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PirateQuest: Chapter 4.9: Endless Evil Wf+6 438566[Last 50 Posts]

Russo fight:

Chip: 4/7, 7/7
Emrille: 5/5, 4/5
Light Heart: 0/5, 4/5
>Skylight: 3/3+PB, 5/5
>Sitar: 1/1, 5/5
>Onik: 3/3, 5/5
Sateo: 2/5, 5/5
Tela: 5/8, 6/6

He looks a little torn..

But finally gives you an acquiescing look.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438567

Follow him or wait for him to speak.

Light Heart [Warlord] 438569

Skyly please heal me '1d10'
Sitar could possibly maybe somehow use Despair on Russo '1d10+2'
Onik should be on crowd control '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9 / Roll #2 3 + 2 = 5 / Roll #3 3 = 3

Wf+6 438570

Crowd control is automatic.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438571

What came of that crit I rolled in the last thread?
Anyhow, Distant Shot at Russo.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Sateo [DD monk] 438572

I should attack russo. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Tela [Spellsword] 438573

In that case, I'll be on crowd control as well

Wf+6 438574

After-pause rolls don't count.

Chip(DD knight) 438575

Attack Russo and try to put him down

Roll #1 6 = 6

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438576

Where and when am I?

Wf+6 438577

Last I recall you were pestering the unicorns.

Felfire is in the clinic if you want to pester her.

Wf+6 438589

You feel warm as your wounds close and you feel the perseverance to stand enter your body. Skylight stands like a shining bulwark as dust flies all around.

Sitar tries a few little diddies but none of them seem to be depressing enough to Russo, who just remarks,

"Hard working machines, son."

Onik helps Tela with the crowd.

You add to the commotion with another blast of your gun and nail Russo in the back. He growls in pain.

You nail him down low as he turns to advance on Emrille.

And you deliver a stunning punch to his jaw.


The crowd is becoming frenzied!

Wf+6 438590

Chip: 4/7, 7/7
Emrille: 5/5, 4/5
Light Heart: 5/5, 5/5
>Skylight: 3/3+PB, 5/5
>Sitar: 1/1, 5/5
>Onik: 3/3, 5/5
Sateo: 2/5, 5/5
Tela: 5/8, 6/6

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438591

I follow Felfire.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438592

If only I had one of those revolvers!
Marksman shot, try to nail him in the head this time.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Felfire [Necromancer] 438593


Wf+6 438594

He takes you off into a side room and takes a swig.

"So… the skin?"


Sateo [DD monk] 438595

handle the crowd

Light Heart [Warlord] 438596

"Be silent please."
Shoot him '2d10'!
Sitar can use Inspire instead, if he doesn't feel like Despairing '1d10'
Onik… motion him with my hooves to switch over to shooting Russo '1d10+1'
And Skylight can take over crowd control, this turn.

Roll #1 6, 10 = 16 / Roll #2 8 = 8 / Roll #3 9 + 1 = 10


looks like the others have the crowd under control for now… so charge in and slash at Russo with my sword instead.

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 438605

Go and and follow it up and give him a right hook.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 438606

"Yes, the skin. How did you do it?"
Hello there.

Wf+6 438614

Russo closes with you and pulls off a maneuver you've only seen once before, in a ringside fight back in '77. It's a bashing-slam-smash, and boy, is it more painful experiencing than watching. You are helpless.

You are dangerously cheesy well-armed and stagger him with your accuracy.

Sitar picks at his eponymous instrument.

Whenever I'm alone with you,
You make me feel like I am free again,
Whenever I'm alone with you,
You make me feel like I am clean again,
However far away,
I will always follow you,
However long I stay,
I always follow you,
Whatever words I say,
I will always follow you.


She nods and directs her fire onto Russo. Because he didn't anticipate it, she slings a bullet with extra precision and grievously wounds him.

Though terribly injured, he catches your fist and bashes your face, leaving you helpless.

And you finish things, slashing across his back and driving a blade through his throat.


And with that, he collapses bloodily.

The crowd is gathering for a massive attack! There will be at least nine unopposed attacks next turn!

Chip: 0/7, 4/7
Emrille: 0/5, 2/5
Light Heart: 5/5, 5/5
>Skylight: 3/3+PB, 5/5
>Sitar: 1/1, 5/5
>Onik: 3/3, 5/5
Sateo: 2/5, 5/5
Tela: 5/8, 6/6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438617

Try to get up, for starters.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 438618

"It's actually a rather complicated process… Were you looking for a short answer?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438620


Light Heart [Warlord] 438623

Skyly heals Chip '1d10+1'

Onik, Sitar and myself try to hold back the crowd as she does so.

Roll #1 1 + 1 = 2

Sateo [DD monk] 438625

take chip and get out of here. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 438626

"Not necessarily, not if you have time."

Chip(DD knight) 438627

Get up.

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Yeah me! Fuck you!"

"Come on Emmy!"
Throw her onto my back and try to hold off the crowd.

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438630

"That fucker hit hard…"

Wf+6 438631


Roll #1 4, 2, 2 = 8

Wf+6 438633

"We'll be setting sail quite soon, I think. Before then I need to meet with the Fullmaster about my new post…"

Wf+6 438634


Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 438635

"Oh? You got reassigned?"

Wf+6 438636

(Get up) 10+1
You get up with a vengeance! +1 to your next roll.

(Resist) 4+1
(Resist) 2+1
(Resist) 2+1
(Get up) 3+1
(Resist) 4+1
(Heal) 1+1
Skylight accidentally burns Chip with her magic as the crowd takes her down. The rest of you get brutalized as well.

(Get up) 4+1
(Help up) 5+1
You help up Chip.

Unopposed attacks are assigned to '7d8'

Damage chart next post.

Roll #1 3, 1, 3, 5, 7, 2, 1 = 22

Chip(DD knight) 438637

"Thank you Sateo." I grin at him.
"Come help me here."

I then look around and try to push away the crowd beating skylight and help her up.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 438638

Chip: 5/7, 3/7
Emrille: 4/5, 2/5
Light Heart: 0/5, 4/5
>Skylight: 1/3, 5/5
>Sitar: 0/1,1/5
>Onik: 1/3, 5/5
Sateo: 1/5, 5/5
Tela: 4/8, 6/6

More unopposed attacks will continue to happen until you get the crowd to a manageable size or leave.

"Promoted. To second mate. Quite lofty for me."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438639

Giggle a bit.
"Everypony lives the life lately.
I'd say things started swinging for you and Dolly compared to back when I met you all!"


Help up Dainty Dove!
"Come on! Let's get the hell out of here!"

Roll #1 8 + 1 = 9


Or Light Heart, if you want to be technical

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438642

Earth Shot, try to take down one of the more dangerous ponies from the crowd!

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Wf+6 438643

"Yes… It is quite the office. We'll see if I can yet handle the responsibility."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438644

Skylight should heal Sitar '1d10'
Onik should shoot at the aggressors in the crowd '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5 / Roll #2 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 438645

"Don't get so scared on me Doc. I'm gonna be there.
We still have to fix the matter with the guys in the documents!"

Wf+6 438646

"Yes… thing have accelerated lately, haven't they?"

Sateo [DD monk] 438648

did I pick up tackle, I can't find my monk skills sheet to be sure. If so I'll tackle someone else I'll just attack '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 438649

You took Misogi instead.

Chip(DD knight) 438650

"Lets try to get out of here."
Push and punch away the crowd from us.

Protect Sateo.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 438651

"Wouldn't know doc.
I've just seen a lot of people worry for a lot of different things, and things move and shift, but little changes in what they want to do."

Sateo [DD monk] 438652

"Aye, this crowd be too much."

Wf+6 438654

You help up Light Heart.

You feel a little more grounded having picked off an aggressor.

You only took two rolls instead of four, leaving more unopposed aggressors this turn.

Onik and Skylight get roughed up.

The crowd really rips into the two of you, but Chip protects Sateo for most of it. It's absolutely horrific. His body has been shredded: every bone broken, eyes hanging out, blood everywhere. Only adrenaline lets him stand. When it fades, he will certainly die without immediate attention.

You already took an action for this turn, but you do Protect Sateo.

Chip: 5/7, 3/7 (Delay: 12)
Emrille: 5/5, 2/5
Light Heart: 5/5, 4/5
>Skylight: 0/3, 4/5
>Sitar: 0/1,1/5
>Onik: 0/3, 3/5
Sateo: 1/5, 5/5
Tela: 4/8, 6/6

Attacks: '8d8'

Roll #1 1, 5, 4, 6, 5, 3, 5, 3 = 32

Wf+6 438656

Chip: 5/7, 3/7 (Delay: 13)
Emrille: 5/5, 2/5
Light Heart: 3/5, 4/5
>Skylight: 0/3, 3/5
>Sitar: DED
>Onik: 0/3, 2/5
Sateo: 1/5, 5/5
Tela: 4/8, 6/6

Sitar takes the worst of the attacks, and he couldn't take much.

Wf+6 438657

"That sounds… awfully philosophical."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438658

Flutter up, Distant shot at the crowd again.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 438659

W… whats happening.
Ah yes, just get out of here and protect this dog from harm.
Lets get out of here.

Roll #1 9 = 9


Pick up Onik and try to get the hell away from here.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 438661

"Or awfully nihilistic if you think about it.
No matter who's on top, the result doesn't change."

Wf+6 438662

"Do you really think that's true? I don't necessarily disagree, but it's a bold claim to make."


Then I pick up Skylight and try to bail out
Onik tries to get up and do the same. '1d10'

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

Sateo [DD monk] 438664

'1d10' fight our way out.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 438665

Since Onik is already up, I will apply this roll to Skylight getting helped up.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438666

I go beck my ichor and try to commune with it.

Roll #1 5 = 5


Oh. Skyly heals chip then?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 438668

Skylight heals Chip, raising his hits to 7/7 and his wounds to 4/7.

You get yourself brutalized in the process.

You get a little hurt, but Onik helps you after Tela gets her up.

You successfully aid Onik.

You [Escape: 9], and your adrenaline runs out. As soon as you are free of the combat, you fall over, dead.

You pick off another crowd member.

Chip: DED
Emrille: 5/5, 2/5
Light Heart: 1/5, 4/5
>Skylight: 3/3, 3/5
>Onik: 3/3, 2/5
Sateo: 0/5, 1/5
Tela: 4/8, 6/6

Unopposed: '7d6'

You can't seem to establish a connection. Maybe you're out of your groove.

Roll #1 3, 3, 6, 4, 3, 4, 5 = 28

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438669

I try again.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 438670

Emrille: 5/5, 2/5
Light Heart: 1/5, 4/5
>Skylight: 0/3, 2/5
>Onik: 1/3, 2/5
Sateo: DED
Tela: 3/8, 6/6

Sateo succumbs to wounds as the crowd bashes him from all sides.

Since he has landed on EXACTLY 0 wounds, he may make two autohypnosis rolls as a save.

First to live, second to stay conscious.

You find yourself in the wheat field again.

Wf+6 438671

Also, secret roll: '1d10'

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 438672

I thought Sateo is under my protection?
Anyway bash the crowd and try to get the little dogs body out of here!

Roll #1 7 = 7



Roll #1 8, 1 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 438674

"I will just believe in change when I see it, you know what I mean?
Doubt that shithole I came from changed much in the last ten years."

Wf+6 438675

Sateo isn't under your protection, it ran out and you died.

You hold on to dear, sweet life. Perhaps your troubled youth taught you to grab a hold of that.

You slip from consciousness, and the crowd doesn't bother you further, assuming you dead.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438676

Fire shot, burn them!
Buy time for the others and myself!
Stay in the air!

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Wf+6 438677

"What about the fleet? It has restructured considerably since the new regime."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438678

"I never knew the old commodore enough, really.
Say, what was he like?"

Wf+6 438679

"Terrifying would be putting it lightly."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438680

I fly to the book and look through it for mentions of temples on an island like mine.

Roll #1 1 + 3 = 4


Put a bubble on Skylight! She can't die!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 438682

"One point for me then."
Grin at him.

Light Heart [Warlord] 438683

Ugh… Cheap shot one of the crowd. '1d10'
Skyly get up '1d10'
Motion Onik to focus on cutting down the crowd instead '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 6 = 6 / Roll #3 2 = 2

Wf+6 438684

He gives a sort of nervous chuckle.

"I wouldn't compare Smitts to Tallow like that. I couldn't stand remaining in Tallow's presence. Few could. He confined himself to his quarters, I think, because morale would suffer if they had to watch him."

Wf+6 438685

The dream of wheat fields shifts into a nightmare as you lose the connection and find yourself drifting in a total blackness for a few minutes before you're back in your own skull.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438686

I growl and return to my nest before pulling the egg out of its pouch. How is it doing?

Felfire [Necromancer] 438687

"What do you know, a change for the best.
And you doc?
Did you change, while on the ship?"

Wf+6 438688

You quickly slash a throat as Skylight gets up and Onik becomes overwhelmed.

Success! A gleaming bubble now surrounds her.

You send a spectator up in flames.

Emrille: 5/5, 2/5
Light Heart: 1/5, 4/5
>Skylight: 3/3+PB, 2/5
>Onik: DED
Sateo: Unconscious
Tela: 3/8, 6/6

Unopposed: '5d5'

"Perhaps… I think I grew more acclimated to normal society. Or… as normal as a pirate ship is."

It's warm… you think you might sense something moving within.

Roll #1 1, 1, 1, 3, 1 = 7

Wf+6 438689


Emrille: 1/5, 2/5
Light Heart: 1/5, 4/5
>Skylight: 3/3+P, 2/5
Tela: 3/8, 6/6

Felfire [Necromancer] 438690

"We should write it on the side of the ship.
Pirates: Helping group."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438691

I curl up next to it and shelter it under my wing. After that I wait and watch.

Light Heart [Warlord] 438692

Shoot another one of these guys! '1d10'
Skylight should heal Emrille '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 7 = 7

Wf+6 438693

"As I understand it, the word 'privateer' did not always imply a bad connotation. Maybe some day it will again hold a proud meaning."

You know what they say about a watch pot. The only one you've ever heard of making something age faster is Abilio.


Time to fuck shit up! Charge and stab one of these rioting assholes!
"Get the fuck out of here!"

Roll #1 4 + 1 = 5

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438695

I put the egg in my pouch and go looking for Abilio.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438696

Just a bit more!
Distant shot!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 438697

"Not holding my breath over here.
I just want to study more, in peace.
Maybe fix Fervy. Maybe fix myself.
How other ponies see me is starting to step back, in my mind."

Wf+6 438698

He's in his office.

If you like, you are buried underground, surrounded by dirt on all sides. You do not know how you got here.

"That is a goal common to many here."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438699

"Is it yours too, doc?"

Chip(DD knight) 438700

am I dead?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438701

I knock on his door.

Wf+6 438702

They take some swings at you after you miss, but you're out of reach. Losing altitude fast, though…

You get a bit bruised by some rioters as they parry your blade with a beer bottle!

Skyly heals Emmy, and you take out another member of the crowd.

The earlier disengaged crowd members rejoin the fight. (Chip's foe, Sateo's foe, Sitar's foe, Onik's foe)


Emrille: 5/5, 3/5
Light Heart: 1/5, 4/5
>Skylight: 3/3+P, 2/5
Tela: 2/8, 6/6

Roll #1 1, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 4, 2 = 25

Wf+6 438703

Yes, but Chip doesn't know that.

Nod. "There aren't many places I can exist in society without being run out."

"Come in, come in. Make it quick though, I have a meeting soon."

Emrille: 4/5, 3/5
Light Heart: 0/5, 3/5
>Skylight: 3/3+, 2/5
Tela: 0/8, 3/6

Light Heart [Warlord] 438704

Another crowdmember to be cheap shotted '1d10'
Skyly can heal me '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8 / Roll #2 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 438705

"I think this deserves a toast, don't you?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438706

"Tela I will kick your ass if you dare to die on me!"
Marksman shot, shoot one of the ponies who attacked her!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Light Heart [Warlord] 438707

Nevermind, use that roll to get up instead.


"Cunts and whores!"
Get up!

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 438709

You instead get up (8).

Skyly gets beaten around by a few crowd members.

You get down to business to defeat the huns! I mean crowd members! +1 to your next action! And you're up, too.

Emrille: 4/5, 3/5
Light Heart: 5/5, 3/5
>Skylight: 2/3, 2/5
Tela: 8/8, 3/6


"What's your poison? I have an iron liver."

You pick off another crowd member.

Roll #1 4, 2, 4, 1, 2, 2, 2 = 17

Wf+6 438710

Emrille: 3/5, 3/5
Light Heart: 1/5, 3/5
>Skylight: 2/3, 2/5
Tela: 6/8, 3/6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438711

"Would you kindly just fucking die already?!"
Earth Shot, kill them already!

Roll #1 7 + 2 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 438712

Shooty shoot the crowd '1d10'
Skyly, Heal thyself '1d10'

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


Can I put my bubble back on Skylight? If not, I'll just attack the crowd instead.

Roll #1 2 + 2 = 4

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438714

I enter and set the egg gently on his desk.
"You know age magic?"

Wf+6 438715

Skyly goes out in a blaze of glory – or defeat. Her horn combusts and she disappears into a fire.

You take the opportunity to brilliantly off another crowd member, though.

You get slapped back and forth by crowd members.

You successfully take out another one. Your death toll is staggering.

Emrille: 4/5, 3/5
Light Heart: 5/5, 3/5
>Skylight: DED
Tela: 8/8, 3/6


(Minus two deaths, plus one now that Skyly is ded)

Roll #1 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 = 12

Felfire [Necromancer] 438716

"Got anything sweet?"

Wf+6 438717

Emrille: 4/5, 3/5
Light Heart: 0/5, 1/5
Tela: 8/8, 3/6

He nods.

"You heard of my research? Unfortunately it mostly centers around GSN, which Griffons don't have."

Wf+6 438718

"Barleywine from Dixie."



Get Light Heart back up!

Roll #1 3 + 1 = 4

Tela [Spellsword] 438720

Uh, forget the +1…

Felfire [Necromancer] 438721

"Hit me up."


This is… looking rather bad. No use in panicking though. Get up.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438723

"Can you hatch egg? Seekkill think it close to hatching."

Wf+6 438724

He pours you a wine glass.

"The phrase Dixie Barleywine is actually sort of an in-joke in the community. See, they use fruit along with the grain like a real wine, unlike most barleywines, and it is sweetened with sugar. That's what makes it particularly sweet."

You are browbeaten and in terrible duress, and you find yourself dragged away by the crowd, watching her disappear behind other ponies in the melee.

You don't get beaten further, you lay there in agony on the brink of death.

"Interesting. I haven't tried it before, but I might be able to. If you'd like, I will try. I don't think I can reverse this, though."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438725

"What mean not reverse it?"

Wf+6 438726

Emrille: 4/5, 3/5
Light Heart: 0/5, 1/5
Tela: 5/8, 3/6

'7d3' (Emrille didn't take an action)

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


Try to struggle free!

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 438728

"I don't know how to make eggs. Well, egg shells, anyway."

Emrille: 2/5, 3/5
Light Heart: DED
Tela: 3/8, 3/6

Light Heart [Warlord] 438729

Well this certainly isn't my time to shine…

Oh well. Back to the void, I guess.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438730

"Why Seekkill want it put back in egg? Seekkill only want thing in egg see Seekkill first."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438731

"I know a few ponies whose feathers would fall right off if they heard of a drink like this…"
Chuckle a bit before lifting the glass.
"To misfits."

Wf+6 438732

In your struggles, you put down another crowd member. Things are still looking bleak, though.

Emrille: 2/5, 3/5
Tela: 3/8, 3/6


So it seems!

"Err.. right."

An aura around the egg glows, and it begins to crack.

"Go ahead, take it."

He clinks your glass.

"Right, right."

Roll #1 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1 = 11

Wf+6 438733

Emrille: 0/5, 1/5
Tela: 0/8, 1/6

Felfire [Necromancer] 438734

Down the ale and put the gass back where it belongs.
"So doc. What's up with that kid anyway?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 438735

Just blackness huh? This certainly is a downer on my plans for today.


Fuck… try not to die here! I still go shit to do!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438737

Get up or something

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438738


Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 438739

Barleywine is not ale!

"She's an assistant that Fullmaster Abilio approved. You'll have to ask Smitts if you want to know more."

Yep. Lacking any particular favor from any of the divines, you get to float in the eternal black. You vaguely wonder if you were ever alive at all, or if it was a fleeting dream in the void itself. You wonder if Skylight is on the Eternal Esplanade. If Sitar made piece with whatever he believed in. Even what became of Onik. Do Diamond Dogs like Chip and Sateo even believe in the divinity of the pony pantheon? Where do they go?

…And dark.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438740

I take it and hurry back to my nest before setting it down in front of me.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438741

"As long as you treat her right Doc, that's all that matters."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438742

Nothing for me to do then.

I don't suppose I can masturbate while I'm here, right?

Wf+6 438743

He raises a brow. "Just what are you implying?"

You flutter up, just in time to see

Tela brutally torn apart by the crowd in a vicious manner.

Emrille: 5/5, 1/5
Tela: DED

Eight unopposed attacks on Emrille.

The crowd surrounds you on all sides, overcomes you, and pulls you down, tearing out your wings and bones. Your last thoughts are of Tela's brutal death, the look on Russo's face when you killed him, and how you never came to follow any of the Divines.

Emrille: DED

The crowd disperses, assuming everyone is dead. Sateo awakens some time later, aching all over, on the verge of death.

A crooked beak peaks out the shell fragments and sticks out in your direction.

You think you hear a squeak or perhaps a peep.

You're more of a disembodied consciousness than a form that can get off.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438744

"Hey, she's happy, I'm not implying anything.
You know, I get protective around kids."
"Just my thing."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438745

Too bad, it would have been a pleasant way to pass time. Oh well. Time to just… float around and contemplate things then.

Wf+6 438746

"Alright, then… So what is your plan now?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438747

Well I will fucking torch this city if I get a chance, just for good measure

Wf+6 438748

You wonder if abstract thoughts can really be had.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438749

"Help ponies.
Yeah. Earn the redemption Fervy talks about by helping who needs it here on the fleet.
Try to, at least."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438750

I keep watching it as it hatches.


I look around for the source of the squeaking.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 438752

"A noble goal, for sure. You of course know my thoughts on the afterlife, but don't let me sway you. I have respect for all faiths."

Eventually it works off the shell and regards you. It is a little Griffon hatchling. Its eyes are… surprisingly deep for one only seconds old. Good body… she stretches her wings fiercely and gives off a little roar – that is actually quite soft in sound because of her size. You can tell she could become an apex predator some day.

You aren't in earshot.

You return to the fleet, though, which is where Seekkill is doing his thing.

Light Heart [Warlord] 438753

… This is going to drive me insane.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438754

"I'm still trying to see this thing clear for now. Not exactly wanting to rush it."
Look back at the piece of meat.
"So. How does that work and can I use it to make one of the things I saw in the cloyster?"

Wf+6 438755

You begin to question if 'insanity' is even a label that can legitimately be given to a pony under any circumstances.

Then you wonder what exactly constitutes a pony at all.

Tela [Spellsword] 438756

Well fuck. That was awful. Let me guess, hell for me?

Sateo [DD monk] 438757

sorry got my lines mixed up
Well, I need to see a healer.. find one on the ship.

Wf+6 438758

"Ah. The Ideal Servant… was actually an immature sort of the same basic idea. The flesh didn't necessarily need to be bonded like this is. This is different, and holds a distinction for what it does. The bonding of flesh and soul allows for much greater potential in the development of minions. Do you follow?"

If "Hell" is the Dark Void, an eternity of darkness with no sensory perception at all. You aren't tortured. You simply perceive nothing. Left only to your thoughts, which begin to drift into existentialism.

Had you been in one of the spheres of the Divines, you could have entered their realms for eternity. However, you never became associated with any of them.

Light Heart [Warlord] 438759

What constitutes a pony? Well they usually have different parts, some more appealing than the other. Like their juicy flanks, sexy legs and handsome faces.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438760

I sprinkle a little dust on her head.

Can I see any mice, rats, or other vermin in the cargo hold?

Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

Felfire [Necromancer] 438761

"Yeah, and am actually just getting to the part where you managed to fuse souls too!
Keep going!"

Wf+6 438762

You head into Doc Peg's clinic. Felfire, a filly, and Doc Peg are here.

Does "sexy" even mean anything to you now? Did it ever? Without the effects of those glands pumping in the juices, you're left wondering what ever made ponies appealing. Were they real? Are you real?

Quite a few, in fact.

Wf+6 438763

"Yes, well, you're starting to understand why communing gave you a headache, I suppose."

Tela [Spellsword] 438764

>you never became associated with any of them
I even insulted most of them earlier today. Was that today? Maybe I've been here for thousands of years already without knowing. Maybe time doesn't go forward at all.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438765

I catch a mouse by its tail and hold it up in front of her.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438766

Nod slowly.
"So, what's the deal here? The workings behind it."

Wf+6 438767

A good question! You begin to wonder if the events you remember happened at all, or if it was a passing fancy of the void. Maybe you did dream it all. You have no proof that this supposed world ever existed.

She seems to instinctually understand 'prey' and sort of bounces on her little talons and paws, trying to get at it, but ultimately wobbling over.

"Like I said, I don't have an elegant, short answer yet."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438768

"We could go out, get some bodies and try it!"

Tony [Trickster] 438769

So am I still on the fleet?

Light Heart [Warlord] 438770

Maybe I am, maybe I'm not.
Maybe I should just stop thinking.

Sateo [DD monk] 438771

I hold my side "Doc, I be needing few patches."
"Miss felfire, be ye free to come to the town?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438772

"Keep trying."
I hold it lower.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438773

Look him over.
"What's happened to you kid?"

Tela [Spellsword] 438774

But I have memories. I must have them. Some of them distant, others fresh.

Sateo [DD monk] 438775

"Bad fight, mateys dead." I look sad "Can ye come look at them?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 438776

"Are the agressors still there?"

Sateo [DD monk] 438777

Felfire [Necromancer] 438778

Let's hope they haven't moved the bodies already."

Off we go!
If Doc would follow, I'd love his possible help!

Wf+6 438779


"Perhaps once we're at sea again."

You might think that!

He nods and his horn glows. Your wounds are healed.

She works her way back up, then tries balancing on her back two legs to get the meat. She almost snatches it before falling over again.

They mix with other thoughts, of other times, and other places you have here in the void. It makes your proverbial head swim – though you have none now.

Wf+6 438780

He doesn't move to follow as you leave.

Tela [Spellsword] 438781

Being dead is no fun…

Felfire [Necromancer] 438782

Oh well screw him then.
Let the puppy guide me to the dead.

Wf+6 438783

Perhaps it might be if you were religious. Ah, well.

You didn't even ask him to come!

Tony [Trickster] 438784

Good. Can Itztli teach me more or is it not evening yet?

Wf+6 438785

It's not evening yet.

Sateo and Felfire are heading off-ship. You think you saw Seekkill head belowdecks.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438786

I told him we could go get corpses and now there's a bunch!
So, where are they?

Tela [Spellsword] 438787

But they're all so restrictive and shit. I mean seriously, where would I even belong?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438788

I lower it enough so that she can get it with her claws if she rears up.

Light Heart [Warlord] 438789

No. No more of this. Clear my non-existent head of thoughts.

Wf+6 438790

Perhaps in one of the chaotic realms? Or the neutrals.

Finally, she snatches it and tears into it.

There is a lot more blood here than the corpses would imply. Looks like most of them have been dragged off already. The crew remains, with '1d4' other bodies.

And yet…

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 438791


Wf+6 438792

You try to talk and get a mouth full of dirt! You're buried.

Tela [Spellsword] 438793

Fuck Discord.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438794

Let's start resurrecting then.
Are their bodies alright?
Start with Light Heart, she's the highest ranked.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Chip(DD knight) 438795

Fuck dig out of here

Roll #1 8 = 8

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438796

While she eats I pick bits of shell and egg goop off of her.
"Good kill."

Sateo [DD monk] 438797

I watch nervously as felfire starts her work.

Wf+6 438798

Tirek is an option.

You might give one of Luna's incarnations a shot.

And of course, the favorite of mercenaries everywhere is The Spirit of the Law. Not a bad option for one who honors their contracts.

They're pretty trashed. Light Heart, for instance, has a hole through her throat and a couple limbs torn off.

You dig up, and out into a tunnel.

She laps up the blood from the peripherals of her beak and moves to get settled into your nest, outside of her egg.

Tela [Spellsword] 438799

I hate Tirekians, remember? Ever since that one tried to use me as a blood sacrifice… can't trust them. Maybe I'll look into the others…

Chip(DD knight) 438800

Tunnel? Where am I?
Explore a bit and see if this tunnel leads somewhere

Roll #1 4 = 4


Time to make this new magic work then.
Lean forward closer to her body, take the scythe to bear right above it, and whisper.
"There is hope for the fallen."

Roll #1 9 = 9

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 438802

I move the egg and broken shell pieces out of the nest and lie down before tucking her under my wing.
I need to stop while I figure out my chemistry work.

Wf+6 438803

You wander down the tunnel a ways and hear screams and howling up ahead.

You collapse from the effort, but breathe life into Light Heart, jarring her from her void reverie.


She sniffs at you uncertainly at first, then snuggles up next to you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438804

Have one of the shadows help me up.

"Welcome back. It's your lucky day."

Roll #1 1 = 1


Get up on my own?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 438806

Well thats not good.
Crawl low and slowly, approach the place where the sound came from and see whats in there.

Wf+6 438807

As you reach for a shadow, you double over.

We feel your presence. Do you feel us?


Try not to scream in agony.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sateo [DD monk] 438809

I'm still here. I can help her up. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 438810

You come to the edge of the path, which exits into a large crevasse. Down below, you see a laval flow. It is quite hot here: you wouldn't want to be anywhere near that superheated liquid.

You think you can make out cages and figures deep near the bottom.

You are a stoic.


Throw the scythe away from me.
Go back to bed!
Get a grip!

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 438812

You don't want to get too close with that odd voice coming out of her.

Wf+6 438813

You go berserk and lash out at Sateo.

Sateo: 4/5h, 5/5w

Join with us, once again.

Light Heart [Warlord] 438814

Always have been, if I set my mind to it.

I'll probably just gurgle something intelligibly. Talking can't be easy like this.


Stop it!
Nope, I get. A. Grip!
I showed him.
I showed him control.
And I won't. Be. Denied.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Sateo [DD monk] 438816

"Are ye okay?" I say say confused. and try to help snap her out of it. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 438817

Doc Peg shows up on the scene and gives you a polite nod.

You give a brutal punch to Fervored.

Fervored Freedom: 3/5h
Sateo: 4/5h

Let the merging complete.

Chip(DD knight) 438818

What kind of place is this.
Do I see any way down? Or up?

Also what do you mean about figures at the bottom? Can I see them from here?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 438819

You get yourself a little bruised trying to control her flailing.

Sateo: 2/5h


Wait, I bet you haven't read the 7th comma of the fourth article in the 11th chapter, have you?
Again, call for control.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 438821

You can see all the way to the bottom. It is a large, underground crevasse, lit by a laval flow at the bottom. There is a ceiling, far above, and a few hundred feet below you see a sort of river of superheated molten rock.

Wf+6 438822

You finally bring yourself back under control.

We will be back, once again.


Shake myself violently.
"Screw that guy!"
Resummon both shadows.

"Thanks for coming Doc.
Check over the ones I bring back, would you?"
Now, onto Tela.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 438824

Alright, is there a way to go down or should I tunnel?

Wf+6 438825

Yes. There's a sloping path: it's pretty sharp, but no problem for your big paws.

Her condition is awful. She's missing all four legs and head. She was literally pulled apart from all sides.

"That corpse is too damaged to use, I think…"

He tops off Light Heart while he chats.


"No she is not!"
Hope for the Fallen!

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 438827

You manage to cobble one leg back on…


I can do better.
Now that Fervy is watching.
Close my eyes.
Accept that divine magic that makes this possible.
Let go of my weapon and raise a hoof over her body.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 438829

Weakly get back on my hooves
"That… was unpleasant. But thank you. Both of you, I knew I could count on you."

Chip(DD knight) 438830

Slowly follow it all the while keeping out an eye for anything that moves or looks like a threat.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 438831

You carefully become one with the flesh, guiding, sewing, reforming, and renewing form and motion. You even have enough juice after you've restored her former glory to sew Emrille's head back on. Both of those corpses look viable now.

Wf+6 438832

You head down until your eye is caught by a large gathering of dogs at a sort of plaza below. There is a murmur as they discuss between themselves.

Wf+6 438833

He gives you a pleasant nod.

"This seems… yes, unpleasant is the word."


Breath slowly.
Wipe my nose and lose the dramatic pose.
"Now, it should work."
Resurrect Tela.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Light Heart [Warlord] 438835

"On the upside… we did manage to get done what we needed, even if the cost was high."

"Impressive. You will be compensated for your efforts, of course."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438836

"Yeah, right… Just make sure nobody steals the bodies for now. Not even the other ones."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438837

I nod and look at the bodies. How do my minions look?

Wf+6 438838

You get a feel for her spirit, you think, in the void. Now to reel it in…

He sort of scrunches.

Onik and Sitar are pretty beaten, but not TOO bad.

Skyly… her head is pretty fucked up. The horn seems to have exploded.


"Keeping the balance here Grogar. Nothing else."
Eyes still closed, complete the transfer.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 438840

You pull her back in, with a sudden shock of cool wind.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438841

Okay, time to chill on the ground, support myself with the scythe.

Wf+6 438842

He tops you off. "Looks like you have your work cut out for you."


"Just imagine if Sateo hadn't made it in time…"
Emrille now.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 438844

"I only mean to say that this was not in vain."
Well… at least they can be restored.

Wf+6 438845

You feel the rush of life flow back into her. This is good experience, if nothing else.

He nods hesitantly.

Tela [Spellsword] 438846

"Ack! What the fuck!?"
Jump to my hooves and look around for threats!

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438847

Sit up and gasp, then speak somewhat hysterically.
"What the fuck, TELA!"


You had so much luck I don't even want to think about it.
You know why Tela and Emrille are still alive?
Because I learnt less than a few hours ago millennia lost divine magic.
Don't pull shit like this ever again."
"Welcome back. Grab your bag of ugly by the doc."
Who's left?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 438849

I chuckle.
"I assure you, it was not on purpose. We were simply overwhelmed. I did not want to abandon the others, so I stayed and fought."

Tela [Spellsword] 438850

Leap at her and hug her.

"My what? Death is fucking horrible! Good god!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 438851

"Forget it."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438852

Hug her back, still a bit detached from reality.
"You fucking whore!"

Wf+6 438853

Skylight, Onik, Sitar, Chip

You set to work, fixing her smashed skull.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438854

Do I even know who Sitar and Onik are?
I just know Skylight and Chip!
Let's ress Chip.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Tela [Spellsword] 438855

"Did you… die too? Fuck… fuck this…."

Wf+6 438856

Well, Sitar has been on the ships since day one…

Felfire brings you back. You feel like you've been splashed by a pail of cold water.


Doc here to help me up?
If he does, on I move to Sitar.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 438858

"All that remains are my followers, miss Felfire."
Point them out. Will you accept the standard resurrection fee of one doubloon for your work?

Wf+6 438859

You bring Sitar back, who rubs his head.

"What a trip… it's odd… on the other side. How long how long will a slide separate my sides? I don't believe it's best…"

Skyly and Onik remain.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438860

"Worse, I had to fucking watch how you get torn apart!
I told you I'd kick your ass if you die!"

Sateo [DD monk] 438861

I can help you up!

Light Heart [Warlord] 438862

Help him up
"Mister Sitar, welcome back."

Wf+6 438863

He nods. "Some ride, right?"


"Sure, why not."
Sigh wearily.
"I don't really work like that. Let's say half, just so you learn not to do something so fucking stupid again."
"You with the princesses? Uh."
Let out a dry chuckle.
I still have some problems with being touched!

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 438865

"Of course. You have my sincerest thanks."

Tela [Spellsword] 438866

"Too fucking many of them… figured it was gonna end like that."

Wf+6 438867

You leave her breathless, but breathing. She shakes her head, lost a moment.

"I… what? I'm back!"

Sitar shakes his head.

"I meant instead of the necromancer, the necromancee."

Sateo [DD monk] 438868

Oh, well.. I'll just stand back and watch

Light Heart [Warlord] 438869

"Quite. However, we are far from the end of the trip."

Help her up too
"Miss Skylight, welcome back to you too."

Wf+6 438870

Skylight is quiet.

"I… need some time to think."

She shakes herself and stumbles off.

Sitar shrugs. "Ladies, am I right?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438871

"If only I had one of those revolvers… I'd have killed all of them."

"Hey… thanks. Not just for me. Y'know."


"Look at that. Nice to meet you.
I'm Felfire, Terrebonne's student."

Roll #1 6 = 6

Felfire [Necromancer] 438873

Nod slowly.
"Me, you and a few other will have to talk, after this.
Especially you and that mare there."
Point at Tela.
"You were by far the worse off."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438874

"Hm… dying is quite the experience. I cannot blame her for being distressed. I will need to speak to her once she has collected her thoughts."

Wf+6 438875

Onik shakes herself, though to you, seemingly himself.

"How odd."

Neutral as ever.

Sitar coughs a bit and picks at an ear with a hoof.

"Yeah… I've heard. Nice to meet you, I guess."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438876

"Probably because we put up the most fighting…"
Look myself over.
"That bad?"

Tela [Spellsword] 438877

Spit on the ground
"Fuckers. At least it was a nice scrap."

"Yeah… I figured I'd be. Thanks for the effort… I'll remember that."
Take out a doubloon and flick it over to her.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438878

"Nothing was fucking nice about that."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438879

Help her up.
"Onik. My apologies for this whole ordeal. I am pleased to have you back with us."

Wf+6 438880

She shrugs. "I can check dying off my experiences list now."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438881

Collapse on the scythe again.
"I guess."
"You were headless. So yes, that bad. Doc thought you and Tela gone for sure."
Silently put the doubloon away.
"Just my job."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438882

I smile at her
"Where did you end up, if you do not mind me asking?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438883

Widen my eyes and tap my neck.
"I… what?"

Tela [Spellsword] 438884

"The dying part sucked… and the pain too. But still, the fight was brutal."

I gulp as she says 'headless'
"… Fuck."

Wf+6 438885

He groans. "Well don't get emotional about it!"

He starts picking at his instrument, and you feel a little better. About 10% better.

Her expression doesn't change. "The Void. Not a surprise, I guess. If I had one regret it's that I won't be able to tour the afterlife once I'm gone."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438886

Point at Tela.
"And she was missing all four hooves.
Divine magic a thousand years old saved you both."
Smile a bit as I get up.
I'm into music too, you know."
The other four corpses are still here?

Light Heart [Warlord] 438887

I chuckle.
"As do I. Perhaps a good incentive to try and change that, now that we are alive again."

Wf+6 438888

He continues picking away pleasantly. "Then we have something in common."

They are.

"Maybe. They do preclude each other, though."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438889

See you in a moment Fervy.
Dismiss the shadows, Raise two of those bodies and have them carry the other two over their back.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438890

"wow… okay, that's it, you name anything I can do, I'll do it. I owe you one for this big fucking time."

"I will step on Abilio's dick about making me a mare again now.
And get those better guns. Next time… no, there won't be a next time like this."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438891

Give a faint smile.
"I will think of something."

Wf+6 438892

They hobble back.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438893

Keep them around and wait for the others.
"Guess now I have material for our test, doc."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438894

"And yet, something to consider."
Look at Sitar and Onik.
"You two may rest for the time being, I need to speak to somepony."

Give her two doubloons and a nod.
"Have a pleasant day."

Then walk off to the fleet. Time to turn into a stallion again. It's a decent disguise and Cloud King is expecting me as a stallion, not a mare.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438895

Take them and nod as she leaves.

Tela [Spellsword] 438896

"Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, that would've made working real hard. Thanks for setting that straight."

Wf+6 438897

"Let's wait until we've cleared the bay, nonetheless…"

They nod and depart.

Sitar stops by you hesitantly and picks at his sitar once or twice.

"I like your face. Stop by some time, and we can have a jam session."

With that, he departs. How odd.

You tap the altar and fly into the wall yet again. This is getting old, and it's hell on your back! You feel about with a hoof and confirm you are now sporting a cock, though.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438898

"And hey, next time we all die, let me die before you, you selfish cunt."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438899

So, at some point that's not where I'm stuck in stasis waiting for a metadecision, I'll be on the ship.

Wf+6 438900

Skyly wanders by with a distant look on her face.


But, it works.
The crowd thinks I'm dead too, so that helps. Now… to track down CK.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438902

"Are you alright? You look awful…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 438903

"Any time. Just don't leave like that next time, without the little diamond dog coming to the doc, we would have never known anything about you guys until it was too late."
"Sounds fun."

Wf+6 438904

He's not hard to find. He's giving a speech downtown, where he said he'd be.

"Just… need to clear my head."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438905

"We didn't know shit would fly off the handle like this."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438906

"Do you want to talk? I've got an ear I'm willing to lend."


Listen in for a moment and try to establish eyecontact.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 438908

She sighs. "I don't think you'd understand. Well… maybe you would."

The crowd is too big for him to notice you.

His speech is his normal diatribe about freedom.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438909

"What did you come here for anyway?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438910

I'll look at her a little curiously.
"Lets find somewhere to sit for a while."
And then I'll lead her to a spot that's out of the way, but still fairly open. Probably the aft of the ship, so we can look over the sea.


Hmm… can I try to catch his attention? Surely, he must take a break at some point?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sateo [DD monk] 438912

"a job miss."

Tela [Spellsword] 438913

I smirk
"Normally, your scrawny ass would have been the first to go down."

"Yeah well… we didn't know shit would go this badly."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438914

"You saved them all, you know that?"
Laugh aloud.
"Who ever does. Shit, remember the Inquisitor?"

Wf+6 438915

"I saw it."

You suddenly feel something on your package, and you double over in arousal.

You turn your head, and soon realize a hooker from the nearby red light district has wandered over, and, sporting a smirk, has grabbed your junk from behind and started massaging it.

"You're cute."

It's making it REALLY hard to focus.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438916

"Saw what?"

Wf+6 438917

"The Eternal Esplanade."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438918

"Killing a dude."

"Well I had the joy of seeing all of you die first."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438919

"… As are you, miss. But please, I am trying to focus here."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438920

"You mean…"
My expression will darken slightly.
"You… died? What happened?"

Sateo [DD monk] 438921

I nod slowly. "Aye.. fraid I wasn't much good at helping them when they was alive.. got knocked out by the crowd." I point to you "Ye saved them Miss felfire. "

Wf+6 438922

She keeps rubbing up and down.

"Come on… leave the politics for later, cutie…"

"There was a fight… it's all sort of a blur, now. But I remember waking up there."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438923

Step away from her and chuckle.
"I'm afraid I do not have the time to afford that. Now please, move along."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438924

"A fight? With who? Where was Light Heart? She promised me she would look after you…"
I'll shake my head.
"But that can be answered later. Go on."

Tela [Spellsword] 438925

"Ugh… I do. And that fucker is still out there, that's the worst part."

"Well… die faster next time."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438926

"And without you, I'd have never known about them in time and now they'd be rotting in some grave."
Grin at him.
"So let's say it was a fifty fifty job."
Toss him a doubloon.
"Here. For the help."
"That fucker is nothing.
You know there some kind of super pirate hunter after our flanks since Stonebriar?"

Wf+6 438927

She slips under you and envelops your member in her mouth, and starts sucking, causing you to double over, debilitated with pleasure. Ack!

"Well.. it was perfect. And it made me think… That's much more important than this world… I honestly hadn't even put much thought into the afterlife because until now my life had been pretty boring. I figured I had my whole life to think about it… It's just… a shock."

Tela [Spellsword] 438928

"Emmy told me, yeah. What was his name? Maybe I worked with him before."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438929

"Fuck if I remember. General Grandbutt or something.
Supposedly he's so strong, all pirates run scared when you mention him."

Sateo [DD monk] 438930

I catch it and greedily kiss it putting it away with a grin. "Thank ye miss. If ye ever need a paw ye can call on me."


Oh come on!
Push her away!
"Miss… I appreciate the gesture very much, but I must ask you to leave before things get unpleasant."

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 438932

"Oh I will."
Chuckle a bit.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438933

Shake my head and groan.
"aaaaaaaaaaaah, fuck, now why did you have to bring him up."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438934

"What's more important than this world? Ethereal perfection you can't enjoy until you die? I know having hopes and goals for yourself, and I'm glad you qualify for the Celestial Paradise, but… you sound like you didn't want to leave."

Tela [Spellsword] 438935

I smirk
"That bad huh?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 438936

Chuckle a bit.
"I'm thinking about him lately. You think we could capture him?
Even dead!
I kinda want to use his body for… Experiments.
What was his name?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438937

"That fucking bad, yeah."

"He was called Rhett.
How the fuck could you forget that chanting?"

Wf+6 438938

She sticks her tongue out.


And wanders off. But not before spitting some of your own pre-cum at you.

"Maybe… it's a lot to process. But… this world is so flawed, and there are a million different ways of thinking. Wouldn't it be nice to go somewhere where every day is joyous, all your needs are filled by excess, and everyone thinks like you do?"

Sateo [DD monk] 438939

I'll just grin back at you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438940

"It all sorta blends together after a while. I have a shitty memory. Kept me safe for so long."


I smile and shake my head as I wipe it off.
"Thank you."
Now… back to Cloud King. Can I grab his attention?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438942

"I wish I could forget the shit I saw today…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 438943

"That bad?"

Tela [Spellsword] 438944

"Rhett… can't say I know him."

Pat her back with a hoof.
"It all worked out in the end, at least."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438945

"Sounds boring, really. If everyone thinks the same, nothing new can happen. And the world may be flawed, but it's our job to make it better, isn't it? You, me, the better part of your order… We're here to make it better. In the old days the Sun and the Moon worked together to bring peace to Equestria, and they succeeded for a while. Who says we can't try that again?"
I'll fidget my hooves a little uncomfortably, and awkwardly pat Skylight on the shoulder.
"The most we can do is try and bring a little of that joy and peace that you saw to those who have none, or need it most. You've already made me happier simply by being here, and I… well, I want to return the favor. I'm thinking of taking miss Seas and miss Spring, along with Mera, away from the fleet. To take them home. Maybe start over ourselves."

Sateo [DD monk] 438946

hm.. is that guy's body still around here? '1d10' take a look

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438947

"I fucking saw everyone die!
Tela and I got left, and I saw her get torn apart from above!"

Scoot closer and just silently nuzzle to her.

Felfire [Necromancer] 438948

"Time for booze!"

Wf+6 438949

You finally draw his attention and he comes over.

"Ah. You return. Well?"

"Your home is not a good place to raise a filly, Curry."

Wf+6 438950

Certainly not.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438951

I'll shake my head.
"No, not my home. Theirs. Luna's released them from their task. We can bring them home, far away from all of this. I might request Abilio to shave off a few years so I have the strength and time to help them rebuild."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438952

"Mister Russo will unfortunately be unable to continue his campaign."

Sateo [DD monk] 438953

"Sorry miss, the body is not here."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438954

"I don't know about that… we'll see…
Just… fuck…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 438955

Raise a brow.
"Having second thoughts about this life?"

Wf+6 438956

"How fortunate for me. And how dd you convince him to submit?"

She sighs.

"Right… worldly obligations."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438957

I'll raise an eyebrow.
"That sigh better not be about what I think it is."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438958

"He decided to attack my associates and I and bring us to the brink of death. In return, we came back in force and neutralized him. Aggression breeds aggression, he was taught that much the hard way."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438959

"Fuck no, just wishing I'd gotten more firepower to prevent this."

Wf+6 438960

"You burned the body, right?"

"You're right… I lost sight of myself for a minute. Why I came here in the first place. If I just wanted to enjoy myself, I could have stayed home in Autumnsreach. I have an obligation to you."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438961

"Uh. Right.
Smart choice. Next time, call the fleet to bombard the place."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438962

Roll my eyes.
"I'm not in a fucking joking mood, in case you missed it… must take time for my funnybone to heal after being severed."

Light Heart [Warlord] 438963

"… No. The crowd overwhelmed us before we could do such a thing."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438964

Hold my hooves up and get serious.
"Fine. Fine. Eh!
So, who was the guy that did… All this?
Can you see him amongst those four?"
Point at the two zombies and two bodies.

Chip(DD knight) 438965

Wake up.
Where am I?

Wf+6 438966

He sighs. "Well, if he's not there for the reading tonight at seven, it won't matter. Get me your contact information. If he doesn't show, we have a deal."

You're laying on the cobble pathway next to everyone else.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438967

I'll tap her on the head.
"And you more than paid that back by being willing to come along. But if it ends up with you dead, I would regret it for the rest of my life. You are your own mare, and my sister. You are not responsible for the sins of our parents."
I'll smile a little at her.
"Besides, as guilty as you feel about it, you are my sister, not my keeper. My younger sister, nonetheless. If anything, I should be taking care of you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438968

Shake my head.
"We killed that guy somewhat fast. It was the crowd that did it. We were outnumbered, by a lot."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438969

How many did you kill then?"

Wf+6 438970

She shakes her head with some urgency.

"No… it wasn't right what they did. And I'm going to make up for it, caring for you."

She pauses, thinking a moment. "If you did get a few years – as you said it – saved off. I would… If you want, I'd adopt you. Show you what it's like to have a loving parent…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438971

"The target and uh… I lost count around six."

Chip(DD knight) 438972

Stand up.
"What happened?"

Sateo [DD monk] 438973

I shake my head "No maim. His body ain't there. " look for a clue as to what direction it might have gone.'1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 438974

"There are only four bodies other than you…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 438975

"Look, we gotta go back to the ship.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438976

"We died."

"I guess they took those. Why is it a big deal? They think we are dead. And I'd just kill them again."


"Of course. Light Heart is the name. Hopefully I will be able to meet with you in person when your victory is secured."
Now that is troubling news… I need Wark. If this goes awry, I'll need his strength. Let's check the merchant district.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438978

I'll smile a little sadly.
"That ship has long sailed, Skylight. I appreciate the offer, truly, and twenty years ago I probably would have taken it. But, I would not saddle you with that task. You have your entire life to find someone, and be happy. You should not be forced to raise your brother. Though… if you joined me at the same age, it might be nice to grow up with a sibling…"

Sateo [DD monk] 438979

I nod "Aye, lets shove off then"

Wf+6 438980

Blood trails lead deeper into the city.

No sign of him there. And he doesn't seen the type to go to the Red Light District…

Felfire [Necromancer] 438981

"Well you are free to stick around, but I'm high tailing it back.
If they come here to dispose of your bodies and find you…"
Nod and be off to the ship with my undead.

Chip(DD knight) 438982

"Really?" I scratched my head.
"Who revived us."


Nope. Ask around and see if anyone has seen a donkey matching his description.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Sateo [DD monk] 438984

I point out the trail to you first

"Are ye sure we don't want to follow that?"

Wf+6 438985

"Okay." She says without hesitation.

"If that's what it will take to make it up to you, I'll do it."

She pauses for a moment. "Just… how young were you thinking?"

No one seems to care.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 438986

"Yeah, as much as I want to fucking murder them, there's a shitload of them, and I'm still a filly."

Point at Fel.
"Take a guess."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438987

"I'm not a fighter. No fucking way I'm going after them.
I don't even know who they are."
"See, you can wise up then. Let's move."


Hmm… last time he went out, he walked a loooong way out in the wilderness. Let's see… is there a part in town with a high concentration of donkeys?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Chip(DD knight) 438989

Look at her.
"Looks like we owe you one I guess." I grin.

Sateo [DD monk] 438990

"Aye.. Better to regroup on board" then I follow them back to ship

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438991

"Fifteen or sixteen at the youngest. I still want to be able to help miss Spring and miss Seas rebuild their clinic, after all. And being that young would give me time to set up a small shrine nearby as well. We could make it a shrine for both the sun and the moon, if you like. Two siblings running a shrine of the Sisters? Sounds perfect if you ask me."
I'll smile a little.
"Though I wouldn't have been hurt if you had needed a bit more time to think it over. I don't think you owe me anything, other than you living your life happily."

Felfire [Necromancer] 438992

"Looks like. And your buddy here managed to warn me before it was too late."

Wf+6 438993

Not particularly. You vaguely wonder where Wark's ancestral homeland is.

She sighs and shakes her head. "No… if that's what you want, I agree to it."

Chip(DD knight) 438994


Felfire [Necromancer] 438995

"The other dog.

Sateo [DD monk] 438996

I wave at the mention of my name.


Donkeyland? Knowledge check on donkeys.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 438998

My smile will fade a bit.
"But what do you want, Skylight? This isn't just a one-sided thing. You are my sister, and I don't want you to spend your life atoning for something you had no knowledge of or part in. I would be content if you just came by to visit from time to time."

Wf+6 438999

You seem to have a vague memory of him mentioning that there was some big clan war that wiped out most of his people.

They must be an extraordinarily stubborn race to keep fighting in spite of that.

Chip(DD knight) 439000

I grin at him and held him up.
"Thanks man, I didnt know how but you save my life along with Fel."


I have no doubts about that, but I still need to find him… He's certainly not from Reptil, but where could he be? Looking for opposing clan members?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 439002

You wander back to the ships and spot him keeping vigil on deck, sitting near a gangplank to the shore.

"I want to do what you said before. To make the world a happier place. And I can start be atoning for how our parents have wronged you."

Light Heart [Warlord] 439003

Well now…
"Master Wark? Are you quite alright?"

Wf+6 439004

As you approach, it becomes obvious that he is absolutely coated in blood.

"Just about."

Light Heart [Warlord] 439005

"… I see. You appear to be quite bloody."

Wf+6 439006

"I cannae say you're wrong. Perceptive as ever."

Light Heart [Warlord] 439007

I smile.
"Indeed. Please, tell me what happened. Perhaps I can aid you."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439008

"And you've already done that, Skylight. Being willing to come with me was more than enough. But I plan on settling down in miss Spring's and Seas' home town. I would like if you visit, but I don't want you to throw away your life to make up for this."
"You can't travel and improve the world if you're glued to my side, after all."

Chip(DD knight) 439009

Look at the time. What time is it?

Sateo [DD monk] 439010

"I couldn't lose ye yet. Need ye fer poker night!" I grin back

Wf+6 439011

"I was righ' abou' this city. There was another. An' there cannae be more than one. An' there is no more."


"I'm doing what I think is right. And it must be right. It was good enough to get Her approval, anyway…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 439012

I will just go back to the ship and find a place to safely store my un-
Oh wait, let's just ask Doc!
"Hey Doc, can I keep the corpses here till you are ready?"

Chip(DD knight) 439013

I scratch my head and look at her and Felfire.
"Want to come with me and meet a certain guy? I got to recruit him for the ship, if you two like that is."

Wf+6 439014

"There's a place in the depths of the hold. Remember your first lesson?"

Sateo [DD monk] 439015

I shake my head "Little tired after that fight. I'll met ye on board."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439016

I'll sigh, and then chuckle.
"Well, I suppose I'll have to be content with that. Now let's go have a chat with Abilio and see if I can't convince him to go along with this."

Felfire [Necromancer] 439017

Say, how many corpses are there?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 439018

"… Ah. I see. You solved it on your own then. That is a shame, although I am certain you prefer it that way."

Wf+6 439019


He shrugs. "I don't keep a close count. Take a look. If you need more, sometimes Lockermaster Jones has some…"

"Hmph. Iht's the righ' way."


Chip(DD knight) 439020

"Ah, thats understandable. Thanks again and take a good rest." I smiled and waved at Sateo as he goes back.
I really need to give something to that guy.

Go and visit the secret graveyard next time

Felfire [Necromancer] 439021

"He makes them pay. I think these four will be enough for a starter."

Light Heart [Warlord] 439022

I chuckle
"I suppose we can agree to disagree then. Still, it is good to see you fulfilled your goal. You'll be happy to know that Russo is dead."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439023

Also we'll pick up Mera on the way. See how she likes the idea of joining us as spirited youths.

Wf+6 439275

You make the long trek back. Once you arrive at the graveyard, you find a large gathering of ponies there, above the graves. There is a murmur amongst the crowd.

"Yes… let's not tempt fate further for now. I am already late for a meeting."

He disappears onto the ship.

"Another ill-conceived back-alley throat cuttin' no doubt."

Mera is on the beach, reclining in the waves.

Felfire [Necromancer] 439276

"Have fun."
Off I go, to dump these four bodies of mine.
Is there anypony here?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439277

"Say, Mera, I'm curious. How long have you been in service to Luna?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 439278

"No, we faced him in open combat. Not the ideal tactic, but at the very least we managed to succeed… to an extent."

Wf+6 439279

Nope. Quite quiet here.

"Years at least. It's fuzzy exactly when she enlightened me."

"Well, well. Good fer ya then."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439280

I'll nod.
"I know this is going to sound awfully rude, but how old do you think you are? I've got a small plan cooking in the back of my mind, but I was curious whether you'd want to take part in it."

Felfire [Necromancer] 439281

Commune with one of the corpses here since long.
"Hey, who's in charge down here?"

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 439282

"In any case, I'll leave you to your thoughts. Unless you have something more to add?"

Wf+6 439283

She flits about in the shallows.

"I haven't the foggiest!"

One of the corpses is ass-up, and it's quite distracting. Old habits die hard, after all.

"Sooner we get out of here, the better."

Chip(DD knigth) 439284

Approach them and try to get pass them, see what they are up too.

Felfire [Necromancer] 439285


Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 439286

"Soon, master Wark. Soon."
Now uh… I think I did everything I needed to, even though I got a feeling I didn't. All I can do is wait for the elections. Go check if that little filly Red decided to come on board.

Felfire [Necromancer] 439287

Well I can stand my ground! No rubbing off undead today.
Seance one of the others.
"Hey, you know where you are?"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439288

I'll smile a little.
"Well, no worrying about it then. Would you like to come with my sister and myself to meet with Master Abilio? I've a favor I wanted to ask him, and I'd like you to come along with me when I ask it."

Wf+6 439289

They're rallied around Steel Striker, who is standing on a large gravestone.

He points a hoof at you. "The dog of the hour! Chip! Welcome! Behold, my LEAGUE OF ORDINARY GENTLEMEN!"

The ponies all around you cheer. They seem to be regular, every-day folk like smiths, shipbuilders, and other blue-collar service providers.

There's a healer to worry about.

Vivid Eclipse, too.

Elections are in an hour.

Fleet officer meeting is in 30 minutes.

She did. She's bossing around some colts on the Eagle's Roost.

There was only one here before the ones you brought.

"Okay, I don't mind! Let's go!"

She slides up onto the beach and returns to earth pony form.

Felfire [Necromancer] 439290

Okay. Do it on that one. Mister ass-up. Put him upright first.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439291

And off we three go to Abilio's cabin.
Knock knock.

Chip(DD knigth) 439292

I scratch my head as I approach them. I then give Steel Striker a nod.
"I didnt know that there are so many ponies against that Russo guy." I grin.

Light Heart [Warlord] 439293

Vivid Eclipse will come if we go to Dixie… but I have to wait for the meeting for that. As for the healer… I have time.
Good to know that she's here though. I'll have lots of fun using her for my plans.

Eh… I'll go visit Landgrave's mansion anyway. I can speak to Red some other time.

Light Heart [Warlord] 439294


Wf+6 439295

There are voices inside.

Abilio answers, "Busy at the moment. And I have the fleet officer meeting after this. Come back this evening after we've set sail."

"That depends. Is this a whorehouse?"

"The LEAGUE is not under my command. They follow me of their own volition, not because of some edict that mandates they do so. They CHOOSE to follow, because it's the right thing to do."

Good catch. Your neck is starting to hurt from all this wall-slamming.

The butler lets you in and invites you to wait in the sitting room while Landgrave comes down from the master bedroom.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439296

"I fear then would be too late, Master Abilio, but I suppose I shall have to give up on it if you are that busy."
I'll frown a little at the door. I suppose I'll have to go visit miss Topaz and see about getting miss Seas's effects in order.

Felfire [Necromancer] 439297

"No. You are in the holds of a ship and you are a corpse."

Light Heart [Warlord] 439298

I'll have to strap some cushions to my body to stop that from hurting next time…
"Landgrave, good evening. If all goes well, mister Cloud King will win the upcoming election and work with us. There were some… complications, whom I hope will not interfere with the outcome."

Wf+6 439299

You head to her office in the hold of the Darklantern.

"Then the answer is no."

"Good. I trust you know how I feel about complications."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439300

Well, she can't have melted the entire sack down yet. Ancient coin has collector value, after all, and I don't see her fiddling too much with the scrolls and books.
"Miss Topaz, may I have a moment?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 439301

"I… believe I do, yes. I also may have found a suitable candidate for the viscountess' request. I don't suppose she is around? I would like to be certain about my case."

Felfire [Necromancer] 439302

"Too bad. Have a nice rest."
Drop the connection and leave the corpses here.

Wf+6 439303

"Make it quick. I have a meeting to make in half an hour."

She doesn't even look up from the jewel she's examining.

"Yes, the Viscountess Nihil rarely leaves the estate. She tends to find our privateer compatriots rather unsavory. Her quarters are the third room on the second floor."

He vaguely gestures at the grand staircase before clopping his hooves together, summoning an aide.

"Take Miss Heart to see Lady Nihil."

The pony bows and looks at you expectantly.


Light Heart [Warlord] 439304

"Thank you."
I nod at the aide
Then follow him/her.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439305

"I was just coming by to take stock of miss Seas' effects. The money, paintings, and literature recovered from the temple. It seems miss Light Heart intends to move us all to the Sirocco, and I was thinking of moving it there."

Felfire [Necromancer] 439306

Back to Terre's room.
Let me guess, she's about to leave for the same thing Doc had to, uh?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439307

So uh
Where am I now?

Spring Water [Doctor] 439308

Probably still with me on the docks. It's evening and the fleet will leave Reptil in a few hours.

Wf+6 439309

He leads you upstairs to a chamber and bows again before departing. There is a door here with an ornate handle.

She continues to not look up.

"Coincidental that you should mention that. It's been less than an hour since the Commodore had those assets frozen. Do you have a Requisition for Asset Release form?"

Already gone.

On a bump on a ship at a dock in a hole in the bottom of the sea.

Chip(DD knigth) 439310

"Well thats that. Everyone do what they got to do." I grin at this.

"So what now?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 439311

Give it a slight knock.
"Lady Nihil? Miss Light Heart here, in light of your request."

Wf+6 439312

"I am a stallion of my word. I have a reward for you. On my workbench in my old workshop. The only thing I haven't packed up. Go ahead, go on down. Take a look. It's yours."

"Ah, yes, darling, come inside. Sit yourself down."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439313

I'll stop dead for a second.
"Why would they be frozen? He said that they were to be left at miss Seas' disposal…"
I'll frown.
I'll glower at my plant for a moment.
I'll sigh.
"And no, I do not have the form for that. I assume that the Commodore will be far too busy, and unwilling as well, to sign off on it, if he has ordered those frozen within the last hour."
Frowning a bit, I'll continue.
"Would I be correct in assuming that the old coinage is slated to be melted down, if it hasn't been already?"


Take a good long breath on deck then, and call Fervy back.
Let's look around at the ponies working and walking around the ship.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 439315

Enter and settle down somewhere.
"Allow me to cut straight to the chase. I may have found a suitable candidate in Reptil, a stallion that goes by the name Vivid Eclipse. He worships Nightmare Moon and seems quite pleasant. I was wondering if you were interested in acquiring him to add to your retinue."

Wf+6 439316

"Not yet. Just frozen."

Not taking her eyes off of the gem, she fishes around in a drawer and pulls out a slip that reads:


She then stamps it DENIED, and hoofs it to you.

They's be all alive 'n shit.

"I'm primarily concerned with moral flexibility and being a paladin, darling."

Felfire [Necromancer] 439317

But I guess they are my people, after all.
Where should I start from, Fervy?

Light Heart [Warlord] 439318

"I believe he is a holy warrior or 'paladin', yes. I also believe he will be quite flexible. The only issue is that he wishes to go to Dixie, and is uninterested in joining the fleet unless we head there. I suppose it remains to be seen what will be decided at the officer's meeting in terms of our next destination."

Chip(DD knigth) 439319

I grin.
"Well not what I had in mind. I am asking what will happen next to you and your colleagues, but a reward is nice. Very nice."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439320

I'll frown at the paper.
"My apologies for wasting your time, then. Have a good meeting."
And then I guess I'll head back topside and think. Smitts is going to be at that meeting, almost certainly. He's probably got plant spies all throughout the ships, which is how he managed to time that account freeze so closely to my attempt for it.
Sighing, I'll just stare over the water for a minute.
"This just got quite a bit harder."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439321

I wake up.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439322


Spring Water [Doctor] 439323

I'll go find you.

Wf+6 439324

You had an invitation.

"What a headache indeed. Ah, well. Perhaps we'll find another. We are bound for Ni̱sí to̱n Drómo̱n, after all."

"To prominence and success! And now that my people are free to work and live again, no doubt many will go to the seas on ships and spread my word."

Noted. Mera and Skylight are still following you, though.

"Well, money isn't everything."



Light Heart [Warlord] 439325

"I beg your pardon?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439326

I think I went back to the fleet.
But Tela is a lousy, unreliable whore who seemed to have gone somewhere.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439327

How's the chick doing?

Felfire [Necromancer] 439328

Uh? Are you talking about Sitar?

Wf+6 439329

"Island of Roads, darling. It's a little remnant state of the old Trotantine Empire. More of a fortress than a capital, but it is filled with the most interesting ponies and culture, I assure you."

Just a suggestion.


Sleeping, as chicks and kittens tend to do.

Felfire [Necromancer] 439330

No, you… You might be right.
To the bunks!

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439331

You're not very helpflul.
Find Abilio

Wf+6 439332

Sitar isn't about. Where could he be?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439333

I tug on her leg.
"Is mister Curry gonna be back soon with our things?…"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439334

How big is she?

Wf+6 439335

The door is closed. Voices inside.

Still quite small. You could easily hold her in one talon.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439336

"It's me."

Felfire [Necromancer] 439337

Singing somewhere?
Stop somepony on the crew.
"Hey, seen Sitar?"

Wf+6 439338

"Busy right now, Emrille. Shouldn't you be getting ready for the Officers' Moot in half an hour?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 439339

"Ah, I have not had the pleasure of visiting it. It does sound like an intriguing place however."
I tap my chin with a hoof
"Might I pose you a question? Much like you, I am on the lookout for a certain type of pony… Not a paladin, but rather a pony with knowledge on healing magic. Do you happen to know of any who are available?"

What time is it? I don't want to miss the meeting…

Wf+6 439340

"On that new ship. The Sirocco. Yarrrrr.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439341

"The what now?"

Wf+6 439342

You have some fifteen minutes yet.

"Try three doors down, darling."

Spring Water [Doctor] 439343

I went looking for him already.
"I can't seem to find where he is…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 439344

"Uh. Strange."
But he's a necromancer…
Off to the Sirocco!

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439345

I carefully get out of the nest and roll my dice.

Roll #1 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 3, 1, 2, 4 = 21

Light Heart [Warlord] 439346

"Very well. Thank you, viscountess. It's been a pleasure as always. I look forward to our next meeting."
Get up and leave, then head for that door down the hall.

Wf+6 439347

"The meeting. Of officers. I thought you were promoted. Weren't you?"

Rumors lead you to the other new ship, the Eagle's Roost.

You picked up his trail on the Darklantern, a ship you have many memories of, as it houses your 'home', the brig.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439348

I frown and pick them up before trying to commune with the ichor jar again.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 439349

It's another very fancy door with a gilded handle.

Back in the field of wheat.

Spring Water [Doctor] 439350

Don't remind me…

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439351

"I was, I was, but nopony fucking warns me ahead of time of these meetings.
It's like the others hate me."
"Okay, fucking fine."
Pay a visit to Abilio.

Felfire [Necromancer] 439352

Well that's strange.
Look for Sitar here.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 439353

I pause.
… Maybe I should wait with this until I have more time actually. I don't want to be late. Instead, I'll leave the mansion and head over to where the meeting takes place. Probably the Eagle's Roost.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439354

I fly to the book and try to find any mention of a gryphon egg.

Roll #1 7 + 3 = 10

Chip(DD knigth) 439355

"Then perhaps I can recruit more easily now that you said it. Perhaps I can recruit you if you like to come."
I then look around.
"If not.. well there is that reward, if you dont mind me checking it out." I grin.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439356


Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439357

I'm on deck.
"True, but it certainly would have made it easier. And the books and scrolls are what I will really regret not taking. There is knowledge in those that hasn't been seen for centuries, and in the wrong hooves…"

Wf+6 439358

You're already talking to Abilio through the door.

You wander the twisting, labyrinthine complex of the Eagle's Roost, and soon find yourself quite lost, but you hear a tune in the distance.


The other officers seem to be making their way there. In particular, you notice Forever September walking alongside General Movp.

Griffons are mentioned in the earliest days as being objects of worship, but later on there seems to be a shift, in which the Griffons were the worshipers… replacing the object of their worship with something else. In any case, egg preservation seems to have been a common practice.

"Go ahead, then."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439359

"Yes, miss Spring?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439360

Chip(DD knigth) 439361

Go to his room and check out his workdesk. What is it exactly?

Wf+6 439362

Smitts is gathering the officers on the Eagle's Roost for the meeting.

"They'll get dusty noses?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439363

"Did you get our things mister Curry?"

Wf+6 439364

There's a large chunk of ore, in an oddly silvery-green color.

Light Heart [Warlord] 439365

Walk along with them.
"Miss September. General. Good evening."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439366


Spring Water [Doctor] 439367

"So… what's the verdict?"


Goddamnit these ships are so strange.
Follow the tune!

Roll #1 10 = 10

Chip(DD knigth) 439369

Grab it and inspect it. What kind of ore or element is this?

Roll #1 10 + 2 = 12

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439370

I read more about gryphon eggs.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439371

I'll smile a little sadly.
"It seems we are one step behind. Smitts has frozen miss Seas' belongings less than an hour before I went to fetch them, and by the time I manage to get them available, we'll have long left Reptil behind and there will be nowhere for us to go except over the side of the ship."

Spring Water [Doctor] 439372

"Well… that's strange. Too strange to be a coincidence."
I look at the ships
"He must have heard us."

Wf+6 439373

"Ah. Our third mate joins us for another night of faux-democracy and mob rule. Welcome to the fold."

The General tips his softcap and remarks, "It is truly a pleasure, Miss Heart. I think you'll find that we can all find an amicable ground through the Socratic method."

You wander into a dark chamber in bowels of the ship, and up ahead, you see a door. Loud music is pouring out from behind it! There must be many playing: several instruments are pounding away. You detect percussion, strings, and vocals.

It's not much of a biology book, it only mentions that they were preserved using frost enchantments.

You've never seen anything quite like it. Tapping it, you find it is intensely dense, and having picked it up, you realize it is incredibly heavy as a result. It would make a powerful hammer, but would probably be unwieldy do to its absurd weight. It also seems to lack proper bonding: it flakes away immediately, leaving you to wonder if it could be alloyed with another metal to make it more durable.

You are reminded of another strange metal that is extremely light and durable…

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439374

Felfire [Necromancer] 439375

Open it slowly, I don't want to interrupt.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439376

I look at the pony.
"What you know about gryphon eggs? Seekkill told gryphons not lay eggs."

Chip(DD knigth) 439377

Compare my ore to the other ore. Is it the same?

Light Heart [Warlord] 439378

I chuckle at September's remark, then turn to Movp.
"I agree of course, yes. This should be interesting."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439379

I'll nod.
"He has his ways of gathering information."
I'll look at the Denial form for a moment.
"And acting on it accordingly."
Shaking my head, I'll turn to the two mares.
"The only thing I would truly regret leaving behind would be the texts. And not speaking with master Abilio before we go."

Spring Water [Doctor] 439380

"… I don't think we should leave. It just seems like a bad idea still."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439381

"He… They're blocked? We can't get them?…"

Wf+6 439382

"We have a meeting, Miss Emrille."

Sitar is in there, furiously strumming his instrument. Drums and cymbals are playing themselves nearby.

Send in your skeletons
Sing as their bones go marching in… again
The need you buried deep
The secrets that you keep are ever ready
Are you ready?
I'm finished making sense
Done pleading ignorance
That whole defense

"Inheritance is the brother of avarice, and avarice is the cousin of avian, nuncle."

They are very different, near the opposite ends of the spectrum in characteristics.

"Shall we?"

You arrive at the gangplank to the Eagle's Roost.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439383

"Bad idea it may be, but it's the only one we've got that will get you two home."
I'll shake my head.
"Not until we fill out the proper forms and jump through the right hoops. And that could take days, if not weeks, depending on the Commodore's mood."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439384

"Yeah, I know, Abilio told me.
Did the guys I recruited arrive? I had a few ponies to kill and… shit… so yeah. Did they?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 439385

Head over. Time for the meeting.

Spring Water [Doctor] 439386

"Or… lead to our deaths."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439387

"Which would only happen if we got caught. But, it seems that is the more likely scenario, as Smitts has… charitably demonstrated by freezing miss Seas' property."

Chip(DD knigth) 439388

With that considered I go back outside of Steel Strikers work place and approach him. I then give him a grin.
"Pardon me for my ignorance, if it is alright to ask. What is the ore you are giving to me?"
I then fish out my own ore and show it to him.
"Also what is this one btw?" I smile.
OOC: What are its properties those two ores meta-speaking, or should I forge it to find it out.


Look at that. He knows the same trick the lady in the bog knew.
I'm confident enough. Pick up my flute and follow his tune.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439390

I drop to the floor, frowning and staring at the ground.
"But… but we could've left now!…"
I sniffle.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439391

I look through the book for any mention of spirit worshipers speaking in riddles.

Roll #1 10 + 3 = 13

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439392

I'll pat her back lightly.
"I know. But, it seems we'll have to try and ask to leave instead of slinking off in the night like a bandit."

Spring Water [Doctor] 439393

"We just have to be patient… We'll see this through to the end, I promise."

Wf+6 439394

"Who are you referring to?"

Everyone seems to be collecting in the mess hall. You recognize most of the faces here, and see many new faces at the officer's council, like your own. Chip is notably missing.

You are going to be late for the meeting.

I just told you the properties of each of them in depth! Density, weight, hardness, reactivity, color, luster! What more could you want?

"The first is a metal I call True Augite. It's a pyroxenite of incredible density, but poor durability. It's quite rare, and I've never been able to make it useful, but it has served me as an interesting puzzle piece over the years. If nothing else, it will entertain you. Perhaps you can find a way to make it useful."

He pauses. "The other ore is one I've only seen a few times before. It's called, around these parts Arcene. It doesn't occur naturally on this world, but is sometimes found on meteors that crash to the ground."

It's too rapid! You can't even match his tune!

He stops.

Not a word, though at the end the book itself seems to speak in riddles, deteriorating into madness.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439395

I sniffle again.
"So… what are we gonna do now?…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 439396

Smile sheepishly.
"Sorry. Messed it up back there…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439397

"The guys with the fancy guns."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439398

I read the passage before the riddles.

Chip(DD knigth) 439399

"Ah thanks for that." I then put both in my bag and extend my hand to shake his.
"I hope Reptil prosper in the future, thank you for this. Good tidings and farewell sir Steel Striker."
I then raise a brow.
"Well it is a farewell only if you dont want to come."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439400

"Now? We take extra care of ourselves, and keep our heads down until we can work our way off the ships and give them no reason to stop us from leaving."
I'll look to Spring for a moment.
"And that might include learning self defense, miss Spring."

Light Heart [Warlord] 439401

Ah, Chip. I thought he'd have known about this. Well… guess we'll wait and see for now. Maybe think about Rosemary's butt to pass the time.

Spring Water [Doctor] 439402

"Well… we'll just do our best to make our time here as productive as possible."

I scrunch.
"… Fine."

Wf+6 439403

He waves a hoof and there's a shuffling, before the chamber falls silent once again.

"I invited you, remember?"

"We did have a few stop by. I believe they stuck around. You should inquire on the Seaworthy."

It's hard to pin down just exactly where they begin. There seems to be a slow descent into madness.

You trace it back as best as you can to one line that reads:

I go now to conduct a study on the object of worship itself. It's hard to make out its meaning from purely the scribings themselves, because they are largely vague and refer repeatedly to Spirits.

"Farewell. I'm sure our paths will cross again."

It is a very nice butt.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439404

I'll nod.
"And Skylight can help make certain miss Seas doesn't fall behind on her studies, assuming Light Heart and master Abilio don't keep her too busy."
I'll frown a little.
"Speaking of Master Abilio, I'm going to have a small chat with him about something that should probably make teaching miss Seas a little easier. Or at least a little easier on me."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439405

"Self defense?… Like what, mister Curry?"

Chip(DD knigth) 439406

I nod at this and RUN LIKE HELL back to the ship.
"Sorry if I am late, business in Reptil." I grin.

Light Heart [Warlord] 439407


Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439408

"Hoof-to-hoof combat and, at your size, properly using a knife or small weapon. As you get bigger, and your focus improves, we can work with a wider variety of weapons, ranged and otherwise."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439409

Any mention of what the object is?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439410


Roll #1 9 + 3 = 12

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439411

"Right. After the meeting.
That's starting soon, right?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 439412

Nod quickly, still bothered by my mistake.
"Yeah, right."
Slip inside.
"Nice trick you did there. And nice music."

Spring Water [Doctor] 439413

"What's that? Oh, maybe Landgrave can provide books again too. I think Light Heart mentioned that Summer could continue her studies with him if we wanted to."

Wf+6 439414

Chip bursts in the door.

"Ah, very good. Now we can begin. I convene this, the 14th Officers' Moot of the Summer Session, and the third under my rule. On that note, the agenda for this meeting is deciding our next place to lay anchor. I've seen particular nominations for visiting the municipalities of Dixie, fortifications of the Island of Roads, and the great houses of the Starry Slough. Is there a speaker for the floor?"

After that, things begin to deteriorate, as I earlier implied. Spirits come up frequently.

Wf+6 439415

He nods, and takes a deep breath before slowly exhaling.

"I haven't been able to have a jam session for a long time. Funny how dying clears your head and your blood."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439416

Just observe for now.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439417

"I thought I was done with my studies though?…"
I sigh.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439418

And there is no mention of a worshiped object before that?

Chip(DD knigth) 439419

Take a seat and listen in.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439420

>Of the worshiped object

Felfire [Necromancer] 439421

Sit somewhere in the room.
"Had a rough time lately?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 439422

"I personally would vouch for Dixie. It would be a… pleasant visit, no doubt."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439423

"I would feel much better if she were escorted to and from her lessons, miss Spring. Either Mera or myself can sit with her, if you can't."
I'll nod slightly.
"And it would be remiss for us to not make use of this… peculiar kindness while the chance has presented itself."
"Miss Seas, if you haven't learned that you are, until the day you pass on, always learning, then you aren't done learning."
I'll smile a little.

Wf+6 439424

No… before that, it is generally focused on the earlier object of worship, the Griffons themselves.

"For many years. And soon I will return to it.

In time or so I'm told
I'm just another soul for sale, oh well
The page is out of print, we are not permanent
We're temporary, temporary
Same old story.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439425

The gryphons were worshipping themselves?

Spring Water [Doctor] 439426

"Right. You'll have to ask her first though, I'm not sure if her offer still stands."

Chip(DD knigth) 439427

I look at her.
"Have you visited Dixie? Why that place?"

Wf+6 439428

You haven't been reading closely!

There were Forerunners that worshiped the Griffons. They slowly died out and the Griffons they worshiped took their place, worshiping something else.

"A valid question, Mister Chip. Miss Heart?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439429

"She said good things about it last time."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439430

I frown.
"But studying is so boring…"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439431

"Well, we'll have to wait until after the officer's meeting that's tonight. It's drawn in everyone aside from the common crewpony."

Felfire [Necromancer] 439432

Raise a brow as I listen to his music.
"And you just don't want to fix this?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439433

"That's only when you don't have anyone to study with. As it is, Mera and I can help you study, though you're probably quite ahead of where I last left my studies, and we can see how fun it is when there's more than one pony studying."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439434

I look at the pony.
"What ob-ject gryphons worship?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 439435

I smile wistfully.
"Why yes, I was born there and lived there for quite some time, in fact. It has been quite a few years since my last visit however."

Spring Water [Doctor] 439436

"It's just a few hours a day, dear. You wont die from that."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439437

"You are also a pirate now, and it's not just you, it's a fleet. You remember that, right?"

Chip(DD knigth) 439438

I raise my eyebrow.
"Ah I see. What can you say about the place. Is it cozy?"
I then eye her.
"Us and our crew will be safe to land there if I am not mistaken."

Light Heart [Warlord] 439439

I chuckle.
"Of course I do. I fail to see why that would be a problem, unless you intend to enter the harbor with a jolly roger. That may cause some disturbance."

"As long as you are polite and behave, which could of course be a problem for those who lack self-restraint."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 439440

I pout.
"But it's still booooriiiing…"

Wf+6 439441


"The wise pony will always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439442

"We'll need something to do there. Apart from whoring and letting the crew drink away their doubloons. Something to raid. To get loot."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439443

"That's exactly what I thought about my studies when I was a young colt, miss Seas. But had I spent more time learning from my teacher, I probably could have thought a better way out of this for us."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439444

I read a few of the riddles in the book.

Felfire [Necromancer] 439445

"Hey don't ask me. I don't even know what it is that afflicts you."

Chip(DD knigth) 439446

I recline from my seat.
"I like polite people if you ask me but dont tell me it will be an uptight place. Oh please dont tell me it will be that strict."

"Besides are we just visiting there so that you can visit your birthplace?"

Wf+6 439447

They are unintelligible ramblings about spirits.

"A plague upon me. A pox, a burden, a collar."


Light Heart [Warlord] 439448

"I assure you that the collective wealth of this world is not stored in Equestria alone. There will be profit to be made out of this. Out of Dixie. If I wanted to simply visit my birthplace, I would have done so long ago."

Felfire [Necromancer] 439449

Give him a flat stare.
"Yeah, sure. Spit it out already, keep the act for the stage!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439450

"I'm fine with it then. At least you know what's what."

Chip(DD knigth) 439451

"If thats the case."
I then lean on the table and grin at her excitedly.
"What do you have in mind? Do you got a plan? Something to do when we got to land there?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 439452

"I do. But do not let my preferences alone decide your course. I am only voicing my preference."

"Perhaps. Although I would like to refresh my memories before setting anything in stone."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439453

"We discussed this during the last get together. It sounds good enough."

Chip(DD knigth) 439454

I then recline on my chair.
"Do tell if it come back to mind. I think everyone would like to know what you had in mind. Besides it would be better to land somewhere where one of us has an idea where we are landing."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439577

Before the meeting and errything, while with still Tela.
"Hey… let's get back to the ships now, 'kay?"

Tela [Sellsword] 439578

"Yeah… okay. You alright, squirt? That was some serious… stuff."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439579

"Yeah, I'm fucking great, sure! Of course I'm not fucking allright!"

Tela [Sellsword] 439580

"Calm down, you're still alive at least. That alone is a lucky break…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439581

"Yeah, now, but dying like that… fuck…"
Shiver and look down.

Tela [Sellsword] 439582

"Hey come on…"
Put a hoof a around her and pull her close
"You gotta stay strong no matter what. I always told you this line of work has its share of risks."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439583

Huddle close to her.
"I know we have resurrectionists, and that's it's dangerous and shit… but seeing you… y'know…"

Tela [Sellsword] 439584

I pet her mane with a hoof softly
"Shhh… it's all over now. I'm back in the saddle. Or well, you're back in my saddle."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439585

Gulp and snifle a bit, then after a bit of silence speak again.
"I still need to kick you in your fat ass… I told you I would if you die… just you wait until I'm a mare again."

Tela [Sellsword] 439586

"Silly filly, you went out too. I'll give your scrawny ass a good slapping too."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439587

Speak in a cheeky voice, feeling a bit better.
"…filly fondler."

Tela [Sellsword] 439588

I snort
"Sure. Not my fault you're such a fucking cutie."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439589

"You always had your eyes on me, didn't you?"

Tela [Sellsword] 439590

"Naaaaah. At first I just kinda felt bad for you. Figured that without some pointers and support, you'd get your sorry ass killed in no time."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439591

"And I didn't die… well… y'know, until now. Even without you.
But I thought, you might not be as pretty as me, but you know how to fight."

Tela [Sellsword] 439592

Give her tail a good yank
"Damn right I know how to fight. I got years of experience on you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439593

"You got years on me allright."

Tela [Sellsword] 439594

I roll my eyes
"Hard not to, being the whipper-snapper you are. I could probably kill you by stepping on you."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439595

"If your joints can handle it."


Press a hoof down on her and pin her to the ground with a smirk
"What was that?~"

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439597

Agile pegasus powers activate!

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439598

Stick out my tongue at her after my escape.
"Too slow."

Tela [Sellsword] 439599

"You little slippery shit. Fucking pegasi…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439600

"We are the prettiest and sexiest, admit it~"

Tela [Sellsword] 439601

"Weakest and scrawniest is how I'd call you. Even worse than fucking unicorns."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439602

"We couldn't fly if we were fat fucks like you mudwaddlers."

Tela [Sellsword] 439603

"At least we're not a bunch of prissy cunts who are afraid to get dirty."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439604

"Yeah, you can sleep in puddles, while we can sleep on those soft, white clouds… Aww yeah."

Tela [Sellsword] 439605

I stomp a hoof angrily
"Enjoy your cold, damp beds made out of clouds then! Nothing beats a warm feathery bed."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439606

"No bed I ever slept in was as soft as clouds… as for feathery, I know how those feel."
Chuckle a bit.

Tela [Sellsword] 439607

"It's also cold as fuck up there in the skies. And yeah, I know you've got chickenfeathers. Congratulations."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439608

Do a little hoop in the air.
"You are just jealous that you are stuck down on the ground."

Tela [Sellsword] 439609

"I could just blast you out of the sky with some magic, cunt. Don't challenge my fucking patience."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439610

"You could… but you'd be still stuck down there."

Tela [Sellsword] 439611

"Like I give a shit."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439612

Land on her back.
"Must be boring, being an earth pony."

Tela [Sellsword] 439613

"Shut the hell up already."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439614

"I guess I got that right then."

Wf+6 439787


Fleet Officers' Moot
Members: 27
Pass: Chair
Presiding Officer: Commodore Smitts
Title of Address: None / "Commodore"
Difficulty: 13/10
Special Action: Chair
Precedence: Rank
Type: Autocratic Cabinet

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439791

What does the very last thing written in the book say?

Felfire [Necromancer] 439795

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 439797

Well, with the escape plan shot to hell, I guess I'm just going to sit around until the Officers' moot is over.

Light Heart [Warlord] 439798

Ah. Fun.
We were still discussing things.

Chip(DD Knight) 439802

Well now that we know what Dixie is…"
"… how about the other two ports? Do we have any idea if its a good landing spot?"

Sateo (DD Monk) 439806

safely on board the ship napping. since its close to time to leave

Wf+6 439813

File: 1372459813050.jpg (15.24 KB, 600x463, graph.jpg)

Smitts remarks, "Taking speakers for the floor."

Umlock, Ruxiang, Flux, Landgrave, and Bronze all indicate themselves, and Smitts recognizes Thirsty Umlock.

He gives a lengthy speech in an incomprehensible Northern tongue. At the end, Sunnyskies translates:

"It boils down to 'I'm going to kill anyone that doesn't support going to the Starry Slough."

"Yes, yes, thank you Umlock. Ruxiang?"

"We been idle too long. Gotta raid something. What does Dixie have for us? Nothing! A few slaves. Roads? Impossible to raid. Ottomanes been trying for decades. Starry Slough major trade outpost. Bring great wealth to fleet."

"Thank you. Landgrave."

"The greatest opportunity for wealth is not by way of simple raiding. Mister Ruxiang is correct that the Island of Roads is impregnable, but that is only a testament to the wealth and power within. We can still make great gains there, and we have contacts in the city that will help us crew our ships to continue raiding the Equestrian coast – and possibly the opportunity for much more. We're looking into the possibility of sailing up the Grand Canal – directly to the capital. It would be the first siege of Canterlot in centuries: but only possible with the batteries obtained in Roads. They would never see it coming, and we would make off with unfathomable wealth."

"Thank you Mister Landgrave. Mister Flux?"

"Dixie. Our only opportunity for realistic profit. Roads. We will never get what that unicorn promises you there. Lies. All of it, we've never had friends in Trotantium. Remnant. Nothing for us there. Slough? Even less of value. Lies. Again and again: take a look, and you'll realize that the Slough is even more heavily guarded than Stonebriar. Foolish. I balk at the idea of strolling past their defenses to raid it in both cases."

"Yes, thank you. And Mister Bronze?"

"Another nomination for the Island of Roads. Even if you don't buy into Mister Landgrave's claims, take into consideration that if we can so much as get inside, I bet we can raid it. The Ottomanes fail because their ships never get in range. They have no defenses on the inside: they're an island, remnant nation. No man-to-man land firepower."

"Thank you. Any further speakers?"

A few other crewmembers indicate themselves. Better show you want to speak if you want another opportunity.



It's more of a scribble than actual words. As though writing ability deteriorated.

"Smitts has me. And he won't let me go so easily. I'm sure he already knows. He always does."

Felfire [Necromancer] 439815

"Yeah he tends to…
What, you sang the wrong note for him or something?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439817

I trace the scribble in the dirt where the pony can see it.

Wf+6 439818

Souls gently flit about the room, slightly shaking the instruments.

"We were competitors, once. A mistake I can't repeat now, of course. Maybe you can ask Thatch, but I don't want to think about it now. You came for a jam session, right?"

"An author among scholars, nuncle?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439820


Felfire [Necromancer] 439821

Nod slowly, and try to give him a smile.
Pull out the flute.
"On your signal."

Wf+6 439822

He chuckles.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439830

"What is nuncle?"

Wf+6 439831

Something begins to tap the cymbal.

"Let's just play freeform for a while until I get your style. One, two, one two three four–"


My style?
I just learnt to play listening to sailors at dusk.
There isn't much to my style.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439835

"We could go to Dixie pretending we are civilized folks. And then once we got everything we the diplomatic way, we blow them to shit, kill the rest of the shit we couldn't get the diplomatic way."

Chip(DD Knight) 439836

So it is either Roads or Dixie if you ask me." I recline on my chair.

Light Heart [Warlord] 439837

Well, clearly I'm at a disadvantage here. I don't care enough about Dixie to press my preference and piss others off. In the end it doesn't even matter to me anyway! Ha!
Just keep still. My time will come. Just not today.

Wf+6 439839

"I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness. I would rather start a family than finish one."

No kidding. You just blow haphazardly on your instrument like you're giving it a blowjob, giving off a screeching racket and looking quite compromising.

Sitar looks a little troubled. "I… wouldn't call that playing. Maybe you should try another instrument… It might be less distracting."

You should petition for an opportunity to speak if you want to not be talked over.

Felfire [Necromancer] 439841

"Uh. Well… I don't have experience with much else though."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439842

Can I petition Light Heart?

Wf+6 439844

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"How about the drums? They're easy. Keep the beat."

You should petition the chair if you want to petition at all.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439846

"Seekkilll start family. What pony see that make pony blind?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 439848

Sigh and nod.
"Sure. Let's try the drums."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439849

Eh, they must know better. I'll just listen to their arguments then.

Chip(DD Knight) 439850

I turn to Commodore Smitts(or to the head/chair who presides the meeting).
"Can I have a say on this?"

Wf+6 439851

"Go ahead, Mister Chip."

He scoots a pair of drums in front of you, and comes around behind you, to guide your hooves into place…

Wf+6 439852

"What didn't I see? I saw it all."

Light Heart [Warlord] 439853

I raise my hoof
"If I may. Our tonnage capacity has increased tremendously with the last few additions to the fleet. Dixie is well-known for products such as tobacco and cotton, both of which are unable to be grown in Equestria. Aside from that, although concentrated on a few families, they are quite wealthy due to their trade. Hitting these particular families as well as their stockpiles of goods, would yield quite the bounty if sold back in Equestria. Aside from that, they are not nearly as guarded as the other two options, making this a easier target."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439854

"All of Spirit?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 439856

Abruptly move aside, away from him.
"No… Need to do that.
I can follow, really."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 439858

"What she said."

Chip(DD Knight) 439860

I turn to Light Heart then to Smitts.
"If Ms. Light Heart is to be believed, Dixie is after all a safe port, and an easy target. If my vote is worth something I put my vote on that place." I grin.

Wf+6 439866

"Alright, alright."

He backs off and starts again. Hopefully you can follow on drums… Just keep the beat, right?


"Thank you, Miss Heart. Further speakers?'


Dinner, continue later possibly.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 439867

"All world? Spirit show pony all world?"


Nod, and wait for him to start.
Then, pick up the beat.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 440316

Hey, you do a pretty solid job. Just a slow, steady tapping.

You have a pleasant time accompanying him as he sings and strums about someone eating his fries.


"Mister Abilio?"

"Look, simply put, Dixie does have wealth. That's a fact. It's true. They are a wealthy farming community. But it's nothing in terms of wealth compared to the Starry Slough or the Island of Roads."

[Cautious]: "That may be the case, but with the acquisition of three new ships, a staggering HALF of our crew is untested. Do we really want to risk a fortress like one of those in our present condition?"

[Aggressive]: "Dixie has a lot more to offer than either of those two places. Why haven't they crushed Dixie, who lack the fleets or size of the other two nations? Because Dixie has unique magics and technologies that make them strong. We need those magics if we want to consider seriously challenging Equestrian might."

[Redirect]: "They're not mutually exclusive. We don't have a schedule to abide. Dixie is on the way to both of those locations."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440319

Look at him a bit surprised and hella curious as we finish.
"How can you even think these songs up?"

Wf+6 440322

"Sometimes I come up with them on my own. But I get a lot of inspiration from the dead."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440325

Well, in all fairness, if Abilio doesn't even want to go to Dixie, I have nothing to gain from pressing the matter.
"Which of the two other locations do you propose then, master Abilio?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440326

Look at Fervy's shadow.
"What would you write about?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440327

It so fucking doesn't even matter to me.
I already said my feelings.

Chip(DD knight) 440329

"If those two are richer than Dixie, then the only question left is which of the two locations are less defended or more incapable to handle invasions."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440337

"I would say Starry Slough would be another attractive target. A wealthy trade port must have quite a bit of potential."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440339

"And a wealthy trade port must have a shitload of money spent in guards, with good equipment, not some retarded bumblefucks."

Wf+6 440341

"I advise we visit the Starry Slough. It puts us in a strong position to raid the eastern coast, notably Baltimare, which I suggest as our next target."

"Thank you, Mister Abilio. Acknowledged, Miss Topaz."

"Look, I normally wouldn't bother even showing up for this meeting, but we need to be realistic here. The Starry Slough is a non-option. First, it's literally the other side of the world. Wasteful! Why head there when there are much more viable nearby targets. It's ridiculous. Besides, most of this crew is completely untested. Are you going to put your lives in the hands of some mercenaries we just picked up? To say nothing of your own martial valor, consider for a moment that if our sailing and bilging teams – the menials who are constantly overlooked by our upper echelons – don't get the job done, we won't get in range, much less out of it."

Abilio gives an impressed nod.

"Thank you, Miss Topaz. Other speakers?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440344

"We managed in Stonebriar, did we not? Thanks to the extra firepower from the fleet itself. The Island of Roads, however, is too heavily fortified for such bombardments. I would rather not enter a stone tomb such as that place. In my opinion, it would have to be either Starry Slough or Dixie."

Chip(DD knight) 440352

I shake and scratch my head.
"So… which of the two are less defended? Starry Slough or is it the Roads islands? I am confused here.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440354

"Dixie would be least defended, which I find to be the most attractive target for that reason given the inexperience of our latest recruits. Miss Topaz is correct in that aspect."

Wf+6 440355

Landgrave shakes his head.

"Mister Landgrave?"

"Just Landgrave, if you please. And we cannot make an enemy of Novdogod. Not right now. We have contacts inside the nation. We could make an ally of them. It's a mistake to attack the Slough."

"Thank you, Landgrave."

Mellow Marsh raises a hoof, and speaks to answer that.

"Chip here raises a good point. Novdogod has a different strength than the Island does. The Island is strong at one point, but if we get clear, we're home free. In the case of the Slough, the real trouble will be breaking free of pursuit. They have a long arm."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440360

I raise a hoof
"But, mister Marsh, an inexperienced crew would mean our speed would be sub-optimal. Something that would be most unfortunate when trying to get out of range of Roads' cannons."

Chip(DD knight) 440367

I doubt we will engage either Starry or the Roads islands directly. We are pirates haha! We have to find a way to lower their defenses before we bring in the big guns. Just like what we did in Stonebriar."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440369

"The Ottomanes have tried and failed to take over Roads for a long time now. Perhaps there is a way to crack it, but why risk so much when there is a better target in the form of Dixie?"

Chip(DD knight) 440373

I rest my arms to the table.
"Well I myself would like to vote for Dixie since it will be easier for the recruits. Plus you know the place, but the vote goes for more treasure that is why we are weighing Starry and Roads now."

I then look at LH
"Are you really.. I mean sure you like our crew to go and pillage Dixie? I mean no offense but you did say you have grown up there."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440379

"I am confident Dixie would yield a very considerable bounty, like Roads and Starry Slough would. I broke all ties with it years ago, I hold little emotional attachment to it these days."

Chip(DD knight) 440387

"Well if thats the case. Its decided on my part. Dixie for me. Plus if there are more mare's like yourself in that place then it is worth a visit." I girn.

Wf+6 440389

With Topaz convincing Abilio, the captains of each ship seem to be voting along the following lines:

[Pillager's Fancy] Abilio: Dixie
[Seaworthy] Umlock: Starry Slough
[Darklantern] Topaz: Dixie
[Sirocco] Al-Jinn: Starry Slough
[Eagle's Roost] September: Roads

You can't read Smitts.

"Any further speakers?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440390

"I am glad to hear you see reason."

Chip(DD knight) 440394

"Well if Dixie can provide wage for five ship full of pirates then that is reason enough."

I look at September.
"Roads? May I ask why?"

Wf+6 440397

"I think everyone's forgetting the bottom line here. We're stocked on food. You know where we can make the most in legitimate trade? In the most starving city in the world. So what if we have to profit off a little misery? We can make a pitstop in Roads and make more than we would razing all of Dixie."

"Thank you, Miss September."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440399

"What of you, captain Al-Jinn? Why Starry Slough?"

Chip(DD knight) 440401

I turn my eye on him and smile
"Oh. You're suggesting we trade with a high price, well safer and far more profitable which is good."
I then put my arms on my chin.
"On the downside, the new recruits would not have experience how to pillage coastal ports and such."

"But bah, if its money or experiences. I would go for money. If Dixie cant pay for five shipfull of pirates then Roads might be a good stop." I grin at September.

Wf+6 440402

"Dixie is a slave camp. Most of their wealth is in slaves. If we raid there, I doubt we're going to be freeing slaves. Jones will want to resell them. I am not interested in peddling slaves."

"Thank you, Mister Al-Jinn."

Chip(DD knight) 440403

I turn to LightHeart.
"So what do you think? It looks like I am more weighing my vote to the Road islands as September told us. How about you?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440404

"Neither am I. But Dixie is more than just slaves. They produce plenty of other goods which could be sold at a high price someplace else. Not to mention the amount of personal wealth that certain families hold."

"If we go there to sell, then by all means yes, I would agree. Raiding however, seems like a rather large risk to me."

Wf+6 440405


Roll #1 54 = 54

Wf+6 440406


Roll #1 15 = 15

Wf+6 440407


Roll #1 12 = 12

Wf+6 440408


Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 440409

Light Heart [Warlord] 440410

Wf+6 440411

"I have listened to your words each, and I have found the words of Miss September, Landgrave, Miss Topaz, and Mister Al-Jinn the most compelling. But I think the most valid point was never brought up. We're not on a time-table, and Dixie is en route to both of the other suggested locations. We will briefly make port in Dixie to stock up on the vast crop of foods – by coin or by sword – to resell when we make port at the Island of Roads. This is my ruling. Council dismissed."

Chip(DD knight) 440412

"Ah yes. Its decided then." I grin.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440413

"Very well… Will we raid Roads, commodore?"

Chip(DD knight) 440414

"I thought we are selling foodstuff to Roads for high profit? More doubloon for all of us in the end."

Wf+6 440415

"Its strength will be assessed after we empty their coffers at market. Street merchants wouldn't be the object of the raid, anyway. It would be the oft-fabled Royal Vault, constructed after the fall of Clopantinople."

Chip(DD knight) 440416

I grin at this.
"Ah, thats good." I nod at Smitts.

Wf+6 440417

"I'm not sure. I've never been much of a musician."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440418

"Very well. We will see how things go then. Good day all."
Get up and leave.
This has been… chaotic. But, it's been dealt with. What time is it?

Wf+6 440419


The polls closed ten minutes ago…

Felfire [Necromancer] 440420

"Well… What do you think about, usually?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440423

Oh my. Go collect Onik. Find Stein.

Chip(DD knight) 440424

Sit there for a moment as I watched the council leave. I then stand up and see if I can retrace my steps and go back to the hidden graveyard. Meet Steel Striker.

Wf+6 440425

Onik and Stein are together, in fact. They're pouring over Onik's "motorcycle". Onik is showing Stein how it works.

"I now, and have for most of my life, lived in the moment. At each opportunity, I always try to remind myself of my duty, and the need for virtue, and most importantly, restraint. If I were to right a song, it would be about mercy, I think."

Everyone's gone… Maybe you should try back at the Shipbuilder's Union.

Chip(DD knight) 440427

Alright head there and see what the place is up to this time of day(or night).

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440428

So… the meeting's over. I suppose I can either pester the commodore, or Abilio. I think I'll hit up Abilio first.

Felfire [Necromancer] 440430

Try to find the right tune.
'1d10' for speed of the tune itself.

Roll #1 6 = 6


"Ah, mister Stein. I am glad to see you. I would like you to reconsider aiding me. Your particular skills could come in very useful."

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 440432

He dismisses you entirely. "Can't you see I'm busy? I haff priorities! I'm afraid I'll need ze help of Onik as vell."

Onik gives a faint, but firm nod.

Tune… a drum? You tighten the draw a bit.

He's on his way back to his ship, surrounded by a posse of Terrebonne, Dolly, Doc Peg, Flux, and Marrowbone.

Wf+6 440433

There's a gathering of the League of Ordinary Gentlemen, and Steel Striker is there, overseeing some poster design.

Felfire [Necromancer] 440434

Eh, moderate, not too slow.
"Let me think…"
Start beating on the drums.
"Every cheap whore strikes a bargain with a god
ends up sleeping off in heaven or in hell
A bunch of roses spread at the bottom of their flanks
Flanks they gotta shake around 'cause they don't understand how…
Stop and think.
"Faith or Fear become just about the same
Faith or Fear become just about the same
But I need a guitar for this.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440435

"Very well, not a problem."
Everyone is busy! Go find Curry and Skyly.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440437

Ah. Well, I probably shouldn't bother him. I'll sigh, and talk to my plant a bit.
"Honestly, it's like the day can't get any worse… '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Chip(DD knight) 440438

I wave my arms to them.
"So what are you gentlemen cooking up today?" I grin as I approach.

Wf+6 440441

It could.

You spot them wandering on the PF.

"Posters. Capitalism awareness."

Sitar picks up and accompanies you.

FF: "What does it mean? I am not good with metaphors."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440442

"Spirits show pony Seekkill?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440444

Finish the beat before answering.
"It's… About mercy, just like you said."
Smile at him.
"Maybe the wrong kind of mercy, though."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440445

"Mister Curry. Miss Skylight. Could I steal a moment of your time? I need you to accompany into town one final time."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440446

I'll blink, and smile slightly.
"Wait… you talked back? Well, that's the first bit of good news I've had this evening."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440447

I'll turn to Light Heart, and shoot a small glance at Skylight.
"I suppose, miss Heart. And there was something I needed to speak with you about as well."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440448

"Thank you. And…"
I glance at Skylight.
"… Of course. I can already guess what about. But we must make haste, the fleet will leave soon and I have two things to attend to."
Lead them into town… to the town hall I guess?

Wf+6 440451

It's a big question as to whether or not Skylight will follow.

Desperate times don't get solved by desperate measures.


Sitar encourages you to continue.

"EVERYTHING! ALL AT ONCE! I couldn't make out the slightest thing!"

Chip(DD knight) 440453

I glance at the posters.
"Ah I see, that may work." I grin, then look at Steel Striker.

"Sir, can we speak in private? The two of us?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440454

"We'll talk to her together, Skylight."
And I'll follow after Light Heart with Mera, and maybe Skylight?

Felfire [Necromancer] 440455

Shake my head.
"I'm no musical genius Sitar, I don't know if I can…"
Try to keep the rhytm up.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Light Heart [Warlord] 440456

"Miss Skylight?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440457

"Where did Spirits show you everything?"

Wf+6 440460

"I trust my people with everything."

Okay, she'll follow.

"How about like this – try an upturn, to mirror the lyrics."


Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440462

"What pony know about temple on island with fire mountain?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440463

This is going to be a long day…
To the town hall nonetheless. I need to see the results…

Wf+6 440464

"Everything. In theory, at least. Eh heh heh."

Well, everyone is cheering. That sure is a sign of… democracy.

Felfire [Necromancer] 440465

"Mhm… Do you have any guitar?"
Think about it for a while.
"She who fucks priests will later join the Temple…"
"I feel like this is as far as I can go."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440466

"Tell Seekkill about temple there."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440467

Uh oh. I already don't like this. Who's on stage?

Chip(DD knight) 440468

I fold my hands.
"You see, I am recruiting people for our ships. We are a bit lacking in man power and I was thinking of picking you as one of our primary blacksmiths aboard the Eagles' Roost. Perhaps you would like to come, if not perhaps you can also tell me if…"
I look at his men.
"…. you have someone in mind that will fit the bill."

Wf+6 440470

Fervored remarks, "That sounds a little irreverent."

Sitar shrugs. "I might have one in the back somewhere."

"I could tell you everything! In theory."

You can't see! The crowd is too thick.

"Certainly! I'll join you. IF you can solve the mystery of the True Augite. Otherwise, I can at least send a corps of engineers to aid you in your journey."


Well I'm a pegasus. Fly up slightly and take a gander.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 440473

Scratch my head.
"I meant to show… You know, the hypocrisy of ponykind…"
"I'm sorry Fervy."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440475


Chip(DD knight) 440476

I tilt my head.
"Mystery of the Augite, well I'll try and see what I can manage. I'm game, what is it about?"

Wf+6 440477

Cloud King is giving a speech about victory.

The crowd seems to like it.

"If you focus on the bad, you'll feel bad. If you focus on the good, you'll feel good. If I wanted to see the bad in you, I could, but I choose to see the good. We all have a little bad in us. It's what makes us ponies."


Wf+6 440478

"The True Augite. The ore I gave you. If you can make a useable weapon out of it, I'll join you."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440479

Hug him.
"Thanks for doing that…
Focusing on the good, I mean."
Turn to Sitar.
"So, what did you have?"

Wf+6 440480

He returns it.

WS: "I've got a… banjo. Close enough?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440481

Good… He knows my name and Landgrave's name. I can't very well interrupt his speech, so I guess it'll be up to Landgrave.
Land again, smiling.
"I do so like it when something works out in the end. Now, let us go find mister Eclipse."
To the temple district!

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440482

"So the ships sail for Dixie, then?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440483

"Yes, I bet it will sound great for our next jam session."

Wf+6 440484

"Are we going to talk, or are you just going to keep flying ahead and ignoring us?"

Skylight frowns deeply.

You arrive.

He tosses it to you.

"Practice, practice, practice."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440485

"Tell Seekkill about gryphon eggs."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440486

But it's yours!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440489

"Indeed. We will head for Dixie and buy supplies, then sail over to the island of Roads to sell them."
I chuckle
"Like good, honest merchants."

I stop and turn around to face her.
"No. You are correct, miss Skylight. I am allowing myself to get caught up in the excitement without considering those around me. That is very bad form on my part and I apologize for it. Please, speak your mind."

Chip(DD knight) 440491

"Ah this."
I produce the ore given to me by Steel Striker.

I scratch my head.
"Mind if I borrow your forge?"
Also what time is it?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440492

I'll nod slightly.
"A step up from piracy."
And then we'll get to the meat of the matter.
"What were you doing that ended up with my sister's death, miss Heart?"

Wf+6 440493

"Summer has been released from her obligations. We're making arrangements to leave."

"Not technically. I sorta pilfered these from the hold over the years."

"Oh, my, yes. Too many to count. So many."

Wf+6 440494

"Go ahead, there's one in the back room."


Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440495

"Well, we were, but it seems the commodore was a step ahead of us and froze the temple assets. And by the time they are unfrozen, we will likely be well along the way to Dixie. Convenient, don't you think?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440496

Give him a flat look and a little smirk.
"Thanks. I will work on my lows."
Off I go, back to my ship!

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440497

"Other pony told Seekkill gryphons not lay eggs."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440499

I clear my throat and speak quietly so no unwanted ears can listen in.
"Mister Chip hired us and some others to aid in a political assassination. Unfortunately… things went rather awry. The crowd supporting the target overwhelmed us and managed to kill all but Sateo. It was… most unpleasant. I, too, wish it could have been avoided."

I blink, my smile faltering ever so slightly
"I beg your pardon?"

Chip(DD knight) 440501

Think about this.
Perhaps I can make a flaming scmitar, with its fire able to kinde and rekindle every time it is pulled out of its scabbard.
Masterwork weapon.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440503

"You involved my sister in a hit?"
I'll frown.
"And yes, miss Seas has apparently been relieved of her mission by Luna. She is, at least according to her, free to go about her life and be away from Pirates. You have all been deemed something that a child cannot change for the better."

Wf+6 440505

You arrive.

"We don't need them!"


"We're making plans to leave. For good. All of us. The doctors, Mera, Curry, and myself."

Wf+6 440506

With what?


>True Augite

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440507

"I am loathe to leave the texts, but it is true they aren't necessary. We just wouldn't have anything to pay for passage."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440508

Is Terre back yet?

Chip(DD knight) 440510

Combine Steel and True augite to make an alloy if I can. Perhaps just a few Augite and more steel into the mix.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440513

"Please, you and I both know miss Skylight has medical skills that are indispensable to us. I did not wish to involve little Summer in a hit, so it had to be miss Skylight. Unfortunate, yes, but is it so unreasonable of me to ask for aid in return for the aid I have granted you all?"

"You… do realize I cannot allow that, yes? Or rather, the commodore does not allow it, so I am bound to follow his orders."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440514

"Seekkill agree. Pony tell Seekkill how to raise baby gryphon?"

Wf+6 440516

The alloy bonds poorly and it ends up falling apart and melting inside the forge.

She is. There's some kind of big meeting going on in Fullmaster Abilio's cabin. Terrebonne, Abilio, Doc Peg, Dolly Doldrums, Flux, and Marrowbone are here. Sitar trots up from behind you and wanders in, and even Smitts shows up behind. Interesting.

"I understand, but there are more important things."

"As I understood it, he wanted to be rid of the unicorns."

"Not more than three meters."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440517

"Yes, he did. But not by letting them walk free, I'm afraid."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440518

What the.
All the officers I'd ever want!
All in one place!
Trot after Sitar and blend with the walls. See what's going on.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440519

I'll nod.
"We were slated for execution wholesale until you and Emrille stuck out your necks instead. Do not think I am ungrateful for that, miss Heart."
I'll think a moment.
"And what of miss Rosemary? She's a competent physician as well."

Chip(DD knight) 440522

Ah fuck
How about pure Augite? Can I forge it? Make a scimitar out of it.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 440523

They're discussing something called the Crow's Head Society. Well, most are. Marrowbone doesn't have much to say.

"Summer and Spring haven't been on the ships all day, nor Mera, and neither are the two of us. We could disappear right now, if we wanted."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440524

"Tell Seekkill about Second Ascension."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440526

Zivur told me about that!
Summon him!
And of course Nopo isn't here!
Does it look like they need help?

Wf+6 440527

It ends up being ridiculously heavy, and you trip and it shatters on the ground. You've used up too much for it to be practical to make a weapon out of it now.

"That is definitely more than three meters."

Wf+6 440528

Well, you're tired enough. Perhaps this is a good place to pause. Or you could go get Seekkill who should by all rights be here for the necromancer meeting.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440529

"What is Second Ascension."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440531

But how do I know this is a meeting for all necromancers?
Let's say that as soon as I do, I'll send a shadow to look for Seekkill.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440532

"I have all the respect for miss Rosemary's skills, but the painful truth of the matter is that miss Skylight is the superior option out of the two. Miss Rosemary was also already assigned to a different task at the time."

"I would have to stop you, I'm afraid. You are all my responsibility, so your departure would be most unhealthy for me."

Wf+6 440533

"When all the Griffons went kaput. Well, all those that participated."

You feel a tugging from the real world…

If you weren't able to gather that from the context, I have some unfortunate news for you about Felfire's comprehension skills.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440534

I'll frown slightly.
"And what of any of the rest of the crew? You are an officer, aren't you? You could have brought along enough muscle to suppress a riot if you felt like it."
I'll think a moment.
"And if the commodore authorized our departure? What then?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440535

"Seekkill come back later."
I return to the real world.

Chip(DD knight) 440536

Stop for a moment from forging and think. Do I have any experience on this that I might be able to pull some knowledge from my minds store house of knowledge? What kind of forging trick would I need?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 440538

Was there ever a doubt?
I mean, she calls herself Felfire!
That alone is dumb enough!

Anyway, what exactly are they saying about this place?

Wf+6 440539

You think that maybe if you melt away all the rest of your True Augite you might get some insight into its properties or something.

Mostly a historical discussion and briefing. You are just skimming in your pseudo-stealth.

A shadow is prodding at you.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440540

"I could have yes, but as I said, mister Chip hired me to come. He was in charge of the mission, not I."
I cross my hooves and look you both over carefully.
"If the commodore allowed it, you would be free to go. I would certainly not stop you. Although it would be rather… painful for me to see you leave."

Hey >>440532

Felfire [Necromancer] 440541

No no, I know about this stuff.
"Zivur was there."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440542

I look around for my chick.

Wf+6 440543

She doesn't reply.

It's still next to you, sleeping.

No one cast a talking spell on this shadow, so it is just prodding you. It seems to want you to follow.

Smitts remarks, "Zivur?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440544

"Doctors are a dime a dozen, miss Heart. I can't begin to think how many are in Reptil alone, and who knows how many are in Dixie."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440545

Point at the shadow.
"Trotantine necromancer from before the fall of the empire.
Found his hoof in Autumnsreach."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440547

I carefully stand up and get out of the nest then catch a mouse and break its spine before leaving the living thing in the nest. After that I follow the shadow.

Chip(DD knight) 440548

Naah… that wont do, perhaps just a small part of it.
Cut a small part of the augite and melt it then tinker it. Can I observe anything on it?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Light Heart [Warlord] 440550

"Miss skylight please… I understand you must be quite upset, but I did not wish to see you die. I myself died too. The third time in less than a year, I might add."

"We all know Summer is a special case, mister Curry. I care deeply for her well-being. She is very unique."

Wf+6 440552

"An interesting contribution. We'll have to hear what he has to say… if you can get him to talk. I trust she's been taught the Seance spell?"

Terrebonne almost looks offended. "Of caurse."

It leads you to Abilio's cabin, where a lot of familiar faces greet you. Everyone on the fleet that you knew was a necromancer, and then some.

It is every heavy, dense, and flaky. It would need to be bound to something with remarkable bonding quality without increasing its weight substantially.

"It's not just about me, Light Heart! It's about Summer. And my family. And the fact that you're a crew of pirates!"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440553

"Then would it not be better she returned to a less stressful environment, to learn and grow up like, well, like a normal filly would?"
I'll sigh.
"I know there were extenuating circumstances, miss Heart, but you did break our promise that my sister would not come to harm."

Chip(DD knight) 440554

How about Arcene? perhaps experiment with it and see its properties.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Felfire [Necromancer] 440556

Just give a flat stare at this comment and seance the shadow.
Do we wait till tomorrow or will you act out for him?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440557

I sit down next to Felfire.

Wf+6 440558

This dull metal is amazingly sharp and hard, but even more so, it is incredibly light. It would be totally useless for a hammer or make a poor arrowhead or pikehead, but would make a good sword. It seems to have a strange property that makes it bond with itself repeatedly, creating an unnaturally brittle blade in its pure form. It would need to be bound to something that constantly resists its efforts in order to find a happy medium.

Wait, I think.

You might bond with Seekkill or talk to the other necromancers now if you like.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 440560

"What happening here?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440564

"Yes, we are pirates. You were aware of this all along. But you… you and Summer, and miss Spring, and mister Curry, and miss Mera… you are good influence. On all of us. A reminder, perhaps, to not stray off of the path any further than we already have."

"And you broke your promise to not take advantage of the fact that the collars were removed. Something which took quite a bit of effort and was a sign of goodwill on our part."
I wave a hoof
"But let us not start pointing hooves. For what it is worth, I am truly sorry for what happened to your sister. I hope to make it up to you in some way, if it is possible at all. I hope that my previous actions to aid you all are enough of an indicator that I am by no means an unreasonable mare."

Chip(DD knight) 440565

Perhaps experiment on making an alloy of Arcene and Augite, then see how its properties hold when combined.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 440567

You don't have enough Augite left.

Wf+6 440569

"Where have you even been the last hour?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440570

"A reminder that is oft ignored, miss Heart, or unwanted at best."
I'll rub the side of my snout.
"If I thought you an unreasonable mare, we would already have tried to flee. That's why we are talking this out, instead of making a break for it. Considering the commodore locked down the temple assets less than an hour before I requested them, he certainly would have caught us, and this was likely to serve as a 'gentle' reminder not to cross him."

Chip(DD knight) 440571

Check out the failed augite scimitar
Cant I recycle the ones I used.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440573

"In a mandatory meeting with the fleet's officers regarding our next destination. I wanted to speak to you earlier, but you walked off before I could do so, saying you needed some time to yourself."

"Yes. If you would allow me to be blunt, there is no doubt in my mind that the commodore would have tracked you all down and… well, most likely executed you all. Miss Emrille and I would have faced the consequences too of course, because we did take responsibility for you all."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440574

Doesn't help I've got a secret of his.
I'll sigh.
"If and when we get official authorization to leave, can you promise not to stop us?"

Wf+6 440575

The ones that you made alloys out of can't be purified because of the way the bonding process works. The pure one is in a bunch of pieces…

Chip(DD knight) 440576

Stop working for a moment and show Steel Striker what I have done.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440577

"I solemnly swear not to stop you if that were the case, mister Curry, as shameful as it would be."

Wf+6 440578

"I see you tried steel. Do you honestly think so little of me, Chip? You really think ALL THE YEARS I spent studying True Augite I never tried bonding it with simple steel?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440579

"Thank you. That is truthfully all I can ask in this situation."
I'll nod slightly.
"I assume our next stop is one Vivid Eclipse, since we're going the same way?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440580

No answer again? >>440573

Wf+6 440581


"Yes, he will want to join us seeing how we are headed for Dixie."
Look around, is he here?

"Miss Skylight, your silence does not exactly fill me with joy."

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 440583

She scrunches.

Vivid Eclipse is nearby with his moon statuette.

Chip(DD knight) 440584

Scratch my head.
"Apologies sir Steel Striker. I really have no idea to combine it with. Perhaps I I hard combined it with Arcene then I might have created somethimg."

"Perhaps I ruined the gift you gave me ." I frown.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440585

"To be fair, I wouldn't be too talkative either if I'd been marched to my death, to kill somepony for… whatever reason. I'll have to have a talk with mister Chip as well."

Wf+6 440586

He gathers up the pieces on the floor and molds them back into a workable piece. "If you want to try again, there is enough here for one last attempt."

Chip(DD knight) 440587

"Well… I….. "

Wait what time is it?
Also when will the ship leave from port?

Chip(DD knight) 440588

Wf+6 440589

In about 10 minutes. You better hurry.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440590

"Very well, I understand."
Walk over to him.
"Mister Eclipse? Are you still interested in heading to Dixie?"

"The risks of death are always present, mister Curry. But yes, I understand that she must be angry. Miss Spring and Summer were angry too back in Stonebriar. I simply hope she will be willing to forgive me."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440591

"Time will tell, I suppose."

Wf+6 440592

He nods. "You've decided on your destination?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440593

"Indeed we have. Dixie is our first destination, in fact."

Chip(DD knight) 440594

Gaah… that wont do.
"as much as I like to prove myself, I got little time to make a workable piece of weapon since my ship will leave in 10 or 5 minutes from now. I dont want to be late again."
I just smiled to Steel Striker and gather the Augite that he had salvaged and put it in my bag.
"Perhaps when I go back to Reptil, I might show you what weapon I have forged using your gift to me. Thank you sir for your time." I nod to him.

Wf+6 440595

"Farewell, and good luck."

"How good! And you brought the comrade. Very good. Take us and we will go, then."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440596

"Excellent. Please, follow me."
Lead him back to the Sirocco. That should take care of all business in Reptil!

Chip(DD knight) 440597

Just go back to the Eagle's Roost and glumly sit on the deck looking back at Reptil.

Wf+6 440598

If you had Stein, you could scan him for follower potential.

The Sirocco, Hourglass, Pillager's Fancy, Darklantern, and Seaworthy pull out into the harbor.

Followed by the Eagle's Roost. Reptil's harbor slowly shrinks into the distance as you leave…


Light Heart [Warlord] 440599

I'd do more, but I'm too tired right now.
Next time: Talk to Landgrave about CK's victory, recruit a new follower, get Rosemary upgraded, talk more to Sitar about his past, talk more to Wark, try to recruit Stein, try to convince Eclipse to join as Nihil's paladin, talk more to Face, talk more to Umlock, talk more to Al-Jinn, talk more to Onik, talk more to Red, …

Yeah. Lot of stuff ahead.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440600

And Abilio's probably going to be talking with his necrobuddies late into the night. So I guess I'll just end up spending time with Skyly, and then heading to sleep.

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