Gotcha. Hope things work out OK, whatever they may be.
Was gonna keep this personal but at this point I feel I owe you all an explanation.
Grandmother has brain tumors and stage 4 lung cancer. Bunch of bullshit about going to see her. Work made it impossible to go. Hence hiatus.
And now: We're getting ready to move. Again. I need to watch my niece while everyone else goes to get the new place ready. By the time my sister gets off work, it'll be too late to do LQ.
I'll try again next week. I don't want to have this thing on hiatus for multiple months again.
Oh, that sounds horrible.
Saying that I hope everything turns out well would be quite cynical I guess, but I still want to wish you the best.
It's fine. Take care of yourself.
So remember that bird we could hear in our first dream with Luna, where she thought it had meaning but we didn't know what it was? I think I know what type of bird it might have been.
A starling! Badum-tsh.
Also AJ said in the general that there would be no quest today because he is moving
Ah, thanks for the heads up.
One more week. Building up for the next few sessions.
Also, I wanted to take the time and thank all of you once again (if I haven't already) for participating in the quest. A lot's happened since this started and I know it's not as active as any of us would like it to be, but this has been fun and the experience has taught me a lot. So, whatever you may be going through in life at the moment, over the past couple of years, or whatever you'll face in the future, I wish you the best. Thank you for your time and your patience.
Luna Quest Extra #1
Contains S5 spoilers and Luna Quest spoilers:
In the S5 finale, you see an alternate timeline in which Nightmare Moon has defeated Celestia and imprisoned her in the moon. You are not mentioned, but the reason you are not at Nightmare Moon's side is that, while you did aid in her escape, you also aided her in the imprisonment of Celestia by standing vigilant as the eternal guard of that prison. So long as you stand guard, Celestia would not escape, and Nightmare Moon would not have her rule threatened or challenged by her sister. Though you can not speak to each other, Nightmare Moon will still converse with the stars about the happenings of Equestria since her claim of the throne. Ger latest one-sided conversation involved something about time-travel, and the hopes of finding a way to relieve you from your duty so that she can be together with the stars once more, free from imprisonment.
>>669257>separated for a thousand years
Worst time line. Though I do like her motivation for wanting to know more about time travel.
Link for Session #30http://mlpg.co/q/res/651413.html
the continuation of which will be on January 3rd. Happy New Year.
No quest this week. I'm trying to get on a weekly schedule again. Hopefully by the end of this month
Alright, till next week then
Should we ask Luna what she thinks of NMM's suggestion?
Personally I see two problems with doing that:
1) Luna might be offended that we are implying we'd be fine with her handing over control over her body to NMM
2) While it does sound like a better idea than resurrecting Glauramat (Luna would eventually win back control), all we have to is NMM's promise that she would be on our side. She might still make a pact with Tiamat and promise her to not interfere if Tiamat leaves QuestAnon alone.
Next session on February 7th
Oh no. Gold Heart won't be happy with us.
>Was a little upset about that one since I had more planned for her than that
Now I'm even more sorry for being the one who delivered the killing blow.
I haven't been able to join in for a number of sessions, but I finally got around to catching up this week, and I can't help but find a bit of irony in the fact that the last thing we said to Lucent was to tell her "No more jumping into the dragon's maw for now". Well, aren't we the big hypocrite now?
And Kukuri was leading the enemy forces, right? Or was she leading ours, then suddenly turned on us?
I thought she was ours initially, since her death prompted Halberd to come out (in order to replace her, I'd assumed) but rereading I'm going more with the first one, and Halberd joined the fight at that point just as a matter of timing.
And I thought the NMM encounter was really cool, and I liked how you included her mean streak
She was originally Halberd's general.
But Tiamat doesn't have her own forces and instead just recruits his, and Kukuri was one of those who switched sides. She led the enemy forces in the attack.At least that is how I understood it.
Luna Quest continues next week, February 21, 2016
What the shit happened to the quest?!
It's not ded yet, he got stuck with writing the scene from the end of last session
Is he the kind of guy to start making lewd, have to jerk one out, quit making it for a while, and repeat?
NO! STOP THAT! I'll be working on it more tonight. I'll even keep you guys posted with how much I've gotten done via a word count or something from this Productive Journal thing I've started to serve the sole purpose of letting people know that I'm actually doing things. I'll post a progress update through on of those sometime around 3AM.
I'm so happy
Notes for Session #30 complete
[ ] Session #31
[ ] Session #32
[ ] Compile for Session #33
Notes for Session #31 Complete
 Session #32
 Compile for Session #33
Having recently just binge-caught up on this quest, I'm impressed it's kept going for so long.
I've really enjoyed reading it, and I hope to try and be around for any active threads.
we definitely want baron and gold heart to join, because 4 > 2 and if we fail, pony civilization is not going to get back up on its feet after losing two alicorns and thus it's all or nothing
Are we still in the timeline where cadance and twilight aren't princesses?
Am I alone here
is there anyone else
LQ took place end of S3 IIRC so Princess Twilight and Cadence are still a thing, just…not around. The quest map isn't up to date with the current map so Taloran is WAY in the south. A long way away from the Crystal Empire. Twilight's still sort of growing into her role at this point and Celestia is more focused on taking care of Tiamat before she can leave Taloran. If Gold Heart stays behind and falls, it'll be up to the Mane 6, who are, as of this moment, somewhere in Taloran.
Celestia hasn't had a chance to relay her plan yet. You're still dealing with the Baron and Gold HEart situation for the moment.
Well, at least that takes care of one problem and makes the situation a slight bit less dramatic if we all die.
Of course, there's still the fact that if we fuck up we *are* going to die, but at least the whole of ponykind doesn't get fucked too.
I'll admit I'm doing the 4>2 choice based on numbers alone and not really looking at the sociopolitical/ morale implications of what would happen if gold heart and baron would die, but on average when you get down to it even the chance of using them as meatshields for two goddesses makes them a lot more worthy to carry them around. And that's without considering how strong and generally useful they could be.
I'm sure I could articulate that better in the quest without it being completely cynical, but that's the gist of it.
oh, wait wait wait. Gold heart is basically the general of the army right now, right
so taking her away from her post would be a problem
then the only wildcard is baron who should definitely be our meatshield/best friend.
Gold Heart is the current General of the pony forces in Taloran and (in this quest at least) pretty much the friendship ambassador to the dragons alongside Thorn.
Lemme know what you guys are saying in character with quotation marks.
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Luna Quest Q&A next week.