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PirateQuest: Chapter 5.0: Trifling Affairs Wf+6 440671[Last 50 Posts]

It is still night. The fleet has cleared Reptil, new ship in tow.

Felfire and Seekkill are at the necromancers' meeting.

Chip is moping about.

Light Heart is having her army of followers crash down around her, though it seems that barring anything tricky, she'll keep her unicorns until at least Dixie.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440675

Well, if Light Heart's done with us, we still can't talk to Abilio about that thing until tomorrow at the earliest, since he's having his necro-pal meeting. Suppose I'll just end up on the deck of the Sirocco watching the moon on the waves for now.

Sateo [Berserker] 440676

I should probably check on those three colts.

Felfire [Necromancer] 440678

"Zivur, tell them all you know about the Crow's Head society. We might be going there soon."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440681

First things first. Rosemary and Grey Worm.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440683

I must have got bored.
Where exactly am I?

Zivur [Shadow] 440685

Let's find one of the abandoned corners to speak from first.
"W-We are?
Where? W-With who?"

Wf+6 440686

So you shall!

They're being chased about by a large red filly.

They're not on deck. You should check your room.

On the Seaworthy. This is technically supposed to be your post.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440688

Right, go to my cabin then.

Felfire [Necromancer] 440691

"With the fleet's necromancers.
Don't worry, safest place in the world."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440692

What exactly does my post entrail?

Sateo [Berserker] 440693

huh, does it look like they are playing a game? '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Wf+6 440696

Smitts facehoofs.

Abilio remarks, "If this is going to be an issue, you could submit a brief later…"

You're sort of nebulously supposed to be keeping menials in line and reporting to the mates of this ship. Your direct superior would be the third mate of the vessel.

Not even a little. She's terrorizing them. They're more little rogues and thieves than fighters.


Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440697

Guess I'll talk to that plant again if no one else happens to wander by.
"So… I've never actually had many expectations about talking to plants before. I don't quite know what to talk to you about…" '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Light Heart [Warlord] 440698

Uh… '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440699

Well, check out that guy I recruited first.

Sateo [Berserker] 440700

trip the red filly. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Zivur [Shadow] 440703

Stay where I am.
"U-Uh… well the Crow's Head Society was f-founded way before the Trotantine E-Empire rose to power… before it w-was founded, even.
The Society w-was made up of all species w-who practiced different walks of necromancy, a-and hoped to share skill and k-knowledge to better their craft."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440706

Let out a sight of relief.
"You are doing great."
Turn to the others.
"Any question you might have, you can ask."

Klandin [Ascendant] 440707

"Something wrong with speak spell? Why shadow talk wrong?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440711

"He's a pony like you and me. You talk differently than me, for istance."

Zivur [Shadow] 440712

"…. z-zebra."

Wf+6 440713

You drop the little planter and it rolls off the edge of the ship.

You open the door and Rosemary is reading a story to Grey, who is fast asleep on your bed.

She's powerful for her size! When she sees you sticking your leg out, she tackles you instead, and keeps going.


A pack of pones from the gun convention seem to have "liberated" a portion of the hold on the Seaworthy and have built a fortification out of crates. They have two posted guards, and a bunch of bedrolls in there. They even have a little furnace where they're cooking some eggs. And of course, guns and ammo are lying everywhere.

Abilio remarks, "Yes, and now the Trotantine Empire has fallen to the Oddomanes. All that remains is the Island of Roads. Our destination."

Klandin [Ascendant] 440716

"Seekkill not pony. Seekkill talk well, but only use needed words."


Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440717

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440718

Oh! Oh no! Magic it back up before it hits the water! '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 440721

"Have you never seen a zebra before?"

Sateo [Berserker] 440722

the little imp. steal something from her '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440724

"Seekkill seen zebra. Not seen z-zebra."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440725

Move around her and settle down next to Rosemary, leaning in for a kiss.
"Good evening."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440730

"They are the same, Seekkill!"

Wf+6 440731

Nope. Plopped into the sea, and sinks. That'll drown if you don't find it, but it's already dark out.

She's already long-gone by the time you're on your feet.

"Evening~. So… How long will Grey Worm be with us? Where are we going?"

Zivur [Shadow] 440732

Stay at a distance in my corner from the weird gryphon.

"B-But… a lot of r-research was lost when Lavinia XV allowed the Inquisito Act… k-knowledge not even the Oddomanes could h-have restored, even if t-they took C-Clopantinapole."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440734

Raise a brow.
"What the fuck are you doing, building a fort?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440735

Oh. Oh no, Smitts will have my head.
Mera's nearby, right? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440737

Wf+6 440738

Dolly interrupts. "Blacktongue spies report that most of Crow's Head have been converted. They're largely Oddomane now. Only a small remnant sect remains Trotantine. That's the group we'll be seeing in Roads.

One of the guards look sat you like you're crazy. "Yes."

You don't see her anywhere, and you can't afford to waste time looking.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440739

"We are going to Dixie, miss Rosemary. To stock up on food. As for Grey Worm… we shall see."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440741


Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440743

Well, time to go swimming, I guess. I'll fire up the light spell that I know exists because Summer learned how to do it '1d10' and dive off the side of the boat.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 440744

"That sounds peaceful. I hear they have weird belief systems in Dixie…"

"Can never be too fortified. Don't come crying to me if your bed gets besieged during the night and you don't have supply lines."

Sateo [Berserker] 440745

Well, go find my boys again. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Zivur [Shadow] 440746

I…uh… I mean… um…
I d-didn't know m-much about the b-branch that w-were in Oddomane t-territory…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440749

"Ohmyfucking… Aaaaanyway, where's the boss? He promised me some sweet guns."

Wf+6 440750

You light up your horn and dive in. You'll need to quickly find and rescue that plant.

They've regrouped in an alcove nearby.

Terrebonne addresses you now: "What year did ya die in?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440751

"Quite, yes. They do not follow the two alicorns like the Equestrians do."
I smile
"I was born in Dixie, you know. I lived there for quite some time before moving on. I have not visited it in years however."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440754

Speedy swimming. Oh god, be speedy. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sateo [Berserker] 440755

"Ahoy lads." I sit inside with them "What happened back thar?"

Zivur [Shadow] 440756

"I… I d-don't really remember… long a-ago… w-when-"
Snarl a bit at the name.
"Liviana XVII ruled…"

Wf+6 440759

"He's in the back, working on a cannon."

"How is it?"

You can't see it anywhere in the dark waves, and the ships seem to be getting further away…

"That filly is crazy! She wants us to call her 'king' and worship her or somethin'."

Most of them groan.

"Okay. New tact. What can you tell us, then? Perhaps some of this information that was destroyed?"

Sateo [Berserker] 440762

I look shocked. "Why don't ye just slap some sense into her?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440763

"… It is a nice enough place, I would daresay. However… it does have its flaws, I'm afraid."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440765

C'mon, Magic, now's really the time to shine. Duck under the waves, and pull as much plantlife to me as I telekinetically can. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440766

Fly over there and look for him.
"Hey there."

Zivur [Shadow] 440768

Try to occupy as little space as I can when they groan.
"I…I… t-there was a hidden b-base of the S-Society! I-In Pegasa!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440770

It's alright, don't worry. No need to be scared.

Zivur [Shadow] 440772

T-They hate me!

Felfire [Necromancer] 440776

Nah, they are just in a hurry.

Wf+6 440778

"She's actually pretty tough… we're mostly good at sneaking and running away."

"What like?"

You turn yourself into a lake monster, covered in seaweed, but you retrieve your plant. The ships are pretty far away now…

"Mhm? What's up, little bit?"

What a great accent.

Smitts sighs. "Well, it's been at least six hundred years. No doubt that's been found out. What do you know about the Island of Roads itself?"

Zivur [Shadow] 440779

T-To where?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440782

Alright, time to catch up. I can at least catch up to that hulking monstrosity of a ship, right? Scoot the plant pile along with magic, like some squishy boat. '1d10'

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 440783

The next place to loot, I guess.

Zivur [Shadow] 440786


"That i-it's.. a port?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440787

So how are those repeaters and revolers and other juicy weapons doing?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440788

"For one, slavery is commonplace. Dixie is a earth pony society who look down on other pony races. Unicorns especially tend to be used as slaves because of their magical abilities."

Wf+6 440794

You're losing a lot of ground. You had forgotten how fast ships were when they used sails…

"Yes. That would make sense, since it takes up an entire island…"

"They're coming."

Rosemary scrunches.
Grey Worm shifts uncomfortably.

Sateo [Berserker] 440797

I think for a moment "Well, ye will just have to learn how to fight."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440798

"Good. I asume you could part with the be the best of both of those?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440799

Okay, stop him here.
"Zivur, it's okay if you don't know anything. It's been so much time ago."

Zivur [Shadow] 440801

"I… I t-think the ship I w-went to the mainland with p-passed it… b-but I was reading d-during that…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440803

"Come, we should not be disturbing her rest."
Lead her outside.
"You need not to worry yourself, miss Rosemary. They will not enslave just about anypony. There are successful non-earth ponies living there as well. I am a pegasus as well, after all. The citizens of Dixie are most polite too, they value civility very highly."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 440811

Fuck it, Magic can catch us up! '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 440816

"Can you teach us?"

He points to a flag that one of the convention ponies has put up on a wall that reads: COME AND TAKE IT.

"Well, report if you find out anything useful. It's getting late, let's adjourn."

"If you say so…"


Also all that seaweed is weighing you down.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440820

"Is that a challenge or an invitation?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440821

"I will do. Anything in particular you want to know?"

Zivur [Shadow] 440823

Light Heart [Warlord] 440826

I hug her
"I would never allow anypony to do something like that to you, of course. There is no need for worries. Now… how was your day?"

Wf+6 440833

"Look here, girl. It's our design, our metal, and our labor, and you want the best of crop for free? That's anti-capitalist. What's our incentive to make good weapons if you take all the good weapons?"

Abilio replies: "Tactical information about the Island is certainly out of date. If you can learn about lost knowledge or more cultural information, that could be useful."

"It was alright. You were gone a long time. Where were you?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440835

Nod slowly.
"Sure. Anything I find, you will know.
How long till we reach the island?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440836

"Tending to the assignment Landgrave gave me, as you may remember. It was… troublesome and payed for it with my life. But I believe it worked out in the end."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440837

"You give me the best of your good weapons, I give you back the same design. All of you. I'm going to have a clever smith look at it, then replicate it. More firepower, for all of you."

Sateo [Berserker] 440838

I nod "Aye lads. If ye want to learn it." show them stance of the tiger.

Wf+6 440849

"There's more to fighting than standing funny!"

"Why don't you just have him come to us?"

She hugs you close and nuzzles your neck. "Oh no…"

"Oh, weeks. Dixie is much closer. We'll make port in Dixie in five or six days depending on the wind."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440851

"Don't you trust me?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440853

Nod with convinction.

Wf+6 440855

"Not really, no. We met you a day ago."

"With that, everyone is dismissed. I could use my cabin for sleeping tonight."

The group disperses.

Light Heart [Warlord] 440856

"Not to worry, I will be fine. I am happy your were not present to suffer the same fate."

Sateo [Berserker] 440857

I laugh "Aye, but this stance makes you quick." I tap his chest quickly to demonstrate. '1d10+2' "Like a wild tiger"

Roll #1 9 + 2 = 11

Felfire [Necromancer] 440858

Back outside I go.
"Hey Terre, guess what I managed to do~"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440859

I follow you out.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440861

"And yet here you are on the ship I'm an officer of. With a fort.
You think I'd try tricking anypony who has a fort on the ship?"

Wf+6 440867

She continues her nuzzle. "You're so non-nonchalant…"

He scrunches and tries to emulate your stance. '1d10'

She looks at you with practiced patience, but expectancy as she walks back to her cabin.

"Happened plenty of times in history."

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 440868

He does a pretty good job of it, standing up on his hind legs, reared up.

Sateo [Berserker] 440871

"That's the way lad. Now strike me."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440872

"Corpses blown to shit and back.
Even Doc called it a lost cause."
"Emrille and Tela should be up and about on their boat right now."
Grin at you too as I recount the story.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 440873

I'm assuming that I'm on the deck of the ship, staring sadly at Reptil as we leave and I'm still stuck here.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440874


Felfire [Necromancer] 440876

"That. Was. Awesome!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440877

"Not nonchalant, miss Rosemary, but calm. There is no point in getting myself worked up over bygones. It is bad for my heart to do so."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440878

"All right then. I guess I'll just have to tell your boys that they cannot get the better toys just because you are holding them all for yourself. I'm sure they will understand."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440881

"You blew up corpse?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440882

See, a few of the others went to town, picked up a fight and got blown up.
Their corpses were shit.
Headless, or missing all four limbs.
Turns out I could fix that.
Thanks to Fervy~"

Wf+6 440884

"It's good ta hear ya studied are progressin. I knew ya had it in ya."


Probably on the Darklantern. There are a lot of new workers here and on the other ship following the recruiting done in Reptil, though most of them are just sailors and bilgers. The bilge is not a pleasant place to be, though the sails are quite nice. You envy the Sirocco, which is not dark and foreboding as the Darklantern is. It is made of a light wood and has many beautiful, fanciful sails in stately order. Light Heart is an officer on that ship.

Still, this ship seems less threatening since Smitts left. The captain's cabin at the aftcastle now belongs to Blue Topaz.

She sighs. "I get worked up over your injuries…"

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 440886

8+2 = 10

He kicks you down in a single blow. Wow!

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440888

"That is good."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440890

Chuckle a bit.
"I feel so… Full of energy! It's damn great!"
"Damn yeah that is!
You up to anything cool?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440891

I chuckle
"I cannot possibly blame you for being worried, even if it is not needed. In any case… I still have a lot of work ahead of me. You may join me if you wish, but it is mostly business that will bore you."

Wf+6 440892

"I'll stay here and watch Grey…"

"Well, we have at least five days ta talk about it. For now, get some sleep."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440893

Light Heart [Warlord] 440894

I smile and nuzzle her cheek
"Good… we should certainly spend some quality time together soon. I feel it will do us both good."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 440895

Why can't we stay on the other ship… or even just have an actual room and not a cell…
I sigh.

Felfire [Necromancer] 440896

"You go ahead, I will come in a few. Gotta take care of something first.
Maybe even practice some."

Sateo [Berserker] 440897

"Good form" now to show off grounding strike. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Spring Water [Doctor] 440898

I nudge her with my snout
"What's gotten you all so sad…?"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440900

"Maybe. Walk with Seekkill."
I walk away.

Felfire [Necromancer] 440904

"Sure thing."
Let's follow Seekkill whirstling away.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440907

"Why you not want hunt with Seekkkill?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 440909

"We could've gone home…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 440911

"Yes… but we chose not to. With reason."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440913

"I don't think Fervy would approve of that…"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440915


Wf+6 440916

"They're not going to be happy about turning over property either."

She glances at the bed. "With her around?"

She heads off into her chamber.

You smack him.

"Ow! What was that for?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440919

"I am certain miss Spring and Summer will not mind spending time with her while we take some time for ourselves."
I look at Grey Worm as well
"How is she? What do you think about her?"

Wf+6 440921

"She'll be alright."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440923

"Because he'd say they are innocent. That they did nothing…
And eventually, he is right, you know."
Look at him in the eyes.
"We should… Go somewhere private to talk about this, okat?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440925

"Very well. Thank you for taking care of her, miss Rosemary."
Give her a good, deep kiss, then walk away with a smirk. Let's see if Landgrave is available.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440927

I lead you down to the cargo hold, but stay at the front where my nest/den is hidden from sight.
"We not have hunt in-no-scent. Find crimin-al to hunt. Island Ponies sometimes tie visiting ponies they not like and leave for Seekkill."
I frown.
"They not taste as good."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 440928

I pause for a moment.
"Do you think that it's fate? That even though Luna told me to go, I still gotta stay here and help the pirates become good?…"

Sateo [Berserker] 440929

I'll just stand up then. "To teach."
"Even when you're down ye shouldn't give up."
I blink, they're just kids I am probably being to hard on them "there are a few other stances, but we should probably take a break, head back to the deck and see what needs to be done."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440930

"I just need one of the best revolvers and one of the best repeaters, nothing more, nothing less."

Felfire [Necromancer] 440932

"It's not that easy to tell who is guilty or not, you know."
Sit down somewhere.
"And I'm trying to… Be forgiven for something I did.
For everything I did, really."

Wf+6 440934

"The Smith has to come to us. And you provide the metal."


They rank up and follow you.

No doubt in his mansion this time of night.

Spring Water [Doctor] 440935

"It's more of a question of… biding our time. If we had ran… they would have hunted us down."
I shiver
"That wouldn't have been good for us… And maybe by staying… maybe we can do some good. Prevent unneeded suffering like we did in Autumnsreach."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440936

Oh it's actual night already? Would he be asleep then? Go check.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440937

"We wait. We watch. Hunters must be patient."
I look around the cargo hold.
"Felfire keep secret? Seekkill may need kill Felfire if she tell secret."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440938

"What's the fucking difference?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440940

Smile a bit.
"Yeah, I think I can keep a secret, for a friend."

Wf+6 440941

The doorman informs you that he has retired for the evening, but you're welcome to stay in one of the guest rooms if you like.

"If you don't see a difference then you shouldn't mind agreeing!"

Sateo [Berserker] 440942

I smile and grab enough mops and buckets to go around. we'll make sure the deck is spotless. '1d10' sing a pirate song while we work.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Chip(DD knight) 440943

Just lay there on the deck, I dont know. Whats happening around me?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440944

Fine, let's find that smith LH recruited.

Wf+6 440945

You slip and step in the bucket, collapse face first, slide across the deck into the mast, and a collection of stacked pallets falls over on top of you.

Onik? He doesn't appear to be out on the deck…

Light Heart [Warlord] 440947

Well… no point in that. Damn. I'll have to speak to him at breakfast then. Oh well.
Let's try and find Face instead then.

Wf+6 440948


Sateo is making a fool of himself.

Probably on the Seaworthy.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440949

I lead you further into the cargo hold, grabbing you and pulling you up when we reach places that must be flown over, until we reach my nest/den.

Once we reach the back I go and check on my chick.


Right, ask around and try to find him.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Chip(DD knight) 440951

Stand up and approach Sateo. Help him stand up.

"So what are you doing exactly?"

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 440953

It's too wet and slippery to help him up.

Supposedly he's in Umlock's cabin, speaking with the captain.

It is fast asleep. It is late!

Sateo [Berserker] 440954

embarrassing. '1d10' get out from under the pile.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 440955

Okay, I can control this. Just close my eyes real tight when you grab me.

Then, I will wait until you are done.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440956

Go to LH's cabin then.

Sateo [Berserker] 440957

"Aye was.. swabbing the deck wit me lads."


Damn! I'm not going to disturb a meeting! I have time though… Let's fine Red instead then.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 440959

Keep myself steady and help him up again.

"Come on, heeeerrree you go." I lift him up under the pile.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440960

I throw a small bone at you and make a "shh!" motion followed by a "Come here" motion.

Felfire [Necromancer] 440963

Thread lightly inside and widen my eyes as I see the hatchling.

Wf+6 440965

You knock, and there are voices inside, but no one answers.

He's up.

Red is wandering about the Eagle's Roost.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440966

Ah, what the fuck, enter anyway.
"Hey there."

Sateo [Berserker] 440967

I rub the back of my head "Thanks Mate." I look to the three kids. "See, Chip is a good mate, I can always count on him. Ye three should be like that, have each other's back."

Light Heart [Warlord] 440968

Approach her.
"Hello Red."

Wf+6 440969

You can't open this enchanted door without breaking it down.

Wf+6 440971

"Well, well, the peasant returns, eh? Might just make you a duke once my claim is rightly recognized."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440972

Since when does her cabin has the same enchantment as Abilio's?

Chip(DD knight) 440976

I nod at this.
"Aye, a ship only moves if everyone is cooperating. Everyone is important," I grin.

I then look at Sateo.
"Do you need a hand with that?"

I look at him then to the kids.
What do they look like?

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440977

I lead you away from the nest.
"Seekkill trust you enough to show you all this. Seekkill call you friend, but if friend betray trust Seekkill leave nothing for necromancers. Metalwings think Fervy mind hunting notponies?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440979

I chuckle
"I believe the correct title would be 'duchess', but I am pleased to hear your ambitions have not faltered nonetheless. What brings you here on the Eagle's Roost?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 440981

"I hope so…"

Wf+6 440983

If you were paying attention, two in-game days ago.

They're scrappy street colts. Very rough around the edges.

"I reckon it's the biggest, so it's rightly the place to make my castle."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 440985

Bang on the door then.
"Stein, are you in there?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 440986

Sigh slowly and smile.
"I won't tell anyone. Promise. But you might want to be more careful, even the walls have ears."
As we leave, I will answer the second part.
"Yes, I think he would. He talks about… Mercy, and forgivness and… And those aren't thing he'd do, you know?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 440987

"I did direct you to the Sirocco, however."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440989

"Walls have ears? Seekkill means notponies like alligators."

Sateo [Berserker] 440990

"I thought I'd get these colts to help, build up a bit o' muscle on em'" I grin.
"They have been havin' troubles wit a red filly, ye know anythin' about her?" I whisper to you

Felfire [Necromancer] 440993

"I'm sure that wouldn't be a problem, then."
And nod firmly at the first.
"Yes, you never know when somepony might be listening."

Chip(DD knight) 440995

"Well, just tell me if you need help then I will. Dont be shy." I grin.
I then lean over.
"Red filly? I dont know, many raw recruits and I am not acquainted with many of them."

Ah, reminds me of those days when I was an urchin myself.

Wf+6 440996

"Mmm? Yah?"

"Wasn't the biggest, though."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 440997

"How they listen in here?"

Chip(DD knight) 440999

Last line of Chip is a whisper to Sateo

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441001

"I need your help, if you would please."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441002

"But it is the fastest ship in existence. I would say it is the superior choice between the two."
I wave a hoof
"In any case, this will not stop us from working together as partners. I have certain plans where you may come in very useful, so be certain to keep in touch regularly."

Spring Water [Doctor] 441004

"I know we will."
I nuzzle your cheek
"We can do some good here, Summer. So please don't lose heart. I know it's not easy, but all in all things could be much worse for us."

Sateo [Berserker] 441006

"Maybe ye can help wit a bit o' sparring once we finish, these colts wanna toughen up."
"can ye ask around for me?" I whisper back

Felfire [Necromancer] 441008

Move my hooves around jokingly with a grin.

Wf+6 441010

"I am busy! Come back later!"

"Yeah, yeah, alright. But working on my coronation takes priority."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441011

"Oh for…

Light Heart [Warlord] 441012

"Yes… of course. We shall see then. If you need me, you know where to find me."

Chip(DD knight) 441014

"Sparring? You mean fist fighting? Well I could help you with that. Dont worry." I smile.
I scratch my head.
"Hmmmm… I am not sure but I will try. Let me go around and ask some of the crew. Any more description of the red filly that I might need? Also what did she do?"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441016

"Oh. Felfire want find others and go drinking?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441018

Blink a few times.
"This is sudden! I thought you didn't drink!"

Sateo [Berserker] 441021

"Aye, it'd be easier to teach em' if I had someone my own size to brawl against."
"She was picking on em', chasing em' all around, demanding they call her queen."

Wf+6 441022

"Arright. Carry on then."

"Ah ahah okay."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441025

Fuck, I should see that gryphon.
Maybe I can get my money back…

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441027

"Seekkill drink."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441028

I smile
"Of course. Good night, Red."
Alright. Back to the Seaworthy. Let's see if Face is free yet.

Chip(DD knight) 441029

"Alright, I'll come find you later after this."
Stiffle my laugh.
"Queen?! Alright I'll ask around. I'll come back if I find anything new."

Stand up and look at the urchins Sateo is teaching.
"Listen to him or the sea will eat you. Be good colts alright." I grin to them.

Now…….. go find Albilio. Perhaps he knows about this red filly.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Wf+6 441034

You should've returned that love potion!

She's in her room.

He's still in the cabin, it would seem. There's loud, raucous laughter from within.

He informs you he didn't approve of any children being on the fleet.

Light Heart [Warlord] 441037

Let's wait for a little bit, hopefully this wont take long. Or maybe it will.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441038

"Sure, let's go."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441039

Why should have I?
Tela's here and all, but I can still get that potion to Spring… somehow.
"It's me."

Chip(DD knight) 441040

Ah alright scratch my head after that.
Perhaps…. ask the other crew, idle chit chat(Ms. September, Roxiang, Mr. Movp) then ask if they saw a Red filly claiming to be queen running about.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441042

I follow behind you.

Sateo [Berserker] 441043

I nod as you leave.
"Now then. The proper way to swab the deck." I start as a pass out the required tools to them. "Is to first watch your step, second, start at one end and move to the other, so ye don't corner ye self or go over the same spot twice."

Wf+6 441045

It was worth a lot more! But hey, maybe you still have a plan.

"That lunch must've went some kind of bad. The food went cold. And that was good food."

The 'meeting' shows no signs of ending.

They've all retired to their cabins for the night.

Wf+6 441046

"Why swab in the first place?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441047

"Who did you want to call?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 441048

Well, I guess there's only one option. Knock on the door.
"Mister Face? Master Umlock? May I?"

Chip(DD knight) 441051

Alright perhaps I wont be bothering them.
Find this red filly.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441052

"Yeah, yeah, things did not really went as I expected them to go, then I died, all that shit…"
I meant a refund from the gryphon, but it seems she did try.
"Eh, do you still have it?"

Sateo [Berserker] 441053

"Because a ship needs to be clean, tis be the home of the whole crew, includin' ye three. Gotta take care of it, even the little things."

Wf+6 441054

The door opens when you knock on it, it seems it wasn't even closed the whole way, or locked.

There are kegs of booze everywhere. Lockermaster Jones, Thirsty Umlock, Face, and Lieutenant Sunnyskies are apparently having a party and playing some dice game while some mares dances for them without any clothing.

She's trouncing about on the Eagle's Roost.

Wf+6 441055

"Reckon we could get by on nickin'."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441057

… Great. Raise a brow.
"… Good evening."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441059

"Chipdog. Tela. Gun filly."

Chip(DD knight) 441060

Is that her? Its late in the night, I scratched my head.
Approach and kneel over.
"Are you lost? This is the first time I saw a filly like you here."

Wf+6 441061

There's a round of laughter all around. Umlock and Sunnyskies go back and forth in that odd language.

Face greets you, slightly slurring, "Ah! Light Heart, great to see you. Care to have a seat? Come on, Umlock knows his wines better than anyone save maybe Doc Peg."

She stomps your paw.

"I reckon that ain't no way to talk to your new king!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441063

Wf+6 441065

"The food? Oh, yeah. I put most of it back on ice so it wouldn't, y'know, go bad. There was lettuce 'n' stuff in there."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441066

"Sure thing buddy, make way."

Off to look for Tela, Emrille and… I guess Seekkill can take care of Chip.

Chip(DD knight) 441067

Just smile as she did that.
"Whoa there! King?! I didnt vote for you. Actually I am finding you Ms…. "

A bit of evil time
Smell in the air around her. What did she look like

Sateo [Berserker] 441068

"Maybe so lads, but ye should still your part." is it really night?

Light Heart [Warlord] 441069

"No wine for me, one death is enough for one day, mister Face."
Walk over and sit down anyway.
"I see the gentlestallions are having quite the get together."
Eye the dancing mares momentarily. '1d10'

Roll #1 5 = 5

Chip(DD knight) 441070

I give her a side-glance.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441071

"No. Stick together. Seekkill want find Em-rill."
I clack my beak a few times.
"Maybe try scare her."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441073

I sigh and rub my temple a bit.
"Sorry for wasting your time… I'll just take the food off of your hooves… claws, whatever now."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 441075

"Like what?…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441080

"Like I said… try to prevent innocents from getting hurt like in Autumnsreach. Maybe… maybe make the pirates think twice about what they do, try to get them back on the right path."

Wf+6 441081

It smells dirty. She probably hasn't had a bath in years.

She is plump and large for her age, and she has big hooves. She is dark red with a tan mane. Her cutie mark is a trumpet, and she's an earth pony.

They don't seem very into it, which kinda kills it for you. Notably, you don't recognize any of them in the slightest.

He gives you a jagged grin. "Doesn't mean you can't join us. You can be 'one of the boys' tonight."

The other two keep going back in their foreign tongue and laughing.

Very much so. It's 9 PM.

"It's pretty dark t'be swabbin'. What's if we fall off?"

"Sure. I have it in that big metal chest full of ice. Careful, it's cold on the claws 'n' paws."

She indicates a big ice chest. She seems okay with you taking it, which is pleasant of her.

Light Heart [Warlord] 441089

Hmm… that's odd.
I smile at Face nonetheless.
"Perhaps I should have switched my gender before I came here then. To make it more authentic."
I chuckle.

Chip(DD knight) 441090

"You…. reek, how did you ever board this ship?" I just grin.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441091

See you later, whenever that will be."
Take that ice chest…. somewhere.
Maybe visit Abilio?

Wf+6 441092

He appears lost in thought a moment, then snaps to. "That's right! I know why you're here. Well, let's clear out, love."

"Ay! That's no way to talk to your king." She kicks you in the shins.

Seems he's gone to sleep for the night. Lights are out in his room.

Chip(DD knight) 441093

"Ow! Why you little…"
Grab her and lift her up.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Light Heart [Warlord] 441094

I smile.
"I am glad to hear your memory is still intact. You may lead the way if you wish to leave, I will follow."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441095

Grin at that.
"Let me see what you are made of."
Follow him.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441097

Well, shit.
And I don't suppose Tela is around either.
Look in the ice chest.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441102

I start looking around for Emrille and fly into the air once I spot her.

I land behind you.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441104

Stay away and look at this from a distance.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441105

Spin around quickly and draw my gun, before rolling my eyes.
"Ah shit… don't do that. I almost fucking shot you."
Holster the gun.

Wf+6 441106

She struggles, but you get the better of her and lift her up.

He stumbles off toward a little room in the Seaworthy's lower levels. "Most of the non-mates don't get rooms, but I get an exception for my work. Y'know how I got us into Strongbriar, o'course, heh heh, not that I'd tell that one to the kids."

Whew. That must've been some drink.

It's a wide assortment of salads, cheeses, and mushrooms. Pretty damn good selection. There's even a little jar of honey, which is your secret weakness that you've never told anyone about. Good guess, Doldrums.

Sateo [Berserker] 441107

I look around as if I just noticed the time "sure got dark fast.. Alright lads, but first thing in the morning." I pat them on the heads "Ye wanna get some rest for tomorrow, or try another stance?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 441109

I frown.
"Easier said than done…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441111

Ah, damn… where I know where I am taking this, once I'm done with the bird.
Close it back.

Wf+6 441112

One yawns. "Let's hit the hay. We got weeks for that stuff."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441113

I poke around through the vegetables.
"Is the little filly hungry?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 441114

"Hmmm… I was unaware of that."
I chuckle as he stumbles
"You seem very intoxicated."

Sateo [Berserker] 441115

I nod "Night then." I return to my own cabin and meditate a bit before bed. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Spring Water [Doctor] 441116

"True, but we can try! Every little bit helps. Eventually, we'll find a way for them to let us leave. I know we will."

Chip(DD knight) 441117

Hold her and begin to walk. Find Sateo.
"Now someone told me you are bothering some colts aboard this ship. I am gonna take you to their caretaker aye?"

R,,, rub her belly?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441118

Swap his claw away.
"None of your fucking business.
What do you want? Spit it out."

Chip(DD knight) 441119

Just lighty rub her belly and poke at it one time.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441120

I grab your hoof when you try to slap my claw. My stomach growls.
"Seekkill is hungry. Seekkill not like vegetables."

Wf+6 441122

"Right, well, Umlock doesn't mess around. Have you seem him drink? He downs kegs at a time."

He opens a door and welcomes you in. It's actually quite cozy, and the smell is pleasant (unlike most things in the year 1680). There is a big bed that takes up most of the room, and it looks comfy.

You don't have a cabin, but you do have a bunk in the bunkhouse, which you return to.

She squirms in your arms '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 441123

And you as a result you end up changing your grip and she seizes up when you grip her by her private region.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441124

Snarl at you and yank my hoof back.
"Then go find some fucking food, I'm not your caretaker."

Sateo [Berserker] 441127

Right! its a good place to sleep, sit on the bed and start my meditation '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 441128

Oh, that's very nice then.
"I have not. As I said before, I do not drink myself unfortunately. I simply cannot risk it."

Chip(DD knight) 441130

>I just say belly… not the private region. ;_;
Whoa shit. retract my paws off there quickly and just carry her to Sateo normally..
"Ah sorry" I mutter.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441131

I laugh and kneel down until I'm on your level.
"Little filly have any friends? Little filly is all alone."

Chip(DD knight) 441133

>its the >1 didnt realize it.
"I didnt mean it." I just grin.
"So how did you end up here? Dont tell me you are a stow away."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441134

Take out my revolver, and press it between your eyes.
"And little filly can fucking set you on fire and roast you like the dumb fucking bird you are. Now do you want me to pull the trigger, do you have anything actual to fucking say, or do you just want to fuck off?"

Wf+6 441135

"I reckon I was brought here by Light whom Ima make a duke."

She still attempts to squirm away. '1d10'

"You should get that heart looked at. Long term solution, y'know. Will say that this fleet is breathing life into you. You look greener already, heh heh…"

Mmm… nice and quiet here. Still, nothing really happened today to meditate on that you haven't already meditated on.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 441136

>1 again
It gets worse. Use your imagination.

Sateo [Berserker] 441140

Seeing you approach I would probably come out to meet you but am not sure if you are close enough to see yet
But something did happen, I have those colts to think about.

Light Heart [Warlord] 441141

I chuckle
"Flatterer. But yes, perhaps I will look into long-term solutions. I have been asking around about it already."

Chip(DD knight) 441145

"L.. light Heart?" I blushed as my paw began to wander.
"J.. just hold still you little ferret." Just hold her and…… and…..

1. Bring to Sateo
2. Bring to bath house, s.. she stinks.


Roll #1 1 = 1

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441146

What the fuck happened to that post and why does spellcheck think wnat is a real word?
I laugh and stand up.
"Seekkill and metalwings going drinking. Want help us find Tela and Chipdog?"

Chip(DD knight) 441149

Alright I am still level headed. Whew.
Carry her before anything happens that will test my patience again.

Wf+6 441151

After a substantial amount of traumatization later, you carry Red to Sateo.

He hops onto the bed and tosses his clothes aside. "And they say chivalry is dead."

To his credit, he's the best-endowed stallion you've ever seen. Which is saying something for you. You weren't even sure they GOT that big.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441152

Roll my eyes.
"Maybe later. I don't really want to drink until I'm a mare again. My head hurt as fucking hell the last time."

Wf+6 441153

True. There were the colts. Still, to learn more about Monk stuff you'll need some REAL inspiration.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441154

"Pony sure? Doc Peg can fix hurt head."

Sateo [Berserker] 441156

"Oh, you found her."
I look her over "Well lass. I saw you earlier, chasing those three all over." I frown "Why."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441157

"Yes, I'm sure.
I told you, not now, maybe next time, not now.
Now scram. Fuck off."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441158

… Wow. Okay. Smirk and take off my own clothing, then crawl into his bed as well.
"Do you fancy yourself a noble knight, mister Face?"

Wf+6 441159

"Cuz they wouldn't recognize me as King! And you wouldn't neither. You tried to assassinate me! I saw."

"Last of an age, I imagine, love."

Chip(DD knight) 441160

"Light Heart? A duke? Pffahahaha……" I chuckle… then stop.
"Wait that might work." I look at Red

Once we arrive
"Alright that does it." I slowly released her and gently lower her to the floor.

"Well she's the only filly with red mane.

Light Heart [Warlord] 441161

I trace circles on his chest with a hoof.
"Perhaps you were simply born in the wrong era."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441162

"Seekkill say many times Seekkill not want fuck you.
I clack my beak a few times and grin down at her.
"But Seekkill starting to think not many ponies miss filly if filly vanish."

I fly around a bit before returning to you.
"No luck."

Sateo [Berserker] 441163

Well, there was also my friends all dying and being revived.. I'm not as stoic about that as I act.
he's just going to meditate every night from now on. clear his head before bed
I chuckle "No, I was trying to stop you from running. And what makes you a king little one. "

Summer Seas [Cleric] 441164

"You think so? I know Emrille won't want us to leave, 'cause that means you'll leave then…"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441166

Roll my eyes again.
Fucking idiot.
Let's take this chest down to the brig of the Darklantern, or wherever Spring stays.

Sateo [Berserker] 441167

I nod "Good job, mate. Did ye find out anything about her?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441168

"I do think so. She has Tela now, apparently. Maybe we can convince them to both leave as well…"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441169

"Hey, we don't need her to have fun.
There's always the others."

Chip(DD knight) 441171

"Well I had known a thing.. or two from her." I closed my arms.
"First is that she wants to make Light Heart duke." I grin.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441173

"Right. Follow."

I find the two of you.
"Dogs want go drinking?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 441175

"But then that means Emrille will wanna come with us."

Wf+6 441176

He pulls you in close and slides on top, touching your lower lips with his heroic adamatine great-sword +4 (crusader enchantment), just slightly pressing against the entrance, sending chills through your body and wetting the sheets.

"No doubt."

But you can't meditate more than once per day and gain stuff.

"I reckon it's my birthright. Now let me down."

And with your attention drawn to Seekkill, Red hightails it out.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441177

Spring Water [Doctor] 441178

"We don't know that. Maybe she'll go her own way with Tela. Or maybe she'll change her ways and join us."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441179

"Want me catch her?"

Chip(DD knight) 441181

"Oh no you dont!"
Catch her. Suppress

Roll #1 7 = 7

Chip(DD knight) 441182

Suppress lightly pretty please

"Drinking? Well I am game for that, after this." I said to Seekkill as I try to catch Red.

Sateo [Berserker] 441183

I smile "That's cute. She came on board with Miss Light heart then? "
"But you are down.." I say as she scurries away.
who said anything about gaining from it, you said it was night, so he went to meditate on his bed.
"Aye, that sounds like a good time. "

Felfire [Necromancer] 441184

Send a shadow after the kid, Seanced.
Ask her if everything is alright.

Light Heart [Warlord] 441185

I just wrap my hooves around him with a smile and let him do his thing.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441186

"She Light Heart slave?"

"Good. Know anyone else to bring for drinking?"

Sateo [Berserker] 441188

"Does miss felfire drink?"

Sateo [Berserker] 441190

I shrug at your question "I don't know anythin' about her except she's been bothering my lads."

Chip(DD knight) 441191

"Perhaps you can bring Tony if he is here that is. If not the other crew."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441192

"Yes, yes I do kid. Lived my life in many pubs just like anypony else, you know."
"Your… Lads?"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441193

"Your lads drink?"

"Seekkill not see Tony or other crew."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 441194

"I don't want her to come with us even if she does improve. She's just not a nice pony…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441195

"You never know what the future may bring, Summer. I haven't given up hope yet."

Sateo [Berserker] 441196

"Aye, three little street rats, brought em' on board in reptil."
I shake my head "Don't think so."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441197

"Why did you have to bring more kids on board?"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441198

"Why not?"

Chip(DD knight) 441199

"Just tell me when to drink and I will."
"Wait, what are we drinking by the way?"

Sateo [Berserker] 441200

"They be good thieves, and good students so far. Will grow into great crewmen."
I shrug "We can go ask em' but I think they be sleepin' already"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441201

"If they get hurt…"
Shoot Chip a glare, then back to Sateo
"…or worse, I'm holding you responsible."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441202



Sateo [Berserker] 441205

I look taken back "Miss felfire, I lived on the seas my whole life and nothin' too bad happened to me yet." I pause to get myself together, why is she mad at chip and me "I'll teach em' how to survive."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441209

"I think Chip's asking where did you find that booze."
Remain a bit cold, but not more than usual.
"You better."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441211

"Seekkill not have any."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441213

Blink a few times, then sigh.
"Seekkill, alcohol on a pirate fleet is… A rare commodity, you know what I mean?"

Wf+6 441215

You brutally take down the filly and smash her with your whole body, wounding her.

She's still here, Chip beat her up.


Light Heart [Warlord] 441217

Thank god.
How was it though? I hope I'll be able to walk after that.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441219

Hello yes this is filly

Felfire [Necromancer] 441220

Raise my scythe and aim it at Chip, take a fighting stance and have the two shadows look menaceously over him!

"Chip, what the fuck! Let her go now!"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441221

"Every time we go drinking before there lots of barrels of it."

Wf+6 441222

There is indeed where she keeps quarter.

You arrive there.

You'd give it at '1d10+5'/10

Roll #1 8 + 5 = 13

Chip(DD knight) 441224

"I told you to hold still! Dont do that again will ya." I lift her up.

"What? Hey she try to escape when Sateo and me are asking her questions about a bullying incident."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441225

Wow. I bet eve, I am winded after that!
"That was… quite something."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441226

Slide the chest in front of Spring and Summer, if she's there.
"Here you go. Enjoy."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441228

Bloodshot eyes, keep the scythe raised.
"Let. Her. Go."

Wf+6 441229

He reclines on the pillows and remarks, "Yeah, and I don't even have to kill and impersonate you. That's always a plus, I think."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441232

"Calm down."

Chip(DD knight) 441233

I look at the scythe with furrowed brow
"A compromise. Catch."
Throw/pass Red to Felfire

Chip(DD knight) 441235

"Dont let her go, she has answer Sateo seeks."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441236

Keep my eyes glued to Chip.
"Did you see what he did?"
'2d10' for the shadows to catch.

Roll #1 6, 1 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 441237

"Ah, the black widow. Or reverse black widow in your case. A most interesting tactic."

Wf+6 441239

They fumble, and she splits.

Spring Water [Doctor] 441240

"… What?"
I look inside the chest.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441242

Yeah, and then I will try to stop her myself then.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 441243

"I prefer to avoid dressing up as a lady when I can avoid it. It makes it much harder to pick up straight mares."

Wf+6 441244

She left last turn.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441245

Light Heart [Warlord] 441246

I smile
"Perhaps you would be interested in my genderchanging methods?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441248

Come the fuck on.
Very well, use that 6 to raise her own shadow. Or to go after her.
Or I will roll again, then.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Felfire [Necromancer] 441249

"I will catch her."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441252

see >>441106
"You wouldn't want food just thrown out, would you."

Chip(DD knight) 441255

I scratch my head hard.
"Well that spoils the evening."

"Go easy on her."

Wf+6 441256

He shivers a little. "No thanks."

You need LOS to raise a shadow.

Sateo [Berserker] 441258

I look sad "I just wanted to know who she was, saw her chasing the lads around, wanting to be their king or something."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441259

"Easier than you did, for sure."
After her I go.
Last time I roll 2d10 instead of 1d10 every post to save space.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Light Heart [Warlord] 441261

I actually chuckle heartily at that.
"Something wrong, mister Face?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441266

"Oh… oh! What's this!?"

Chip(DD knight) 441267

I just close my arms.
"Makes me wonder why Light Heart pick her up in the first place."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441268

"The dinner, lunch, whatever."

Sateo [Berserker] 441270

"Maybe we should find her and ask?"

Wf+6 441272

"Old religious habits die hard. I'm still practicing, mind you."

You track her to the Sirocco, where she's banging on Light Heart's door. "Lemme in!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441273

"Wow… where'd you get it from?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 441274

"Hmm… I'm sure you are devout."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441275

"The same place where I got the room."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441276

Look down on her coldly.
"I am not gonna do anything. But you are not going to run or leave until we are done talking, understood?"
Stand imposingly in front of the entrance.

Spring Water [Doctor] 441277

"You really organized it all, didn't you…? I just don't understand why you did all this without my consent."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441278

"Took your advice I guess.
It didn't really work out, so I'm back in the shooting pnoies for money business now. If Stein is as good as Light says, I might have some better toys for that soon."

Spring Water [Doctor] 441282

"… My advice?"

Wf+6 441284

"Oh, quite. Do you practice, Miss Heart?"

In front of the entrance… but she's banging on the door. How do you get in between her and the door? She's up against it.

"I reckon I ain't gotta give you any answers."

The door opens and Rosemary sticks her head out. "What's going on?"

"They're beating me up! Get my Duke Heart!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 441287

"Not exactly, no. Although recent events have lead me to reconsider."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441288

"Oh, y'know, about being kind and good to others and all that.
How nice that turned out for me, huh?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441290

"Rosemary? Light Heart told me about you.
Lock the kid inside and let's have a chat."

Wf+6 441291

He lays quietly next to you for a time, introspectively.

"I think most of the fleet assumed I went into the city to go visit the whorehouses. I didn't, in fact. I went to pay my respects at the shrine. Reptil borders a very important religious site for my faith."

Red flees inside the room and Rosemary comes out and closes it. "Chat about what?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441292

Motion her closer and start talking low enough not to be heard by Red from behind the door.
"You know what was about to happen to that kid?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 441293

"… Do elaborate. Which faith do you follow?"

Wf+6 441294


"Mother Nature. Near Reptil there is a grove where the Supreme Steward lives. He is one of the few mortals that can communicate directly with her."

He chuckles. "Did you expect that? Most don't."

Spring Water [Doctor] 441295

I frown
"That's not fair, Emrille. I did tell you that I didn't want dinner with you. But I offered to have dinner afterwards with the others and you declined!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 441296

I raise a brow
"I must admit that I am surprised. Do you practice earth magic as well then?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441297

Answer flatly.
"A diamond dog double our size was crushing her against the deck of the ship."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441299

"I had shit to do, that's why.
And maybe I didn't want to have that dinner with the others. Maybe."

Wf+6 441300

"Magical study is not a requirement of adherence, just as many followers of Celestia do not practice divine magic. In fact, the tenets of observance of Nature tend to be the most lax. It's hard to interpret exactly what She wants if she won't talk to but a few mortals."

"That sounds dreadful."

Spring Water [Doctor] 441301

"But… why?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441304

"Doesn't really matter now, does it? Cat's out of the bag, as the pirates say."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441307

"Of course… yes. That certainly is interesting and something to keep in mind. How would one convert?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441308

"That sounds like she's ending up at the bottom of the ocean as an used cocksock if she doesn't watch herself."

Wf+6 441312

"There are differences in theology, but most agree that the important part is respect for the natural world. There are not strict tenants. No restrictions on sex, killing, magic, or anything like that. Meditation seems popular in lieu of prayer, given that there's pretty much no chance at all you'll get a response."

"I'll watch her until we get to Dixie, and we can make sure she leaves there."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441315

Nod slowly.
"Good. But third mate Chip might have to ask her questions later.
I've heard something about her bothering some new kids we recruited.
I will try my best to make sure it doesn't happen, but my power goes just so far."
Leave, back to Sateo and Chip.

Light Heart [Warlord] 441316

"I see… that does sound quite intriguing… I do enjoy nature and traveling the world to gaze upon its beauty."

Chip(DD knight) 441321

"So how did it go?" I smile at her.

Wf+6 441324

"Well, I can't prove it, but I've always thought that when you serve nature, nature serves you."

He pokes without using one of his hooves.

You go back.

Sateo [Berserker] 441326

"did you talk to her?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441328

"I made sure she won't leave Light Heart's cabin until we reach Dixie, at which point she will leave the ship.
Does this fix the problems with your lads?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 441329

"… Ah. I understand what you mean."

Chip(DD knight) 441330

I look at Sateo.
"Does it?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441331

"This makes no sense! You have Tela!"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441332

"Yeah. That was one of the things I wanted to tell you."

Sateo [Berserker] 441333

I nod "Aye, that ought to solve it."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441334

"We drinking now?"

Wf+6 441335

"Well, you're free to spend the night, if you wish."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441336

I smile at him
"I would… but I still have things to tend to. This has been most enjoyable however. And enlightening."

Sateo [Berserker] 441337

I smile "Lets"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441338

"And you did tell me already."

Chip(DD knight) 441340

"Great. Then lets drink all of us, aye."

"Say we didnt have much time to spend with each other. Perhaps this is the right time to say thank you for bringing me back everytime I go down."

Wf+6 441341

"Have a pleasant evening, then."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441342

"I didn't."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441343

I'm sure my keen eyes and nose can find us all something, so I look until I find a cask or two then bring them back with some mugs.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441344

"Thanks Grog-."
"Yeah, lets."
"Sounds good. And I have to apologize for… Pulling out a weapon on you and all that."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441345

I kiss him on the cheek and get up, cleaning myself and getting dressed.
"Good night, mister Face."
Leave. Back to my cabin I go.

Spring Water [Doctor] 441347

I give her a deadpan look
"Yes you did."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441353

"Huh, weird, from what I recall I planned to tell you as we ate.
Is my memory that shitty then?
Are you completely sure it wasn't some other filly you might know?"

Chip(DD knight) 441354

"Apology accepted as long as that kid refrain from demeaning Sateo's group then its all right."

Wf+6 441355

Rosemary is stranded outside, knocking pathetically at the door.

Sateo [Berserker] 441356

I laugh a bit as I follow "You didn't have to go throu all that trouble for me. "

Light Heart [Warlord] 441357

"… Miss Rosemary?"

Wf+6 441360

"That mare with the metal wings talked me into coming outside and I forgot only you can open it from the outside."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441361

"It's not really about that.
I just have a soft spot for kids, that's all."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441362

"We drinking here? Do any of you have a room?"

Sateo [Berserker] 441363

I shake my head "I thought ye had a place in mind."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441364

"… Miss Felfire?"
I chuckle heartily
"Oh my… is Grey fast asleep? She could open up for us."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441365

Shake my head.
"It's Terre's."

Sateo [Berserker] 441366

I just smile at that "They are good lads."

Wf+6 441367

"Or your other friends. They must be asleep."

Spring Water [Doctor] 441368

"You got angry and shouted about it to me…"

Chip(DD knight) 441369

"Think nothing about it."

"Ah… I see." i scratch my head.

"Uhhh…. not that I can think of." I smile

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441370

I head to the Ewe's room with the kegs and mugs.

Chip(DD knight) 441371

follow him.

Light Heart [Warlord] 441372

"Well now… I suppose I could fly over to the window and knock but… perhaps we can find an alternative. Come."
To Landgrave's mansion.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441373

What? No!
I meant "I have no place, I stay at Terrebonne's."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441374

As I said, enjoy the food."
Turn around.

Wf+6 441375

"But you can open it. It responds to you."

She follows you anyway.

You arrive.

Light Heart [Warlord] 441377

Well, I didn't know that.
"Is there a room that Landgrave would allow me to use, by any chance?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441378

I frown
"Emrille please, come back. We can eat together right now."

Wf+6 441379

"He's set aside the guest room, the Knife Chamber, on the second floor."

Light Heart [Warlord] 441380

Wow, that sure sounds like an inviting name.
"Thank you."
Head up there.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441382

"I wouldn't want your daughter to lose appetite.
And what would Tela think?"

Sateo [Berserker] 441385

I follow you, accepting a mug.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441387

"Oh. Where we go then?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441389

Summer is probably sleeping given how late it is and the fact that she's not responding.
"So this is how you're going to act about all this? I'm sorry, okay? You think it's easy for me? Having to deal with all this infighting?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441391

"I said, I have no idea. Never actually got to drink with you guys before."

Wf+6 441392

It has a pleasant floral-pattern wallpaper. It's not quite as large as your room on the Sirocco, however, and features two twin beds. There's probably enough room to store five in here.

Sateo [Berserker] 441393

I shrug. "just sit on deck and drink?"

Chip(DD knight) 441394

"The sea air and the night sky above us. What better place can we ask for?" I smile.

Light Heart [Warlord] 441395

Hmmm… very helpful.
"How nice."
I give Rosemary a sultry smile.
"And we are all alone too."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441396

I go up to the deck and poor myself a mugfull, then take a gulp.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Felfire [Necromancer] 441397

"C'mon, you normal people don't have some place in the holds t-"
I got this!
"Hey, I know a place where nopony will bother us!"

To the holds of the Pillanger's Fancy!

Borders 441400


Time to examine my gem

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441404

Already on the deck.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441405

"Good on you, I won't bother you much anymore.
Isn't that what you wanted?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441406

Oh well.
No drink with my corpse pals. Too bad.

Spring Water [Doctor] 441408

I scrunch angrily

Wf+6 441411

She returns it and closes the door.


While everyone else is off having sex, celebrating a successful trip to Reptil, partying, drinking, etc – even to the degree that Felfire is joining the festivities, you sequester yourself in a dark corner of the hold and examine the gem.

It's quite small, but it feels weighty. You don't recognize the material, but it is quite transparent and hard, and fairly dense. It has an unnatural luster, and it has a faint scent that you can't quite place.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441413

Nod slowly.
"Yeah, that won't happen."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441417

"It sure seemed like you did."

Sateo [Berserker] 441418

what do corpses gain from it anyway?
Should we roll for drunkenness?

Light Heart [Warlord] 441419

I grab her and push her onto bed, then hop in as well.
"Perhaps we should simply sleep… we do have breakfast with Landgrave tomorrow and you do not seem very interested…"

Wf+6 441421

If you like.

With that, she tackles you and sets to work on your region.


Chip(DD knight) 441422


Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 441424

I shall.
Because what the heck, I haven't got drunk since ever.
'1d10-2' because lightweight.

Roll #1 4 - 2 = 2

Light Heart [Warlord] 441425

Heh. Good pet.
Skip to the morning for breakfast?

Spring Water [Doctor] 441427

"Rubbish. You are the one who are trying to avoid me now!"

Sateo [Berserker] 441428

'1d10' drunk dogs?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441430

I take another drink.

Roll #1 2 = 2

Sateo [Berserker] 441432

"Strong stuff!" I comment

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441434

I nod and drink again.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 441435

This night is as far as I'm going this session. I really should stop now, but I want to let BDN do his stuff, even if he is being royally slow about it.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441439

"I… Fheeel… Chompleeetely phine!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 441440

Alrighty. Consider me to be cuddling with Rosemary while whispering nothings into her ear then.

Sateo [Berserker] 441442

I smile and take two drinks of my glass '2d10' "Its a great night to be alive."

Roll #1 5, 3 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441443

"If I were Light Heart, I'd say you haven't been very profitable.
If I were me, I'd say at first I thought you actually cared about me. I must have been wrong."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 441444

Speaking of being slow.
Well, if the plantlife isn't moving on its own, I might need to call upon the sealife to help me catch up. So I'm going to try that. Because I know my teacher could do it. Maybe necessity will give my voice enough power to reach the fish.
"Say, I don't suppose there happen to be any fish passing by that would be willing to help me catch up with those boats?" '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Chip(DD knight) 441445

"Come on, the night is just getting started." Pour them more drinks, then drink myself.

I then muse over.
"I wonder what Dixie would be like. I heard they have good food there." I smile.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Sateo [Berserker] 441446

I smile "You look pretty fine too."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441447

"Metalwings needs more drink."

I refill my mug.
"Seekkill hope good hunting. Seekkill not get go hunting in Reptil."

Chip(DD knight) 441448

"Oh god, just as you said this is strong stuff."
I lean my head on one of the pole and try to rest.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441449

"Yheeeea! What I said!
Look'em wings! So shiny!"
Laugh aloud.
"Pour away!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 441450

"At least she's reasonable… You're making no sense!"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441452

I refil your mug then take a drink from mine.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Borders 441453

I can't make heads nor tails of this on my own, can I?


Let's try not to get knocked out entirely.

Roll #1 2 - 2 = 0

Wf+6 441458

Maybe you should experiment with it. It is your secret to unlock, after all.

Sateo [Berserker] 441461

"They are shiny.. do ye mind if.. hic.. I touch em'?" I say as I continue to drink.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441462

"Let me spell it out then.
I'm done running in circles, getting to nowhere with you, no matter what I try or do."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441463

My strong gryphon body can handle a bit more of this stuff. Not much, but a bit more.

"Metalwings not like touching."

Chip(DD knight) 441464

I look at him with half lid eyes.
"Damn, I forgot about that." I grin.

"Wait let me handle this one." Pour one more and drink.

I look at the wings.
"It is getting shinier by the moment…. " I look with drunken haze.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 441466

After that last glass I'm too smashed to talk, I think.
Shake my head slowly?
Try to.

Roll #1 4 = 4

Sateo [Berserker] 441467

I frown "thought I could ask."

Spring Water [Doctor] 441468

"And I am sick of having to abide to everything you tell me to do and then blame me for all your problems! You're acting like a spoiled child!"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441469

"We can all go hunting in Dick-see."

"You and Seekkill can hunt later after."

Take a sippy.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 441470

You don't know Animal Swarm! Or Animal Mastery.

Sateo [Berserker] 441471

I look at you spacing out "Did ye hear me? ..hic"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441472

I cough a few times and shake my head.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 441473

"Problem solved then. I'll stop bothering you with my shit so you can concentrate on your own spoiled, fucked up kid.
Have a nice meal."

Leave to the deck.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 441475

And talking to them's out of the question. Wonderful.
"Plant, if I were more suspicious, I'd think you did this on purpose."
Well, suppose I'd best start swimming. Maybe I'll get lucky and find some driftwood, then I can use magic to propel it, and myself along with it. '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Felfire [Necromancer] 441476

"Huuuunt! Fhun?"
Nod vigorously.
As vigorously as I can.

Roll #1 1 = 1

Spring Water [Doctor] 441478

Unbelievable. Bah.

Wf+6 441479

You do piece together a little raft of driftwood, but you are still losing out against the great sails of the ships. You'll need something better.

Sateo [Berserker] 441480

It seems like you fell asleep. "Shiny?"
"What shall we hunt?"

Chip(DD knight) 441481

I nod at this.

"Any idea Seekkill?"

Wf+6 441482


Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 441483

Unfortunately, I don't have anything better. Or even any rope to tie onto something. Soggy seaweed makes a terrible sailcloth. I thought that monstrosity with all the cannons was supposed to be slow!
Where's Bounder when you need the lad…
Lessee, there's got to be something I can use…
I'll look at the flower.
"Don't suppose Smitts can hear you from here, can he?"
And there's no helping it, but I'll try and push myself, and the raft, along with telekinesis. '1d10'

Roll #1 6 = 6

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441484

"Ponies. Gryphons. Diamond dogs. Doesn't matter."
I sway a few time and steady myself with a claw on the deck while drinking again.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Borders 441485


See how it reacts to a weak magic bolt in its vicinity.

Sateo [Berserker] 441486

I frown "Not treasure?"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441487

I shake my head emphatically and speak slowly so I can pronounce my words.
"Trea-sure in tem-ples. Temp-les kill."

Felfire [Necromancer] 441488

Jolt back awake
"Ah'm here!"
Scoff at that.
"Ghooold is… te worsst!"

Sateo [Berserker] 441489

"Gh-oold good." I put at the drink "Buys drink"
"Not khill if we.. hic.. go as hunting partay?"

Chip(DD knight) 441490

"Sheek kill dont hunt treasures dear Lad." I pat his head.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441491

"Ah haate it.
Maeeeks ponies go all… Cray cray!"

Sateo [Berserker] 441492

I look disappointed "Sateo rikes hunt treasure."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441493

"Right. Gold no taste good."

"No. Moon temple almost kill us."

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 441494

Laugh at that.
"Moon temple was… Fhun!"

Chip(DD knight) 441495

I shrug.
"Chip likes gold too butsh since Seek is the one hosting the hunt then we abide to what he wants to be hunted." I grin.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441496

"Treshure not make dog shtrong."
I pinch your muscles with a claw.
"Meat makesh dog shtrong."

I nod.

I laugh.
"Only for metalwingsh. You keep spilling eschench in it."
I laugh again at the memory.


A big drink this time.

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 441497

"It's not like ah waaaaant to!
Ah rememba' thhiings!"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441498

I refil my mug.

"What chings?"

Sateo [Berserker] 441500

"fiine, Sateo will huntsh what seekkill huntsh"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441501

"Bhad 'hings!
La-lake Ah wanna be ded, sho it's bettah dat' way!"

Borders 441502

Fuck what is this noise

Go up and see what these plebs are doing

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441503

"Goch ta eat it too."

"What bad chings?"

I wave at you then fall over.

Felfire [Necromancer] 441504

Wave my hooves around frantically.
"Bad! Liek… No eshcape!"
Hey new faces!

Chip(DD knight) 441505

"Hey!" I raise a mug
"Join ush"

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441506

"Eshcape from what?"

Sateo [Berserker] 441507

I help you back up. "aye"



You are all consuming alcohol and engaging in merriment. I see.

Maybe this will give me an idea or something. Drink some.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441509

I pat you on the back with a claw.


"New face there? "

Alcohol is nice. I don't understand this whole drunkenness thing though.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Sateo [Berserker] 441511

I smile "itsh no problem"
"itsh strong stuff be careful"

Sateo [Berserker] 441512

"Me Monkier be Sateo!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 441513

Hold the mug up to him and shake it in front of Seekkill without a word.



"Do gryphons have a precedence for alcohol vulnerability? I am Borders Skewed, by the way. "

Keep drinking.

Roll #1 8 + 2 = 10



"Hmm, yes this is enjoyable. Why is everyone speaking weirdly, though? "

Roll #1 4 + 2 = 6

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441516

I take a drink.
"What? Tell."

Roll #1 8 = 8

Felfire [Necromancer] 441517

"Gibe drink firsht.."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441518

I blink at you a few times.
"Not shpeaking weird."

I fill the mug and give it back to you.

Chip(DD knight) 441519

"Good Good!" I grin.

take a drink

Roll #1 4 = 4

Felfire [Necromancer] 441520


Roll #1 1 - 2 = -1

Felfire [Necromancer] 441521

And I totally black out after this one drink.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441522

I shake my head and end up leaning on you.
"No. Namesh Sheekkill."

"Metalwingsh okay?"
I check your pulse.

Chip(DD knight) 441523

Just snicker at the sigh.

"Cant handle her drinksh."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441524

Yeah, I think she's fine.

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441525


Sateo [Berserker] 441526

"I don't understandsh, why get fake wings? Pony rike to fly?"

Chip(DD knight) 441527

"Its her true wings if I remember correctly."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441528

"Real wingsh in metal?"

Sateo [Berserker] 441529

"Sateo not get it." I scratch my head. and attempt a whisper "Me be friad of flight."

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441530

"Flying fun."


"Everyone is intoxicated. Is the alcohol so strong?"

Keep chugging nonchalantly

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441532

I take another sip.
What's with the bonuses?

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sateo [Berserker] 441533

I shiver "Not fer me. I rike it here on da ground"

Chip(DD knight) 441534

"Same ash me. Cheers."

Roll #1 6 = 6

Seekkilll [Dark Hunter] 441535

I lie down too.

Sateo [Berserker] 441536

I smile, gazing at the stars.


I gave myself a +2 for my first crit and a +1 for another. Looks like I'm immune to alcohol or something and I'll swallow another drink to prove it

Roll #1 2 + 3 = 5

Wf+6 443648

Look buddy, I like you, so I'm gonna give you some advice. It can always get worse. I'm on the inside, so I can give you some real insight here. Keep your head down, put in your time, and you can get places. You try to rock the boat? You end up drowning. I know from experience.

You wake up the next day in your room. The sounds of breakfast ring from the first floor.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443651

"Look, I'm sorry I dropped you. Honest. And I plan to keep my head down until Smitts has no reason to stop us from leaving. He can't blame me if I want to 'retire' after a short-lived career of piracy."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443652

Let's get up and check out who is on deck at the moment.

Light Heart [Warlord] 443653

Hmmm… get up and clean myself.
Maybe I should invite Eclipse over for breakfast too.
Nudge Rosemary awake softly.

Sateo [Berserker] 443655

Chip(DD knight) 443656

Wake up.
Where am I?

Wf+6 443658

Oh he can. And that's not what I meant.

It's early morning. The birds are chirping. The menials are at work like powder monkeys meandering about a cannon. Tending the helm of the vessel you're on – the Eagle's Roost – is General Movp.

She gently nuzzles you in her morning haze of sleepiness.


It's morning, and you've got a splitting headache from all that drinking. It looks like you collapsed on top of Chip. He's stirring.

It's morning, and you've got a splitting headache from all that drinking. It looks like Sateo collapsed on top of you. He's stirring.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443659

"Well, what did you mean then? If he's worried about me blabbering about his methods of gathering information, there's no worry about that. I gave my word."

Felfire [Necromancer] 443660

Let me guess.
Morning, splitting headache?

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443661

Make sure my hat is on straight and present myself to the General.

"Sir, how are you this morning?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 443662

Pet her mane softly and smile.
"I believe it is time for breakfast. Do you wish to join us?"

Sateo [Berserker] 443663

Well, that's embarrassing. "Mornin'.." climb off of him before anyone can see that.

Wf+6 443664

Unbelievable headache. At least it's dark wherever you are.

Listen, sapling, you gotta think big picture. Smitts is a busy meatsack. Just keep out of his way and you can slip away. Do you think he even knows you're here right now?

He surveys the waves and chuckles. "Perhaps I had one too many celebratory rounds last night. Still, we're making good time. The wind is with us. You know, I'm actually on my way to breakfast, just waiting to be relieved by the first mate. Walk with me when he arrives."

"As long as I don't embarrass you by being quiet… but…"

She pauses and looks wistfully. "That food is really good."

Felfire [Necromancer] 443665

And Fervy?
Honey, are you here?

Sateo [Berserker] 443666

'1d10' who else is around, where did I wake up?

Roll #1 9 = 9


I smile.
"Indeed it is. Please, clean yourself up a little. I need to find somepony first."
Give her a kiss and leave the room. I need to find Vivid Eclipse. Hopefully his moon worshiping hasn't caused him to stay awake all night or something. See if I can find him somewhere.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443668

"Yes, sir."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443669

"Probably not. Otherwise he'd have struck the sails so he could get you back. Or tossed the others overboard, more likely dead than alive."

Wf+6 443670

You're awake sooner than I thought.

He's near you, hovering.

Zivur is sulking around in the shadows too, you sense.

Down in the hold where you were drinking.

You head out the front door of the mansion, passing the breakfast club. You find him keeping a stalwart vigil at the bow of the Darklantern.

Flux arrives and takes the helm.

"Good, good. I was getting worried I'd miss my rations. What'd they have you eating back in the Eastern Campaign, soldier?"

Good boy. Now row.

Chip(DD knight) 443671

Shake my head.
"W.. what happened?" I look around

Felfire [Necromancer] 443672

Did my eyes get used to the darkness yet?
Try to stand up.
What happened yesterday…

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443673

"With what? Best I've got is trying to push this pile of junk with magic."
Which I'll do. '1d10'
"It only goes so fast…"

Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 443674

"Good morning, mister Eclipse. Are you well? I wanted to invite you to join us for breakfast, if you would like."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443676

"Except for whatever small candies they could get us for our rations to keep up spirits, mostly bread with what greens they could find for herbivores, while the meateaters were usually issued a rodent. A fish if they had done particularly well."

"Being out in the field so often, I tried to bring back what I could after a mission. Even learned how to plant some to make sure no one went hungry if the worst happened. It won't do me any good if I open the gates to an enemy castle if the soldiers are too hungry to take it."

Wf+6 443677

You're in the hold of the ship.

You're in Terrebonne's cabin.

You went and had a party with your friends. I brought you back here after you passed out drinking.

You need to go faster. I thought you meatsacks were supposed to be good at propulsion.

"I already ate, but I'll accompany you, if you like."

"Ah, yes. You would have had it rough. In the officers' corps they had shamans that could grow a potato in the blink of an eye. No doubt there weren't enough to go around, or they would have spread the rations to everyone. I turned them down, though. I think the hunger kept me sharp. And I brought my own."

He chuckles. "Don't tell, but I have a weakness for peanuts."

You've arrived at a door to a cabin on the ship known as the Darklantern. It's a large, more traditional ship-of-the-line made out of some very dark color of wood, and plated with a lead-iron alloy to deflect cannon fire.

The door itself has a golden handle. The wood inside is dark, so it seems almost pitch black in this hallway.

Light Heart [Warlord] 443679

"Very well, follow me then."
Lead him back to the mansion.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443680

"I know I need to go faster. But either I rip off a piece of this thing to row with, or I push it with magic. One or the other. And the local sea life isn't exactly being too helpful!"
Try and scoot this thing along faster. '1d10'

Roll #1 2 = 2

Chip(DD knight) 443681

Stand up and help Sateo up too.
"Well that is quite an evening. I didnt know you can hold your liquor." I grin at him.

Sateo [Berserker] 443685

I smile "Aye! It was a good time indeed."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443687

I've probably woken up by now, right?

Felfire [Necromancer] 443688

That was a really stupid idea. Thanks for saving me.
Stir myself up and look around. Terre here?
Give her the good morning and start tyding the room up.
I should talk with doc later, once the headache is gone.
For now, menial work it is.
Gotta sleep.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443689

"Hopefully, that shaman you turned down got sent to another unit that could have use them."

Spring Water [Doctor] 443692

Lazy little pone, I've been awake for almost an hour. I even did my prayers!

Chip(DD knight) 443693

I clean myself up a bit.
"Say do you have plans? I myself would go back to my ship and check out some of my crew." I look at him.

Wf+6 443694

You return and find General Movp and some other soldier pone at the door. The soldier pone is wearing a crossbow on his back and a kepi on his head.

How far can you throw with that horn of yours?

She's out and about.

It was good you spent time with friends.

"Hopefully. I think he was with the 73rd Sappers."

Yes indeed.

Light Heart [Warlord] 443696

I've seen him before, that's Friesian.
"General Movp, mister Friesian. Good morning to the both of you."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443698

I yawn, stretch and get up.
"What time is it?…"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443700

"Depends on if it's behaving. If it isn't, you go backwards. If it is, well, it was enough to hurl a gun a fair ways into the ocean and beneath some sand."
I'll raise an eyebrow at the plant.
"Do you really want to risk another dunking?"
And keep trying to catch up with the boats. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443701

Do I recall what that unit was involved in?

"Good morning, Miss Lightheart."
Tip my hat to her.

Roll #1 3 + 2 = 5

Spring Water [Doctor] 443703

"Late enough that you should get up!"

Sateo [Berserker] 443704

"I don't have any plans aside from training those lads."

Borders 443705

Go back to inspecting my gem. Look through it towards a light source. Does that reveal anything?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443706

"How late did I sleep in?…"
I rub my eyes.

Wf+6 443707

No, though being sappers, you can infer they would have sapped enemy defenses by digging out trenches, destroying bridges, cutting supply lines, and generally conducting sieges.

Ten or eleven. Hard to tell without some kind of clock.

It is lustrous and refractive, but it reveals to you no new secrets in the light alone.

"Morning, miss."

Chip(DD knight) 443708

I nod at this.
"You teach those lads good and mighty aye. I myself would head back to my cabin and check out on someone." I smile at him.

"Just tell me if there is something needed to be done and Chip will try to help in any way he can aye?"

Wf+6 443710

It's either that or wait until you pass out and die like your kind is so prone to.

Spring Water [Doctor] 443712

"A few hours. But yesterday was a long day, so I let you sleep."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443714

I frown.
"Did Curry get our things back yet?…"

Light Heart [Warlord] 443715

Motion towards Vivid Eclipse.
"Please meet mister Eclipse. He hails from Novdogod."
Enter the mansion.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443716

I'll frown.
"I can't guarantee you'll make it. But can plants talk to each other? Can I get you close enough to yell at the plants on the ships?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 443717

"I haven't seen him actually… I figured he must have been up before me."

Sateo [Berserker] 443718

"Aye! See ye in a while mate." I give him a handshake before he leaves.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443719

"I may have gotten a few supplies from the 73rd. Maybe we had met, or I at least grabbed some of his conjured food."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443720

I perk up.
"So… did he get our stuff back?"
And then I take off running trying to find him!
I hope he got out stuff back!

Roll #1 4 = 4

Spring Water [Doctor] 443721

"No- Hey!"
Follow after her.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443723

"Good morning, sir."

Wf+6 443724

That is the plan. Look, I'm a trained agent. I risk my stem on a day to day basis. I'm not worried about a little solo op. Try to land me right-side up.


Breakfast is already well underway inside, but you're greeted.

"Ah, there you are General. And Miss Heart, welcome."

"Perhaps. Useful skill to have for an army cook, though. They also did poisons, ladders, lampweed, that kind of thing."

You will not be able to find him until his fate has been determined miss existing in a different time zone.

Chip(DD knight) 443726

"Thanks for the drink Sateo, Later."
Give him a firm handshake before leaving. Head back to my room and check out my bag of holding and slung it on my back. Also check if Nurse Hearts is in there.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443727

"Well, here goes. I'll try and catch you if I miss."
And here goes the magical hurling with telekinesis. '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8


Try a weak magic bolt through it. How does it react?

Roll #1 2 = 2

Light Heart [Warlord] 443731

"Good morning, Landgrave. And everypony else too, of course."
Did Rosemary come down on her own?
Take a seat anyway.

Sateo [Berserker] 443732

Time to go check on the colts.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443733

"Must have been pretty busy all the time then. And here I am, complaining about the time it took to be sent out for our missions."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443734

I slow down and stop running around then as I can't find him.
"Where do you think he is?"

Wf+6 443736

She's not. You do retrieve your bag, though.

You send it in a wide, telekinetic arc, and you see it roll onto the deck of the Eagle's Roost. A few seconds later the ship comes to a jolting stop. It seems to resist the fact that it has full sails, and the rest of the fleet pulls away.

They're over on the Eagle's Roost, which seems to have stopped and is separating from the fleet…

You follow him into the door. Inside it is not a cabin that could possibly fit on the ship. It's a full-blown mansion interior. Tile floors. Three stories. Grand staircase. Ballroom. The works. Light Heart has gone ahead to the master dining-room, where some nobleponies are eating, and the General leads you on.

"I see you've brought a guest, General."

"An old soldier like myself. Won't be a problem, will it?"

"Of course not."

There's a general murmur of welcome, but they continue chowing down.

Rosemary is lingering near the stairs, but approaches as you enter the room.

Spring Water [Doctor] 443737

"I'm not sure… he could be anywhere on the fleet, really. I'm sure he'll turn up soon enough though."

Wf+6 443738

Update: the Eagle's Roost caught up with the fleet, no prob.

You can go find him now.

Chip(DD knight) 443740

Go to the smith workshop and fish out my ore's.
Heat up the furnace and inspect if I have everything I need to make a weapon that I need.

Sateo [Berserker] 443741

Stopped? can I see why? '1d10'
"Ahoy lads, ready to learn some more stances?"

Roll #1 5 = 5

Light Heart [Warlord] 443742

Poor girl didn't have the nerve to settle down on her own. Heh.
Is the Viscountess here too?
In any case, offer a seat to Eclipse as well.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443743

"Apologies if my presence is an inconvenience to the others, Sir."

Sateo [Berserker] 443744

Oh, well, that was weird..

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443747

I should be able to catch up now, since it isn't moving. '1d10'

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 443748

If my "smith workshop", you mean Topaz's office on the Darklantern, you arrive there. Blue Topaz actually looks up for once when you come in.

"Heard you brought on those new shipwrights. They're good. Not bad work."

see >>443738

She is. And he accepts.

"Not at all. Sit."

He claps his hooves, and a servant pone brings out more dishes of food from some room in the back.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443751

"I hope…"
I perk up again.
"Maybe we can go ask around for where he is!"
I immediately go back to running around, trying to find anyone who knows where Curry is and if he has our stuff.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Wf+6 443752

With a little effort, you catch up with the fleet, and retrieve your plant before passing out on deck. The last thing you hear before you drift off to sleep is:

Good. It was gettin' too hot on that deck. A seagull was eying me.

Wf+6 443754

Looks like he's passed out on the stern deck of the Eagle's Roost.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443755

What are the others eating now and what are they bringing us?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443756

Very well. Out like a light, then.

Light Heart [Warlord] 443760

I give the servants a thankful nod as they serve us our food and begin eating.
"Now… have you received word from mister Cloud King yet, Landgrave? From what I gathered, he did win the election."

Spring Water [Doctor] 443762

Uh… nudge him with a hoof.
"… Curry? Are you okay?"

Chip(DD knight) 443763

"Well one work here and favor there can go a long way." I smile at her.
"How good are they by the way?" I look at her.

"Also, mind if I borrow your furnace?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443766

Does that get me back awake? '1d10'

Roll #1 1 = 1

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443767

Nope. No it certainly doesn't.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443768

"Mister Curry!"
I run over to him and start nudging him to try and wake him up.

Roll #1 4 = 4


"Curry! Wake up please!"
Try to shake him awake!

Roll #1 6 = 6


Did nothing happen?

Roll #1 7 = 7

Sateo [Berserker] 443776

I shrug it off, probably just the wind acting odd. "So lads, ye ready for another day of training?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443777

Does that wake me up, or just knock me over? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 443778

Looks to be a Neighponese themed breakfast. There is gyudon that is lightly grilled and garnished with leek, pleasantly fried tempura with a side of soy ginger dipping sauce, and for the herbivores, a chazuke dish with dashi and cow milk, topped with parsnip.

"Yes, we made contact. That was good work, I'm quite pleased. Having an asset in Reptil will be useful to us. And now we're on our way to the Island of Roads, with only a short detour."

"They've been pulling their weight, anyway. I had them look at the Eagle's Roost after it had a weird slowdown last night."

She nods. "Go ahead… I have some metals stocked next to it. Just don't waste too much experimenting. Get familiar with them, though. If you want my training, I want an apprentice who knows the difference between Pig Silver and Iris's Blood."

You drool a little into the pot of your plant.

But you are finally shaken awake.

Sorry, missed that.

You shoot it with a little more power than you'd like and it gets blasted across the room, then vibrantly explodes in a show of colored light, before projecting something on the wall…

They nod eagerly.

"Watcha gonna show us today?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 443780

"I admit the execution of the plan could have been better, but what matters is the result. Now… your plan for Roads, is it only to acquire hardware for Canterlot?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443781

Yeah, I'm up.
"Mnuh. Miss Spring. Miss Seas. What's the matter?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443782

I'm going to make sure I ask the chef how he made all this. Even a small piece of information could help improve my own cooking.:

"Who is the one responsible for such an amazing meal? Even the scent is intoxicating."

Spring Water [Doctor] 443783

I let out a sigh of relief.
"I was worried there for a second… you weren't waking up."
I look around in confusion.
"… Why are you sleeping out here?"

Chip(DD knight) 443784

"Aye." I nod at this and fish out the Aecrite ore and the other one(forgot the name arg).

"Pig Silverf? Iris's blood? What kind of metal are those?" I glance at Topaz

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443785

"Mister Curry! You were unconcious on the deck! What happened? Was it Emrille?"

Borders 443788

Lemme see lemme see

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443789

I'll get into something closer to a seated position.
"I… passed out, actually."
"No, it wasn't Emrille. I just happened to drop Commodore Smitts' plant overboard, and then, well… I fell off the boat trying to catch it. Had to catch up with the boats the hard way."

Spring Water [Doctor] 443790

I look at the plant.
"That thing again? I don't understand why it's so important."

Sateo [Berserker] 443792

I smile proudly. "You should learn a defensive stance." I switch to stance of the bear, losing one wound for 1 hit.

Wf+6 443795

"We'll be meeting some of our associates in the local government, and also the ambassador of Novdogod. The intent is to turn all factions against the One."

Vivid Eclipse perks up a little.

"Master Chef Ramses is an Oddomane. He is quite cosmopolitan, he cooks us meals from all the world."

She puts a hoof to her head. "Oh boy. Maybe I oughtta take a look with you. Help me up, boy."

It's some sort of… symbol. Staring at it makes your eyes slowly cross, and a rhythmic thrumming fills your head…

You pull your face off like a mask, then scream, and everything goes blue.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443797

I tilt my head.
"…Why'd you go overboard for mister Smitts' plant?"

Wf+6 443798

"You gotta be careful though. Some ponies know how to take advantage of you and slice you up, ignoring your defenses… Like Him."

Chip(DD knight) 443799

Go and help her up in her seat.
"I am inexperienced beyond steel and iron." I try to give her a forced smile.

Light Heart [Warlord] 443800

"'The One' being… a certain alicorn?"
I glance over to Eclipse momentarily.

Wf+6 443803

"Yes, indeed."

Eclipse raises a brow.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443804

"If I dropped it overboard, or it died, it would just give Smitts a reason to punish all of us."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443805

"I'd like to meet him if the opportunity presents itself. Just looking at his food makes me eager to just watch him work."

Wf+6 443806

"How many irons do you know?" As she reaches for a cane and meanders over.

Wf+6 443807

"After breakfast." Landgrave remarks.

Movp punctuates this with a stern nod.

Chip(DD knight) 443810

I shrug.
"Irons Iron. There is this pig iron and I heard of something called Cold iron but beyond that I just worked with normal iron."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443811

"Thank you."

Let's enjoy the food and listen in to the conversation going on.

Sateo [Berserker] 443812

"Who are you referring to?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 443814

"I see…"
Tap a hoof against my chin as I overthink the implications of this ordeal.
"Canterlot… I have never been there. But I have heard plenty of stories about it."

Spring Water [Doctor] 443815

"Ah… is it really that valuable?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443818

"I'm… not certain. It's got quite the mouth on it though. Complained most of the trip back."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443819

I frown.
"Only if miss Emrille pushes him too."

Wf+6 443820

"The three primary irons we will be working with are Dark Iron, Kobold Iron, and Flint Iron. They are very different metals. Pig Iron is a transitive iron that gets coked into Steel. Cold Iron is an alloy with Pig Silver."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443824

I'll shake my head.
"She's somewhat of an officer, even if she doesn't act like it. Smitts would rather we have nothing to do with each other than listen to her suggestions on how to deal with me. Or the rest of you."

Spring Water [Doctor] 443825

"It… did? You mean you've actually started talking to it and it really responded?"

Wf+6 443828

Noted. The others dig in. Movp shows a preference for the tempura. It's shrimp!

"We don't know his name… but he's spooky!"

"I know it sounds sordid, but you'll be rewarded when at last I am given my dues."

Light Heart [Warlord] 443831

"But where do I feature?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443832

"Your… plant, talked back to you?"
I give him a queer look.

I frown.
"She just acts like a big dumb mean idiot. Or not even acts like! She is one!"

Chip(DD knight) 443834

I nod at this.
"Coked in Steel? So its not compatible with Steel if I might ask." I look at her.

Wf+6 443835

Abbess Ballast remarks, "Just listen to teacher."

Landgrave adds, "Of course, quid pro quo, you're expected to take certain duties onboard."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443837

I'll nod.
"Sarcastic piece of work too. But it managed to stop the Eagle's Roost after I tossed it back up here, so it's not all bad."
And to Summer about Emrille:
"That doesn't mean we can say it to her face. Growing up involves keeping hurtful opinions of others to ourselves. Though sometimes you do have to call somepony out on being ridiculous."

Wf+6 443840

"No, Dark Iron becomes Pig Iron while it is in the process of becoming Steel. Pig Iron is what it is called in the middle stage."

Light Heart [Warlord] 443841

"Of course. I eagerly await further news on this matter then."
Continue eating.

Spring Water [Doctor] 443842

"Summer please, don't be so crude."

"… Of course."

Wf+6 443843

"Don't worry yourself terribly. We have some time before we get into any real action, due to a certain detour."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443844

I can see carnivores enjoying that part, but how is the Dashi? A good broth can really bring out the taste in food.


Roll #1 5 = 5

Sateo [Berserker] 443845

I frown "Well, that's not helpful." I rub my head a bit, still got a bit of a head ache. "Maybe I should show you meditation?"

Chip(DD knight) 443848

"Ah. I see. I assume pig silver is half-baked silver right?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443849

"You must think the sun's gotten to me, don't you?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 443850

I nod.
"Indeed. Dixie should be quite the interesting experience. I certainly look forward to it."
Clean my mouth with a napkin and turn to the viscountess.
"Lady Nihil, if you do not mind, I would like you to meet Vivid Eclipse."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443852

I sigh.
"But she is really mean…"

"It's true! She iiis!"

Wf+6 443853

The parsnip is succulent and tender as it is savory, and is the dominant flavor in the dish. You like it so much that you burn your mouth a little bit trying to shovel it in. Then you realize how undignified you must look.

"No, just highly impure. The 'pig' refers to impurity, not the transitive state."

"Okay… sounds a little boring, but if you think so."

"I noticed the armor. A paladin?"

He nods in confirmation.

Borders 443855

Oooh. Blue shifting indicates a w axis topological anomaly towards the positive. Wonder what's happening now?

Spring Water [Doctor] 443856

"Uh… I didn't say that! It's just not something I expected."

"Well keep it to yourself… it's not nice to openly denounce somepony like that."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443857

Stop myself and just enjoy the flavors. Save some face while I still can.

Light Heart [Warlord] 443858

"I have yet to inform him about your situation, but perhaps that could be done once breakfast has been dealt with."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443860

"And if we keep treating her that way, she'll stay that way."
"Well, it was rather unexpected."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443861

I pout.

"Not like she's shown any sign of changing at all anyways! She's never going to change."

Sateo [Berserker] 443862

"It can help you clear your mind, and sometimes you can get a new idea." I find a nice place and sit "You should focus on a topic, or idea.. or something that happened recently."

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443867

"Well, hope springs eternal. But you shouldn't let her drag you down to her level."

Chip(DD knight) 443868

I nod at this.
"So any 'pig' metals are impure metals. Much more brittle or soft." I smile at her

Wf+6 443869

You're looking at yourself, as though you're astral-projecting. How odd.

Looks like they all had their noses so high up, that they didn't notice. Except Movp, who gives you a good-natured wink.

"Yes, I think so, darling. Speaking of which, you've hardly touched your plate. Is the food not satisfactory?"

Rosemary has been eating it all.

They sit down next to you for a while. Ohm. Ohm. Resistance capacity 25 Ohms.

Wf+6 443871

"Yes. They can be purified with common coal or charcoal, but for best results, we use Jet."

She pulls out a shiny black gemstone. "Jet is a special kind of coal. It's more expensive, but burns hotter and longer."

Light Heart [Warlord] 443874

I chuckle.
"I may have forgotten to tend to my food with all the excitement going on. It is excellent as always."
And with that, I get back to eating.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443875

Let's focus on the conversation for now, taking the occasional morsel. If we are going to Canterlot, I need to be prepared.

Wf+6 443876

What do you eat?

Wf+6 443877

They seem to have lost the subject and have drifted off into conversation about the meal.

Sateo [Berserker] 443879

I smile such good little monks. I stand back and wait for them to finish.

Light Heart [Warlord] 443880

So Rosemary literally at all of my food as well? That's really rude, actually. I glance over at her, raising a brow.
In that case, either wait for the next course or just wait for this get-together to be adjourned.

Wf+6 443881

Two of them keep fidgeting and eventually one falls over, asleep, causing the other two to open their eyes and burst out laughing.

Wf+6 443882

I meant she's been eating all three of the courses.

I was inquiring which of the three you were eating – or if like her, you sampled all of them.

Light Heart [Warlord] 443884

I probably sampled all of them. I am adventurous by nature after all.

Chip(DD knight) 443887

I nod at this.
"Jet? This is the first time I heard of it." I inspect it.

Sateo [Berserker] 443888

I laugh as well tapping the little one awake "It be morning."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443889

Then I will be extra attentive. Let's hear what they like and their opinions, so I have a good idea what to base any of my cooking on.

Borders 443892

Am I actually astral projecting? When moving, do I see my body move?

Wf+6 443905

Just curious, you meat-eater you.

It is hard and very compact, and has a chalky texture. She holds up an orb of it that has been filed and polished to a shiny, pearly luster.

He shakes himself, and the others keep laughing.

"Uh, sorry."

They're actually discussing the appetizer – which you missed – which was a matsutake dobin mushi. It included fresh kombu, butterfish, ginko nuts, and carrots. Goldenblood insists he detected a hint of lime. Supposedly the katsuobushi was masterfully fermented.

Wait… no. You're not sure where you are. You're… somewhere dark? You see yourself in the room, but… there should be a wall where you're observing yourself. You're kind of staring off into space – that is, the you that you're looking at is. In fact… based on your location in the ship, the place that YOU YOU should be based on your angle of orientation is… outside the ship, floating above the water, and since it's morning, that doesn't make any sense for it to be dark. What's going on?


Whoa there sugarcube. I normally don't eat meat. This was only some small-time sampling. Question is, did I like it?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Sateo [Berserker] 443909

"It be alright, you should try this stance, its fer comboing with other things." show them cross stance. "And it be the last of the three I can show ye."

Light Heart [Warlord] 443910

Absolutely disgusting. This is the last time I'm eating this kind of stuff.

Chip(DD knight) 443912

Held it up and look at it.
"So this burns more intensely than normal charcoal." I grin.
"Will it not melt the metal in the process? I am a bit afraid that molten metal will be a bit hard to manage." I look at her.

Wf+6 443914

It was so good you lost your decorum again and shoveled it down unceremoniously.

You feel a little bloated from your speed.

Foods from the Master Kitchen have Heroism AND Glorify.

Wf+6 443916

"Well, that's the point. You HAVE to melt it to get the impurities out. How else do you think you're going to do it? Pick it out by hand?"

"What's that one called?"

Sateo [Berserker] 443918

"The cross stance."

Wf+6 443919

"Why's it called that?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443920

Make a mental note about that.
"I wonder, do they just like foreign food because it is foreign?" I think to myself.

Smile on seeing her try the meat and disliking it.

Light Heart [Warlord] 443924

Interesting… I'll need to watch myself. Finish breakfast.

Sateo [Berserker] 443926

"Because you get better balance by crossing ye limbs. That way when you hit the ground you won't be hurt."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443929

I sigh.
"I just want her to stop bullying us…"

Borders 443930

Am I in a pocket dimension?

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443934

"One day, she will. Until then, we bear it, forgive, and maybe poke fun at her ridiculous hat every now and again."

Wf+6 443935

"I see, that makes sense. Okay, let's try it."

Swish! You score.

In any case, they get off on a tangent about fermenting wine.

You finish breakfast and excuse yourself. Good night.

You're… not sure. Your eyes aren't focused on the dark, but you're seated in some kind of… padded chair. And there's some kind of weird border skewing your view of the edges of the room. You're clearly away from it. It's dark. You think you hear some voices from up above you…

Chip(DD knight) 443938

I scratch my head.
"Apologies master." I smile at her.

I then look at the furnace already pipping hot with normal coal.
"So is it alright to throw in Jet in the mix of normal coal? Perhaps I might try to forge some steel weapon to hand out to the new recruits."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 443940

I giggle.
"It really is a stupid hat."

Sateo [Berserker] 443942

"Good job!" I pat them on the head. I stretch a bit "Have you lads had breakfast yet?"

Wf+6 443944

"I wouldn't. The jet is more expensive and should only be used for purifying. If you just need to heat up a blade to beat it into shape, use normal coal or charcoal."

"Not yet."
"We're gonna nick something I reckon."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443945

I'll just have to sit back and wait for breakfast to be over. The General seems to be enjoying his meal, no need to interrupt him at the moment.

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 443946

I'll chuckle.
"It really is. But she gets touchy about it, so never sound like you're serious if you poke fun at it."

Sateo [Berserker] 443947

"lets see what's on the menu." I take them to the mess hall.

Wf+6 443949

They finally finish and split up, returning to their respective rooms on the various floors, except for Light Heart and Rosemary, who leave, and Landgrave, who retires to the sitting room with Lord-Mayor Goldenblood, and General Movp, who reclines at the table.

Servants come and clean up the plates and dishes.

They're just about to start serving lunch. Looks like fish and kelp on the menu.

Chip(DD knight) 443951

"Yes Master." I nod at this and stretch my arms.
"I'd like to practice first, how many new crew do we have? Perhaps I can give them scimitars or swords so that they have something."

Do we have pig iron? Perhaps I can heat it in the fire.

Roll #1 10 = 10

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443953

"I thought I tasted a lot of the food the world has to offer after I was discharged, but even I have to say I'm impressed. Which of his plates has been your favorite so far, sir?"

Sateo [Berserker] 443958

Get in line and get some fish and kelp.

Wf+6 443962

Dark Iron. You wouldn't keep iron in the transitive state of Pig Iron.

This Dark Iron becomes rapidly heated and searing hot in the flame, turning white in no time. You pull it out carefully and lay it tenderly on the anvil.

"A couple days ago there was a mean caramelized pork tenderloin with peanuts and cilantro, sergeant. There is a pleasant sampling of food from all four corners of the map."

You reach the front of the. A bedraggled earth pone with a green mane slaps a chunk of diced fish and a nest of kelp onto a plate and passes it to you.

Borders 443964

Listen listen LISTEN I AM CLOSE

Chip(DD knight) 443968

Alright hammer it carefully and make a scimitar out of it.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443973

"It seems I have a goal now, to at least come close to that. I just never expected to find such variety aboard a ship. Still leaves me in awe to be here, sir."

Wf+6 443974

You suddenly realize they're talking to YOU. Two ponies are looking down at you from a box up above. They're… cheering for you.

"That was wonderful!"
"I loved it!"
"Ah, it was great!"
"Well, it was pretty good."
"Well, it wasn't bad…"
"Uh, there were parts of it that weren't very good though."
"It could have been a lot better."
"I didn't really like it."
"It was pretty terrible."
"It was bad."
"It was awful!"
"It was terrible!"
"Take 'em away!"
"Bah, boo!"

Wait, no, they're heckling you now.

You pound the white iron repeatedly until you get a satisfactory shape, then douse it in the water bin nearby, and hilt it. Not bad work.

Borders 443979

"Well, excuse me, but where am I?"

Chip(DD knight) 443980

I scratch my head. Perhaps cool this one down before I get back to it for sharpening.

"How many new workers in Reptil did I am able to come aboard the ships?" I call back to Topaz.

Get another Dark iron bar, heat it in the charcoal and hammer it into shape.

Roll #1 7 = 7

Wf+6 443984

"They have a well-stocked kitchen. Beyond me, how."

"Hey, Gildedrose, I think he's lost."
"Oh yeah, well he should probably use his brain, shouldn't he, Crantzenstern?"
"Well he should but he can't."
"Why's that?"
"Well, it's way over there!"

He points over at the you that's staring vacantly at the wall – what you can now make out as on a stage.


"We only took on four hundred, I think."

Nicely done, another piece of sharp metal to stick in eyes.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 443986

"Since I was talking about my travels, what about you, Sir? Did you visit any interesting places after you, uh… left the military?"

Borders 443990

"Well, is there any way I can get my brain over here?"

Wf+6 443996

"Sounds like he's getting desperate."
"Desperation is a good sign."
"Why's that?"
"Soon he may panic and run away."

"Oh, not as much as I'd like, I think. I had a bit of a reputation both outside the country and in it. Not a lot of friends in the countries that Equestria had beaten into submission."

Chip(DD knight) 443998

I stop.
"Alright perhaps that is too much even for me." I grin.
Pick up my ore's, arcene and the left over True Augite. According to my calculation(if I can), can I make a Cutlass using the alloy of the two? Will there be leftovers after I use it?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Wf+6 444000

There would be just enough for the cutlass and nothing more.

Borders 444006

"Say, does that mean I can move about?"

Knight 444007

"That's true. I was just another soldier passing by, so they didn't bat an eye at me. It's the reason I found myself in Reptil. Instead of talking where we want to go, how about where we came from. Where did you grow up Sir? I only got a few pieces here and there from the Gryphons I fought with about how they were raised."


Wf+6 444011

"Sure, you can go as far as you like!"
"Go ahead, exercise your legs a little bit!"
"And keep going, 'til we can't see you!"

Now that your… "eyes" have adjusted, you realize you're in a theater. The lights are dimmed, though, so you can see the stage.

"Oh, I'm from the Peaks in modern-day Novdogod. I left for Equestria when I was quite young, with my family. From there, I was raised in Canterlot and attended the Gosu academy, then joined the 354th 'Stars', and later was granted special permission to form my own company with handpicked troops, the 14th 'Miracle'."

Chip(DD knight) 444015

Alright, lets do this.
Is the Arcene pure? If not throw in some jet on the furnace to make it piping hot. With that I mold both Arcene and True Augite into one and shape it into a cutlass.
>rng pls

Roll #1 7 = 7

Borders 444017

That bard…
Who else is my audience?


"That is quite the childhood. As for me, I'm from a middle-class family near Prance. They probably hoped I would have become a lawyer or a doctor, something safe and close. Instead, a bit of the idiocy of youth came over me and I decided to join a mercenary company that was hiring. After a few boat rides and missions throughout the East, I found myself working for Equestria."

Chip(DD knight) 444023

Since I am making a good weapon, perhaps it is time to make it a good weapon. TIme to put those arts trained to me by Topaz and other masters to the test.
Lets make the blade sharper(Double strike) and perhaps find a way to enchant it with lightning.

Wf+6 444027

There are a collection of very generic-looking ponies vacantly staring at the stage.

You work for hours in the heat, overseen by Blue Topaz, and she corrects you at time, but mostly lets you work. You burn yourself repeatedly, and blood pours freely into the alloy, along with your sweat, and your tears. You pound. You pound. You pound. You fold the metal again and again, and it resists you at every turn, until the green-silver alloy has turned a redish hue from all of the precious blood you've spilled over it.

You stick it back into the fire, searing it with jet, and when you finally pull it out, it is white as snow. It has perfect balance, and seems to be an extension of your arm…

"You should name it. What will you call it?"

"There's a Prench mare in the fleet, you know."


"Really, who would that be? Though, to be fair, what little Prench I remember must be outdated by now. I spent most of my life with the mercenaries and speaking their language."

Chip(DD knight) 444038

Perhaps Pirates Company?
Or The Red Tearstone Cutla… sword?

"Perhaps I'll call it the Red Tearstone." I smile Ms. Topaz

"Well it is not made of stone, well it is steel but it sounds cooler." I grin.

Wf+6 444039

"She's one of the necromancers on the Pillager's Fancy. A recent recruit, an apprentice of the resurrectionist. They call her Felfire."


"Ah, I was meaning to look for that one. When I ran into Miss Light Heart and her entourage in Reptil, she described some of the ponies I might have to work with and her name came up. She mentioned that Miss Felfire was rather difficult to coax out of her room and even harder to trick into a conversation."

Wf+6 444047

"It's missing just one thing."

She hammers in an oval-cut piece of amber.

#Red Tearstone
Double Strike
Lightning Charge
+1 Basic

"I wouldn't know, to be honest, sergeant."


"Thank you for reminding me about her. I need to make sure I talk with her when the opportunity arises."

"Still, you must have some great stories about being with the Stars and Miracle."

Wf+6 444058

"Many, though I am due back at my post soon."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444060

"Sorry to take up your time Sir, I hope everything goes smoothly when you get back."

Borders 444061

Wave to them.

Can they respond?

What does this all mean?

Chip(DD knight) 444062

I wipe the sweat from my brow.
"Well to be honest I am afraid I will screw this up." I grin at Ms. Topaz
"Hmmm now for a sheathe.."
Does Ms.Topaz has leather in here? Perhaps I can sew a leather holster for my Cutlass;

Wf+6 444065

"Right, right. Take care."

He heads off back to the helm.

They don't repond at all. They don't seem to have noticed your conversation with Gildedrose and Crantzenstern, either.

You stick a hoof through one and it sort of just fades out.

"Hey, dummy, those are just figments."
"You know, like a bad dream."
"Like watching you!"

Yes, you grab a leather sheathe off the wall.

Chip(DD knight) 444069

Put it in the sheate and secure in my waist, I then look at Ms. Topaz
"Thanks for letting me use your workshop. I could have not done it without you Master Topaz." I grin at her

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444072

Let's go outside for some fresh air at the moment. I have some ideas for what to cook, but I need some time outside to get my head in order.

Wf+6 444078

She nods. "Learn your metals. Don't slack."

You return to the dark of the Darklantern.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444081

"Broth, caramelization, and a necromancer. What an interesting meal."

Let's head to the kitchen available to most of the staff and try my hoof at trying to imitate today's meal."

Chip(DD knight) 444084

"I will." I smile at her, if there is anything that Ms. Topaz needs to be done, just ask me."

With that I head to the deck to get some fresh air. Anyone in the deck right now?"

Wf+6 444089

You return to the Eagle's Roost. It seems they're just starting to serve lunch. It's kelp and fish.

Friesian Cross is nearby, heading belowdecks.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444090

"Oh hello Chip. How did the card game go after I left?"

Chip(DD knight) 444091

Follow him below deck to greet him.

"So how do you find the… Oh fish!" I look at the good food.

Chip(DD knight) 444093

"Its fine, if you ask me. So what are you up too?"

Wf+6 444094

Feel free to continue roleplaying.


Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444095

"Me, I just had a chance to dine with the officers and talk about old times with the General. However, I just found out they have a great chef preparing their food. I'm just afraid I might not have enough years left to get as good as he was."

"You seem to enjoy fish Mr. Chip. As a aspiring imitation-chef, mind if I ask how you like it prepared?"

Borders 444096

"Is this a dream, then? And are your names Gildedrose and Crantzenster? I'm not sure how I know it.

Chip(DD knight) 444097

I scratch my head.
"Well, fish is fish, but I really dont mind if its grilled with tomatoes and onion stuffed inside it." I smile.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444098

"Grab a fish from there, but make sure it's a small one. I want to try my hoof at imitating that chef. They told me I should be able to meet him, but for the moment, I'll settle for trying to copy."

Let's see.
First we'll try it how Mr. Chip said, then I'll try another one with broth.


Roll #1 4, 2 = 6

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444099

The first one is within my visible margin of error, so try that one first.

"I guess I boiled it too long, let me let it cool and try the broth again."


Roll #1 6 = 6

Wf+6 444100

"No, you idiot. You're outside of the show."
"See, look, you're off the stage!"
"Frankly, you should get off the stage more often!"

Chip(DD knight) 444101


I just grin.
"I didnt know ponies like fish too."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444102

"Alright Mr. Chip, let me see what you think."

"You know, I never really tried meat. I learned to make it by sight because I was always around Carnivores, but there was always plenty of Herbivores that I had to make food for and just ate that."

"Try the fish I made and then I'll try it too."

Chip(DD knight) 444104

Take a bite.
"Well this one taste good, not bad for a starter."
I then hand him some.
"Here, its your work." I grin.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444106

Stare at it for a moment.
"I cooked it. I know it's safe. Everyone else eats it, so it must be good."

Close my eyes and take a bite.

Roll #1 3 = 3

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444110

"I can't. There's something about the texture that I can't handle."

Wash it out with some sea weed.

"You liked that?"

Borders 444113

"Oh! Ohh.. so I've succeeded. In a sense. I'm more or less there."

"Who controls the stage? "

Chip(DD knight) 444114

I looked at him.
"its fish, of course I liked it."
I then look at the fish.
"Perhaps our taste just differ dont you think?"

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444116

"Maybe, but I'll have to get used to it if I really want to be a cook here."

Stare at the broth with dead eyes.

"I have to know what tastes good for everyone so I can become a great chef. Maybe I should start with the broth."

Take a few breaths and then levitate the spoon and sip.


Roll #1 9 = 9

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444118

"This, this is MARVELOUS. I can taste everything swirling together. I'm only one step away from the meat, but it's still really good. Here, have a try."

Pour chip a small bowl of the fish and broth for Chip.

Chip(DD knight) 444121

Take some of the sea weed and munch on it.
"Good food can raise morale you know that. Having a good chef makes the crew more lively and happy.

"Ah thank you." Take some of the broth and sip on it.
"Ah, really good."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444126

"I don't know how to really feel about taking in meat. Feels like I'm breaking a taboo, you know? But I want to be a really good chef who takes care of his crew, and this looks like something I'll have to do."

"What about you, Mr. Chip? Any goal you are working towards?"

Chip(DD knight) 444128

"Nothing in particular, I mostly repair the ship and is now under apprenticeship with Ms. Topaz as a smith. Perhaps all I could ask is to have my own boat. Either for trade or pillage, doesnt matter." I grin.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444129

"I hope you consider me for the position of cook when you get your ship. How long have you been aboard?"

Chip(DD knight) 444136

"Really long, been picked up as a prisoner back then. If it wasnt for them, the crew, Smitts, Albilio and the others, I'm a goner." I grin.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444141

"Guess I might as well be from Mars judging by how our lives went. I'm a Lethuanian that grew up near Prance to a good family. Joined mercenaries of my own free will and wound up here with an old leader of mine. So, do you have any family waiting for you somewhere, or are sea vessels your homeland?"

Chip(DD knight) 444149

"Orphan actually, grew in one of the orphanages in one port city. Its a good place before they kick me out and I land as an apprentice of a ship builder, then one thing leads to another and I end up here." I smile.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444153

"It sounds harsh, but you seem to be happy now. Sateo and Tony seem to enjoy your company as well, you've come a long way from then.

"Still, I wonder, how many are cursing me that I sent them to orphanages?"

Chip(DD knight) 444162

"They're good addition to the crew, and can hold their liquor to boot. What else can I ask." I smile.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444167

"Oh, she had come up earlier. What can you tell me about Miss Felfire? Do you know her? Miss light Heart mentioned you along with the others and her as sailors I might find myself going on missions with."

Chip(DD knight) 444171

"Ah, me and Ms. Felfire are not that close if you ask me. It is better to ask Terrabone if you want to know more of her. Both of them are close to each other." I grin.
"And to you and me, she looks a bit creepy if you ask me."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444173

"How so?"

Chip(DD knight) 444175

"Well… she's thin and frail and likes skulls. Well that is my take at first."

I then pat him.
"But dont worry, she is a good pony, she has brought me back to life using her magic countless of times. She doesnt hesitate on healing a crew member."

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444181

"Countless times, huh? That's a hopeful assessment of her, but I'll let you know I was taught to use some healing magic and tonics while in the military. Might be of some use to keep you on the side of the living more often. Of course, I tended to spin more towards finding ways to make alcohol with it."

Chip(DD knight) 444185

"Aahahaha, a good way to use your talent." I smile as I finish my fish and drink some of the broth.
"Well its good to know you have some healing magics, its a well recieved vocation in this ship. You know our trade, without them we would be dead." I smile.

Friesian Cross [Unicorn Soothsayer] 444186

"Let's hope it ends up as a skill that goes to waste and no one gets hurt enough to need it."

"It seems I have my own duties to get back to, but let me know if you need any help when fixing the ship. I'd prefer no to have to do my patrols underwater."

Chip(DD knight) 444187

"Underwater?" I stare at him.

Wf+6 444188

Light Heart: You just left the breakfast.

Felfire: You're in Terrebonne's room.

Curry & Summer Seas: You're on deck.

Tony: You're waking up with a headache.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444189

Alright. Is Vivid Eclipse still with me?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444190

I should visit Abilio.

Wf+6 444191

He stayed in the mansion after breakfast.

You head to his cabin.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444192

Knock as usual.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444193

Ah, I should head back there then.

Wf+6 444194

"Come in."

He's walking around the first floor of the mansion, examining paintings.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444195

"Hey there."
Flutter close to him.
"How are things going?"

Tony [Trickster] 444196

I do? I don't remember drinking.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444197

I'm glad you think so, dear.
Sigh and finish the room, then move out, looking for Doc.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444198

"Are you intrigued, mister Eclipse?"

Wf+6 444199

"Fast. The wind is with us today. We may not be so lucky later in the week."

That's just how drunk you got.

He's in his clinic, feeding his leeches.

"This is a van Pone. Could be an imitation, but I'm not sure, given the surroundings."

Tony [Trickster] 444200

Huh. Well let's see we're at full sea I suppose?
And how many SP's do I have?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444201

"Yeah, yeah, I can't wait to get to our next destination and shoot people."
Land on his back.
"…but I'm starting to miss using my rifle, y'know?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 444202

"I very much doubt Landgrave would showcase imitations. It seems rather unlike him."

Felfire [Necromancer] 444203

Enter and close the door.
"Hey there, I hope you have something against hangovers…"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444204

"So didja get our stuff back mister Curry?"

Wf+6 444205



He levitates you back onto his desk.

"Research isn't nominal. Have you figured out how your cutie mark differs from the old one yet?"


He makes some air gestures, and points to a cabinet full of booze.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444206

To the booze we go.
"The usual?"

Wf+6 444207

He spins a hoof in the air and waves a couple times, then claps them together.

If only you knew sign language.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444208

"Well the old one looked different."

Wf+6 444209

"Anything other than that?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 444210

"Indeed it is. Now… there is something I would like to ask you. An offer."

Tony [Trickster] 444211

Right. Time to get some new skill.
Get over to Itztli.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444212

He is telling me to…
Celebrate some important clapping recurrence?
"What exactly…"
Do I get it?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444213

Think for a bit.
"Noooot really.
Well, okay, I'm using my fancy magic more than when I was a kid and got that. But that's it."

Wf+6 444214

"Well, go on then."

He's not in his usual spot on the Eagle's Roost.



He finally just pulls out a bottle of brandy and hoofs it to you.

Wf+6 444215

"Well, if you find out, that may help. In the mean time, research remains at its usual pace."

Felfire [Necromancer] 444216

"Kill fire with fire…"
Shrug and take a glass of that brandy.

Tony [Trickster] 444217

Huh. I wonder where he went.
I'm going to ask around. Maybe one of the menials saw a bunny running around. '1d10'

Roll #1 10 = 10

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444218


Wf+6 444219

You immediately feel nauseous and vomit into a nearby trashcan. You feel a bit more clear-headed, though. And your headache has retreated from a throb to a dull pound.

Idle chatter places his last known location on the dhow known as the Hourglass.

Wf+6 444220

"Blue Topaz may know of a way. Or if you know any other Smiths, they may be able to tell you."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444221

So since Fidget isn't here…
I guess I walk over to where my stuff is being held?

Tony [Trickster] 444222

The hourglass? Is that a new ship or am I really that that out of it?
Go look for Itztli there.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444223

"Viscountess Nihil is looking for a paladin to add to her retinue. More specifically, a paladin whom is morally flexible. I'd like to think you would fit the bill quite nicely, although that is for you to decide. If you wish, we could go meet with her before you make your final decision. That's not to say I will force anything upon you. If you are not interested, no tears will be shed and I will simply continue looking."

Felfire [Necromancer] 444224

Groan and pull myself up, then smirk to Doc.
"I knew you had something.
So, can we do that stuff today?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 444225

And Spring is here too.
"I think we'd need to find Topaz for that."

Wf+6 444226

You head down to the dark, shadowy hold of the ship-of-the-line known as the Darklantern. As always, its ebon wood seems to devour all light. Here, in the bowels of the ship, you see large cages which house riches in gold, precious gems, art, texts, rare wines and foods, and of course, at the back, the office of Blue Topaz.

It was picked up in Reptil.

This smaller vessel is running on a ghost crew. There is no apparent chain of command or captain, aside from "Tough Guy" Salty Slugs supervising the menials. It shouldn't take long to search a small ship like this.

He looks a little offended. "Morally flexible? My devotion to the Lady of the Night is absolute."

He nods.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444228

"How can a Smith tell me?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444229

I walk up over to Topaz's office and walk inside.
"Um… miss Topaz? Are you busy?"

Wf+6 444230

"Well, not just any smith. Some have an eye for appraisal. They can size up a pony just by looking at them."

She doesn't look up.

"I am always busy, foal. What is it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 444231

When do we start?"

Tony [Trickster] 444232

I've got a bad feeling about this
Look around '1d10'

Roll #1 9 = 9

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444233

"Um… can I get my things back?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444234

"And how will they know what my old mark was?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 444235

"Indeed, but that was not what I meant. I was more referring to the fact that I am certain you do not shirk from killing if needed."

Spring Water [Doctor] 444236

Wow, she sure is friendly.
"Her name is Summer, miss."

Wf+6 444237

"As I understand it, there has been a recent innovation in the realm of communication. They're called words, and you can express ideas with them."

"Do you have a requisition for release form?"

You find him belowdecks in the hold of the ship, surveying some barrels.

"I'll see what she wants, then. Is that all?"

"I know that already."

Light Heart [Warlord] 444238

I nod with a smile.
"Indeed. Thank you for at least considering my offer."

Tony [Trickster] 444239

Approach him.
"You certainly didn't make it easy to find you, Itztli. What's going on?"
Do I notice something with those barrels? '1d10'

Roll #1 8 = 8

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444240

Roll my eyes.
Toodles then."

Let's leave his cabin, and off to Topaz I go.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444241

"Uh… no? Can I get one?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 444242

"Well… could you at least not call her that, then? Please?"

Chip(DD knight) 444243

Eat my fish and stuff.
Perhaps go back to Topaz and to ask her for more tips on blacksmithing.

Wf+6 444244


He goes back to looking at the art.

They are normal barrels as far as you can tell.


The unicorns, Summer and Spring, are there.

She hands you a lengthy paper with a front and back side without looking up.

"I called her foal, not that."

Emrille, Summer, and Spring are here.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444245

Well then, just flutter past them.
"Hey Topaz. Abilio told me you could help me. I need an appraisal of my cutie mark or something."

Tony [Trickster] 444246

"What's causality rifts?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 444247

Now to wait and see how that pans out… First things first though. Head back upstairs to the door Nihil directed me to and knock.

Spring Water [Doctor] 444248

I just sigh at that.

And eye her silently as she flutters past.

Wf+6 444249


She doesn't even look up. "I'm busy. Wait in line."

A mare answers the door. She's wearing a form-fitting all-black catsuit.


Wf+6 444250

He shrugs.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444251

"Now or later? Should I come looking for you or not?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444252

"No shit, I'm busy too.
But unless you know a better Smith, I need your help."

Tony [Trickster] 444253

Scratch my head.
"No, doesn't ring a bell."

Chip(DD knight) 444254

Go and stand on the edge of the room and lean on the wall.
"Fancy meeting you three here. What gives?" I grin.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444255

… What.
"Good day, miss. My name is Light Heart, a associate of Landgrave. Could I… come in? I am looking for somepony."

Wf+6 444256

"There are no better smiths. Wait in line."


Spring Water [Doctor] 444257

I look back at him.
"… We're just taking care of something."

Felfire [Necromancer] 444258

"Well, tell me if you want to try that. I will go do… A few things, if you are not ready."
And with that, leave the cabin and go on deck, reach the back of the ship and look down at the sea.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444259

…this looks complicated
Can I make heads or tails of it?

Roll #1 4 = 4

Wf+6 444260

She scrunches.

"Yes, let her in." calls the voice of Lord-Mayor Goldenblood.

You step into the Lord-Mayor's room, which is actually multi-chambered. He's lounging on the couch reading. In the back, there's the master bedroom.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444261

"Stuff I need to do."

"Can't officers cut in line in front of… y'know?"


Can I? I should be able to, right?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Tony [Trickster] 444263

"You said I could learn from you once again from you once we left Reptil."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444264

"Uh… hi mister Chip."
I scratch my head as I try to read the form.

Wf+6 444265

It starts out really simple, like asking for your name and purpose for withdrawal.

Then it starts to get complicated. Like asking for the net value and weight of the objects you want, as well as detailed descriptions of each.

The sea is serene, and the ship kicks up mist. The wind is strong and at your back.

"This wouldn't take so long if you stopped interrupting." She continues to not look up from her paperwork.


Light Heart [Warlord] 444266

I smile in appreciation and enter.
"Thank you, Lord-Mayor."
Take a quick glance around the room before settling my eyes on Goldenblood again.
"This is quite the room, very spacious."

Tony [Trickster] 444267

"So you want get started right now or shall I wait until you've figured out those plausible causalities?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 444268

Well, I'll try to fill it in as best as I can.
"How… are we supposed to know how much it weighs when we don't even have access to it?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 444269

Go find Dolly, is she busy?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444270

I can fill this out!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444271

Glance at the unicorns.
I'll be back later then. I don't have time for this."
Leave to the gun-nuts.
I'll be back in a bit

Chip(DD knight) 444272

Just wait in line.

"I'm an officer and here I am." I just smile and shrug.

"Well, hello there."

Wf+6 444274

"Yes, the accommodations are nice. Not quite as nice as my mansion, of course. You'd hardly think we were on a pirate ship."


"It is yours, isn't it?"

You draw moons and stars all over it, hopeful that the pretty pictures will make her approve it.

She stamps it DENIED.

She's in her room.

You return to the fort.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444275

"Can I?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 444276

I nod.
"It certainly is pleasant to get away from it all every so often. The change of scenery is certainly pleasant. May I sit? There is something I would like to discuss."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444277

How's my chick doing?

Spring Water [Doctor] 444278

"Well yes but… I don't know how much it exactly weighs!"

Chip(DD knight) 444279

"Just out of curiosity but what with the form and documents?"

Tony [Trickster] 444280

"No time like the present then."
I sit down.

Spring Water [Doctor] 444281

I sigh
"It's for the items we retrieved from the temple. We want to get them back into our possession but the commodore froze our assets. Maybe we'll just have to take it up with him personally, although I doubt he has the time to spare."

Chip(DD knight) 444282

"Smitts froze your assets? No offense but I didnt even know you two got assets." I look at her a bit surprised.

"What possessions are we talking about?"

Spring Water [Doctor] 444283

"Paintings and Lunar artifacts mostly."

Chip(DD knight) 444284

"I thought those items goes straight to Light Heart? She has taste and will hoard items of quality and value if needed." I scratch my head.

"Bah, no matter. If you two have plans to head over to Commodore Smitts perhaps I can tag along and keep company. He is a good friend of mine." I grin.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444285

I give her a saddened look as she stamps it.
"But… they're all lunar artifacts! They're all related to the moon, doesn't that count?…"

Spring Water [Doctor] 444286

"Light Heart told me she got what she wanted already. As for the commodore, I'd really rather not upset him, so no thanks. We'll figure this out somehow."

"They were pretty pictures but… I don't think that's what miss Topaz wanted from us."

Chip(DD knight) 444287

I shrug.
"Why be afraid of Smitts, he's a calm man if you ask me. Anyway its your choice."

Wf+6 444288

"Come in, sure, girl."

"Go ahead."

When you wake it's not in the nest…

"Didn't you ever weigh them?"


"Proper documentation is required."

Spring Water [Doctor] 444289

"Well… no. I didn't think it was necessary."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444290

I look around. Can I see here from where I am?

Roll #1 5 + 3 = 8

Wf+6 444291

"Okay. Can you describe in detail what the art depicts and give the titles of the books? Preferably with artist and author names."

No… but you think you hear her… nearby. Hm… licking something.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444292

"I was told by lady Nihil that you were the stallion to speak to if I were to look for somepony with medical skills to add to my retinue."


It has been a long time since Autumnsreach… I doubt I can recall everything. Can I recall anything at all?

Roll #1 1 = 1

Felfire [Necromancer] 444294

"Hey. I just came to check if you did any progress with the book."

Tony [Trickster] 444295

"I think you mentioned a miracle once that greatly enhanced one's ability to endure pain?"
Living Paradox.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444296

I follow the licking noises.

Wf+6 444297

"Ah, you're talking about Happy."

The catsuit pony waves.

"Well, as you can see, she's already serving here."

Roll Diplomacy for Speech options, or write something of your own.

Um… didn't Luna paint and write all of that herself…?

"Have, actually. It's been slow goings, but due to the purple partible elective inheritance scheme now omits Culled Cline, that leaves the natural elector apparent to be Razafras of Lignite. So now we just take a new council vote and consult the ghost council. All very straight-forward."


He touches his paw to yours and you feel lightning blast through your veins. You collapse, vomiting, as your world inverts and does backflips. Finally, your reality distorts, and everts entirely, before fading back into focus.

Skill Acquired: Living Paradox

You track them to a large hole in the wall. It's too small for you, but probably big enough for the chick.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444298

Chuckle a bit.
"Makes pretty much the same amount of sense it did when Hero explained it to me.
But glad you found what you were looking for. And sorry for taking so long."


I'm curious, actually.

Roll #1 9 = 9

Spring Water [Doctor] 444300

I just scratch my head helplessly.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444301

I look through it, or if it is too small put my eye up to it.

Tony [Trickster] 444302

I cough and get upright, I check myself, do I seem different?

Wf+6 444303

[Diplomatic]: If it's just a matter of find good service, I'm sure I could find you a suitable replacement. I need a doctor, though.

[Cold]: What do you need a healer for?

[Aggressive]: Whatever salary you're offering her, I'll double it.

[Flatter]: Surely one of such high class won't miss a single servant.

[Dismissive]: I don't need your permission.

"It seems like I offered you something so long ago… Did I pay you yet?"

The chick isn't that small! You stick your head in. It's dusty and dark, and the ship groans. You sense movement, but it's pitch black, so you can't see. A name really would be useful about now.

You don't… LOOK different. You feel different, though.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444304

"Pay? I don't really remember about it, and frankly, I don't care.
I've all the money I will ever need and then some.
You don't have to worry, it's just a favor, I happened to be over there."


Most of those are very rude! My word!
[Flatter] seems like the best choice here though.
"After all, if we are to succeed, we will need skills like hers on the field more than anything."

Roll #1 10 = 10

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444306

But she hasn't done anything to earn a name yet!
"Chick? What you doing in hole?"

Wf+6 444307

"Well, thanks nonetheless."

There's a couple cheeps then

[Continued Licking]

He seems pleased enough. "Alright then. But I'll leave it up to her."

She raises a brow.

Tony [Trickster] 444308

"Let's do that again." I get upright again and shake my head.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444309

"Show Seekkill what you licking."

Felfire [Necromancer] 444310

"You're welcome, Dolly.
Catch me when you are not busy, we could chat some more about the theory of necromancy."
And now, back to the deck.


I turn to look at her with a smile
"Miss Happy, what do you say? Will you take my offer to join me on this grand adventure?"
RNG pls

Roll #1 5 = 5

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444312

Find the boss of the fort.
Or general.
"Did the guy I sent drop by?"

Wf+6 444313


You mean Strom? He's in the back fusing two cannons together.

"What guy?"

"Nope. I think I've had enough adventure for now."

Goldenblood adds, "Her surname is Puzzle."

You return to the deck.

You get bonked on the beak with something.


Emrille [Gunslinger] 444314

"A ram. The smith."

Wf+6 444315

"Haven't seen any rams around here."

Felfire [Necromancer] 444316

Look at the water, try to find it.
The whale.
Are you there?

Roll #1 3 = 3

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444317

"Oh for the love of…
Then why can't you just give me the two weapons I asked for?"

Wf+6 444318

Some water spurts out from the other side of the ship. You turn just in side to glimpse the fountain.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444319

I pull my head out.
"Come out and show Seekkilll."

Wf+6 444320

"Look, if your smith is too lazy to walk down here, that's your problem, not mine."

A rat skull rolls out of the hole.

Tony [Trickster] 444321

"I was joking. It feels strange."

Felfire [Necromancer] 444322

Try to reach it. Talk to it.
It worked with the fish!
How do I get down there?

Roll #1 7 = 7


Happy Puzzle… what an odd name.
"Come come now, no need to be so hasty. I sense that together we would be a force to be reckoned with. It would benefit you as well, of course. I am quite well-known for my generosity."

Roll #1 8 = 8

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444324

"Good chick. Did chick kill rat?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444325

"That fucking ram…"
To Light Heart's cabin I go.
And knock on it, loudly.

Wf+6 444326

Another fountain spurts. Hm.


"You gotta respect my boundaries! Get outta here!"

There's some mewing from within.

Suddenly, the ship shudders, and something… strange seems to happen. The house… is getting smaller!

Wark answers.

"Whatddya wan'?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444327

"Where's the ram?"

Wf+6 444328

"Who's askin'?"

Felfire [Necromancer] 444329

Shit. Does this mean I have to jump?
Raise my own shadow.
Be read to catch me if I'm in danger, okay Fervy?

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444330

"Chick! Get out of hole fast!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 444331

I raise a brow.
"Did I offend you? If so, I apologize."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444332

"I am fucking asking, dumbass."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444333

I remember stuff!

Roll #1 1 = 1

Wf+6 444334

Okay. I will protect you.

It slowly crawls out of the hole as it shrinks. Merely watching the wood seemingly expand and fuse hurts and boggles your head. The chick gets its hind talon caught and chirps in distress.

"Go, go!"

Goldenblood shrugs. "I think you should go."

"Aiight, lemme take a look here. Yep… yep… hmm.. See, Ima lookin' at this'ee here guest list and I cannae see any 'eye' listed here."

You only remember to check for repeating digits, and that's not helpful here.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444335

Well… maybe there was alliteration in some of the names!
That's kinda similar to repeating digits, right?

Roll #1 5 = 5

Felfire [Necromancer] 444336

Sigh and look at the sky.
"I swer if this goes wrong…"
Jump in the direction of the whale and dive under the sea.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444337

"Yes… I agree. Good day, Lord-Mayor."
What a strange mare…
Leave the room.
"That was somewhat unfortunate, was it not?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444338

"Emrille, you dumbass, it is fucking me, Emrille.
I work with Light Heart. Don't be a fucking ass and stop wasting my time. Is the ram here?"

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444339

I try to pry the wood open so it can get out.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Wf+6 444340

You speculate that maybe one was written by Alicorn Al, but Topaz informs you that no books are by that author.

Your heart is racing, and your knees are weak as you walk to the edge. You know there is no turning back once your hooves have left the ledge. In the rush, you hear a voice:

It's time to take the leap of faith.

You dive in, you go deep. You fall far in over your head, and you feel the rush and the flow. Your world churns around you, and there is a supernatural power around you that can bring the very dead back to life. The currents warp and flex under the strain of pressure and forces far beyond what your muscles could ever aspire to, and you feel yourself overtaken by a wave below the surface.

Sputtering, you gather your senses. You've washed up on the other side of the baleen inside the Big Fish.

You shut the door and make for the stairs.

"What was?" asks Happy Puzzle.

[size15]Minion Acquired
Name: Happy Puzzle
Gender: Female
Race: Unicorn
Class: Doctor Who Happens To Be a Ninja
Skills: Heal, Snake Oil, Substitute
Special Talent: +2 Snake Oil
Hits/Wounds: 3/5
Character Traits: She's a puzzle. And a cheerful one at that.

It snaps free and the chick wriggles out.

"I cannae say he's not."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444341

Oh come on!
Think Summer, think!

Roll #1 9 = 9

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444342

"Then send him out here! I need to speak with him!"

Wf+6 444343

You now remember that you didn't read any of those books or look at the art. There's no way you could know the authors or artists.

"I dunnae about that, lassie."

Light Heart [Warlord] 444344

I jump up slightly in surprise.
"… Hello? I do not understand… where did you…?"
Wait, Rosemary is still with me, right?

Sateo [DD Monk] 444345

I'm probably going around doing pirate stuff.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444346

Salty water… Bleargh.
Wipe my eyes and look around.
"Great, I'm still alive."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444347

I pick the chick up and check her leg. How bad is she hurt?

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444348

"Ugh… and why the fuck not?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444349

I shuffle in place.
"Um. Miss Topaz? Can we at least see the things that are being held?"

Wf+6 444350

Yep. Rosemary looks as confused as you are.

"Right behind you."

That you are. Yarr. A pirate's life for you. Last time you left off, you were eating kelp 'n' fish.

So you are.

Just a little scuffed. Mostly dusty. She sneezes in your face.

"Wha's the password?"

"You're going to need administrative permission for that. Do you have a request for administrative clearance form?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444351

"Light Heart's moist cunny, that a password enough?"

Wf+6 444352

He chuckles heartily. "Okay, I like you."

He opens the door.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444353

"… Yes, of course."
Well I suppose I've seen weirder ponies before.
"Follow me then, please."
Time to head back to my actual cabin.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444354

"Thank you."

Okay, enter.
I need to have some words with that ram.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444355

"No?… Can I get one of those please?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 444356

Hmm not a bad meal. I'll finish that up and go see what's happening on deck.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444357

I wipe the snot off and smooth her feathers and fur.
"Chick stay out of holes. Holes not safe for chick."

Spring Water [Doctor] 444358

"Why does this have to be so difficult? We were promised access to these items before!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 444359

"Turns out Dolly got the time to read the book and all, the line doesn't include you anymore.
The cult will be going after Razafras of Lignite now.
The matter is settled."

Wf+6 444360

Emrille is heading inside.

He's against the left wall, tinkering with a bike. Onik is there, watching.


She passes you a new piece of paper that doesn't look quite as hard.

Most all the action today is probably going on belowdecks, you reckon. Just menials here.

She stares at you.

Hm. She is just a hatchling.

"That was before it was frozen. Paperwork needs to be filed."

I am aware of that. She asked me questions at length last night. It was most troublesome, but I am glad to have it out of my mane.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444361

"Hey you.
You promised you would drop by at my guys.
Why didn't you?"

Light Heart [Warlord] 444362

Head inside as well.
"Miss Emrille. Good day."
Everyone else here?

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444363

I can fill this one out, right?

Roll #1 9 = 9

Sateo [DD Monk] 444364

really? head below and see what's happening then.

Tela [Spellsword] 444365

We drink and we pillage and we do what we please
We get all that we want for free
We’ll kick your ass
And rape your lass
Equestrian pirates we

So with a yo ho ho
And with a yee hee hee
We take to the Manesian sea
We’ll brave the squalls
And bust your balls
Equestrian pirates we

We left our homes and we left our mothers
To go on a pillaging spree
We’ll cut off your ears
And break your toes
And make you drink our pee

And if you sail into our waters
You best hear this decree
We’ll take your boat
Set your ass afloat
Equestrian pirates we

With a yo ho ho
And a tricky lah-tee do
We’ll shoot you in the face with glee
Then we’ll cut off your cock
And feed it to a croc
Equestrian pirates we

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444366

"Hey there. Got a nice password set up."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444367

I put her on the floor.
"Still hungry? Show Seekkill how you hunt."

Light Heart [Warlord] 444368

"… Password? I am not quite sure I follow."

Wf+6 444369

"You said when I get a minute. Which I didn't. I've been workink with zee motorcycle since then without stop!"

Just Wark, Onik, and Stein. Sitar must be elsewhere. Notably, Grey Worm isn't here.

Most of it. It's pretty simple until you get the last three lines.

Signature of Requester x__________
Signature of Quartermaster x__________

Signature of Commodore x__________

You see Light Heart and Emrille slip into her room. Lotta voices in there.

She continues to watch you.

Wf+6 444370

Wark chuckles.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444371

"You are welcome, by the way."
Give him a flat look, but there's the hint of a smirk on my face.
"What you say you help me with a small thing for my troubles?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 444372

knock on the door

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444373

I just smirk.

"Right now would be a good time to split your attention a bit then."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444374

I watch her.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444375

"Miss Rosemary, could you please located Grey?"

I raise a brow, but don't comment any further.

Wf+6 444376

You dare ask me for my aid? Have I not done enough by sparring you at all? Have I not already just saved your life again minutes ago, pulling you from the water?

You hear a knock at the door.

"I am busy! Shoo!"

She watches you back. Starring contest, roll.


She blinks. "Okay."

Wark remarks, "She left with her friend."

Roll #1 3 = 3

Wf+6 444377

You hear a knock at the door.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444378

Oh, I can sign my own signature!

I tug Spring's leg.
"Uh, we need to go get signatures from the quartersmaster and the commodore. Can we?"

Roll #1 7 = 7

Light Heart [Warlord] 444379

"A friend, master Wark?"

So much happening!
Open up.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444380


Roll #1 7 = 7

Spring Water [Doctor] 444381

I look at her a bit uneasily.
"Well… I don't know if we should bother them…"

Sateo [DD Monk] 444382

"Ahoy there, need a paw with anything?" look inside, what's going on in there?!

Tela [Spellsword] 444383

Go find my personal whore, by the way.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444384

"Listen, Light, I'd be more than glad if you could convince him to help me out in a matter or two."

Felfire [Necromancer] 444385

Try to mantain a straight expression.
"Hey, I had Fervy right behind me. I trust him."
Turn around.
"It's not like I'm asking you to give me a piece of your soul or anything.
I thought you might even find it interesting, a way to fight boredom!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 444386


Summer Seas [Cleric] 444387

"But then we can go find all of our things, write down all the stuff about them and finally get them back!"

Spring Water [Doctor] 444388

I sigh.
"I guess we could try. Just… don't get your hopes up too much, okay?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444389

"I need him to come with me to the-"
"Fort of the guys I recruited, so he could remake the weapons they have. The ones that fire fast.
And uh… I also need a smith to appraise my cutie mark."

Wf+6 444390

You assert your dominance with a staring contest. The chick loses and blinks like a novice. Well, she is pretty young yet.

She chirps and stretches her wings wide.

"The red filly."

"You're already bothering the quartermaster."

Tinkering in the back. A donkey reclining against the bed. Emrille and Light Heart bantering. Rosemary leaving.

She's in LH's cabin!

Mmm. I expected you to be bolder. Do not falter in your convictions or you will be destroyed. Now say it.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444391

"Can chick fly?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444392

"Oh, uh…"
I scratch the back of my neck.
"Um, miss Topaz, can you sign this please?"
I hoof her the paper.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444393

"Oh I will."
Turn to him again.
"I got your ass off a damn hot plate it had been sitting for years, the least you can do is show a little appreciation and spare a few hours to teach me how to operate that forge of yours!"

Light Heart [Warlord] 444394

"I see. Mister Stein does not officially work for me yet, but I will do my best to find a compromise. Is that pleasing to you?"

"Ah, Red. That is interesting, I will need to look into that."

"Mister Sateo? Please, come in. Things are rather busy at the moment, I'm afraid."

Chip(DD knight) 444395

Anything I miss? WHere am I:?

Spring Water [Doctor] 444396

"Oh… well, could you sign it for us, please?"

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444397

"Right now would be good, actally."

Tony [Trickster] 444398

"Well, I better leave you to your Clausible Pauses. Unless you needed to discuss something with me?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 444399

Step inside. "Aye, anything I can do to help?"

Tela [Spellsword] 444400

"What's going on in here? You assholes are creating a lot of noise!"

Wf+6 444401

It cocks its head at you and continues to flutter its wings gently.

She boredly signs it without looking up.

Blue Topaz

If it ever came to it, I would have destroyed them. My reluctance was based in pity. A weakness I have since purged.

Last I recall you had lunch with Friesian, then headed down to see Blue Topaz. She's still helping the unicorns with paperwork, but Emrille left.


Summer Seas [Cleric] 444402

"Thank you!"
I take the paper from her and start making my way towards Smitt's office.

Spring Water [Doctor] 444403

"Thank you…"

Follow her.

Wf+6 444404

The captain's office of the Darklantern is now empty and locked. No one holds vigil here anymore.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444405

"In a hurry? Very well."

"Mister Stein, could you please listen to miss Emrille and join her? There will be plenty of time to examine Onik's contraption further."
Command '1d10'

"Yes, actually, if you have nothing else to do. Could you find our prisoners and inform them they are being transferred to my cabin here? I informed mister Curry already, but he has not shown himself."

Roll #1 8 = 8

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444406

"Uh… did mister Smitts move his office?"
Do we know he moved to the new ship?

Spring Water [Doctor] 444407

Empty? Why would they let a room go unused?
Ask around, where does Smitts reside now?

Chip(DD knight) 444408

I just breath in deep before releasing it out and just stare disappointingly to the ground before approaching Topaz.
"Anything you can teach me Master, or you can ask for my help if you want."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444409

I pick it up and hold it in one claw.
"Flap wings."

Tony [Trickster] 444410

I nod and walk off.
Towards….hmm I have no idea for now.
I'll take a little break.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444411

Keep staring flatly at him.
"How very strong you are.
How powerful. And all you do is brag about it.
Oh don't get me wrong, I know. I remember. You could have had me killed a dozen times over.
But to what end, if all you know how to do is kill."
Take a few steps towards him.
"You remind me of myself, just a few days ago."

Sateo [DD Monk] 444412

"you mean the filly summer and her mom or someone else?"

Wf+6 444413

He grumbles a little but agrees.

Workers suggest he has taken a new office deep in the bowels of the Eagle's Roost.

There are tentative flaps, but then she folds her wings back up and yawns.

The power to destroy is the only power worth having.

Felfire [Necromancer] 444414

"But destroying, that's what's not worth it."

Light Heart [Warlord] 444415

I nod
"Yes. Miss Spring and her daughter, mister Curry and miss Mera. Not exactly the most exciting of jobs, but perhaps it's not a bad idea to meet with them, no?"

I smile
"Thank you, mister Stein."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444416

Then to the Eagle's Roost we go!
I start walking over there.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444417

How good are you at telling the difference between cutie marks by the way? You are a smith, right? Abilio told me to ask one about it."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444418

I put her in my feather pouch.
"Sleep here. You stay with Seekkill now."

Sateo [DD Monk] 444419

I nod "can't have gone too far, I'll bring em' here." and then I headed off to look for them.

Chip(DD knight) 444420

Wf+6 444421

You have been muddled by the weak thoughts of peace. I can tell by the scars that mar your form that you have experienced violence. Violence has made you strong.

And so you go. The labyrinthine ship is full of twisting passages and jutting cannons, not to mention dead-end alcoves, but you finally find his office.

"I've done an appraizal or two."


You spot them crossing onto the Eagle's Roost.

"Go familiarize yourself with the metals I've set aside by the forge. When you have studied them to your fullest extent, come back and tell me what you have learned."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444422

I knock on the door.
"Mister Smitts?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 444423

"Miss Spring, Miss Summer?" I call out to them as go over to them "Please come with me, I'll show you to your new quarters."

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444424

"Well, take a look at my cutie mark."
Show him my flank.
"The last one was a bullet in the middle of a bullseye. Don't ask why I have two cutie marks, it's a long story. I just need to know the difference between them."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444425

I go up to the deck to enjoy some sun.

Light Heart [Warlord] 444426

Alright… still a lot of work to be done.
Has Rosemary returned yet? Maybe I could go through with my plan…

Felfire [Necromancer] 444427

"Violence has made me bitter.
And don't worry, I still want to crush those who did this and torture their souls until the end of days, but I will not. Let it. Control me.
Not anymore."

Chip(DD knight) 444428

TIme for some study.
"Now take one pig iron and one dark iron and cook them in the charcoal. After taking both out of the furnace, hammer them out and shape them into a bar.

Anything I noticed? Whats their difference? Properties etc?

Roll #1 6 = 6

Spring Water [Doctor] 444429

I look at him in surprise.
"Excuse me?"

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444430

"Huh? New quarters?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 444431

I nod "Miss Light heart sent me to get you. Please follow me."

Wf+6 444432

"You may as well wait for Mister Curry."

Sateo comes calling for you.

"Zat is preposterous."

That lucky old sun.

Curry is out here. Sateo is crossing down into the Eagle's Roost.

Nope. Wonder what's keeping her.

Your spirit is strong if misguided. I do not care enough to correct you. I will train you if you prove your tolerance for pain.

The dark iron is very impure, but firm.

The pig iron is slightly less impure, but it's like a wet noodle and won't stay together.

Emrille [Gunslinger] 444433

"Don't worry about the sense of it. Just do it."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444434

I follow Saeto.

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444435

"But… we just need you to sign off on something mister Smitts! We just need your signature!"

Felfire [Necromancer] 444436

Raise a brow as a maniacal smirk comes on my face.
Are you serious? Pain?"
Shake slowly my head with the same smirk.
"I rever in pain. I fucking cum when I'm in pain! Because it means I am about to be set free!"


Guess I'll go find out myself! Adventure calls!
"Miss Puzzle, mister Wark, please follow me. It appears miss Rosemary has lost herself."
Head out and search for her.

Roll #1 6 = 6

Spring Water [Doctor] 444438

"I… just a moment, please."

Nervously look between the door and Summer, awaiting a response.

Sateo [DD Monk] 444439

I nod to you. "ahoy mate."
I frown "What's that ye have?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 444440

And then things happened and Curry caught up with the others since I'll be disappearing in probably less than 15 minutes.

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444441


Spring Water [Doctor] 444442

"We need the commodore's approval to retrieve some items."

Chip(DD knight) 444443

Leave the Dark iron alone, I focus myself on the pig iron then look at Ms. Topaz.
"You mentioned last time that Pig iron becomes steel if hammered further. Anything I need to do to make pig iron into steel fully?"

Hammer away at the pig iron and wash away any impurities in it.

Roll #1 8 = 8

Sateo [DD Monk] 444444

I smile "Anything ye wanna talk about?"
is your chick with you?
I scratch my head "What items are so important?"

Curry [Male Unicorn Landkeeper] 444445

"Just about everything, but mostly books."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444446

"Dog ever see ship parts move?"
Yes, but she is hidden inside a bag.

Spring Water [Doctor] 444447

"Lunar artifacts, paintings, books… They're valuable to us because the Celestials have destroyed most other items that have to do with princess Luna."

Summer Seas [Cleric] 444448

"Yeah! They're… uh, really important to me."

I wave to Seekkill.

Sateo [DD Monk] 444449

I think for a moment "Like a single plank moving? Like a prank?"
I shrug "Alright I will wait here while ye ask about it."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444450

"Plank move like plank?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 444451

I look confused "No, like.. unicorn move plank with magic."

Seekkill [Dark Hunter] 444452

"Unicorns can shrink wood holes?"

Sateo [DD Monk] 444453

"Nope. Never seen that."

Wf+6 444454