggle a bit and let go of the connection.
Turn to Fervored.
"So. You mentioned something about… Your friend, the one who had found redemption."

Light Heart [Warlord] 433700

I chuckle heartily
"Of course, yes. Although that other type of advice may yet come in handy given the presence of a certain artifact aboard the fleet."

Wf+6 433701

Yes, Crypt Waker, a fellow paladin.

"You are full of surprises, aren't you?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 433702

"I try my very best to keep others entertained, at the very least."

Wf+6 433703

"What specifically did you want to learn about?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 433704

Motion him to come outside, on deck.
What were his crimes?

Light Heart [Warlord] 433705

"Give me an overview."

Wf+6 433706

I cannot say, for I didn't know him then. And as a good friend does, I did not pry into his past. All I know is that he had a history, but he was forgiven for it.

"An overview of… talking to ponies? Well, starting with words is a good sign…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 433707

"Rather, what do you excel at? Diplomacy yes, but what specifically?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 433708

Well then… How was he, on the field?

Wf+6 433709

"Oh, mostly bedding dignitaries and diplomats. Forgeries. Disguises. Smooth talking. A bit of con artistry. Looting and petty theft. Some hustling here and there. And making connections, of course. And yourself?"

Wf+6 433710

Valiant. He did not fear death, and gave restless souls the opportunity to put their accounts to balance that they might rest. And all the while, he respected their remains.

Light Heart [Warlord] 433711

"To put it in one broad term? Acting."

Wf+6 433712

"Oh, that's just as vague as my first answer. It's no fair if you're not going to hold yourself to the same standards."

Felfire [Necromancer] 433713

How does that even… I moved over to shadows just for that reason. How is that supposed to work?

Light Heart [Warlord] 433714

I chuckle
"Quite right, my apologies. I have been employed in a multitude of occupations, including information brokering and gathering, improvisational theater, traditional theater, bounty hunting, loan sharking, mercenary work, teaching, corporate management, fortune seeking, risk management consulting and so on."

Wf+6 433715

As I said once before, he showed me a bit of it… magic to preserve remains. It was a combination of the divine magic of the paladins and his own necromantic powers.

"Fortune seeking. Sounds like privateering. I bet you have a story or two."

Felfire [Necromancer] 433716

Do you remember even a small fraction of it?

Light Heart [Warlord] 433717

"I have seen a thing or two in my day, yes. I do try to live my life at the fullest. One never knows when your last day arrives, after all."

Wf+6 433718

I remember most of it. I had an aptitude for half of it, and I did have an interest in it. Respect for the dead. I could teach you at least half, but the other half… it might be guess work… Unless somewhere deep, buried wherever you drudged up my corpse the old book still lies. Not as though you can still speak to Crypt Waker himself.

"I find you can enjoy the better part of pleasures in life without throwing yourself in way of a cannonball."

Felfire [Necromancer] 433719

I actually could try to… Do you have… A memory of him? A particular moment? Anything?

Light Heart [Warlord] 433720

"What is it that you desire most in life, mister Face? Mares? Wealth? Freedom?"

Wf+6 433721

"Hard to say about that. I already have all of those, though I do find myself quite content. It's a unique position to be in where all of one's needs are met. I think I may be the happiest stallion in all the world. That's not to say more wealth and mares wouldn't make it better, but you understand my meaning. There's a certain point of diminishing returns."

Many of our battles were fought side by side, including the last one.


Think hard about it then.

Living Rites.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 433723

"I am happy to hear all is working out so well for you. Finding happiness is no easy task."
Take another swig from my water.
"As for me, I simply seek to experience and see as much as I can. To meet new ponies and learn to know how they work."

Wf+6 433724

Chaos surrounds you on all sides. There's a massive battle going on. Swords clash all around you.

On one side, you see Platinum banners, and on the other, banners of the Sisters.

You immediately recognize Fervored Freedom. He's nearby, fending off five armored ponies on his own. He's been cut off from his allies.

Roll for luck.

Wf+6 433725

"Oh? And are you having a good time of it?"


If only I could help him right now…

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 433727

"I would say so, yes. The fleet offers quite a lot of what I wish, so I too am happy. Of course, there are certain matters that spoil the experience somewhat, but I can easily deal with them."