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Title: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 24, 2013, 10:20:22 am
Prologue

Once upon a time in the magical land of Equestria, there was a castle of great majesty. Originally the home of Discord, the former ruler of Equestria, it had once been the site of a legendary battle. Two sisters, bound by friendship, had fought the lord of chaos and won, imprisoning him in stone. The ponies had made the sisters their princesses, and the diarchy had taken up residence in the castle of their former foe. Over time a town was built around the Castle of the Royal Pony Sisters. The town was named Everfree city, for it marked the place where the ponies had been from the tyranny of Discord. The two sisters ruled over Equestria for generations to come and Equestria has been at peace ever since.

It was a dark and quiet evening Everfree city. Most of the ponies had returned to their homes, and some had even gone to bed already. But a few remained outside. Flitting through the shadows, a several dark ponies made their way to their destinations. They were searching for three specific ponies that, though they didn’t know it yet, had an audience with a princess. For though most ponies didn’t realise it, Equestria wasn’t as peaceful as they thought.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 24, 2013, 07:01:07 pm
(I found it interesting you assumed my character was male. I avoided Gender-specific pronouns in my character sheet just to mess with everyone.)
Thunder Bolt gave a loud groan, kicking the door to her house open and walking in with slumped shoulders. Another day, another exhausting bout of labor that accomplished nothing. Today was the day the Butcher came through to pick up the full-grown animals, and of course she had been assigned to help with that. Then there were all the standard chores, milking cows and cleaning out the barn. At least it wasn't harvest season... And she hadn't had to stay too late. With luck, she could wash up and get out for a short fly before the sun went down.

Just before she could get a basin of water ready and rinse off some of the collected mud, blood, and debris there was a knock at the door. Another loud sigh, and she trotted to answer it. There goes her evening... Opening the old wooden door, she saw a couple of royal guards standing there, waiting for her.
"Eh... May I help you?" She asked, assuming they must have the wrong house. Or, maybe they thought she had been the one who had been dumping waste from the barns into the main river instead of burying it like they were supposed to. (She HAD, but that was beside the point.)
"Thunder Bolt?" One guard asked.
"That's me. What's going on?"
"We need you to come with us."
Thunder paused. On the one hand, she had hoped to take the evening off and maybe do something fun. On the other, she could get thrown in jail if she refused to go with them... Better play it safe. "Okay," she said. "Oh, do I need to bring anything?"
"No."
She sighed, thinking to herself, Okay then, let's see what this is about.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on February 24, 2013, 09:31:07 pm
Three pegasi guards walk into my store on the outskirts of town.  The store itself is highly cluttered with screws and other small debris.  There is poor light coming from candles.  In the back left corner I sit and continue to work.  If they want to walk into my store without so much as knocking then they can wait while I finish my work.   They already have the advantage of flight-why should I give them the advantage of my time?

They cough loudly.  I continue my work.  I've seen these types about before.  They walk around like they own the place....Sure-Luna and Celestia got rid of discord.  I respect them for that. But they had not only wings, but magic to help them as well.  Sometimes I wonder why other earth pon---

"Are you patent Pending" the leader asks interrupting my thoughts.

"Are you here for a reason, or do all Pegasi enjoy asking inane questions?" I respond.

"Princess Luna wishes to see you"

Such a thought made me stop my work and turn to face the winged ponies in my workspace shop and home.

"I would think the best way to see someone would be to visit them.  Don't you?" I replied.  Before they could respond I thought of the advantages that I may be able to obtain by visiting the castle.  What hidden technologies may i be able to discover and modify for my own ends?  How could i make an equivalent of magic or flight for a simple earth pony?  If there was ever an opportunity to look into it, it was now.  "However providing my work is not interrupted for an extended period of time, I may sate my interest as to what it is your kind bother with."

I proceed to gather some essential equipment and some of  my prototypes such as a highly accurate time keeping device that allows for independence from view of the sun, a telescope, and a makeshift weapon that propels bolts at a high velocity.

It must be said that while I find the prospect of spending time with those who have advantages i was born without distasteful, I have been interested for a reasonable amount of time in the ways in which magic may enhance my work.......
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 24, 2013, 10:24:24 pm
(Oops, was I supposed to have a part where the guards come get me?)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 25, 2013, 12:25:33 am
As the sun set on the city plumbers crack relaxed on a stool at his usual after work spot, the salt lick pub. A thin layer of grease was smeared a across one lens of his glasses but he didn't seem the care as he clutched a frosted mug of foaming cider.
"so this foal flushed a toy boat down the toilet his mom didn't seem to pleased, took me a while to find the thing."
 He said to no one in particular before pulling deeply on his drink.
"The one time I was on vacation in some little town I ended up having to pull about half a dozen little rubber balls out of the U-bend at the bakery I asked How that happened the crazy mare looks at me and says "in case of ball emergency"
Some of the people you meet on the job."
 Plumbers crack shook his head and motioned for another mug. The pub door opened and 2 Pegasi dressed in the uniform of the royal guard entered. The bartender looked up and said
"What'll it be sirs" the First royal Guard spoke "we're looking for a Mr. Plumbers crack the supervisor at his apartment building said to check here."
At the mention of his name Plumber's Crack turned around in his stool and eyed the guards.
"what do you want he said with a very slight slur in his voice."
"I'm afraid you're going to have to come with me sir" the guard said simply. With a sigh Plumber's Crack finished his drink and set a few bits on the bar. Hoisting his large saddlebag full of tools he sighed once again and said
"all-right I don't suppose you'll tell me what it is you need" he said following the guards with a resigned look on his face. 
[edits formatting and corrections]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 27, 2013, 12:03:58 pm
Pale Ale whistled quietly to himself as he worked, wiping down the bar top, putting clean mugs away, and mopping the floor. The inn was quiet tonight, with only a few of his regulars sitting around the bar and a pair of travellers warming their hooves by the fireplace. His daughter was already fast asleep, and his wife was in the back room, leaving Pale mostly alone with his thoughts and a slow night ahead of him.
The creak of the front door opening cut through the bartender pony's musing, and he started slightly at the two imposing figures which now stood on the threshold. Pale's mind was turning to the truncheon he kept under the bar to dissuade unruly patrons, when one of the figures spoke. "Pale Ale?" It asked, stepping forward and revealing itself to be a Royal guardspony, "We need you to come with us."
"I'm assuming I don't have much choice in the matter?" Pale asked as he stepped out from behind the bar. "I'm afraid not sir," said the guard simply.
"Amber!" Pale called into the back room, "I'm going out, I may be some time." He turned back to the guardspony, trying unsuccessfully to hide the quiver in his voice. "I trust you will allow me to pack first?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 01, 2013, 01:24:30 pm
Patent was led outside by the guards, and promptly asked to get inside an arrest wagon. “You aren’t under arrest, this is a just security precaution,” one of the guards said softly, forestalling Patent’s protests. He seemed decidedly grumpy at this turn of events, but climbed in anyway; the guards didn’t look like they would have taken no for an answer.

The guards pulled the wagon through the city, stopping to pick up each of the ponies. The guards told them all not to speak to each other, so they travelled in silence until they reached the castle.

Upon arrival, the ponies were quickly led into a small featureless room in an apparently deserted part of the castle. Two guards stayed with them while the rest left on other business. Almost immediately, Patent started complaining.

“Well, where is she then? I’ve got better things to do with my time than wait for-” he stopped talking abruptly as a purple mist seeped in through a wall and formed into a tall figure, immediately recognisable as the princess by her wings and horn, ethereal mane and dark blue regalia. Thunder Bolt, Plumbers Crack and Pale Ale immediately bowed to her, followed a moment later by Patent Pending who decided that there was no sense antagonising the guards any further.

“Rise” commanded Luna. When they had done so, she began to speak once more. “We have summoned you here to ask for your assistance in a serious matter. Perhaps you have heard of the objects known of the Elements of Harmony. If you haven’t, suffice it to say they are powerful artefacts that my sister and I used to defeat Discord. They were kept in a hidden vault below this castle ever since, until one week ago when a group of ponies managed to steal them, killing several royal guards in the process.”

All four of the ponies displayed at least some surprise at this. After a moment, Luna continued. “We have of course been investigating how this was possible. There is no doubt that this was a very well planned and executed plot. Fortunately we believe we have located the group and know where they are keeping the Elements. Unfortunately, the highly successful nature of the heist leads us to believe they have spies inside the royal guard. As such, while we have been able to locate them without tipping them off, any attempt to apprehend them would most likely fail, as the operation would be too big to hide from their spy. This is where you come in.”

“Our agents have informed us that they are using various different defences to guard the Elements. While the exact nature of these defences is unknown, we believe that you four have the necessary skills to overcome them.” Luna appeared not to notice the sceptical looks that some of the foursome were giving. “As such we are asking you to go on a quest to retrieve the Elements. We aren’t asking you to fight the thieves; indeed direct contact will jeopardise the mission and is to be avoided. The Elements are all that matter.”

“Will you aid us? We will answer any questions you may have.”
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 01, 2013, 02:36:03 pm
"I've got a question," Thunder Bolt said, looking around at the group. "I get why you need me, and the egghead makes sense, but why do you need the, eh..." she had many choice words, but few that were fit for royal ears. "Them. The uh, bartender and one if his patrons. I mean, no offense, but I don't think the thieves are gonna need their plumbing looked at..." she hoped this would not be considered rude. She didn't have a problem with earth ponies or unicorns, she just didn't see how these ones specifically would be any help.
"Oh, and is there a reward on the elements?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 01, 2013, 02:59:58 pm
Despite the question being about other ponies, Princess Luna addressed Thunder Bolt directly. "The details are not known to us. In the interests of security, our agents were only able to send short, coded messages. You will get more information from a one of the in Canterlot. From what we were told, there is probably a defence that utilises hydrolics or similar mechanisms, hence Mr. Crack. As for Mr. Ale, the message mentioned a spell of some kind, and suggested him specifically. I don't know anything about the spell, but my agent remembered Mr. Ale from somewhere. I don't think they know each other though. Possibly he was a customer."

"As for a reward," she added archly, "I am sure some form of recompense can be arranged. An anonymous monetary reward, probably, as we would prefer this incident kept quiet."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on March 03, 2013, 10:36:43 am
"Don't call me an egghead wingy [for want of a better derogatory term towards pegasi].  And at least a plumber fixes stuff-you can probably only fly around and bother people with what looks like storms if you're cutie mark is anything to go by.

In regards to the mission that the fabled alicorn's are unable to complete-I'm always happy to outdo you guys at your own games."

[note-as Thunder called me an egghead, my character will be primarily racist towards him for the most part until Pale Ale actually uses magic-when i will turn some attention to him]

Realising that antagonising someone with as much power (both magically and politically) as luna was a bad idea, Patent quickly adds "though i'm sure running Equestria takes an amazing amount of your large portion of power"  making sure to keep the end slightly sarcastic so Luna is under no false impression of what Patent thinks of her.

[If i start going overboard with the whole hates other races thing, please warn me-i don't want to have to re roll this early in the story (have had irl games where my character was killed due to not being particularly group viable....or for offending a dignitary.).]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 03, 2013, 11:16:06 am
Luna raised an eyebrow at Patent's remarks. "We can see that you are going to get along spectacularly. Now are there any other questions?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 03, 2013, 03:52:34 pm
"Yeah, II've got one. Did the egghead just call me a '×÷!!% $&?'?" Thunder was pissed. "I'm sorry, I must have missed the part where you can break the sound barrier and walk on clouds." Turning to Patent, she gave him a shove with her front hooves. "Seriously, you can go ahead and screw with whatever metal toys you want, we pegasi get shit done." She made an obscene gesture with her hoof, before she too remembered who was there.
"Er, pardon my french, princess..." she said in a small voice. "Er... excuse my vulgarity."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 03, 2013, 04:30:14 pm
Princess Luna's horn glowed suddenly, causing gags to appear around the mouths of Thunder and Patent. She turned to the other two. "Do either of you have any questions?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 04, 2013, 03:44:13 am
"Yes, princess." Pale Ale licked his lips nervously. "I would ask 'why us?' but I'm sure you have your reasons. Regardless, I have a business to run and a wife and daughter whom I would very much like to go back to. The only way that's going to happen is if we do as you ask, so when do we begin?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 04, 2013, 08:26:52 am
"You will set off for Canterlot tomorrow morning. After we are done here, you will be escorted to the storerooms to gather what provisions and other equipment you feel you will need. For security reasons you will spend the night here, but you may give messages to one of the guards; he will see that your family receives them. Do not worry about your family or your business; they will be given enough money to get by until your return." Luna glanced at Plumbers Crack. "Anything else?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 08, 2013, 11:26:42 am
"I am not convinced that i am not dreaming however even in dreams a *hic* royal order is a royal order."despite the fact I am quite sure I am dreaming i will bow to my ruler *bows deeply to princess Luna* I must pay my sovereignty to those who are waiting. with this statement Plumbers crack falls asleep with no regard to those who are still awake
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 08, 2013, 12:07:49 pm
Princess Luna stared incredulously at the sleeping drunk for several seconds, before turning to Pale Ale. "I was informed that you can perform magic capable of making ponies sober, amongst other things. I feel it would be for the best if he were sober from now on. I can wake him once you have cast your spell."

Nodding, Pale's horn began to glow, and a similar light appeared around Plumber's head. Fortunately he wasn't too drunk, so after several seconds Pale looked up at the princess. "That ought to do it you majesty. He will probably have a bit of a headache though."

"No matter," said Luna. Her horn lit up briefly, and suddenly Plumber jolted awake.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 08, 2013, 03:55:12 pm
"Mmph," Thunder protested, having a whole bunch of snide comments she wanted to say and a gag still in her mouth to keep her from saying them. She waved at it with her hoof, trying to get the Princess's attention and get the gag removed.
She was interested to see what gear they would get. More interesting, however, was the reward. She wondered if Luna could give her a job referral as well as the money...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 08, 2013, 04:26:08 pm
Luna eventually noticed Thunder's gesticulations, and after stating that everypony would be civil in her presence, she removed the gags. Grumbling slightly, Thunder asked her questions.

"Aside from provisions and similar nessecities," Luna replied, "you will get any item you need, provided you can give a good explanation as to why you will need it. You may also take weapons and armour, but you will be limited to one weapon or piece of armour each, and it wont be guard issue. We don't wish to tip off the thieves that you are working for us."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 08, 2013, 04:53:52 pm
Thunder realized she would have to save her colorful adjectives describing the others until the princess was gone. Still...
"Princess, if it's all the same to you, could I get a recommendation to the Shadow Bolts after we get this done? You know, as part of my reward or whatever..." she wasn't ever confident enough to actually apply by herself, but thought that with Luna's backing she had to have a chance.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 08, 2013, 06:21:56 pm
"Unlike the Wonderbolts, the Shadowbolts are more of a military organisation. With a few rare exceptions, only guards are allowed to join. I am aware that your previous applications to the guard were refused on the grounds that you were too 'likely to cause accidental mayhem'. If, over the course of this mission, you can prove this assessment wrong then that will be taken into account in future applications to the guard. That is all I can promise at this time."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 08, 2013, 08:48:32 pm
with a jolt plumber's crack is awakened and sits bolt upright eying his surroundings. "Princess? oh dear that wasn't a dream was it or am I in more trouble than usual?" rubs his head with a hoof "I must apologize i had a rough day working and I'm afraid your guards must have found me while I was enjoying the night in my own way. ooooh my poor head rubs at his head again Now since I know i was not dreaming I am ready to serve you my lady bows deeply this time not slumping into a slumber Now I must ask does the palace have proper plumbing...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 10, 2013, 09:33:31 am
There was a short pause as Luna considered how to respond to this increasingly unusual situation. Eventually she decided to make it somepony elses problem.

"Apology accepted, Mr Crack. Now then, I have pressing matter to attend to elsewhere, so I will leave you in the hands of the guards." She turned to address one of the remaining guards. "Sergeant, escort these ponies to the storerooms. You know your orders." With that, the princess dissolve back into purple smoke and vanished through the cracks in the wall.

After a short detour to a bathroom (where Plumber was delighted to see that the castle did have good plumbing!) the group arrived at the storerooms. Already waiting for them were four sets of saddlebags that had been loaded with food, rope, bandages and various other generically useful equipment.

"Now then," said the sergeant, "there is still room in your bags, so if you want anything else now is the time to say so. As for weapons, the princess said one weapon or piece of armour each, and no guard issue. Once you're done we will show you to your rooms."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on March 10, 2013, 01:02:22 pm
"I'll be keeping my mechanism on.  I should be competent on my own after all.  Unfortunately I do not own any armour-but I assume the castle has some materials i could use to make some.  And i'll even please Luna and make it different from yours." Patent said while making a note in his head that he must take a detailed look at any workspace he is assigned and if possible, glean any useful information from it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 10, 2013, 03:10:36 pm
The guard gave Patent a surprised look. "If you want to make your own armour, you may. Private Shield here can show you to a workshop and provide you with any materials you need. That said, choosing something we have already might be a better idea, since you are leaving in the morning and should probably get some sleep."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 10, 2013, 05:30:13 pm
Thunder grinned as she looked around at all the stuff in the armory. This was so cool! Of course, most of the armor was far to heavy for her to wear while walking, much less flying, and most of the armor designed for pegasi was guard issue. She did find an older suit made of leather that provided moderate protection to the chest and flanks. It wasn't much, but it was something and it left her mobile.
The real prize was the weapons: A pair of razor sharp blades to be mounted on wings. "Awesome!" She exclaimed upon finding a set that fit her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on March 11, 2013, 04:53:16 am
"Maybe augmenting some armour to make it more useful would be a better idea" Patent agreed.  He had done full nights of work before, and while most of the time he could cope-he wasn't going to be going travelling the next day.  After walking around the armoury Patent eventually decided on a thin metal body protection piece that would allow it to be malleable and easy to make additions to.  After thinking about appropriate additions, he came to the idea that anything to repel people so he could easily get a shot off would be of benefit.  This led to him planning to put a pattern of protrusions on his armour so that weapons would either get caught within or would be naturally deflected.


[think something like curved things pointing downwards out of the armor, that come out enough so that a sword could get caught in the gap and pulled away from the wielder.]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 11, 2013, 07:56:49 am
Pale Ale struggled to suppress a grimace as he watched the pegasus mare examine her chosen armaments; the razor sharp blades made him more than a little uncomfortable. "I'm afraid I'm not exactly experienced with weapons or combat. You can imagine there's not much call for them living in a tavern."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on March 17, 2013, 11:34:18 am
After retiring to the workshop with the basis of his design and the required materials, Patent set to work.

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3967014/

He did well, and ended up with a piece of armor that would hopefully discourage any from poking him with weapons for fear of them being caught and pulled away.

Having reviewed the map, Patent thought that the most direct route would be best.  It was more dangerous, but he had his bolts, and in the mind of Patent the pegasi seemed sufficiently excited by the reward to get into the thick of fighting before any damage could come to him.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 19, 2013, 10:56:43 pm
Plumbers crack rumaged around the armor room before coming up with some armor large enough to fit him and buckled it on with a clanking noise. "hmm never worn anything like this before should be intesting"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 19, 2013, 11:11:57 pm
Noticing Patents armor, Thunder had to supress an envious stare. Just because he made one piece of fancy armor didn't make him talented, and it certainly didn't compensate for his rudeness.
She also would have gone with the forest, had not Patent suggested it before she could. "No way," she said. "I can protect my own back just fine, but I doubt you guys stand a chance making it through the forest and the princess saidyou guys sshould survive for a while, at least so you can finish your mission. We go around."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 24, 2013, 10:33:47 am
Eventually everypony had decided on their chosen equipment. Pale Ale was persuaded by one of the guards to take a tough leather overcoat, which would provide some protection against both nature and attack. They were subsequently shown to guest rooms to spend what was left of the night.

The Guards woke them at dawn the next morning and with no small amount of grumbling the group was sent on their way. Thunder and Patent had a short argument about the route, which only ended because Pale stepped in and voted that they go through the forest so they could get this over with as quickly as possible. He had no desire to spend a full week listening to their bickering.

They set off through the forest, Thunder at the front to scout ahead, Patent at the rear to avoid any contact with Thunder while the other two walked side by side in the middle, embarrassed at their companions. There wasn't a great deal of talking as they walked besides Plumbers trying and failing to convince Pale to part with some alcohol. They stopped for lunch in a clearing around midday, at which point disaster struck.

"I'm glad we haven't run into any trouble yet" said Plumbers amicably.

Instantly, the ponies heard a growl from the edge of the clearing. Springing to their hooves they watched as four wolves stalked towards them. They appeared to be made of bits of wood, with the occasional leaf thrown in for variety.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 01, 2013, 08:29:06 pm
Plumber took a cautious step toward the timberwolves, hoping to bring a peaceful end to this. He wasn’t sure if timberwolves were sentient, but he intended to try. His movements attracted the attention of the wolves; they didn’t stop growling, but they didn’t advance.

“We -” Plumber began.

He got no further as he was interrupted by a loud crack. A crossbow bolt had slammed into the lead timberwolf, snapping some of the sticks that made up its foreleg. As it howled, the other three leaped forward.

Two of the wolves pounced on Plumber. Desperately he reared into the air, his front hooves kicking to hold them off until he could draw his wrench. He managed to bat one of them away, but the other sank its teeth into Plumber’s right hoof briefly before retreating to avoid having its face stomped into the ground.

Pale ran forward to assist the beleaguered earth pony, swinging his truncheon with magic. Unfortunately the wolves saw it coming and one of them snatched it out of the air like a dog catching a stick.

The third wolf tried to attack Thunder, but the pegasus was able to dart out of the way, spiralling quickly into the air. The timberwolf snarled as its prey escaped beyond its reach.

Abandoning its attempts to reach Thunder, the wolf turned its attention to the fourth pony just in time to see a crossbow bolt heading straight for it. Patent smirked as the bolt smashed the wolf’s head to pieces.

“Aren’t you going to take part in this fight?” Patent yelled contemptuously at Thunder as the wolf fell apart. Thunder responded by swooping round into a dive, Her wings beating furiously as she gained speed. A deafening crack rang through the forest as she pulled of her sonic thunderclap, but she had misjudged her speed and was still several metres in the air at the time. The shockwave was too far away from the wolves to have any effect other than attracting their attention.

Seeing her failure, she tried to slash the injured wolf with her wingblades as she passed. Unfortunately wingblades were designed for speed and finesse rather than chopping wood so they merely glanced off the timberwolf, bruising her wing and throwing her off balance towards a tree. The angry timberwolf sprang after her.

Wincing as his injured hoof slammed back to the ground, Plumber finally managed to pull his wrench from his saddlebag with his mouth. The solid metal wrench swung through the air, smashing the wolf that had bitten him to splinters.

Unable to make pull his truncheon from the wolf’s mouth, Pale Ale tried to buck it. The wolf dodged the kick, still gripping the weapon. Before it could recover Pale reared back and stomped down on the timberwolf breaking it apart.

Twisting skilfully in midair, Thunder didn’t crash. Instead she managed to use the tree as a springboard, slamming into the approaching timberwolf. The blow knocked it to the far edge of the clearing. It got up unsteadily, only to collapse as another crossbow bolt hit it, shattering its already injured leg. Whimpering, it turned and fled into the forest.

[spoiler=injuries]
Plumber: bitten hoof (painful, but not really important)
Thunder: bruised wing (painful, but not really important)
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 04, 2013, 11:06:47 pm
Plumber's crack winced and sat down to examine his hoof after directing a kick towards one of the scraps of wood remains. "Pale ale I don't suppose I could get some of that alcohol?" at the frown he received he sighed "so I can make sure this bite doesn't get infected who knows what a bite from whatever in Tartarus those  Horrible things are I don't want to loose my leg from a little bite."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 05, 2013, 12:07:11 am
Thunder simply glowered, looking at the chip on the edge of her blade and feeling it throb a bit as a purplish bruise fromed, hard to see under her black coat. She  knew she should ask Patent to fix the chip, but was too embarrassed after accomplishing nothing but hurting herself in the fight to ask. At least she hadn't run into the tree, though. That would have ended her reputation as a flyer... and probably hurt a lot more than a bruised wing. "I could use a swig of it myself," she told Ale quietly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on April 06, 2013, 03:15:46 am
Having not looked into medicine, and having little else to do as the others tended to their wounds, I walked over to the remains of the timberwolves to pick up  my undamaged bolts.   I then walk over and rest next to Plumber while giving thunder various looks of smugness.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 15, 2013, 11:56:51 am
The four ponies rested from their brief battle, finishing their lunch and doing various minor tasks to pass the time. Patent’s search for his bolts turned up two of his three shots, but only one of them was still usable. Thunder didn’t seem to be paying much attention, so his smug looks passed without incident.

Shortly after Plumber had cleaned his wounds with Pale’s alcohol, he spotted a faint glow around the remains of the timberwolves. Curious, he wandered over for a closer look. The sticks were moving.

“Uh... guys?” he called to the others. “I don’t think these things are dead.”

“What the hay...” muttered Thunder, as a wooden foreleg started to reform. Leaping forward, she crushed it with her hoof. After a few seconds the sticks started to reattach again. “Horseapples.”

“Come on, everypony, get digging,” said Pale Ale. “If we bury them it should slow them down at the least.”

Since none of them had shovels they eventually settled for burying them under a pile of rocks. This seemed to work, but the ponies decided to set off shortly after finishing their makeshift cairn. None of them wanted to stick around and fight those wolves a second time.

The day wore on as they marched through the forest. They weren’t attacked again, but they kept an eye out all the same. By sunset they were all feeling quite tired, especially Plumber since his hoof had been aching with every step he took. As the last of the suns rays passed over the horizon the four of them found another clearing to spend the night in.

As they were about to set up camp (tents had been provided by the guards), Thunder spotted something through the trees. Rising above the canopy she saw some kind of structure not far away. A ruined building, by the look of things. She swooped back down to tell the others. It might prove to be a more easily defendable location for their camp, after all.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 15, 2013, 05:07:36 pm
Landing as far separated from Patent as possible while still in the group, Thunder said, "I found somewhere to stay the night. Looks fairly stable, it should be pretty good." Gesturing with her head in the direction of the shed, she added, "What do you guys think? Plumber? Pale? Sound good?" Excluding Patent from the question was completely intentional, if a childish spite.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on April 15, 2013, 11:56:24 pm
"I'd rather not spend the night out in the cold if it's all the same to you." Pale glanced towards the direction Thunder was indicating. "How far is it from here?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on April 20, 2013, 12:50:26 am
Well-at least thunders wings are good for something.  Some shelter would be nice for the night.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 21, 2013, 07:05:59 pm
"we should use shelter while we have the opportunity we may not find it some other night" Plumber stated
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on April 21, 2013, 10:22:35 pm
"Well that settles it then. Lets go." Adjusting his saddlebags to a more comfortable position, Pale Ale began to walk in the direction of the structure. "Hopefully nothing else had the same idea, I don't fancy sharing my bed space with forest critters."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 23, 2013, 10:58:33 pm
"Well come on, just follow me," Thunder said, zipping away. She stayed slow enough to be followed at a fast clip, but only by circling quite a bit. Part of her wanted to show off her speed after such complete failure to do anything in the earlier battle.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 24, 2013, 05:08:56 pm
The foursome quickly hurried through the trees towards the ruins. It was a journey of only a few minutes, but it was starting to get a bit dark and none of them wanted to be caught outside in the Everfree forest at night.

Before long, they reached the building. It wasn’t as ruined as they had expected; it still had a roof and all four walls, although the doors and windows were long gone and nature had certainly begun taking over. Vines had grown up on the walls and even partly over the doorway, but they were easily pushed aside to allow them entry to a large entrance hall that appeared to take up most of the structure.

The interior was... odd. There didn’t seem to be a single flat surface anywhere; everything was twisted and warped. There were a number of objects that appeared to be chairs, although most were broken and all were distorted similarly to the walls. One of them was somehow attached to the ceiling.

While most of the paint had long since flaked off, it was clear from what was left that originally the place had been a riot of colour. In addition, there were the remains of various carvings and other decorations all over the place, the placement of which seemed utterly random.

The only thing that seemed to have been placed with any thought was the bronze statue at the opposite the doorway. It depicted a strange creature made up of all kinds of different animals; a lion’s paw, an eagle’s claw, a goat’s head (with mismatched horns) and two wings like those of a pegasus and a dragon respectively were all apparent.

Discord’s reign had lasted decades, and only ended nine years ago. All four ponies knew exactly who and what this creature was, and even though this was just a statue they all felt some sense of unease. Abandoned though it was, few ponies would enjoy the idea of spending the night in the temple of the spirit of chaos.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on April 28, 2013, 05:45:05 am
Almost immediately Pale Ale began to back towards the entry, his ears pressed flat against his skull. "On second thought, maybe we should find somewhere else to set up camp?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 30, 2013, 10:06:34 pm
as Plumber's Crack surveyed the scene before him his mane stood up on end and his eyes grew wide suddenly he turned back and bowled past everyone standing behind him rushing out of the temple
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 30, 2013, 10:58:59 pm
Thunder, however, felt the need to back up her find. "Oh, come on, guys," she said, pausing in her speech to keep fromssounding frightened. "It's abandoned. Really, it's not so b-bad..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on May 03, 2013, 01:45:00 pm
Pale turned to shout after the retreating earth pony, "Plumber, wait! Come back, we don't know if those creatures are still out there!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 03, 2013, 11:19:14 pm
Plumber's Crack disappeared into the trees there were some rustling noises then he trotted back towards the temple "what I just really had to pee. We should at least poke around here a bit before we decide what to do"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on May 05, 2013, 09:26:11 am
Patent walks tentatively forward.  He keeps quiet and focuses on looking at as much of the room as possible at all times in case anything changes.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 05, 2013, 03:10:02 pm
It slightly bothered Thunder that Patent was the only pony who had not said anything against staying there, because it meant she was agreeing with him. "Let's just settle in, it'll be fine," she said, nervous but settling down sone more.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 11, 2013, 01:52:16 am
Plumber's Crack pulls his wrench out and cautiously enters the temple giving the statue a wide berth he begins cautiously exploring
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 12, 2013, 09:43:08 pm
Dice rolls... But what do they mean? (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4047415/)

Pale Ale unrolled a sleeping bag near Thunder, readying himself to sleep. He was just about to lie down when he heard somepony giggling. Glancing around, he quickly found the source of the noise; Plumber was shaking with the effort of suppressing his glee. After a moment Plumber noticed Pale watching with confusion and, still quaking with laughter, pointed at a drawing on the wall.

It was... a pineapple. And it was hilarious.

Suddenly, Pale burst out laughing. Who would draw a pineapple on a wall? It was so ridiculous! His laughter set Plumber off, and within seconds Plumber was rolling around on the floor, struggling to breathe through his mirth. The sight only made Pale laugh harder at the silly pony.

Thunder stared at her companions. What were they doing? Their laughter was so loud, surely something would hear them. What was that? Did that shadow move? Oh Celestia, there was something in here with them! They were going to die! She had to run, but she couldn’t move. Cowering down in her sleeping bag, scenes of carnage running through her mind, she broke down into tears. Something was here; it was going to kill them. Mad cackles echoed around the temple that would be their tomb.

All of this went unnoticed to Patent. He was dimly aware of the noise the others were making, but he didn’t care. He was too lost in his thoughts. The ponies that had built this place were probably all dead, and it was likely that no one remembered them at all. If he died here, would anyone care? He had been alone for so long... burying himself in his work, pushing away all thoughts of companionship. No one loved him. He was alone.

He wept.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 12, 2013, 10:39:05 pm
Quivering under her bedding, Thunder tried to decipher in her mind what was about to kill them all. Timber wolves? Could they have come back? No... they couldn't get in, could they? But maybe they could? What if they just got madder and... But how could they have...
Her mind reeled, but she couldn't even imagine what horrors were about to be unleashed upon them. Sniffling, she wiped her eyes and tried to calm down.
Think. Think. What do I do... The monster was established. If it wasn't timberwolves, it had to be a manticore. That was the only creature that could cast a shadow so frightening... (Never mind that she didn't even know what a manticore looked like, having only heard of then vaguely in stories.) So how could she survive? Weapon. I need a weapon. She had to get armed! Of course! Trembling, she peeked out of her sleeping bag... But the saddlebags were all the way across the room! It might as well have been a mile. Panicking again, she realized how exposed she was and dove for cover in the sleeping bag again with a terrified yelp.

Weapon was a no-go. She could maybe get to the bags before the manticore caught her, but it would be a phyrric victory at best, she'd be dead before she could get out her wing blades. Maybe... that would work. Coming up with a plan, she decided to swoop out, grab the bags, then bank hard towards the door. With a little luck she'd escape and be able to get outside and get armed before it came after her.
(Dicedicedice)
Legs trembling, she kicked out of the sleeping bag and dashed towards the saddlebags with blind speed, hardly even able to see where she was going. But she couldn't stop to look around or it'd get her... Bag! She grabbed the saddlebag in her mouth, fear making her shake but happiness about the small victory calming her... then she heard a noise as she banked towards the door, panicked as she assumed it was the manticore, and screamed. The saddlebags dropped from her mouth, contents spilling out all across the floor, as she slammed into the wall hard on her left side.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on May 14, 2013, 11:56:00 am
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4047591/

(failed test)

After having spend minutes shocked by the futility of existence, Patent slowly began to see what he should do to rectify the problem.  He incrementally pulled himself to the closest wall and hit his head softly against it.  The next time was harder, and the one after even harder.  After the 6th bang he stepped back for a running start into the wall.


(for the love of Celestia, please stop Patent offing himself-playing a racist for the first time has been too fun)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 14, 2013, 03:09:49 pm
(Okey-dokey-loki.)
In blind terror, Thunder looked around frantically for her wing blades. What was that awful thumping... It must have gotten to one of the others! It was horrible, but she didn't have a chance to rescue them. She had her own hide to worry about, everypony else was secondary.
There they were! Seeing her wing blades, she dove towards them and scooped them up in her mouth, little care taken to protect herself from cutting up her own mouth. Now to the door...
Yelping at a shadow she saw behind her, she sped forward as fast as she could to the exit. She never made it though, instead crashing into a depressed earth pony who had just backed into her path.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on May 17, 2013, 07:59:46 am
OOC: Intelligence roll, ignore the second result :) http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4051201/ (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4051201/)

Pale let loose another peal of laughter just because he could, his stomach aching as he lay sprawled on the floor of the temple. He decided he had to tell the others about this pineapple so they could share in the joke! Scrambling to his feet he thought to himself ‘Hot damn, that pineapple sure is something!’ He only paused for a second to question the inanity of such a statement before turning towards Thunder and Patent.

Sudden horror struck the barpony as he noticed that they were not in fact sharing in the joke, but instead were lying on the floor in a heap of terror and misery, respectively. Racing towards the pair, Pale desperately tried to articulate the profound meaning behind the joke for their benefit. He waved his hooves in the air, desperately trying to explain the great cosmic punch line before finally settling for shrieking “Pineapple!” in to his startled companions’ faces.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 18, 2013, 04:29:40 am
[spoiler]http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4054343/ oh dear[/spoiler]
Plumber's vacant laughter echoed about as he fell onto the floor laughing his laughter became more and more violent as he tried to stand pushing himself up off the ground using the wall as a surface to lean on and steady himself while still wailing with laughter. After a few minutes more of laughing he heard something being yelled somewhere away from the pineapple realizing that he was alone in the corner for the first time he wandered towards the sound still chuckling to himself [spoiler]http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4054357/ int roll to see if I can figure out where the yelling was[/spoiler]

Plumber's Crack wandered off in the completely opposite direction of the commotion having lost all sense of his bearings  chuckling loudly and mumbling about pineapples when he tripped over a root that had protruded through the tile of the temple floor and fell head over hoof and rolled into a wall landing on his back face up staring at an effigy of Discord his eyes widened in terror and he let out a cry of panic scrambling to his feet and running off at top speed before plowing into Pale Ale and knocking him into Patent, and Thunder causing a huge commotion
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 18, 2013, 06:32:17 am
(Assuming I can take another intelligence test, I rolled a 10 and so nothing happens.
Then I took an agility test, rolled a 15 then a 1.
My dice hate me. So freaking bad.)
Hearing a mad cackling as she stumbled to her feet, Thunder frantically cast her gaze in all directions. Where was it coming from? Then she heard the mad ravings of a crazed bartender and it all made sense. It wasn't a Manticore, it was a sentient and belligerent pineapple! No, that was crazy. Pale Ale must have seen something so terrible it drove him mad! She had to get out before it got to her!
Just as she reared up to fly away, though, scooping up her wingblades betwee her teeth for the third time in as many moments, she felt somepony... or something... crash into her. Screaming in terror, she tried to speed away as quickly as she could, blasting from the group with no regard for safety, smashing straight into the doorframe headfirst.

(I'm just going to buy an actual 20 sided die. Clearly, random.org hates me.)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 23, 2013, 01:39:48 am
[spoiler]http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4055751/[/spoiler]  :facepalm001:
Plumbers Crack sat on the ground after having smashed headfirst into the other group of ponies a small drop of blood dripped from his mouth where it had hit the ground and pooled up Plumber stared at the very slowly growing puddle and began to giggle as the small drops fell from the very tiny cut on his lip and the pool grew more Plumber began to laugh uproariously the laughter grew more and more intense and plumber crashed once again to the floor rolling about in extreme mirth. His sides shaking and tears streaming down his muzzle a light foam tinged with blood forming on his mouth as the laughter continued to grow in intensity
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 06, 2013, 11:25:35 pm
1d6=2 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4077408/)
1d20=19 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4077410/)
with a final peal of insane laughter Plumber's Crack blacked out from lack of oxygen about a minute later he woke up on his side his sides ached and his mind had gone blank except for one thought... The mare over in the corner of the room by the door-frame. She raised her head and gave plumber a wink certainly those where bedroom eyes. Those beautiful wings seemed to beckon to him and he flushed purple. He trotted over to where she lay waiting for him and nuzzled at her now sleeping form.
"suddenly shy now"
plumber thought to himself as he reached down and tenderly re-arranged her wings from the disorderly splay they had been in then he gently nibbled on her ear and whispered
"I am going to rut you silly"
then he went in for a long kiss planting it firmly on her mouth
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 12:39:41 am
Thunder came to, groggy and confused. Something was up... she knew it. She could just tell. But it couldn't be important, could it?
Say, what's this? She noticed an attractive plumbing technician was macking on her. That certainly was a pleasant... um... word. What's the... surprise. That's it. Kissing back, she curled her wings around him in a hug and then paused. Oh, of course, that has to be it... those other two ponies are nuts! That's what's so fishy. They probably went crazy in their sleep or something. She knew she should probably deal with them, but right now had some reproductive things to do.
"Ever want to join the mile high club?" She flirted.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 02:58:30 am
Plumber's crack blushed an intense purple shade
"I have since I met you" he said somewhat bashfully
"how about we share some of the cider in my bags and find somewhere more private" Plumber said nuzzling thunder affectionately and proffering a flask from his bags   
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 03:08:00 am
Thunder winked at Plumber and took the flask in her teeth, then paused. She seemed unsure what to do with it for a moment, and almost appeared to forget what it was. "Why don't you get it first?" She asked, unsure why she couldn't remember at the moment. Nuzzling his mane, she blinked again. "Hey there, sexy. Want to go somewhere... private" She asked with a wink.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 03:17:38 am
Plumber blinked seeming confused for a moment but seems unperturbed.
"yes lets do that lets find a good spot."
Plumber made as if to move but didn't go far waiting to see if Thunder follows his lead unable to tear his gaze from her entrancing gaze completely in the thrall of the Pegasus.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 03:28:02 am
Thunder beamed back, looking around. "If I had packed a sleeping bag, we'd be good to go..." she commented, as shetrotted past her sleeping bag. "Did you bring one? We're on a trip, after all..." blinking again, she looked at Plumber wuth renewed vigor. "Let's do it here, hot flanks," she decided. "Just take me."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 03:41:38 am
Completely forgetting that he did in fact have a sleeping bag somewhere in his bags Plumbers Crack eagerly does as he is told
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 03:48:16 am
Just as they were starting to roll around, though, Thunder seemed to blink again, and then her pupils dilated to pinholes and she screamed. It was fairly piercing, especially when you're that close to another pony. Kicking frantically, she sped away and tried to flee from her assailant.
(7 for an agility test, so pass. Then 18. Finally ny dice love me...)
Kicking as hard as she could between the legs of the pony assaulting her, Tunder pushed away and soed towards the door. This time she made it, zipping into the night without even clipping a wing.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 03:57:11 am
Plumber's eyes widened with a look of confusion, betrayal and briefly horror as the pain cut through his fogged mind and he realized what had happened. He let out a howl of excruciating pain that echoed through the temple and beyond into the dark of the forest. Then he rolled on the ground vomiting noisily tears streaming like waterfalls, soaking his mane and muzzle before passing out clutching at his nether regions in a puddle of filth
1d20=8 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4078890/) roll passed this time for all the good it does me
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 08, 2013, 07:07:18 am
[spoiler]Intelligence test - passed http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4080233/ (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4080233/)
New emotion - depression. This will be fun http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4080230/ (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4080230/)[/spoiler]

The sight of the screaming, vomiting earth pony before him was enough to shock Pale Ale out of his pineapple induced mirth. With a sinking feeling, he decided that pineapples weren't actually that funny. The bartender pony sighed and slouched to the floor, reaching into his saddlebags and pulling out his flask of home brew. He uncorked the stopper and took a long swig as he watched Thunder disappear into the darkness. This was it, they were falling apart before they had even reached their destination. Pale couldn't put his hoof on the sinking feeling, but nothing had been right since they set foot in this stupid temple.
Wait, that was it, the temple! There was something inherently wrong here - Pale was sure they would be able to think more clearly once they were away from its confines. "Plumbers Crack, we need to leave!" The plumber pony was out cold. "Thunder, where are you?" Pale cried out into the darkness, in the direction he hoped the pegasus had fled.
 What was the point? Pale finished the last mouthful of drink and sprawled on the floor, lacking the will to raise himself up again, a heaving sob rising from his chest.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on June 10, 2013, 02:40:04 am
sorry for the lack of presence, assignments happened...horrors ensued.

Patent sat watching the other ponies frantically scrabbling about.....it was all so meaningless.

His body ached from the battering of being tackled by the other ponies.

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4082879/

(passed intel with a moderate degree of success)

Something started itching at his mind as he examined his body for bruises.  He didn't want to die.  Death was bad-probably painful....He wanted to delay that for as long as possible.

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4082894/
Apparently Lust is patent's thing....

(rolled a d3 for target)

Pale suddenly didnt care about life, death, or the reason he couldn't figure out which he wanted....all he wanted to do now was find Plumber and spend as much time with him as possible...

After seeing him vomiting the allure was just too much and patent rushed towards him

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4082908/

Failing spectacularly.  He slipped in the vomit and landed headfirst on the floor nearby.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 10, 2013, 10:08:55 pm
Plumber's Crack returned to consciousness only vaguely aware of his surroundings a throbbing pain radiating from his crotch a foul smell filled his nostrils and his eyes flicked open he observed his surroundings from where he lay on his side. With a rush he realized that something was wrong maybe everything was wrong all he knew was that he wanted to leave this place behind. He eyed his surroundings with a groan.... It was still very painful. Plumber realized with disgust that the horrible smell was in fact his last meal which he was laying in and was now matted into his mane and his muzzle was streaked in tear-stains. With a groan he tried to push himself up onto his hooves [spoiler]str test 1d20=11 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4083698/)[/spoiler] he almost pushed himself up but collapsed in a heap again. As he sat there contemplating how in equestria he was going to get out of this place if he couldn't stand up his thoughts idly wandered to the Princess who had sent him on this journey He had made such a fool out of himself in front of such a beautiful... He shook his head NO this place was getting to him again toying with his mind. He pushed himself into a sitting position and looked around He noticed his flask was laying discarded from where Thunder had dropped it before smashing him in the crotch.
"maybe that will help dull the pain" Plumber mused to himself and scootched across the floor and plucked it from the ground taking a small swig of the cider inside. It was only then that he noticed the sobbing nearby a quick glance around and he saw that his 2 companions where nearby Patent was sprawled in the pool of vomit and Pale ale was laying on his back sobbing with a tipped flask that smelled strongly of spirits next to him.
"Come on you two we have to get out of here and find Thunder" he said pushing himself up with renewed determination "this place isn't safe we should never have come here"... He trailed off again his thoughts wandering this time to the stash of magazines back in his dresser at home... suddenly bellowing "NO NOW IS NOT THE TIME WE HAVE TO LEAVE!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on June 11, 2013, 06:29:44 am
Hearing Plumber telling him to leave with him made Patent quite happy.  Being told to stay with him seemed even better.  There was something still nagging at the edge of his mind though...

[spoiler]Rolling for intelligence again

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4084264/

He passed-he finally passed :D[/spoiler]

He was covered in vomit! Fawning over a colt, and suffering a major headache.  He didn't particularly understand what was happening, but thought that Plumber was probably right-he had to get out as fast as possible.

[spoiler]http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4084269/

Failed agility spectacularly again....[/spoiler]

Patent tried to make a rush for the door.  In his haste he tripped over his crossbow attachments and fell to the floor again.

[spoiler]Seeing as he isn't under the influence anymore, I figure I will try to get him off the ground for another go.

(endurance test)
Invisible castle hates me.

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4084273/
[/spoiler]

Patent struggled to get off of the ground despite his injuries.  The stresses of breaking free of the spell and his physical injuries left him with the incapacity to do so.

Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 11, 2013, 09:23:53 am
Plumber's yelling jerked Pale Ale out of his melancholy. He stared, bleary eyed about himself, spotting Patent lying a few feet away. His mind fuzzy and his limbs unresponsive from drink, Pale attempted to raise himself up.
[spoiler]http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4083751/ (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4083751/) - pass![/spoiler]

Grunting with exertion, his legs wobbling unsteadily and threatening to topple him back over, Pale finally reached a standing position. Thoughts of home and his family left behind nearly sent him curling back up into a ball, but he stiffened his resolve and took a step towards the exit. Seeing Patent struggling to rise he hesitantly crouched beside the inventor pony and attempted to prop him up. "Come on, up you get..."
[spoiler]http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4084347/ (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4084347/) - fail. Of course :P[/spoiler]

Pale's legs chose that moment to give out, sending the luckless unicorn pitching face first into the filthy mess coating the floor. Coughing and spitting, he scrabbled about until he regained his footing on the slippery tiles.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 18, 2013, 01:09:34 am
Plumber realized he had left his belongings in a heap in the corner and scooped them up strapping on his pack and dragging his armor behind him tiredly. "come on grab you're stuff and lets get out of this horrible place" he said with a groan as the dull ache continued. As an afterthought he grabbed Thunder's Abandoned bags and wingblades carrying them as well. With a glance at Pale Ale he spoke once more "steady up lets get out of here while we still can. He then Walked over to Patent's prostrate form and offered him a hoof up. "lets get going"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 18, 2013, 03:50:08 am
Thunder sped over the treetops, panicking at every noise she had heard. Was he after her? Surely that mad pony was after her in a sex-crazed hunt, ready to kill her if need be to get his jollies off. He must be behind every tree, a crazy... no, that's ridiculous. He can't possibly be after me... Her head seemed to clear. Crazy as her assailant had been, he wasn't indestructible. She had kicked hard, it was doubtful he could have pursued her. Come to think of it, she had lost sight of the cabin and probably couldn't even be tracked... Even so. Better sleep somewhere he can't reach me.
My head...
Stricken by a bad headache, she pulled upward and looked for a comfortable cloud. She found a big billowy one, and decided it would make an excellent bed. Landing, she curled up and fell into nightmare ridden sleep, triggering the cloud to clap into thunderous rain.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 18, 2013, 10:53:45 am
"*hic*" Pale shook his head to clear the dizziness of strong drink away. He shot a half hearted smile at Plumber as he stepped towards the door. "Which way do you suppose she went?" He asked uncertainly, peering out over the threshold. He couldn't see far in the darkness and there was no sign of Thunder's passing. A faint peal of thunder caused him to shrink back inside the building - being caught in a storm after all they had been through seemed like a cruel joke.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on June 18, 2013, 11:17:49 am
Patent took Plumber's hoof no longer particularly aware of his surroundings.  Something had happened, he had gotten hurt...or tired?  or depressed?  He let Plumber lead him as his conscious thought slowly flickered away to a delirium.

The spattering of rain broke patent from his daze and he became aware of his surroundings.  Slowly his memory of the events proceeding started to come back.

'What the moon [rather than hell?] just happened?'
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 20, 2013, 01:23:37 pm
[spoiler=OOC]This is my chance! I can finally end the temple situation! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGf9qtIeyBg)[/spoiler]

“I’m not sure, but we can’t stay here” insisted Plumber, grabbing Pale and dragging him back into the rain (which was washing all the vomit off, fortunately). “We need to find Thunder. I hope she hasn’t gone far.” Despite the pain between his back legs and the guilt at what she had almost done, Plumber mostly just felt drained. They would find Thunder and find somewhere to sleep. Everything else could wait until morning.

The group wandered around for a few minutes, calling Thunder’s name. Eventually they gave up and met up outside the temple again. Plumber was about to give up hope when Patent spotted a hoof sticking out of a cloud drifting lazily overhead. It took several attempts, but Pale was eventually able to grab her with his magic and drag her to the ground, cloud and all.

It proved easier to simply pull Thunder along on her cloud, so the three of them wandered haphazardly to the shade of a large tree nearby. Plumber simply covered Thunder with the canvas of her tent to stop the cloud drifting away again, before setting up his tent along with Patent. Pale also tried to set up camp, only for his tent to collapse on top of him. He didn’t have the energy to fix it, so he simply stayed there. Too exhausted to care about anything else, the three ponies fell fast asleep.

[spoiler=injuries (When you awake the next morning)]
Pale: hangover, tired
Patent: severe headache, bruises, tired
Plumber: aching crotch, tired
Thunder: minor concussion, bruises, severe headache, tired[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 22, 2013, 04:04:27 am
A chorus of birdsong dragged Pale into consciousness, cutting through the pounding of his head like a rusty saw. The sensation of something heavy smothering him caused a moment of writhing panic before he realised that it was only his tent collapsed on top of him. Crawling out from beneath it, Pale saw that his travelling companions had not yet woken. "Astfgl." He muttered - his mouth felt as if it was stuffed with cotton wool. Looking about their impromptu campsite, the bartender hoped to spot a water source where he could wash and wake himself up.

[spoiler]http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4099323/ (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4099323/) - Failed intel test - GM, what can I see around our campsite?[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on June 22, 2013, 11:00:24 pm
Patent woke up.  His head hurt.  The world was too bright.  He shoved his hooves over his eyes and started to put together why he had such a horrendous headache.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 23, 2013, 03:04:08 am
Thunder felt like complete crap upon waking up. The world was a fog, her head was on fire, and she was sore all over.What happened last nigh... Plumber. That bucking sexually aggressive racist homophobe masogynistic cowardly illiterate waste of organic skin.
Looking around, she saw him snoozing next to her. First she felt a bit of fear, but then just anger. She wished she had kicked harder the night before...
Standing up, she noticed the stream. Hobbling towards it she drank a bit, deciding exactly what she was going to say to Plumber when he woke up. So far, her plans weren't nice.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 23, 2013, 09:14:13 pm
Pale pulled his head from the stream with a gasp and felt a little better. Immersing yourself in icy water did wonders to sharpen the senses, though it did little for hangovers. A little way over he could see Thunder drinking from the same stream and fuming to herself. Pale left her to her thoughts; discretion was the better part of valour after all he thought to himself as he trotted back to the campsite, though he did not envy Plumber's Crack this morning.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 24, 2013, 09:58:00 pm
Plumber's Crack awakened cracking one eye open and glancing around before shutting it again and pretending to still be asleep thinking to himself "nope not ready to deal with today yet" and pretending to snore
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 30, 2013, 04:27:36 pm
Thunder felt better after quenching her thirst, pulling her mouth from the stream and turning  to Pale. "So... we were kind of crazy last night..." she commented to him. "Er... Plumber isn't still, y'know, rapey is he?" She asked, looking over at his snoring body anxiously. Wait a minute...
"You bastard gelding pervert!" She shouted, stomping over towards him. "You're awake!" She resisted the urge to kickhim, but only barely.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 30, 2013, 06:41:28 pm
Plumber gives up his attempt to feign sleep his eyes snapping open as he flinches at Thunder's approach putting his hooves over his head looking genuinely scared. "I'm sorry! I wasn't myself DON'T KICK ME AGAIN!" Plumber looks around pleadingly for help.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 01, 2013, 12:09:42 pm
Meanwhile, in Canterlot...

Backlash stood in the middle of the market, waiting. She had received new orders directly from Princess Luna herself only the previous day, sending her to Canterlot. The message told her of the theft of the elements, but was light on detail. It simply told her to meet another member of the guard at this place, at this time, that would explain further. The letter also said was that she would be working undercover, at least to begin with, so she had reluctantly left her armour and weaponry in her saddlebags.

Just as she was starting to become concerned, a unicorn stallion approached her. He was grey with a muted blue mane and wore nothing but a pair of glasses. At first glance he didn’t appear to have a cutie mark, but a closer look revealed what seemed to be a grey cloud, only slightly paler than his coat.

“Hello, my name is Hazy Image. Can I interest you in some swordfish?” he asked, confirming his identity by speaking the secret password of the night guard.

“No thank you, I’ve had two already,” Backlash replied, giving the countersign. Security checks out of the way, she decided to get straight to business. “Where can we go to talk?”

“That shop over there; the smithy. The blacksmith will need to hear this too, if she accepts my offer. I’d prefer to talk to her before any customers arrive” Hazy said cagily. Concealing her surprise at the news that a civilian was going to be involved as well, Backlash followed him to meet the blacksmith.

Anatalia Rose had just opened her shop for the day when the two ponies arrived. Before she could say a word the unicorn’s horn was suffused with a pale blue light. The door closed and the sounds of the market completely vanished.

“Sorry about that miss, but I’m afraid we need privacy,” Hazy said. “We’re here on the behalf of the royal guard, to make you a business offer. For reasons that I shall explain to you if you agree, we need your services on an assignment. The mission might be dangerous, and will keep you from your work for a few days. On the other hoof, if you agree to assist us you will be paid five times more than you would normally make in that time. I imagine you have questions, now would be a good time to ask them.”
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 01, 2013, 05:27:09 pm
Anatalia feels uneasy from this sudden offer, she takes a small step back. "A-Assignment? W-what kind? Am I in trouble?" She looks down, thinking and manages to convince herself that she has no choice. "I guess I'll come..." She immediately starts putting everything she just took out away, closing shop.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 01, 2013, 05:43:30 pm
Thunder reared up over Plumber, standing on her hind legs over him. She brought down her forehoof, stomping it down an inch from his head. "I won't kick you if you keep your filthy hooves off of me. You're a perv, just stay away from me and I'll stay away from you. Touch me, and I'll pound your plot so far in the dirt you will come out on the other side of the planet. Got it?" She snarled, face contorted in an angry glare.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 01, 2013, 06:22:47 pm
Hazy looked a bit embarrassed at Rose's response. "I assure you, you aren't in any trouble. Think of this as a business venture. Princess Luna requires your services in a delicate and urgent matter, and is willing to pay you for your time. I apologise if I worried you. We need the talents of a blacksmith, and for reasons that shall become clear shortly we cannot use any of the smiths the guard usually employs." He smiled gently, hoping to allay her fears as he led them out into the open.

He led the group through the streets of Canterlot, trying to engage the two mares in conversation as they walked. Eventually they reached a small, nondescript building near the southern edge of the city. The inside was quite bare, with a table and a few chairs as the only furniture in the first room. Hazy's horn lit up again, causing a number of crystals set around the room to glow. "They're enchanted," he explained, facing the mares. "Stops anypony eavesdropping."

"Now then, to business. A group of very well connected and well organised thieves have stolen the Elements of Harmony. They are six magical items that the Princesses themselves used to defeat Discord. I've been in charge of finding them, and I've tracked them to here in Canterlot. Unfortunately we are certain that they have spies in the guard, so we're being forced to keep this very secret. So much so that we've had to call in ponies from outside the guard to help, such as yourself." He nodded to Rose. "There are four more due to arrive at some point over the next few days, assuming they don't run into any trouble."

"Backlash, you're here because the Princess trusts you. I'll discuss details shortly, but basically I need your help in tracking down the thieves. Rose, you're here because the information I have been able to get tells me that they have a number of defences in place around the place they're hiding the Elements. They needed a blacksmith for one of them and I believe we will need a blacksmith to overcome it."

"I would have waited until I needed you before making the offer, but we have a narrow window to get the Elements back and I couldn't risk you turning us down at the last minute. Until then I'm afraid we can't let you go out alone for security reasons, so you'll either have to stay here or come with us when we go investigating. I'd rather you came with us; we're rather shorthooved and you help would be appreciated."

"Any questions?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 01, 2013, 06:45:59 pm
Backlash immediately speaks up with a worried look on her face, "The Princess trusts me for this? Specifically? ...Why? And who are these other four? And - for the love of Luna - why hadn't I heard about this crime sooner?! I have a right to know, just as much as you do!" Angry and standing now, she collects herself and sits back down.

"Sorry, you're not responsible for this, you're just the messenger... I just need to know. I should have known before. No more secrets, though, not with something as vital as this. What am I - are we - really getting into?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 01, 2013, 09:11:12 pm
Meanwhile, Anatalia is following them, looking at the sky, half-listening to what they say, slowly regretting her decision a little, embarking on some big mission with mostly empty saddlebags.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 01, 2013, 09:13:04 pm
"The Princesses have been keeping this very quiet. From what I was told, only about a dozen or so ponies in the entire guard have been trusted with this information so far. In fact, since the theft only happened 8 days ago and you were told... what, two days ago, to give you time to get here? I'd say you were in the top ten most trusted ponies in the guard. The other four are civillians that are only being called in because of their skill, much like miss Rose here. They have had background checks and are considered highly unlikely to be working alongside the thieves."

"As for what we have gotten into, I have tracked down several ponies involved with the theft. We need to find out exactly where they are hiding the Elements, one way or another. Exactly how we do that I don't know, as I'm hoping you'll have an opinion. We could capture and interrogate them but I'd be concerned about them escaping leading us to a trap. Searching their hideouts for clues might be a better idea."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 01, 2013, 09:45:28 pm
Plumber's Crack flinches as Thunder's hooves hit the ground near his head, his eyes tear up and he breaks down weeping. "I-I'm *sniff* r-really n-not that kind of p-p-pony" Plumber sobs uncontrollably for a moment before continuing "T-that place it *sob* got in my head It was like I was w-w-watching myself *sniffle* do things but couldn't stop myself. I-it played on my desperation." The sobbing gets worse and Plumber buries his head in this hoofs. "I JUST GET SO LONELY! NO ONE WANTS TO BE WITH ME OR EVEN BE MY FRIEND UNLESS I'M BUYING DRINKS! I'M A FAT PATHETIC *SOB* WASTE OF A PONY!" Plumber stumbles to his hooves his eyes streaming and dashes off towards the woods bawling like a foal.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 01, 2013, 09:49:07 pm
Backlash relaxes considerably, but maintains a skeptical expression, not breaking eye contact with Hazy.

"Right. Okay. So, the decision is left to myself and Miss, uh... Rose? as to our course of action. Personally, I think we'd be safest if we waited here, or at a checkpoint of some kind, for the others. But then, the fastest - and potentially most useful option when it comes to recovering the Elements - would be for the two of us to infiltrate the nearest known hideout to search for information... I think, given the urgency of our mission, we should strike back as quickly as possible. Knock them off guard, and take advantage of their success to attack when we're unexpected." She turns to look at Anatalia. "Miss Rose, what do you think?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 01, 2013, 10:14:18 pm
Her head turns to look at Backlash. "Hmm? Oh, right... I suppose that sounds like a good plan... I don't make battle plans...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 01, 2013, 10:57:06 pm
Backlash gives Anatalia a flat stare.

"Then that's what we'll do." She turns to Hazy. "So, care to shed some light on the whereabouts of the criminals?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 02, 2013, 03:05:24 am
Thunder looks after Plumber, running off into the woods completely unarmed.  "Aw, ponyfeathers..." she muttered. Looking in the nearest saddlebag she drew out a knife, just in case, and then sped after Mr. Crack.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 02, 2013, 10:22:29 am
Plumber gallops into the woods sobbing loudly running without any care for direction pausing for a moment to catch his breath he hears the thud of hooves on the forest floor glancing back he sees Thunder chasing after him with a knife. Plumber lets out a shriek and wets himself out of sheer terror all semblance of reason stripped from his mind he tears off into the woods as fast as he can. "JUST LEAVE *SOB* ME ALONE Y-YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO SEE ME AGAIN" he yells between sobs and breathing heavily. "LUNA HELP ME SHE'S GOING TO CUT ME TO PIECES!" Plumber shrieked plowing through undergrowth at top speed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 02, 2013, 04:30:04 pm
Thunder dove, speeding down towards Plumber and tackling him from behind, grabbing him at the ankles and forcing him to stop...
"Ew ew ew ew!" She yelled, pulling away, making a disgusted face and trying to wipe herself off. "You peed yourself?Ew! Gross!" She declared, giving Plumber an annoyed kick. It wasn't hard at all, more of a shove with her foot to keep him from getting up.
She didn't realize she had spat out the knife when she tackled Plumber, nor that it had followed the same trajectory that she had, also catching Plumber at the ankles.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on July 02, 2013, 04:53:05 pm
Patent nursed his headache while the others bickered.  Once he realized they were running off, he slowly got to his feet, made sure his gear was fastened securely and started to follow.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 02, 2013, 11:30:25 pm
As plumber felt the pegasus tackle him he knew it was the end, a sharp pain stung his rear ankle and he whimpered in pain. Some-pony was saying something but it really didn't matter to him he just went limp and gave up sobbing incoherent half words, surely she would kill him now.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on July 03, 2013, 01:38:32 am
Sighing with resignation Pale trotted into the undergrowth, following the path Patent was taking. "We should get them back to camp before they wander too far." He offered.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 03, 2013, 07:56:01 pm
Thunder swore, noticing the deep gash her knife had caused. This wasn't good. "Can you walk?" She asked, picking up the knife from the ground so they wouldn't be left completely helpless. "We need to get back to camp.
Her head was still groggy and ached with every second, but she tried to shake it off. "Er... If you can't walk, I might be able to carry you," she offered.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 03, 2013, 08:52:36 pm
After a moment Plumber's Crack realized he wasn't being chopped into tiny bits looking up he saw Thunder looking concerned wiping at his eye with one fetlock he sniffled. "y-y-you aren't trying t-to *sniffle* k-kill me? Plumber struggled to stand only using three legs his wounded leg dripping blood steadily staining the forest floor red.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 05, 2013, 07:47:09 pm
A nod, and a reassuring smile. "Keep what goes in your pants where it belongs and we won't have any trouble," she promised. "Now can you walk? I don't think it is safe out here."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 05, 2013, 08:47:17 pm
Plumber attempts to dry his eyes but when he puts pressure on his wounded leg they tear back up again and he muffles a whimper of pain and he sniffles "I *sniff* think I can walk but it'll be slow. I really *sniff* am sorry. Can you *sniff* maybe walk on my weak side and steady me if I *sniffle* start to fall? I can probably make it out that way.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 05, 2013, 08:52:00 pm
“Here, here and here,” Hazy said, pointing out three locations on a map of Canterlot. “These are locations we should check.”

“This first one is a warehouse near the market. I have only seen one pony enter or leave it, a pale blue earth pony going by the name of Cloud Storage. I have seen him interacting with other suspects, and I believe he has been supplying them with items, as well as storing some of their goods. I want to find out how well equipped our thieves are. It’s usually empty, so we should be able to get in and out without much trouble.”

“The second is a house only a ten minute walk from here. I have seen several suspects visiting, and at least two seem to use it as a permanent hideout. A pair of pegasi, a dark grey female and a pale green male. I don’t know much about him, but her name is Fog Dancer and she is the legal owner of the property. She’s was also dishonourably discharged from the Night Guard three years ago, and is believed to have been directly involved in the theft. I’d rather avoid dealing with her until we have more backup.”

“Finally we have this. It used to be an entrance to the crystal mines beneath Canterlot, but it was sealed several years ago. Again, I’ve seen several ponies visiting. On a few occasions I’ve seen ponies go in and then show up again a few hours later without having left, which leads me to believe they have reopened the mineshaft and have secret tunnels to some other hideouts. I’ve seen activity that suggests they are still using the main building though, so I’m hoping we’ll be able to find something useful without entering the mine itself. If we’re really lucky they might even have a map that’ll show us where their other hideouts are.”

“I personally think we should check out the warehouse first, as my intel indicates it’ll be empty for the next few hours. Two of us can search while the third acts as a lookout. Sound good to you two?”



Almost immediately after Plumbers’ words there was a loud noise. It sounded almost like a chicken squawking crossed with the kind of growl the timberwolves had given. The two ponies’ heads shot round to look for the source of the noise, and they found themselves staring at a strange creature, a hybrid of a chicken and a dragon, by the look of it.

Rolls for recognising the danger. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4118032/)

Thunder’s mind shot back to her days studying for the guard. She’d had to read up on all kinds of creature from the Everfree. “Cockatrice! Don’t look into its eyes!” she yelled.

Plumber’s eyes had just been locking onto those of the cockatrice. At Thunder’s words he flinched away, snapping his eyes closed before he could more than the briefest glimpse of the cockatrice’s.

A short distance away, Pale and Patent heard the shout and immediately broke into a run.

[spoiler=injuries]
Pale: tired
Patent: headache, bruises, tired
Plumber: aching crotch, gashed ankle [bleeding, non life threatening], tired
Thunder: minor concussion, bruises, headache, tired[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 05, 2013, 09:17:45 pm
Backlash nods as Hazy finishes his brief. "It wouldn't be a good idea to engage the suspects directly until we know for sure they're involved. For many reasons. I know I can handle myself in stealth situations; what about you two? I don't think I've ever been assigned to work with you before, Hazy; and of course I'm not familiar with Miss Rose here.

She rests her chin on a hoof and stares towards the ceiling, lost in thought. "On the one hoof, a civilian blacksmith may be able to pass for a confused bystander, and allow us the opportunity to quickly and effectively incapacitate whoever may be inside." She looks sidelong at Anatalia and smirks. "In other words, we'd be using her as bait. On the other hoof, she could quite easily stand guard outside without looking suspicious. After all, she is a vendor, and wouldn't be out of place in the market." She breaks from her pose to look directly at Anatalia. "But then, these are all my ideas, fresh from my plot. There's probably a... more effective way to make use of Miss Rose."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 06, 2013, 08:13:02 am
Hazy smiled slightly at the panicked look that had appeared on Rose's face at the mention of using her as bait. "I don't think she's quite ready to take such an active roll in the mission. Standing guard makes more sense to me." Realising they were rudley cutting her out of the conversation, Hazy turned to Rose. "I had also considered having you simply keep watch on one of the other two hideouts, to see if we can get more information on them before we check them out."

Relief washed over Rose's face at his words. "I'm not sure how much good I'd be at spying on my own. I wouldn't know what was important. But whatever you think is best is fine."

"I could easily tell you what things to look out for, so that's not a huge problem," replied Hazy. "Either way, there's no real risk. It just depends on what is more useful. As for me," Hazy turned back to Backlash. "Stealth is something I'm pretty good at. My special talent is storytelling, which happens to mean that I can create illusions. The more complex the illusion, the more concentration I need, but concealing ponies in shadows is fairly simple."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 06, 2013, 08:37:57 am
Backlash's face fell as Hazy finished speaking. "You mean, you can just hide us while we sneak around? I know it's not exactly our top priority, but I was hoping for a mission a little more... intense? Besides, if I go alone, that means you can focus your attention on other things, and we can get more things done in the same amount of time. It's not like I'll be breaking into Alcatrotz."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 06, 2013, 09:06:54 am
"Oh, I'm not that good," Hazy said, rolling his eyes. "Hiding two ponies is harder than one, so I can only really hide both of us if we're standing right next to each other. Also, we'd have to stick to the shadows and if we move we could still be seen. You could go alone, but two of us would be able to search quicker than one and we could back each other up if things go badly. I admit that leaving this to you two while I look elsewhere has it's merits, though. You outrank me, so it's your decision."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 06, 2013, 09:25:47 am
Backlash narrowed her eyes at Hazy without speaking for a few seconds. Finally, she reverted to a confident smile and responded, "I think I'll go this one alone. If it ends up being more than I can handle, I'll retreat and we can sort it out together. Rather not use more personnel on a task than is necessary.

"So, when do I start?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 06, 2013, 10:04:10 am
"How about right now? I'll go snoop around the mine, see if I can find an entrance we can sneak in by later. The warehouse is en route, so I can lead you there."

The trio wandered over to the market district, with Hazy telling them others some details about the building, occasionally slipping into some other topic when some other pony was nearby. The warehouse had two entrances: a front door one corner and an upstairs fire escape on the adjacent corner, both opening on to the street. The main door lead directly into the main storage area, while the fire escape was in the office. The only windows were a few small ones near the ceiling, out of reach to non-pegasi, and four skylights. The interior consisted of three separate storage area and two small offices, one on top of the other. The upper office was only reachable by the fire escape or a metal staircase against one wall.

Hazy bade them good luck and left them to decide how to approach their task.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 06, 2013, 08:54:41 pm
Backlash turned to Rose as Hazy walked away. "Alright, since you're with me, I'm going to leave you outside the warehouse while I go in. These wings can barely hold me, let alone both of us. If anypony tries to enter, I want you to make the loudest noise you possibly can and run away. Don't try and save me. Just... sit over there, by that wall, so you're not directly in front of the warehouse." She pointed to the side of another building across from the entrance to the warehouse. "Got it?"

Anatalia Rose nodded, "Okay..."

"Good. Remember: Ponies try to enter, yell, run away." Backlash took a deep breath and faced the warehouse as Anna walked away. The pegasus gave a furtive look up and down the street. Seeing none of the identified suspects, she flew herself up to the streetside window nearest the office and peeked inside.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 12, 2013, 10:20:45 pm
Shielding her eyes with a wing, Thunder charged in the cockatrice’s direction. Feeling the air currents as only a flying creature could, she felt the cockatrice attempt to dodge. Sweeping her wings back she lunged forward, stabbing blindly. Her blade plunged into the creature’s side, inflicting a deep wound. The cockatrice squawked in pain and flapped haphazardly into the sky.

Plumber charged forward right behind Thunder, eager to redeem himself in the eyes of the pegasus. Gallant though the attempt was, he tumbled to the ground in pain as closed eyes and a leg injury caused him to simply trip over his own hooves.

Screeching with pain and anger, the cockatrice back swooped down toward its attacker. Thunder heard it coming, but her inability to look combined with her concussion left her unable to do much. She tried to dodge, but the cockatrice’s sharp talons were able to grip into her flank. The wound wasn’t life threatening, but it was deep and it hurt like Tartarus.

The cockatrice’s momentum carried it out of its dive. Thunder was thrown to the ground, the claws tearing at her flesh. The cockatrice flapped its wing to try and stop, intending to finish off its victim. It didn’t get the chance however, as it was suddenly caught in a light blue aura. Pale’s timely intervention slammed the monster to the ground far harder than the pegasus had just been thrown.

Close behind Pale, Patent ran in. A quick glance told him that it was safe to look (what with the cockatrice’s head being stuck in the dirt), so he carefully aimed his crossbow. The bolt struck true, sinking deep into the creature’s neck, killing it almost instantly.

[spoiler=injuries]
Pale: tired
Patent: bruises, tired
Plumber: aching crotch, gashed ankle [bleeding, non life threatening], tired
Thunder: minor concussion, bruises, headache, bleeding side [deep, unconscious in 10 minute if untreated], tired[/spoiler]



Peering through the window of the warehouse, Backlash could see into the upstairs office. Nothing particularly stood out; there was some paperwork on the desk and a cabinet that probably contained the rest. The interior wasn’t well lit, so she couldn’t make out what any of the papers said. The doors were both locked and all the windows were shut. Fortunately there didn’t appear to be anyone in, and the crates in the main storage area should make hiding fairly simple if somepony showed up before she was done. Now all she needed was a way in.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 13, 2013, 02:51:28 am
plumber struggles back to a standing position and surveyes the scene seeing thunder bleeding badly on the ground his eyes grow wide  as he hobbles over to her weakly trailing blood from his hind leg, tears running down his muzzle "Oh Celestia please don't be dead... Please don't be dead t-this is all my fault s-she followed me. THIS IS ALL MY FAULT!!" plumber sinks to the ground next to Thunder as his leg gives out again and sobs uncontrollably. S-SOMEPONY HELP!" plumber starts nervously running one hoof through his mane and muttering "my fault" over and over again between sobs
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 13, 2013, 03:12:21 am
Backlash landed back on the street. She had already lost track of Hazy, and it would probably look odd anyway to try and catch up to him, so she crossed him out of her mind entirely. Chances were the only key was in Cloud Storage's possession, meaning he'd have it at his home - of which she didn't know the location. She turned her back on the building and slowly made her way over to Anatalia, casually leaning on the wall next to her.

Anatalia glanced at Backlash, noting her presence.

Still deep in thought, Backlash allowed her vision to unfocus as she descended into the depths of her own mind...

"I could break in by smashing the windows. No, I'd cut myself on the edges, plus it would make a lot of noise and leave behind evidence. I could get in through the skylights, but that would also make a ton of sound. I could smash through a wall with my boots, but I don't think I'm strong enough to pull that off. And again, it would leave evidence of our search and be really loud.

I could slip my leather sandal through the door's latch. Agh, but it's deadbolted shut, that won't work. This place is sealed up tighter than most, and it's just a metal cube!

Maybe I could get Miss Rose to help. Although, I think everything she'd be able to use would involve loud noises and brute force. I really doubt she knows her way around a lockpick, aside from maybe being able to make one...

Hold on. Anna's fairly strong, I could boost her up to the window next to the fire escape and have her push down on the metal sill; if she's strong enough, she could probably bend the wall a little there and allow me to slip my sandal under the window and slide it open from outside. It's got fairly decent grip, I'd just press it against the window and slide up with my hoof. Plus, I'm small. With a little wriggling and some maneuvering I could probably squeeze in without too much trouble. ...Besides, even if it gets ruined, I can just make myself another when I get home. Hopefully it won't, these things are a pain in the plot to make...


She suddenly looked directly at Anatalia, causing the latter to start. "Miss Rose, I need you to help me get in that building. I'm going to boost you up next to the fire escape there, and you can balance on the edge of the building and myself. As long as most of your weight is on the building, and not on me, I can hold you. Which is perfect, because I'm going to need you to push down as hard as you possibly can on that little sill there. Once you've made a dent, I'm going to slip a bit of leather under the window and use that to pull it up from outside. Sound good?"

Anatalia responded, "Okay..."

The blacksmith walked to the fire escape, while Backlash flew onto it and reached down with a hoof to pull Anatalia up. Bracing with her back legs and flapping her wings for extra power, she managed to anchor herself to the metal platform enough to unceremoniously flip Anatalia up onto it. Panting from exertion, she lay on her side for a few moments while Anatalia recomposed herself. The pegasus managed to croak, "Give me... a few seconds... to catch... my breath..."

Steeling her resolve, Backlash rose to her hooves again 30 seconds later. "Alright, let's get to work." She led Anatalia to the top of the fire escape, the office window taunting her over empty air a foot or two away. She flew in front of the window, and, hovering there, motioned for Anatalia to cross to the sill.

Anatalia pulled herself onto Backlash's back, stepping awkwardly to avoid her wings, while the pegasus mare struggled to keep both of them aloft. Wasting no time, the earth pony transferred her front hooves to the window sill and began to push. After a half-inch deep dent had formed in the metal, she took her weight off the sill, causing Backlash to fall from the sudden change in load.

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Bruised, tired, and out of breath, Backlash lied stunned on the street. Still shaking from the surprise fall, Anatalia picked herself up and asked the pegasus, "A-are you okay?"

"Yeah... I'm fine," came the grumpy response. Backlash lied there, unmoving except to breathe, for a minute before slowly rising to her hooves again. Breathing heavily, she wordlessly pushed herself up to the fire escape and across from the tantalizingly close window. After taking a moment to gather her strength one last time, she retrieved her sandal from her pouch and hovered over to the window. Seeing the impressively deep dent Miss Rose had made, she slipped half of the sandal under the window as planned, pushed the other half up against the window, and began to pull upward as hard as she could with both hooves.

[spoiler]1d20=10, 1d20=20 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4129273/)[/spoiler]

The window didn't budge, but it did get larger. Backlash only had a moment to ponder this impossibility before she careened into the window headfirst. Having tilted forward from exhaustion, her combined wing power, body weight, and hooves pressing futilely against the window caused it to shatter impressively on impact. She landed on the office floor in a confused heap.

With a few cuts on her head and hooves, she emptied the sandal of glass shards before slipping it onto her left front leg. "No sense in walking barehooved across glass..." She pulled herself onto the desk, where only a few bits of glass had landed, and adjusted herself to a sitting position, from which she could survey the damage and catch her breath.

So much for that brilliant plan. At least I got in... Hopefully nopony's here, like Hazy said. She wiped some blood from her muzzle. Look at me; I haven't even tried to take on one of these goons and I'm already bleeding. One of the first choices for the job indeed... She chuckled lightly at her own expense.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 16, 2013, 10:25:23 am
The floor was a mess. The entire window had shattered, and there was just enough blood on it to be noticeable. Unless she did something it'd be obvious that someone had broken in. The only consolation was that the break-in looked quite unproffesional, so it might be written off as an amateur thief or a pegasus crash landing. The question is, can I do anything to further disguise this as something else? Or should I just start searching rather than potentially waste time?

Before she could come to a decision, she heard a voice from outside. "Miss Backlash!" Rose called, worry evident in her voice. "Are you all right? I thought you were just going to open the window!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on July 16, 2013, 12:58:16 pm
'Plumber-do you have any bandages on you?' Patent asks to shut him up rather than due to a major concern on the the part of Thunder.  There was minor concern as Thunder took a hit that could have affected himself had he been in the wrong place, and Patent appreciated it-but she was still a Pegasus.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 16, 2013, 04:17:17 pm
(I rolled an intelligence test just to see how I would act. 12, then 5. This should be interesting.)
Thunder looked around at the ponies around her, delirious. Something had happened... A fight! There had been... I'm... bleeding? But... she looked up, seeing a sobbing and frantic Plumber. Why was he... Oh. That bastard must have hurt me! That's... Bad. I think. Angry, she delivered the hardest kick she could towards his groin.
(I easily passed an agility test and hit dead on, but I rolled a 20 for the strength test.)
She hit, but it wasn't hard. With blood loss and delirium, it was all she could do to make contact. It was something, but certainly no crippling wound.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 16, 2013, 04:53:04 pm
Hearing the earth pony blacksmith's voice, Backlash called back, "Yeah, I'm fine. Just a bit banged up, is all. Get back to your spot and keep an eye out, would you?" With a low groan, she flipped open her pouch and retrieved one of her precious healing poultices. After wiping away the blood from her cuts, she applied a trickle of the healing solution to each one. They began clotting over almost immediately, but true healing would take time. Hopefully her now-bloodied hooves would intimidate any potential threats.

Tired and wishing to get the job over and done with as quickly as possible, she dropped to the floor behind the desk, making sure to avoid glass. Maybe she could find something to guide her in the administrator's desk?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 20, 2013, 05:08:20 pm
As unlikely as it was that Cloud Storage would leave incriminating documents out in the open, Backlash started by checking the papers already lying on the desk. As expected, there was nothing interesting. She then moved on to the three drawers. The first didn't appear to have anything interesting, just stationary and spare paper.

The second was a little more successful, as it contained his diary. The diary was written in shorthand, making deciphering it difficult, but today's entry looked promising: meet FD, MS at 9. It could mean that he was meeting Fog Dancer somewhere at 9, although what MS stood for she didn't know. If that meant 9am, the he would have arrived at his meeting twenty minutes ago. Looking back through the last few weeks she saw several similar entries, including four more at this 'MS'.

The final drawer was full of Playcolt magazines, and probably wasn't relevant.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 20, 2013, 05:37:35 pm
Thoroughly unimpressed by these discoveries, she took a sheet of the spare paper and transcribed the contents of the diary onto it. The scribbled-on paper was then folded into a tiny square and slipped into her pouch. She also took a Playcolt magazine from the bottom of the pile, rolled it up, and stashed it in her (now very crowded) pouch as well. She'd probably enjoy it more than he would have anyway.

Confident that she'd run into little opposition, but still wary of potential guards, she vaulted the desk and made her way to the interior door. She opened it slowly, looking around for potential threats and surveying the inside of the warehouse.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 20, 2013, 06:04:56 pm
Her caution proved unnecessary for now, as there didn't appear to be anypony in the warehouse. She hadn't found a manifest in the desk so she didn't really know where anything was. Wandering slowly down the aisles, she glanced at the labels on the various crates, hoping that something would leap out.

Meanwhile, Rose kept watch outside. She had seen a few ponies walk by, but none matched the descriptions given to her by Hazy, and they simply walked past the workshop. As Backlash was halfway through the aisles in the first area, another pair of ponies showed up. A blue earth pony and a grey pegasus; Cloud Storage and Fog dancer. Make a loud noise and run away, Backlash had said. Rose glanced around, trying to decide exactly how she was going to do that.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 21, 2013, 02:15:04 am
Anna, seeing them both, tries to not get spotted and starts being agitated... Knowing there's no way she could be loud enough by herself, she looks for anything to help... This trash can!

Anna runs up to the nearby metal trash can, hurls it toward where Backlash entered and started running away.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 21, 2013, 09:20:23 am
Rose's escape (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4141119/)

Rose was running as fast as she could. Glancing behind her, she couldn't see Fog Dancer anywhere. Cloud Storage, however was chasing her and gaining fast. With no better plan she tried to run faster but it was no use. Cloud pounced on her, tackling her to the ground.

Rose's wrestling (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4141120/)

Desparate, Rose tried to throw her attacker off. Years of blacksmithing meant she was quite strong, and kicking out her forelegs she managed to launch Cloud into the air. Her feeling of triumph vanished almost instantly when Cloud came back down, pinning her to the ground.

"Who in Tartarus are you, and what were you doing at my warehouse?" he growled.



Fog Dancer investigating window (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4141123/)

Backlash had spotted a crate that, according to the label, was due to be shipped tomorrow to "25, Crystal Mine Road". She was about to open it when she heard the crash of the bin. She darted into the shadows and carefully peered toward the front door. After a few seconds, the office door slammed open.

"I know you're here, thief! Surrender yourself to the justice of the Royal Guard!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 21, 2013, 06:11:08 pm
Backlash figuring out how to throw her voice. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4141302/)

After hearing the words of the pegasus pony and some quick thinking on her part, she inhaled deeply and projected toward the offices, "Royal Guard, eh? I sure didn't see any Royal Guard emblems up here." As soon as he looked away from her hiding spot, she would dart from shadow to shadow - no sense in breaking stealth, after all - and out the door.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 21, 2013, 09:21:28 pm
Fog Dancer's gullability (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4141526/)

Somehow, Backlash pulled of the fairly difficult skill of throwing one's voice quite well for a first attempt. Fog Dancer immediately launched herself from the metal walkway and began scouring the lower office and nearby crates for any sign of the intruder.

Backlash's steath (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4141536/)
Backlash's deduction (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4141532/)

Moving swiftly, Backlash ran from cover to cover, towards the door. Just before she reached the last crate before the door, she realised that Fog had come in through the broken window; the door was still locked. She had a moment of indecision; should she break down the door? Unfortunately the distraction caused her to misjudge the distance and she slid into the crate with an audible thump.

Backlash was still hidden and the noise hadn't been loud, but Fog did notice it. She began flapping over towards the source of the noise.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 21, 2013, 10:47:05 pm
Sighing regretfully, Backlash whipped out her Playcolt magazine and held it close to her chest, setting her expression to one of extreme fear. As Dancer approached, Backlash set her back against the crate and hunched over, sobbing quietly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 22, 2013, 03:08:19 am
feeling a light jostle at his nether-regions Plumber stops pulling at his mane and glances down seeing Thunder's hoof moving his eyes grow wide. "she's not dead! SHE'S NOT DEAD! SOMEPONY HELP ME STOP THIS BLEEDING" Plumber tries to stand and winces sitting back down heavily and looks around frantically for something to press against Thunder's wound
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 22, 2013, 07:42:02 pm
*Anna is trying to avoid eye contact, shaking really hard and looking absolutely terrified, already regretting agreeing to join everyone in doing this, but it was too late and she had no idea how to get out of this mess, or even if she could.*

Uh... w-well... I-I was standing g-guard for somepony... S-She was looking for something I t-think... Please don't hurt me...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 22, 2013, 10:11:16 pm
Rushing over to where Thunder was lying, Pale grabbed some bandages from his bag with his magic and, fumbling slightly in his haste, began wrapping them around her side.

Thunder's health (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4142884/)

After a few minutes, the fog in her head lifted, to be replaced with the pain from her side hitting her at full force. Groaning at the pain, the memories of the fight came back slowly. She gradually became aware that Pale and Plumber were watching her, and she gave a faint smile to try and let them know she'd be ok. She really hoped they'd leave that accursed forest soon. She was too light headed to walk, but maybe they could find some way to carry her?

[spoiler=injuries]Pale: tired
Patent: bruises, tired
Plumber: gashed ankle [bleeding, non life threatening], tired
Thunder: minor concussion, bruises, headache, exhausted from blood loss[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 23, 2013, 10:52:02 am
"Hey pale..." Plumber spoke up from where he was laying on the ground "Do you have any more bandages in there? I'm starting to feel a teensy bit light headed" he shifted his position slightly wincing as he reveals the deep gash across his hind leg still oozing blood staining his fur crimson. "I can't really walk to well either." his voice shakes with nervousness as he watches his blood slowly drip onto the forest floor.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 23, 2013, 11:37:09 am
"Oh, sure. Here, let me." Pale quickly bandaged Plumber's ankle. "So... we need to get out of this forest as quickly as possible. Do you and Thunder feel up to walking if you can lean on Patent and me?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 27, 2013, 08:31:54 pm
Eventually, the foursome settled for simply walking the rest of the way out of the forest, with Plumber assisted by Patent and Thunder leaning heavily on Pale. There were a few minor stumbles, often because of some loud noise startling the already nervous ponies. It took them until a short time after noon, but they were finally out of the Everfree.

As they stopped for lunch Thunder began dozing off. A poor night's sleep, a difficult fight, a concussion, some blood loss and the long walk had taken its toll on her. They weren't far out of the woods, but it was clear she needed rest.

"Do you think we should rest here for a while longer?" asked Plumber, concerned for the Pegasus's health. "We won't reach Canterlot before tomorrow either way, so maybe we should take some time to recover."



Bluff check (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4149903/)

Keeping careful watch on Fog Dancer despite her crocodile tears, Backlash noticed that her foe was genuinely taken aback by her act. Fog kept a safe distance, but her demeanour swiftly changed from one of anger to pity.

"Calm down, I wont hurt you," she said tentatively. "Just tell me what you were doing and we can sort this out. Maybe I can convince the owner of this place to be lenient."

No sooner had she spoken than the door slammed open, revealing Cloud Storage dragging a dejected looking Anna inside.

"So you found the other one then? This one says she was standing guard while that Pegasus looked for something. What were you trying to steal? Tell me or I'll break ya wing and-" Cloud stopped in his diatribe at the sight of Dancer glaring at him. "Fine. Tell me or I'll have her arrest you."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 28, 2013, 12:11:21 am
As soon as she heard the earth pony speak, Backlash knew his fate was sealed. Eyes still red and sore, she looked pleadingly at Cloud Storage from her position on the floor.

"I- I heard you had Playcolts in here..." She held the offending magazine even closer to her chest while continuing to sniffle and sob. "They're so hard to find for... for mares, and I don't have any money..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 29, 2013, 10:48:17 pm
Bluff check 1 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4152670/)
Bluff check 2 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4152673/)

There was a long, awkward silence following that explanation, punctuated by the sobs of the Pegasus still rocking gently back and forth on the floor. Of the other three, Fog Dancer was the first to stop staring slack jawed at Backlash. She turned hesitantly to the Earth Ponies, appearing to gauge Rose's reaction before speaking.

"I... can't imagine anypony making something like that up, and by the looks of things her accomplice is just as confused as us. I think... maybe we should just let them go. They mean no real harm. I'll pay for the window."

"Um... sure," replied Cloud, still somewhat dumbstruck. "Just... go, both of you. And keep the magazine."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 29, 2013, 11:12:58 pm
Still sniveling, Backlash hastily stashed the magazine, scrambled to her hooves, and galloped out the open front door. Once she got outside, she looked back and called out, "C-come on, let's go... Thank you, mister, and sorry for breaking your w-window..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 30, 2013, 01:00:42 am
On the brink of tears, Rose struggles getting up and slowly makes it out of the warehouse to Backlash, shaking too hard to walk correctly.

"Y-Yeah... L-Let's go..." She mutters to herself while exiting.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 31, 2013, 08:04:46 pm
Trembling, Backlash scampered away from the warehouse, not slowing her brisk pace until she arrived at the safe house she had discussed the mission with Hazy and Anatalia in. Securing the door behind her, she collapsed in a laughing and crying pile on the floor, pounding her hooves to punctuate key words.

"I CAN-NOT BELIEVE - AHHAHAHAHAHAH - DID YOU SEE THE LOOKS ON THEIR FACES?! HAHAAHHAAH - PRICELESS! ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS!" Trying her best to catch her breath, she waved the Playcolt around like a flag of surrender. "AND I GOT FREE PORN! HAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on August 01, 2013, 04:47:49 am
Patent was engrossed in reprimanding himself for being so grossly affected by the temple's spell.  He had always tried to be self reliant, without requiring any interaction with non earth ponies.  When thunder suggested a rest, he didn't even register agreeing as he cursed to himself yet again for walking into a magical trap in an obvious place to put one.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 02, 2013, 04:47:53 am
Anna slowly walks in, still shaking from earlier. she goes right past Backlash, completely ignoring her, and locks herself in the nearset room large enough to accomodate her. not a single noise is heard from that room.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 02, 2013, 05:06:33 am
Plumber sits down next to Thunder. "well if you want to keep moving go on but I'm staying with thunder." *he glares at everypony else daring them to keep walking*
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 02, 2013, 11:33:27 pm
Backlash looked back and forth after recovering from her fit, breathing heavily and looking for Anna. Somewhat disappointed that Anatalia wasn't around to bear witness to the pegasus' antics, she rolled onto all fours and sauntered to where Anatalia had locked herself into a safe room. She lightly knocked thrice.

"Anatalia? Miss Rose? Are you all right in there?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on August 03, 2013, 06:00:17 am
Pale sat down across from Plumber. "Take all the time you need," he said sympathetically. Though he had arguably come off lightest in their encounter with the cockatrice, he was feeling fatigued and was grateful for the rest. "Patent!" He called, "come sit with us?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on August 03, 2013, 08:57:42 am
Patent sits down with the others and they stop.  He nods at Pale for the invitation.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 04, 2013, 03:52:30 am
A slight moment after Backlash knocks, All that is heard from the other side of the door is a yell too weak to be understood.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 04, 2013, 07:05:10 pm
Backlash pressed her ear against the door and called out to Anatalia, "I can't hear you. What was that?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 05, 2013, 01:09:30 am
Anna's cries out: "Leave me alone!" Barely loud enough to be understood through the door.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 05, 2013, 04:00:51 pm
Backlash was momentarily stunned by Anatalia's outburst. She paused for a moment and reluctantly called through the door, "Did I say something wrong?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 05, 2013, 10:12:21 pm
Just then, the door opened and Hazy walked in. “Oh good, you’re back,” he said cheerfully, before noticing the concern on Backlash’s face. He lowered his voice slightly. “What’s going on? Where’s Anna?”

Backlash quickly explained how Anna had locked herself into another room and seemed upset. Hazy appeared troubled by this, as well as slightly awkward. “Erm, do you want to keep trying to talk to her? I’ll help if I can, but you know more about what’s going on than me. If you need me, let me know.”



Thunder, Pale, Plumber and Patent spent about four hours resting, mostly because no-one wanted to wake Thunder up. Eventually she awoke of her own accord, feeling significantly better than she had earlier. She could use some more recovery time, but after a bite to eat she was more than strong enough for some more travelling.

The group spent the last two hours of daylight putting some distance between them and the Everfree Forest. With any luck, they be in Canterlot by midday tomorrow.

[spoiler=injuries]
Pale:
Patent:
Plumber: gashed ankle [bandaged]
Thunder: injured side [bandaged, mild blood loss][/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 06, 2013, 06:04:19 pm
Backlash shook her head sadly. "I'm going to wait out here until she's ready to come out. Thanks for your offer, though. Oh, and, um..." She produced the transcribed diary from her pouch and gave it to Hazy. "We may want to give this a look. It appears to be Cloud's planner. What's more, Cloud seemed to think Fog Dancer was a member of the Royal Guard. I don't know if there's any truth to that, given my, uh, 'position,' but is there a roster or anything similar here in Canterlot that we could take a look at to confirm?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 06, 2013, 10:38:20 pm
Plumber limped along the road his head down and a look of mild sadness on his face. "I'll be glad if I never see that forest again" he muttered darkly still wincing slightly as he put weight on his injured leg
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 06, 2013, 11:02:43 pm
Hazy took the transcript, leafing through it as she spoke. "Hmm... I think I mentioned earlier that Fog Dancer used to be in the Night Guard, before being dishonourably discharged three years ago. I think the records said it was for disobeying orders and using excessive force. She'd probably be able to fool ponies into thinking she was a guard if she wanted. That could cause problems. As for this diary, it might take a while but I should be able to work out what most of this says. What else did you find? Did you manage to find out what Cloud was storing for them?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 07, 2013, 12:28:39 am
Backlash held up the magazine briefly before letting it drop to the ground with a susurration of pages. "Aside from that and the diary, no. I did see a package marked for delivery to, umm..." She rubbed the side of her head in thought before brightening up again. "25 Crystal Mine Road! Yup, that's it. Didn't get to see what was inside, though. That bitch found me before I got the chance..." She finished her sentence with a low snarl.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 07, 2013, 12:35:44 am
Hazy's head shot up from the diary in alarm. "You were caught?! How did you get away? What happened? You weren't followed here, were you?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 07, 2013, 02:15:23 am
The pegasus shook her head confidently. "Highly unlikely bordering on impossible. They think we're just common thieves, unless they're better liars than I am. Still, wouldn't hurt to steer clear of this place for a while in case they suspect something later, I guess. And, uh..." She retrieved the magazine and flipped through it casually, smirking. "Let's just say you have Hugh Hoofner to thank for my survival."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 08, 2013, 11:16:42 pm
There was a long pause as Hazy tried to decide what question to ask first. "Playcolt magazine saved you? Actually, you know what, I'm not going to ask. If you say they aren't on to us I'll trust your judgement. I had hoped you'd avoid detection altogether, but what's done is done."

"Anyway," he said, going back to the diary, "my scouting mission didn't find anything useful, but I stopped by a library to read up on the mine. Turns out there's another entrance just south of the city. It was closed years before the others and was fairly small; apparently the miners decided the tunnels were too unstable to transport the gems back to the surface, so they built the new entrance that our friends are using as a base. Thing is, all those caves join up. They can't be guarding every single tunnel, that'd take hundreds of ponies. It'd be a bit of a walk, but I'm sure we could sneak in there and bypass any guards. I couldn't find a map, mind you. We'd either have to do some research or explore those caves ourselves."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 09, 2013, 01:46:04 am
Backlash sat back on her hind legs, propping her head up on one hoof, brow furrowed in contemplation. "That sounds too easy. But then, the front entrance will be pretty hugely guarded and nigh impossible to break into... unless I disguise myself somehow? Or talk my way in, I guess. Oh, and Miss Rose as well. Oh! What about those other ponies? The ones who you said were on their way here?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 09, 2013, 09:03:50 am
"You want to try and talk your way in, when one of our enemies knows your face? I'm not convinced that's a great plan. As for the other four, I received word that they left Everfree City yesterday morning, and were last seen heading straight though the forest to get here. They should be here some time tomorrow. I have a friend waiting at the southern gate to send them to us when they arrive."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 09, 2013, 12:15:08 pm
Backlash looked up at Hazy, confused. Suddenly, comprehension lit her features. "Oh, yeah. Sorry, just thinking out loud. Uh, so, not so much on the diplomatic approach, then... Tomorrow, you said? Hardly even noon by my estimation... Hey, Hazy are the others taking a path to get here? I guess what I'm asking is, could we try and meet them halfway? If you can give me some kinda description, I can pretty easily find them in the forest, I think."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 09, 2013, 12:34:46 pm
Hazy considered this. "That's... not a bad idea, actually. If we meet them before they reach the city we could all go straight into the mine together. We'll look for them first thing tomorrow morning, then. I think it'd be better to try and find out more about these mines today. How about you and Anna go to the Canterlot Archives and do some research, while I see if I can get anything useful out of this diary. I'll meet you there when I'm done." He glanced at the door Anna was still locked behind. "Well, you can go look anyway. I'll send Anna after you when she emerges."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 09, 2013, 02:59:31 pm
The pegasus scrunched up her face in distaste. "Egh... Alright." She lethargically rose to all fours and made for the exit. "Take care of Miss Rose, please. I get the feeling she's a bit, ah, sensitive right now." With that, Backlash pushed her way back out into the light of day and charted a course for the Canterlot Archives.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 11, 2013, 03:53:47 am
Anna is curled up in a corner, silently crying after what she thought would be a painful death, this wasn't for her, none of this should have happened, she should just leave and go back to the shop, going back to her everyday life, not worrying about breaking into criminals' warehouses and stealing from them... after a while of simply thinking out loud, Anna falls asleep in the corner of the room, the door remaining locked.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 11, 2013, 11:49:46 am
Backlash’s research (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4170279/)

Hazy’s work on the diary was progressing well. It wasn’t encrypted after all; Cloud just wrote in his own style of shorthand. Using what he had already learned of the thieves Hazy was able to piece together most of the relevant entries.

One caught his eye. Today had two entries; the first was for the morning and said meet FD, MS at 9, while the second was deliver 2904, CMR at 4. Based on what he had already worked out, this meant Cloud was going to deliver something to the crystal mine at four o’clock. A quick look at the clock in the corner showed it was half three already. Abandoning his work, Hazy decided to see if he could find out what was being delivered.



Backlash wasn’t having much luck. The Canterlot archives were a national landmark; part public library, part government office, the one thing that everypony instantly noticed was that the place was enormous. She had spent several frustrating hours there by now and she hadn’t found a thing of interest.

As she was leafing disinterestedly through “A History Of Canterlot”, she heard someone approaching. Looking up she saw Hazy approach.

“Any luck?” he asked, keeping his voice low.

“None. It’d take days to find anything useful in here. How about that diary?”

“Today’s entry. It mentioned a delivery to Crystal Mine Road. I stopped by before coming here, watched the delivery and managed to take a look when no one was watching. It was a crate of six suits of Royal Guard armour. Looks like Fog Dancer isn’t alone in pretending to be a guard.”

Concerned about this turn of events, the pair went back to the safe house as it was getting late. There was still no sign of Anna when they got back. When knocking failed to get an answer, Hazy used telekinesis to unlock the door. When they saw her sleeping peacefully they decided to leave her be and go to bed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 14, 2013, 10:02:09 pm
Backlash, Hazy and Anna awoke around seven the following morning. neither Hazy or Backlash had known what to say, and Anna stayed quiet so aside from filling her in on yesterday’s events and today’s plans the group didn’t talk much. After breakfast they headed out of the southern gate of the city and split up to search for the newcomers.

Unsurprisingly, it was Backlash who spotted them first. They were walking north and hadn’t seen her, so she flew to find her companions and guide the two groups together. The threesome approached on foot and finally met.

“Hello,” said Hazy cheerfully. “I’m Hazy. The Princess said she’d tell you you’d be meeting up with me. I guess we should all introduce ourselves? Then we can get down to business.”
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 14, 2013, 11:29:12 pm
Backlash cut in first, practically bouncing with energy and excitement.

"Hiya! I'm Backlash, resident window-lockpicker and silver tongue extraordinaire!"

Only after her overwhelmingly noisy introduction did she take note of the other party's bandages and bruises. "What... what happened? To, um, you?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 15, 2013, 01:50:44 am
Plumber is still limping noticeably and glances at Backlash a depressed look on his face seeing her exuberance he forces his face into an obviously feigned smile. "Hi... I'm Plumber's Crack.... I got knifed in the leg and she got mauled by a cockatrice..." he trails off and stares at the ground the depressed look returning to his eyes"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 15, 2013, 08:20:11 pm
Thunder looked up, a bit surprised at the newcomers. "Uh, hi..." she said, looking at the group. "I'm hazy too, but that's mostly from the concussion and the blood loss... Thunder. My name is Thunder." Her head was aching pretty badly still, but her other injuries were seeming to feel a bit better. Sitting up a bit, she gave a shaky smile.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 17, 2013, 08:44:29 pm
Hazy finally noticed the injuries on the other group. "A cockatrice? You're lucky you all survived. I was going to suggest you all come with us on a scouting mission of a known enemy camp, but it'd probably be better if at least some of you went to get some rest." He quickly looked over the group. "How about you and you," he indicated Thunder and Plumber, "go with Rose to the safe house and recover, while the rest of us check out some caves?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 17, 2013, 09:19:22 pm
Backlash came to a sudden realization with a start.

"Wait a minute, Hazy. Before we move out, I'd like to get my gear. I doubt I'll have to do much flying in the caves anyway, eh?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 17, 2013, 09:39:27 pm
Hazy hesitated, having forgotten that Backlash had left her equipment at the safe house. He had been hoping to get an early start on the caves, but it would be better to go in late than go in unprepared. He nodded in agreement.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 17, 2013, 10:34:08 pm
Backlash flew off to retrieve her gear while the rest of the team decided what they'd do.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 19, 2013, 03:49:49 am
Anna unwillingly took a step foward, speaking barely loud enough to be understandable "I'm Anatalia Rose, The safe house is this way...", she began walking the other way, expecting others to follow her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 20, 2013, 04:55:34 am
"I'm fine, really," Thunder said. "I'd rather come with you if it's all the same, and, well... No offense to Plumber, but I think I could use some time where I'm not dealing with him." Not wanting to come off has insulting she added, "Y'know, nothing personal. It's just after the cockatrice, and the assault, and the attempted rape, and the sobbing... okay, mostly the last two bothered me." She turned back to Hazy. "I'll be fine."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on August 20, 2013, 09:08:51 am
'I suppose i'm going caving then' Patent said.  He was just glad to be out of that horrendous forest.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 20, 2013, 09:15:45 am
Hazy did a double take at Thunder's words. "Attempted rape?! I think the mines can wait. Tell me what happened."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on August 20, 2013, 10:54:46 am
Pale smiled grimly, "Suffice to say the cockatrice wasn't the only thing we found in that damned forest." He extended his hoof in greeting. " Pale Ale at your service."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 20, 2013, 11:44:25 am
"Discord's bucking enchanted bucking cabin..." Thunder muttered. "Some genius had the fantastic idea of camping there for the night. After freaking out for a while, I blacked out and woke up with an alcoholic plumber mounting me. *Suffice to say*," she said, mocking Pale's use of the phrase a bit as she gestured to Plumber with a wing. "Some of his injuries are from me."
Frankly, she would rather stick with another pegasus and this Hazy, who seemed like he always knew exactly what to do to help their mission, than the... current assembly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 20, 2013, 03:28:00 pm
Hazy wasn't quite sure how to respond to this development. He'd been half expecting injuries - the Everfree was dangerous, after all - but Discord causing an attempted rape? He really hadn't expected that. He just hoped that Thunder and Plumber would be able to get along well enough to get the job done. "Well, um, if you're sure you're ok... We'll wait for Backlash to get back then get started. If anypony wants to head to our safe house or ask any questions, now would be a good time to do so."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 20, 2013, 05:52:09 pm
Plumber hangs his head partially in shame and partially to hide his tears. "I-I don't even bucking care anymore *sniffle* L-let's just get going. I'll probably just get killed anyway. not like anypony will even care."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 20, 2013, 06:18:30 pm
Plumber's remarks only added to the sinking sensation Hazy was feeling. Anna was walking off out of - admittedly justifiable - fear, Thunder had gone through what sounded like a traumatic experience that would likely prevent her from working with Plumber, and Plumber seemed so full of guilt that Hazy was concerned that he might even be suicidal. At least half of his companions had serious issues that could easily cause them to fail their quest.

Hazy was a spy. He wasn't used to being in a leadership position and he wasn't good with personality problems. How in Tartarus was he supposed to pull this off when half the team might not be reliable?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on August 21, 2013, 01:41:40 pm
'Out of curiosity, what are we expecting to find in the caves?' Patent asked.  He didn't particularly care about Thunder's "incident" and as such completely ignored the various complaints that Thunder had to offer on the topic.  The fact that Patent had fallen under a less powerful version of the rape spell was something he didn't wish to think about.

After thinking about the state of his gear and realising he was down a few bolts-Patent thought it would be a better use of his time to get some new bolts rather than get involved in a complex discussion about the dreadful Discord spell.

'Also-do you have a place where I may replenish my stock of crossbow bolts?  If you don't have ones that will fit-some wood, iron ore, a furnace, and a couple of hours will do.'
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 21, 2013, 02:01:42 pm
Hazy was glad to be on the subject of the mission. "We discovered that one of the thieves' hideouts is in the crystal mines beneath Canterlot. They mostly seem to use an entrance in the city, which is almost certainly too well guarded to infiltrate. As such, we're going to sneak in through an abandoned mine entrance just north of here. Hopefully we'll be able to find a way into their base that we can use to learn more about them."

"As for what we're expecting to find, I can't really say. The whole point of this is to find out what the thieves are doing down here. As for the caves themselves, The Canterlot Archives were infuriatingly light on useful details. Some part will be natural caves, others will be tunnels that the miners dug. We couldn't find a map, so we're going in blind."

"There are almost certainly places you'll be able to buy crossbow bolts if you need them. If nothing else, Rose has a smithy she might let you borrow. Can it wait though?" Patent checked his pack to find he had about three dozen bolts left. He'd be fine for this mission.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 21, 2013, 03:17:27 pm
"Speaking of buying things, how are we supposed to do that?" Thunder asked. "I didn't bring any coin with me, not that I had much to begin with, so until you pay me I'm going to have trouble buying anything." Since money was the entire reason she had gone with these jokers, so she wanted to make sure she wouldn't have to go out of pocket on her expenses. "Will you be giving us per diem or something?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 21, 2013, 04:20:10 pm
"I thought Princess Luna gave you some money at the start of your adventures. If you need money for anything relating to our mission, I can give you some direct from the government treasury, but I have to be able to justify it or I'll be forced to pay. If you can convince me that you really need something, I'll give you the bits."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 21, 2013, 07:12:59 pm
Thunder nodded. "I'm good for now, but this evening I might need sone things. Do you think they'll pay you back for bandages, a whetstone, and some hard cider?" She asked. "If not, take the last one out of my paycheck." She had made up her mind that booze would be required on this outing, and she even had someone old enough to buy it for her. Nice. "For now, let's go spelunking."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 21, 2013, 07:35:02 pm
Hazy chuckled. "The first two, sure. As for the cider, if this scouting mission goes well I'll buy the first round."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 22, 2013, 05:52:49 pm
Plumber speaks up again his voice cracks slightly. "I don't suppose we could get something to eat first.... I'm kind of hungry and I'm sick of trail rations"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on August 24, 2013, 05:22:41 am
Pale echoed Plumber's sentiment, "It would be good to have a hot meal for a change."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 24, 2013, 09:42:52 am
Hazy had been planning on getting started as early as possible, but finding the group had taken some time. Combined with Backlash's unexpected delay to get her equipment, the morning was wearing away quickly. Besides, he rationalised, they would likely do a better job if they were well fed and happier. So when Backlash returned they decided to go for lunch. After stopping at the safe house again to pick up Anna and drop off any excess baggage, the group went to a nearby tavern.

While they waited for their order (Thunder was a little unhappy that Hazy wouldn’t let them drink when they were going on a mission after lunch), they took the time to get to know one another better. They couldn’t really talk about the mission in such a public place, so they were had to find other topics to discuss.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 24, 2013, 11:47:54 am
Backlash obsessively adjusted the straps on one of her front boots before realizing she'd just have to take it off to eat anyway. Rolling her eyes at her own folly, she did so, putting the armor between her thighs for (slightly uncomfortable) safekeeping.

She had ordered a spiced peanut-and-greens sandwich with a cup of berry tea, preferring the hearty, fiery crunch to more "standard" pony fare. Besides that, the ingredients seemed to be similar to the sorts of things she'd eaten back home in the woods. No sense in taking chances with what could potentially be her last good meal for a long time.

Her eyes darted to Anna and back again every minute or so as if keeping watch over the distressed mare. She was a bit of a looker, too, but she'd never tell the earth pony that. Poor thing had enough on her mind at the moment without adding a crazed pegasus into the mix.

Between glances at Miss Rose, she swept her gaze over the rest of the group methodically. Once left, once right, back to Anna. Once left, once right, back to Anna.

Hazy Image, her guide. He'd been nothing but helpful thus far, and honestly, she wasn't sure how she'd have even begun to start her mission without him. She wondered if he felt left out at all, being assigned to help two 'heroes of the Elements' or whatever it was they were being called without actually being one himself. Maybe he'd play a larger part later, maybe he was just around to keep herself and Miss Rose in line. Whatever it was, he was doing a damn good job. She'd have to raise a toast for him at some point.

The unicorn. With a smirk, she realized she barely knew anypony's name. Oh well. Judging by the way he kept looking at the green earth pony, she guessed they weren't on very good terms. Still, he seemed amiable enough, if a bit loud. Shame they weren't allowed to drink before the mission; he probably knew how to have a good time.

The blue earth pony... Plumber's.. something. Plumber. That pony sure took up a lot of space. She found it hard to believe he made it through the Everfree forest, especially unarmed as he was. Maybe he kept some nifty tools in those bags of his. Poor guy looked completely devastated; he must not be used to violence. Between the mauling and the... knifing? Who knifed him? Her mind raced with options, discarding and re-evaluating them at a brisk pace. In the end, it didn't really matter that much, she supposed. She took a little extra time to peer at the disturbingly blue pony before moving on.

That green earth pony - she hadn't even caught his name - he looked... not violent, but certainly not happy to be there. Maybe that was just her perception. She was almost certain he had thrown a couple nasty glances at the other pegasus, but she couldn't seem to catch him in the act. That crossbow of his, though... From what she knew of earth ponies, he'd probably built it himself. Same with the armor, if his scarred and calloused hooves were any indication. She was genuinely impressed, if a little nervous.

She passed Anna over again, satisfied that nopony had tried to maul or emotionally ravage her in the few seconds it had taken to look back and forth.

Finally, Thunder. Now there was a name she could remember. She probably had a last name, but honestly, when you could just go with "Thunder," why slap anything else onto it? Those bandages just made her look even more tasty... something about a battle-scarred mare coming home after a vicious skirmish reached out and tweaked her in a very sensitive place. And those wingblades - so sleek and sexy! She caught a glance from the other pegasus and gave a quick wink and a smile. She'd have to get to know her much better later, maybe while she was tending to the charcoal-colored mare's wounds? Two for one!

As per her usual 'large group' policy, she restricted her vocalizations to casual one-on-one conversation and responding to direct questions. With another glance over her company, she figured she could take up a spot of leadership fairly easily with a little showing off; maybe during this next foray? Then she'd be free to speak as she wished. All in good time, no need to rush.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 24, 2013, 05:23:58 pm
Thunder made a point of sitting next to one of her winged kin. A female pegasus were infinitely preferable to the crop of fools she had been dealing with before. Hazy wouldn't have been too bad, but she was glowering at him for not letting them get cider.
"I'm Thunder Bolt," she said to Anna, trying to strike up conversation. "Flight extraordinaire. So you'll be accompanying us on our cave trip?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 24, 2013, 09:49:54 pm
Plumber would have been glad to drink until he no longer remembered his name maybe even drink himself half to death he didn't care, but he had a feeling Hazy would stop him from ordering anything alcoholic. ordering a huge plate of hot food he picked a seat as far from anypony else as he could so as to avoid the accusing and judgmental stares of his companions, About half way through his meal Plumber became overcome with self loathing and despair he slid his glasses off and buried his face in his hooves and began quietly crying over his plate his shoulders trembling as tears run down his hooves dripping gently onto his unfinished meal.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on August 25, 2013, 03:23:51 am
Patent wasn't sure of what to make of the new additions to the group.  Another unicorn and a pegasus added made him feel more uncomfortable-but he wasn't going to start flapping his gums against them with so many around and no one to really back him up.  As such he remained silent for the duration of eating.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 25, 2013, 08:13:09 pm
Hazy sat munching on his meal - a veggie lasagne with a side of garlic bread - while trying to get to know some of the other ponies better. He had seen Pale a couple of times before, having visited his bar while in Everfree City a few years back. Of course, he had just been a customer, so Pale likely didn't remember him. He seemed nice enough, but didn't talk much. Hazy guessed he was used to listening to his customers.

He wasn't sure what to make of Patent. He sat in silence for pretty much the entire meal and seemed to be forcing himself to be polite on the rare occasion he spoke. He seemingly had no interest in the anypony, barely paying attention to the others.

Hazy couldn't help but feel that Thunder was annoyed at him for some reason. Probably his insistance on not drinking before a stealth mission. He decided to wait until after their scouting mission to learn more about her, since he had promised alcohol and she might be more friendly.

Finally, Plumber. He was... being very quiet. It took Hazy a few seconds to see him, as he seemed to be trying to make himself look as small as possible. Hazy was about to try talking to him when he spotted a tear drip of the hooves covering his face. He excused himself from the others and made his way over to Plumber, before silently leading him over away from the table and into the bathroom.

Once they were away from prying eyes, he turned to look at Plumber. He was staring at the floor, and looked utterly miserable. "Plumber, what's wrong?" Hazy asked sympathetically. "Please, tell me what actually happened in the forest. The whole story."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 25, 2013, 09:55:44 pm
Backlash watched the unicorn trot away, trembling earth pony in tow. Having nothing better to do (the sandwich wasn't as good as she'd hoped, but still not bad), and with genuine concern for Plumber's mental condition, she followed them a few seconds after they left and waited casually outside the colts' room door. She focused her hearing to try and pick up bits of conversation...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 26, 2013, 04:11:20 am
Plumber dabs at his eyes with a paper towel sobbing somewhat loudly beginning his story ,between sobs, just after the timberwolf attack leading up to the horrible night at the temple of discord. Plumber describes what happened from his perspective from the random pineapple to how he had been entranced, how Thunder had seemed willing at first then kicked him. now crying hard he continues with how he had broke down and ran into the woods and thunder had chased him, he had thought she was trying to kill him and how he believes the incident with the cockatrice to be entirely his fault. finishing up his story he breaks down clinging onto hazy for support. "No-pony trusts me I feel like they all just want me gone... I-I don't even trust myself I can't l-l-look in the mirror without feeling like I'm a monster. I JUST WANT TO FORGET! with these last words he sits down on the floor of the bathroom sobbing loudly his head hangs low tears still streaming from his eyes and his mane is disheveled, everything about him indicates his spirit has been completely broken.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 26, 2013, 04:30:32 am
Anna had not said a word the entire time, she didn't even make eye contact with anyone, all she did was listen in horror, still wondering why she accepted, if she even had much of a choice, slowly eating her simple salad, staring at the table, remaining as quiet and invisible as she possibly could.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 26, 2013, 09:45:16 am
Hazy crouched down next to Plumber, unwilling to sit on the floor of a public bathroom, and draped one foreleg over him in a sympathetic hug. "Plumber, it sounds like it wasn't your fault. You were both enchanted. She just happened to snap out of it first, and she panicked. I'm sure none of the others blame you for what happened. Thunder is probably upset and seeing you likely brings up bad memories, so you can't blame her for wanting to avoid you, but I really doubt she hates you for it. Just give her space and I'm sure she'll come to trust you again. Just don't blame yourself; you didn't do those things. It was the spell and you have nothing to be ashamed of." He couldn't help but think he should recommend that Thunder and Plumber seek psychiatric help after all this. They had both been traumatised, after all.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 26, 2013, 04:50:59 pm
Plumber flinches at the sudden contact as if he was expecting a sucker punch feeling a hug he relaxes slightly as Hazy talks a small glimmer of hope returns to Plumber's eyes and his tears subside slightly. "you really *sniffle* t-think so? They don't *sniffle* h-h-hate me? B-but the Cockatrice she'd be fine if it wasn't *sob* for me.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 26, 2013, 05:06:11 pm
"You didn't injure her," Hazy said firmly. "The cockatrice did. You can't take the blame for random creature attacks. At worst you led her away from the group, but that wasn't intentional, she chose to follow you. Come to think about it, doesn't the fact that she went after prove that she doesn't hate you?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 26, 2013, 05:26:48 pm
Plumber sniffles for a minute before answering. "I *sniff* hadn't thought of that." He gives Hazy a weak smile and dabs at his eyes. "Thanks f-for giving me a chance Hazy I feel a bit better now." Plumber stands back up still shaking slightly but his demeanor has changed and he looks hopeful. "I think I'm gonna go finish my lunch now." he wipes the last of the tears from his eyes, which are red and puffy from weeping.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 26, 2013, 07:23:43 pm
"Heya, earth to pony," Thunder said, waving a hoof in front of Anna's face. "Distracted much? Don't worry, I'm sure the mission will go fine if that's what you are worried about. After all, I'll be there." She smiled reassuringly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 26, 2013, 07:41:09 pm
Backlash swiftly ducked into the mares' room upon hearing Plumber's last sentence.

She'd had no idea the situation in the woods was like that... No wonder he was so damn traumatized. While she couldn't exactly blame Thunder for reacting the way she had, she also felt a pang of anger for the cruelty of the pegasus' actions.

She sighed, taking a mental step back from the situation. It'd all be fine, she just needed to not lose her head. After using the room for its intended purpose, she washed her hooves (the symbolic nature of the act was not lost on her) and trotted back out to the table.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 27, 2013, 03:33:21 am
Plumber washes his hooves and excuses himself from the restroom rejoining the table quietly and resuming his meal. He felt a bit better but still very vulnerable and unable to look at thunder without pangs of guilt, at least he no longer felt ready to drink himself to death.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 27, 2013, 05:40:59 am
As thunder waved her hoof, Anna blinked and looked at who was talking to her. "Oh... well, it doesn't sound like it's going too well right now... I don't even know why I'm here, I don't think anyone expected me to be scared, being a blacksmith and all..." Anna responded in her usual meek tone. She then went back to slowly eating her salad bowl.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 27, 2013, 01:48:54 pm
"Oh, being scared isn't a big deal," Thunder said. "Everyone gets scared once in a while. Well, most everyone, I hardly ever get scared," she added. "But being a blacksmith, that's a good job too. I'm sure you will end up being really helpful. After all, Luna's the one who decided you should come along, and Princesses aren't going to do anything stupid, will they?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on August 27, 2013, 10:30:01 pm
"Thunder's right," Pale leaned across the table towards the blacksmith pony. "you're not the only one who feels out of place here - I would give anything to be back home running my inn with my wife and daughter - but we were chosen for this, and we should trust the princesses judgement." A proper meal was doing wonders for Pale's demeanour, though he lamented not being allowed to sample the local cider.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 28, 2013, 07:34:43 am
Plumber munches on his meal in silence looking around at the other ponies conversing he cant' help but feel a bit lonely he sighs and sips on a glass of water glancing around for a friendly face nervously still feeling more than a little nervous that everypony dislikes him but with a newly restored if small feeling of hope that somepony would follow Hazy's example and talk to him.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 29, 2013, 12:20:01 am
Backlash smiled at the fact that at least half of their group seemed to be getting along nicely. Plumber and Hazy seemed to be - at least - on friendly terms, but the green earth pony hadn't said a word. She took her opportunity.

"Excuse me," She directed at Patent Pending, "I don't think I caught your name, Mister...?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on August 29, 2013, 03:12:46 pm
"I'm Patent" Patent stated coldly.  He felt sorry for Plumber. Having someone he considered closer kin be aggressed by a pegasus didnt sit right with him.  Patent looked back at the remains of his food.  He hadn't the energy to deal with pegasi today.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 29, 2013, 04:29:33 pm
*In response to the two ponies talking to her, she simply responded with "Right..."  and went back to finishing the salad, trying to avoid conversation and looks as if people were looking for her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 29, 2013, 04:33:22 pm
"Backlash," she replied with a small smile, extending a hoof in greeting. "Nice to meet you."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on August 31, 2013, 02:55:33 am
Patent looked at the hoof for a second, said 'yeah' and leant back in his seat.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 31, 2013, 03:32:13 am
For a fleeting instant, her mind blazed with incomprehensible fury at the sheer audacity of the earth pony's inaction. Thankfully, the voice of reason managed to speak up over the cacophony - maybe he just didn't like to be touched? Her rage subsided enough to regain control of her facial muscles, and she used that freedom to avert her gaze.

"Well, that's okay too." She directed her attention back to Anna's group and waited for the others to finish their meals.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 31, 2013, 04:00:10 am
Plumber slowly finished his meal in silence the nagging anxiety in him quieted for the moment before busying himself lovingly oiling his trusty Pipe wrench
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 01, 2013, 10:58:21 am
Lunch being over, the ponies dropped off Rose and any luggage they didn’t need, grabbed a few lanterns that could be carried the same way as saddlebags and headed out of the city. It took a while, but eventually they reached the mine entrance.

The building was in the side of a hill, and had been boarded up years ago. Several of the planks had since disappeared though, either from the weather, wild animals or possibly other ponies. As such, getting in was very easy.

The inside consisted of only a single room. There was the remains of a desk in one corner and a few built in cupboards in the walls, all of which were empty of anything useful. The back of the room was the mine entrance, a tunnel that sloped downhill. The tunnel had also been blocked off, but again the planks were in poor shape and were easily remove.

The tunnel was just rock at this point; the crystals would be deeper underground. It was wide enough for two ponies to walk side by side. The floor had some rusted tracks for pushing carts along, and was fairly straight until it eventually split in two, with one going northwest and the other northeast.

[spoiler=Map](http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/244/e/b/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler][spoiler=injuries]
Rose:
Backlash:
Hazy:
Pale:
Patent:
Plumber: gashed ankle [bandaged]
Thunder: injured side [bandaged][/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 01, 2013, 02:16:48 pm
Thunder looked down the long corridor a bit anxiously. If someone was caught in an ambush, there wouldn't be anywhere to go, especially if somepony was behind you. "My wing is injured!" She said quickly. "I shouldn't go in first, in case there is a trap or something. I'm not scared," she explained, sounding scared, "I just don't think I should lead in this state." Never mind that the low ceiling rendered wings useless anyways.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 01, 2013, 06:27:18 pm
Backlash smirked confidently, turned to face the rest of the group, and spoke up. "I'd be more than happy to take the lead; after all, my rapier could hold back any potential attackers while Patent took them out with his crossbow." She glanced first at the blade strapped to her left, then to the indicated earth pony.

"But, if somepony else has other plans, I'm all ears." She perked up her ears with a humorous little smile.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 03, 2013, 10:22:23 pm
Pale threw a cheerful mock salute back at the guard pony. "By all means, take the lead." He idly levitated his truncheon, twirling it about his head in anticipation of starting.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 03, 2013, 11:06:43 pm
With no other opinions given, the group headed into the mine. The tunnel was quite straight, so it remained fairly well lit. Soon, they reached what appeared at first to be a junction, but the two tunnels actually reconnected very quickly forming a loop. There were four tunnels branching off from the loop, one to the north, one to the northwest, one to the east and one that curved round to the southwest. Minecart tracks led down every tunnel.

"Decision time then," said Hazy. "Our objective should be roughly due north of here, but I'm willing to bet the obvious choice won't always be the right one. The miners would have followed the crystals, so they'll probably lead all over the place."

[spoiler=map](http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/246/4/3/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 05, 2013, 03:16:32 pm
Since nopony else seemed to be posting taking charge, Thunder took it upon herself to make the obvious decision. "We split up," she said, decisively. "Two pairs, two solo ponies. No injured by themselves, just to be safe. Travel as far as we can down the halls, meet back here in half an hour. If anyone saw anything, we all go that way." Pausing, she added, "And for the love of Celestia, if you feel a bit emotional at all say something, we don't want a repeat of last time. Draw straws for partners?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 05, 2013, 05:35:04 pm
Plumber looks ashamed and stares at the floor trying his best not to let the pangs of guilt get to him. "Well... let's just get this out of the way then who's gonna be stuck with me?" This entire conversation is directed at the floor as Plumber does not look up.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 05, 2013, 07:22:26 pm
With a stab of pity to her heart, Backlash trotted over to the depressed earth pony and lightly pushed him in the shoulder.

"Hey, don't worry, I'll go with you if you want."

She'd have rather gone with Thunder or one of the unicorns for sure, but his emotional plight took precedence over everything else in her mind.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 05, 2013, 07:29:45 pm
"Like I said, we can draw straws," Thunder recommended. "That way nobody will just get chosen out of pity and sympathy." She gave a slight glare to Plumber when she said it, very slight but noticeable. She wasn't (Read: Didn't think she was) mad about the discord incident, she just wished he would suck it up and stop moping all the time.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 06, 2013, 12:38:06 am
Plumber gives Backlash a small smile which falls off his face to be replaced by his now default glum expression at Thunder's words. "yeah... straws.. sure." Plumber busies himself checking the straps on his chest plate and staring at the cave wall unhappily.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on September 06, 2013, 06:07:34 am
Patent stayed silent as the others deliberated splitting up.  He didn't really mind going alone-and if he were to be paired with a Pegasi or Unicorn, he would find the experience tedious.

On the other hand-a bit of time spent with another earth pony would be comforting...not that Patent would ever say that in the company of a non earth pony.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 06, 2013, 08:19:21 pm
Backlash snorted in irritation at being overridden, but said nothing to that effect. Instead, she shot a glance around each of her teammates and spoke, significantly less confidently than before.

"Alright... Anypony got some straw?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 06, 2013, 11:25:45 pm
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"Well, Thunder and Plumber are injured, so they aren't going alone and it doesn't make sense to put them together," said Hazy. Of course, that wasn't the only reason he thought they should be split up, but it was enough. "As for the rest of us..." after a moments thought, he pulled a few large splinters of wood from the mine cart tracks.

The straws were drawn, and the teams were decided. Plumber would go with Backlash, which Hazy considered a good outcome. Thunder would go with Pale, which seem reasonable, and Patent and Hazy would go solo. Hazy wasn't sure sending a civillian alone was the best choice, but Patent seemed sensible from the little Hazy had seen of him, so hopefully it would all work out.

"Now that that's sorted, which team is going which route?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 06, 2013, 11:59:21 pm
Backlash smiled to herself at the outcome of the drawing and put a hoof around Plumber's shoulder.

"Whaddaya think, Plumber? I don't really mind where we go, got a preference?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 07, 2013, 12:19:28 am
Plumber flinches slightly at the unexpected physical contact then relaxes and gives Backlash a weak smile. "I.. don't really care... wherever is fine..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 07, 2013, 03:48:32 am
She confidently smiled back and looked to Hazy.

"We'll take the second passage, then. That one." She indicated the northwest passage with her leatherbound hoof.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 08, 2013, 01:34:42 pm
"ok....well... let's... um.. get..going..." Plumber hefts his wrench and makes for the entrance to the indicated tunnel. He was glad to have been paired with Backlash she seemed nice enough and she looked like she was good in a fight, he just hoped once she heard what he had done in the forest she wouldn't hate him like the rest of the group probably did.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 11, 2013, 10:23:06 am
Eventually, the groups settled on their paths. Hazy went down the south-western passage, Patent took the northern way, Backlash and Plumber took the north-western tunnel and Thunder and Pale went to the east.

Plumber and Backlash’s tunnel went fairly straight to begin with, but they soon found a large alcove. The alcove turned out to have nothing of interest though, so they pressed on, turning a bend to find themselves on the edge of a chasm. The floor was at least 30 feet down, and the chasm stretched to the east and west. By the look of it, it would likely intersect with plenty of other tunnels too.

Stretching across the chasm was a bridge for the mine cart track. It disappeared into another tunnel on the opposite wall. The bridge clearly hadn’t been maintained in a while, but it looked sturdy enough to support them.



Patent wandered down his passage, round a couple of bends and found himself in the same cavern, though he didn’t know it. He was on the cavern floor. Noting the size of the cave, he realised that there had to be other tunnels leading off from it. He couldn’t see the opposite wall well though due to the low lighting and the large pillars of crystal that he guessed were supporting the ceiling. The miners would have taken them if they weren’t structurally integral to the cave.



Thunder and Pale’s tunnel led curved round to the south, and was very unremarkable. Eventually it led to a rail bridge over a small chasm, before disappearing into another passage on the other side. The floor was too far away to see, but there were two enormous crystalline pillars reaching up to the ceiling.



Back at the safe house, Anna passed the time worrying about her situation. Why had she agreed to this? Was it too late to back out? If she tried, they might imprison her. Or banish her. Or banish her then imprison her in the place that they banished her to!

A knock on the door jerked her out of her thought. This was supposed to be a safe house, so why was someone knocking? Should she answer?

[spoiler=map](http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2013/254/a/b/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 11, 2013, 12:45:47 pm
Pale directed the light from his horn out over the chasm in a somewhat futile attempt to pierce the gloom and see the bottom. "I sure hope this bridge is sturdy," he remarked to Thunder as he placed a first tentative hoof onto the walkway.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 11, 2013, 03:01:33 pm
With a meaningful look at Plumber, Backlash stepped out onto the bridge and tentatively made to cross it. With any luck, her armor's weight would emulate Plumber's without causing too much structural damage.

As she crossed the chasm, she couldn't help but marvel at the beautiful crystal pillars not too distant from their position. She could see herself and Plumber dimly reflected in each facet. With any luck, nothing huge or bridge-destroying would be hiding behind said pillars, and they'd be able to cross in peace.

She made the mistake of looking down a few times. Being a pegasus, she had naturally gotten used to the sensation of vertigo that generally accompanied exploratory glances at the ground, but fear of falling still managed to sink its fangs deep into her. With her armor on, she knew she'd only be able to flap helplessly as she plummeted toward the ground. Maybe she could grab onto a collapsing timber and ride it down? She could only hope.

Realizing just how quick her breathing was getting, she took a deep, shuddering breath and carried on.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 13, 2013, 10:20:52 pm
Thunder nodded. Injured as she was, she wouldn't want the bridge to collapse under her. Between the leather Armor and her various lacerations and bruises, she might survive the fall but getting back up would be neigh on impossible.
She could have been happier with her choice of partner, but Bolt was fine with Pale. He was neither a racist pig nor a sobbing rapist, so she could tolerate his company and trust him in a bind. "How long do you suppose this path goes?" She asked, following behind him.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 14, 2013, 04:23:34 am
"I couldn't say for sure," Pale answered as he made his way slowly across the bridge, "some of these old mines can run for miles underground. We could be walking in a huge loop and not know it."
He risked another quick glance over the side of the bridge. "I wonder if they were mining for those odd crystals? I've never seen anything like them before."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 14, 2013, 11:18:52 am
Plumber looked at the bridge with unease gingerly putting a hoof down on it with mounting nervousness. "are you sure this bridge is safe?" his voice betrayed his nervousness as he started forward trying his best not to look down.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 15, 2013, 05:00:22 am
She looked behind herself anxiously as Plumber spoke.

"Uh... no, actually. I think we should probably cross one at a time, though..."

Having said that, she picked up her pace slightly, and was thankful that the end of the bridge was so near.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 17, 2013, 09:26:55 am
Plumber let out an anxious noise and backed off the bridge waiting with breath held as Backlash finished the crossing.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on September 18, 2013, 03:44:12 am
Upon hearing the door, Anna jumped, every possibily going through her head at the same time. Was it them coming back? Guards? Robbers? Even worse, the ponies from before? With the bad possibilities outweighing the good ones, she simply waited a little, but then thought, what if it actually was them, having forgotten a key and trying to get in? In the rush of uncertainty, Anna slowly opened the door enough for just her head to poke out a little.

"Y-Yes?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 18, 2013, 08:54:14 am
Despite several ominous creak, Backlash and Plumber made it to the other side of the bridge. After pausing for a moment to thank the Princesses, they followed the new corridor. Before long they reached a three-way junction, one passage going south-west, one going roughly north and one going almost east. In the middle of the junction was a thick pillar of crystal that was likely holding the ceiling up.



Thunder and Pale also made it safely over their bridge. The tunnel at the far end sloped quite steeply downhill, and after the pair passed a sharp left turn they eventually found themselves in a huge cavern. To the left it was connected to a smaller cave, likely the one they had crossed earlier. The main cavern ran north and south, and was so big they couldn’t even see the far wall in the gloom.



On the other side of the door were two mares, one a unicorn and the other an earth pony. They both had white fur and grey manes, and were wearing what appeared to be bright yellow robes with dog collars. One of them held a book bearing the sun insignia of Princess Celestia.

“Oh,” said the earth pony, who seemed momentarily surprised for some reason. She quickly recovered and continued speaking. “I am sister Guiding Light and this is sister Sunbeam. Could you spare a moment for us to tell you about Celestia’s Witnesses?”

[spoiler=map](http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/261/8/2/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 18, 2013, 01:48:33 pm
Without taking her eyes off the magnificent crystal pillar before her, Backlash said to Plumber, "We took the northwest path to get here, yeah? So we should take the northeast path now, since Hazy said we're looking for something to the north. Sound good to you?"

She couldn't help but ponder the structural integrity of those pillars. Either that crystal was made of stronger stuff than she thought, or this place was filled to the brim with ceiling-upholding magic.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 20, 2013, 10:41:32 pm
his heart still racing from crossing the bridge plumber sits down at the intersection. "yeah that sounds good just... give me a second to calm down. That chasm was too deep for my taste." Plumber nervously gives her a weak smile and digs in his bags pulling out a small burlap satchel of oats munching on a few. "want some?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 21, 2013, 01:55:50 am
She smiled oddly and sat on the cold ground beside him.

"Yeah, you know what - I think I do." She reached into the proffered satchel and popped a couple oats in her mouth. She nodded approvingly while crunching them to bits. "So, how're ya feeling? I know that chasm probably didn't do you any good, but other than that..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 21, 2013, 03:00:39 am
"umm well I'm fine" he lied with an obviously fake smile that slowly slips from his face "no... I'm not fine I'm a bucking wreck. Much as Hazy tells I have trouble believing him  I feel terrible half the time and the other half I'm trying to prove to everypony else and myself I'm not worthless" Plumber stares at the floor sadly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 21, 2013, 03:06:12 am
She raised a skeptical eyebrow and took another couple of oats, crunching each one individually.

"What happened? You at least came into the cave with us, unlike a certain civilian I know..." She shook her head in disbelief and pulled another oat from the bag.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 21, 2013, 03:17:17 am
"In the forest... something happened." his eyes tear up and he looks down as they slowly drip down on the cave floor. "I'm not proud of it what I did... IT WAS THE SPELL!" Plumber seems unable or unwilling to continue. "you'll just hate me if I said anything more."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 21, 2013, 03:26:37 am
She smirked, half for her own sake and half in response to what Plumber just said.

"Are you sure about that? I wager I wouldn't hate you if I knew. It'd take a whole lot to get me to hate somepony."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 21, 2013, 03:35:20 am
Plumber gulps and looks nervous.. then still crying lightly he recounts his story to Backlash his shoulders trembling and shaking at the memory after he finishes he hangs his head low looking ashamed and saddened. "Go ahead.. leave.. prove Hazy wrong..I know you will."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 21, 2013, 06:02:03 am
She smiled sweetly and attempted to drape a hoof around his shoulders, only succeeding in getting it around about two-thirds of his back.

"Plumber, I know. I overheard you talking to Hazy. You were under a spell, big deal! Wasn't your fault. Besides," She winked, "I can't blame ya for wanting to get some of Thunder. Now c'mon," She stood and offered a hoof up, "Let's keep moving. You oughta conserve your snacks for when we're done."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on September 22, 2013, 11:52:26 am
Patent turned right into the cavern making sure to stay close to the wall so he wouldn't get lost.

[spoiler]right was chosen due to rolling it in random.org[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 22, 2013, 12:35:43 pm
Pale Ale peered both ways down the large cavern. "So," he asked Thunder, "Left or right?" Absently he pulled out his canteen and went to take a sip, forgetting that he had finished the last of his homebrew back in the Everfree Forest. "Horseapples!" he cursed quietly, tucking the empty container back into his saddlebags.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on September 23, 2013, 12:02:29 am
"Celestia's... witnesses...?" She said as she started closing the door on them "I-It's okay... I don't think I need to hear this..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 23, 2013, 12:24:23 am
Plumber looks up at Backlash his eyes still somewhat teary. "you *sniffle* knew the whole time.. and you still said you'd come with me? he takes the offered hoof pulling himself up suddenly he flings his hoofs around Backlash in a tight hug. "It's *sob* so nice to have some-pony who doesn't' look at me like some sort of creep.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 23, 2013, 01:29:19 am
She returned the hug, staggering slightly under his relatively huge frame.

"ack Hey, it's all good. Eheh. Uh, please let go. I can't breathe..." She slithered out from his embrace and started trotting down the northeast path. Massaging her bruised ribs, she continued, "You can crush my bones later; right now, I kinda need 'em for killin' bad guys. So come on, time's a-wastin'!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 23, 2013, 01:41:41 am
Plumber stows his sack of oats and follows looking happier than he has since the incident in the forest.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 23, 2013, 04:59:16 am
"Left," Thunder said, looking both ways. "Our most likely destination is left, so we should head that way. After all, it's unlikely that they are in the opposite direction that we expect." She had decided that it was better to attack the bad guys head on than try to avoid them, since worst case scenario she could always trip Pale and run for her life.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 24, 2013, 01:16:55 pm
On a whim, Patent headed east through the cavern. The walls slowly curved south, and were pretty featureless, so the only things of interest were the crystal pillars that dotted the cave and the sound of water coming from the opposite wall. Peering through the gloom, he could just about make out a waterfall. He also noticed a tunnel leading out of the cavern. Before he could do anything though, a voice startled him.

“Patent? Is that you?” called Pale Ale.

Great, Patent thought with a groan. I just had to run into those two again. Bonehead and Featherbrain.



Backlash’s awareness  (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4231102/)
Plumber’s awareness  (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4231103/)
Backlash’s reaction  (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4231115/)
Plumber’s reaction  (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4231114/)

Backlash and Plumber wandered along the tunnel chatting amicably. Plumber was happier than he had been for a while. Unfortunately, being put at ease was good for the soul but not good for the eyes. They didn’t realise anything was amiss before it was too late.

As they rounded a slight bend, two shadows dropped from the ceiling and landed on the ponies. Plumber was caught completely off guard and collapsed to the floor with the thing on top of him. His panicked struggles were all that stopped him from being pinned.

Backlash nearly suffered the same fate, and was only saved by her guard training. Throwing her weight to one side, she wasn’t immediately pinned like Plumber as she rolled onto her back. Unfortunately her assailant was quick, and managed to leap back onto the Pegasus.

She recognised it from her guard training; a diamond dog, a rope wrapped around one arm. It was wearing a jewelled collar and an iron helmet. She barely had time to register these facts before it was on her again, attempting to restrain her.



The two Celestia’s Witnesses seemed oddly relieved as Anna closed the door on them. She sighed with relief, before starting suddenly at a voice. It sounded like the unicorn whispering, but magnified to a volume she could easily hear.

“I thought Cloud said they all left the city.” She sounded angry. “Now what? Should we break in?”

“Nah,” the other replied. Anna noticed a crystal on the door was glowing. “We’ll just have to wait until they’re definitely out. I’m pretty sure she was fooled. Come on.”

[spoiler=map](http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/267/a/6/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 25, 2013, 07:22:27 pm
Backlash’s instincts kicked into gear and she watched as her hooves easily blocked every attempt the dog made to grab her. Meanwhile her mind worked furiously. They had been briefed on diamond dog in her training. They had sensitive hearing and were susceptible to high pitched noises. Breathing deeply, she let loose with the loudest scream she could muster. The dog flinched and lashed out at the sound, catching her in the throat and cutting her off.

Thrown into a coughing fit, Backlash kicked out angrily and caught the dog squarely between its hind legs. The dog whimpered in pain as it rolled off to one side in a foetal position, allowing her to spring to her feet.

Plumber was still grappling with his foe, neither side gaining any advantage. Disregarding the dog she’d kicked as she saw her friend fighting, Backlash darted forward and managed to clamp her jaw down on one of the dog’s paws. As it screeched in pain, she threw it off Plumber. She barely noticed as her teeth tore through flesh leaving her with a metallic taste in her mouth.

There was movement in the corner of her eye; she kicked out and despite not even looking she managed to connect with the jaw of the first dog, sending it flying. She rounded on them just as Plumber leapt forward swinging his wrench. The dogs scrambled back, trying to flee the ponies as fast as they could.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 25, 2013, 07:38:06 pm
As the dogs fled, Backlash drew her rapier and socketed it to her boot in one fluid motion, brandishing it at her assailants' fleeing forms. Breathing heavily, she looked over at Plumber, her eyes wild.

"You okay? They didn't... hurt you, did they?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 26, 2013, 03:23:19 am
Thunder looked around in the dull, encounter free-cave. "Gee, this place sure seems like someone would be seeing more action, huh?" She commented, before they noticed Patent. "Buck it, I take it back. Let's not encounter anyone..." she muttered ruefully.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on September 26, 2013, 04:50:28 am
Upon hearing them, her first reaction was to cower in fear, but she refused to do so again, she ruined their plan last time and had to do something. She decided to look for a weapon, and settled on the biggest frying pan she could find in the kitchen. Anna then carefully unlocked the door and hid in the bathroom.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 26, 2013, 08:15:38 am
Pale glanced reproachfully at the younger pegasus. "My mother always used to say 'you'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar'. Try and stay civil, he'll come around." He waved a hoof to catch the attention of the approaching earth pony.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 26, 2013, 12:34:46 pm
"Actually, that's not true. Ever try catching flies? Balsamic works better than honey. " Thunder smugly corrected. "Besides, I'll start being nice when he does, he started it." A tad childish, perhaps, but she was the youngest pony in the group.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 26, 2013, 09:14:51 pm
"All right, so most metaphors don't hold up to close examination." Pale rubbed his forehead wearily. "We're stuck with him for the time being either way, so for all our sakes it's best to keep the peace. Believe me, I'm finding him frustrating as well."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 26, 2013, 11:43:57 pm
"Well I'm not going to start hitting on him," Thunder said, rolling her eyes. "But I'll try to keep from being too rude. Hey! Find anything?" She called to Patent, trotting towards him. She didn't expect that he had, but starting the conversation with 'hey you obviously haven't accomplished anything' was probably too aggressive.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 27, 2013, 10:40:16 am
Anna stayed hidden in the bathroom for what felt like an age, jumping at the slightest noise. She was just about to give up when she heard voices from the gem again. It sounded like the earth pony from earlier talking.

“Let’s try knocking again, if she’s in we’ll be able to take her by surprise, if not we might be able to break in without them ever knowing.” Apparently the unicorn agreed, because a few seconds later there was a knock on the door. Anna hesitated. Should she answer and try to jump them now, or wait to ambush them when they broke in?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 27, 2013, 04:08:59 pm
Plumber finally manages to stand up his jaw hanging open in astonishment. "that...was.. AMAZING!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 27, 2013, 04:39:34 pm
Backlash settled down and lowered her weapon, taken aback.

"So... you're not hurt? Uh, good. ...You should go back and find the others while I press on ahead, in case those dogs decide to try and set up a more organized ambush."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 27, 2013, 05:18:09 pm
Plumber's ears droop and he looks disappointed. "oh.. OK.. I guess I probably would just... get in your way.." He slowly turns and starts back toward the bridge with a sigh muttering a hardly audible. "yeah.. guess I am just useless.. just get in the way... go wait with the others Plumber... Should have known.." 
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on September 27, 2013, 05:20:45 pm
Anna reluctantly stays in the bathroom, shaking, frying pan ready, waiting for them to enter.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 27, 2013, 05:22:58 pm
She watched him leave in bewilderment. What's he so upset about? Unwilling to jeopardize the mission, her adrenaline-fueled mind forced her to press onward, proceeding eastward down the long tunnel. Still, she called out to him as he disappeared back towards the entrance.

"Send the rest this way when you find them! I'll see if I can soften 'em up a little before you guys get here!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 27, 2013, 05:30:25 pm
Plumber begins the long depressed trudge back to the intersection where they split off walking slowly and peering around in the gloom nervous at being alone again he hefts his wrench as he walks in case of another ambush
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on September 28, 2013, 01:08:28 am
'Probably found just as much as you' Patent responded.  He hoped that there would be an intersection soon so that he could break away again.

Patent gave Pale a nod.  Though he was a unicorn he wasn't nearly as annoying as Thunder was.

'Where to now' he asked still addressing Pale.  He didn't feel interested in bothering with Thunder so he figured avoiding conversation was easier that trying to shoot her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 28, 2013, 05:26:10 am
"Well there were no other options for us," Thunder said, ignoring his obvious attempt to direct the question to Pale. "SWalking the way that *you're going* takes us in the opposite direction of our destination. So, we should probably turn around and head back the way you came in."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 28, 2013, 11:48:31 pm
"Before we go any further," Pale interjected, "I can hear running water somewhere nearby. We could be down here for a while, I'm going to fill my canteen while I can." Without waiting for a response he turned and began crossing the cavern to the source of the noise.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 29, 2013, 10:30:30 am
Anna waited silently for a couple of minutes as the intruders picked the lock, until she finally heard the door open.

“Right, check every room,” said the earth pony. “We need to find out what Hazy knows, hopefully he’s made notes.”

Anna’s heart started pounding as the door opened. She was behind the door, frying pan raised, ready to strike when the unicorn entered. He didn’t even notice Anna; he merely glanced in and turned to leave again muttering “just a bathroom”. His back was facing her.



Pale led the way over to the waterfall, noting the side passage to the northeast. The waterfall was about fifteen feet (four and a half metres) high and appeared to originate from a stream flowing out of another passage. The pond at the bottom was fairly deep; Pale could have easily submerged himself if he waded out to the middle. There was no stream running out of the pool, so presumably there was an underwater outlet.

Pale quickly filled his canteen and turned back to the others. They still needed to decide where to go next.



Plumber trudged back the way they came until he reached the junction. He was about to take the southern passage again when he tripped on a rock, landing on the floor with a thump. Mildly embarrassed, he started to pick himself up before throwing himself flat again as a large number of bats, disturbed by his fall, flew overhead. They had come out of a small hole in the ceiling, and they flew down the southern tunnel.

When they finally all passed except a few stragglers in the southern tunnel, he got back up. As he did so, he noticed that the bats had dislodged some rocks, revealing what appeared to be the edge of a wooden chest. It was still mostly buried and would take a while to dig out.



Backlash continued down the eastern tunnel, flapping her wings gently to stay light-hoofed and avoid alerting any diamond dogs. She quickly reached a fork. On the wall there was a small hole, with a stream of water trickling out and running down the right hoof passage. The walls were also dripping with water, possibly from the diamond dogs heading down that way.

[spoiler=map](http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/272/0/0/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 29, 2013, 12:41:58 pm
Backlash frowned and peered down the left passage. Unable to pierce the natural gloom without some kind of light, she turned towards the stream and hunkered down to carefully inspect the passage of the water. Keeping her armed hoof poised to strike, she progressed slowly down the stream's length, curiosity having overtaken duty.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 30, 2013, 01:33:53 am
Plumber picks himself up again. "Hello.. what's this" he starts shifting the rubble to get at the chest eager to see what he found.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 30, 2013, 08:58:19 pm
Taking a swig from his newly filled canteen, Pale turned to the earth pony. "So," he asked, "did you pass any other passages going through this cavern?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 04, 2013, 08:30:43 pm
Catching the dogs. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4245319/)

Backlash continued to follow the dogs’ trail as quickly as possible until she reached another fork. As she slowed to determine her path, she caught sight of them down the left passage. They saw her too, and in a panic they fled again. She chased them until they reached the end of the passage flung themselves out, disappearing downwards. A moment later she heard a splash and ran to the edge.

Down below, Patent, Pale and Thunder were still discussing their route when they heard the splash. The two dogs emerged from the pond and immediately spotted the three ponies.

“More ponies?!” one of them cried in terror. They looked back up to see Backlash watching them from above. “We give up! Mercy!”



Plumber managed to uncover the chest after a few minutes, and broke the rusty lock with a swift kick. Opening it revealed half a dozen cut gems, about the size of a pony’s eye. He wasn’t sure how valuable they would be, but they were interesting for another reason. They were glowing. Not merely reflecting light, but actually glowing. It reminded him of the glow of a unicorn’s horn. Magic.

[spoiler=map](http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2013/277/2/9/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 05, 2013, 05:20:04 am
Looking around in surprise, having jumped about five feet when she heard the splash, Thunder saw the terrified, bloody dogs first. Then she looked up and saw Backlash, mane bloodied and looking incredibly badass. "W-wow!" She said before she could catch herself.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Minrat on October 07, 2013, 01:17:50 am
Patent replied to Pale that the large section they were in had continued to the left as well. 
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 07, 2013, 03:45:43 pm
Backlash felt a jolt of surprise arc through her body as she saw her old companions at the foot of the wall. Seeing Thunder's expression of awe, she stood a little straighter, made herself look a little more confident. With a smug smile, she announced her conquest to the others.

"Anypony order two bitches?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 07, 2013, 08:05:46 pm
Plumber eyed the gems with a mixture of interest and fear remembering the last spell he ran afoul of he nervously pokes at one of the gems with his wrench flinching as it contacts expecting some terrible curse
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on October 07, 2013, 08:15:18 pm
Pale eyed the two cowering dogs suspiciously. "Backlash," he asked, "what exactly happened here?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 07, 2013, 08:40:13 pm
As the Gems seemed inert enough after several pokes Plumber loads them into his saddlebags. Looking a bit more confidence in his usefulness to the group he continues down to the fork where they all split up to find the rest of the party and show them his find.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on October 07, 2013, 08:43:13 pm
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Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 08, 2013, 12:25:23 pm
Frightened but determined, Anna darted forward and swung the frying pan with all her might at the unicorn’s head. The heavy lump of metal whistled through the air, and... missed. The unicorn had ducked to look at something on the floor, so the pan passed clean over her head and smashed into the doorframe with a deafening clang.

Startled, the unicorn’s head jerked back up as she turned towards the noise. This was a poor choice, as the pan had bounced off the doorframe and proceed to hit her square on the nose. She collapsed, unconscious.

Anna blinked in surprise at the unexpected turn of events, before the ringing in her ears cleared and she heard the second intruder’s voice.

“What the buck was that?! What’s going-” She stopped abruptly as she entered the hall and saw Anna standing over her fallen comrade with a frying pan clenched between her teeth.



Plumber made his way back over the bridge to the place where they had split the party, only to find Hazy waiting for him.

“Hey Plumber,” he said with concern. “Where’s Backlash and the others? Didn’t we say we would meet back here after half an hour?”
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 08, 2013, 06:19:33 pm
Thunder stuttered a moment. "Er... w-wha... h-how..." she mumbled, looking down at the dogs before collecting her wits. "Let's, uh, keep moving?" She stared at Backlash in poorly concealed awe. "Can you get down?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 08, 2013, 06:25:47 pm
Backlash ruffled her wings and cleared her throat.

"Me and Plumber got jumped by these two numbskulls. Sadly, I doubt they're working with the ones we're looking for - they might just be natives to the mine. Still, we oughta interrogate 'em a li'l, no? If you guys can get them out of the pool, I'll just jump on down. Plumber should be meeting up with us pretty quick, too."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on October 08, 2013, 11:37:20 pm
[spoiler]Dice roll, go! (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4250532/)[/spoiler]

"No worries Backlash, I can have them out in a jiffy." Pale ignited his horn and directed his attention towards the dogs again. "This can go two ways" he warned them, "it will be a lot easier for everyone if you just tell us what we need to know. Now keep still..."
Gritting his teeth in concentration Pale directed his magic to levitate the two hapless creatures out of the water, but his horn suddenly sparked and went dim. The unicorn blushed bright red as a faint smell of burnt toast filled the air. "I swear that's never happened before" he muttered, staring at the ground.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on October 09, 2013, 01:18:52 am
Without thinking, Anna charges at the second intruder, preparing to swing the frying pan again, Hopefully it would hit.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 09, 2013, 02:58:30 am
"we ran into some.. umm dog monster things. Backlash kind of beat them pretty hard but she sent me to get backup just in case.. But look on the way back I found a box with these in it" he opens his saddle bags and shows the gems to hazy
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 09, 2013, 03:40:31 am
(Holy crap! http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4251080/ Strength test for the dogs.)
Thunder rolled her eyes, pushing Pale aside and stretching, planning on showing off a bit and just dragging the dogs out. "Let me handle it, your horn seems a little dysfunctional right now," she snickered, walking to lift out one of the dogs and drag them away.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 09, 2013, 08:07:23 am
Thunder tried to drag one of the dogs out, only to drop him. Twice. This display of impotence from two of their captors had calmed the dogs down significantly.

"Um, maybe we should just get out ourselves?" At a nod from Patent, who was enjoying this immensely, they waded out to the shore.



"Dog monsters?" said Hazy. "Sounds like diamond dogs. They often live in abandoned mines, searching for gems. Come on, let's go help her."

As they walked he tried to take one of the gems with his magic to examine it, only to have it immediately slip from his telekinetic grasp and fall to the floor. Frowning he tried again. Same effect. Pausing, he shot a tiny burst of magic at it. It bounced off. He picked it up in his hooves and gave it back to Plumber. "Interesting find. It seems to reflect magic. It might have other properties, but I can't properly examine it here. Come on."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 09, 2013, 01:23:51 pm
Backlash launched herself from the opening as soon as the dogs were out of the way, using her wings to break her fall only slightly - just in case the water happened to be shallow. I really should have thought of that before jumping with all my armor on...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 12, 2013, 04:59:49 pm
Thunder watched as Backlash descended, before turning to the dogs and spreading her good wing threateningly, the razor sharp blades glinting slightly. "Okay, dog, uh... things. Tell us everything you know or I'll start getting angry."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 13, 2013, 04:06:53 am
Plumber takes the gem back and tucks it in his bag before starting off at a fast trot. "we should catch up pretty fast I hope she's ok."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 16, 2013, 07:46:23 pm
Backlash was able to land without too much difficulty, and her presence kept the dogs from becoming unruly. The dogs weren’t easy to question as their grasp of Pony mannerisms was limited; this meant questions had to be phrased exactly to prevent misunderstandings.

“Have you seen any other ponies in these caves?” asked the ponies.

“Yes, many ponies. Lost count.”

“How about in the last few weeks?”

“Seen you. Seen the shining ponies.”

“Shining ponies? What are they?”

“Ponies, wearing gold steel. Only one pony, but lots of one. Carry weapons.”

“What do you mean by ‘lots of one’?”

“Many ponies. All look same. All smell same.”

Further questioning revealed little; the dogs had been avoiding the armoured ponies. All they could tell was that they were further north in a small cluster of tunnels. Shortly, Hazy and Plumber arrived from the west having followed Patent’s route. They were quickly filled in on the situation.

“Identical ponies in steel armour, coloured gold?” said Hazy, sounding perturbed. “It’s not just me that thinks that sounds like the royal guard, is it?”
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 17, 2013, 05:14:28 pm
Without bothering to dry herself - which would surely cause more harm than good with so many potential victims to be caught in the path of water - Backlash waved at Plumber and Hazy with a smile, glad to see that they'd made it to the group okay. Then, she trotted directly in front of the more talkative of the two dogs - the one that hadn't been kicked in the jaw, incidentally - and bent at the knees to speak with him.

"So, you're gonna show us the way to these shining ponies, right? And you're most certainly *not* gonna set up an ambush to try and gut us once we're out of your fur? ...Right? Because you understand I'd have to bring this cave down upon you if you did that... right?" She stared him down evenly, like she would a beast of the forest.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 17, 2013, 08:49:03 pm
Yelling with terror and adrenaline, Anatalia Rose charged forward. Her frying pan swung as she tried to subdue the mare the same way she had taken down the unicorn. Unfortunately, she was slightly too slow; the earth pony dodged backward, avoiding the culinary weapon. As Rose struggled to recover from her wild swing, her foe darted forward and shoved her in the chest. Rose stumbled backwards, losing the frying pan and tumbling to the ground.

The intruder darted forward to take advantage of Rose’s vulnerable position. Rose didn’t spot this as she tried to get back up. Just as the mare reared back to strike, Rose slipped and fell, rolling away and accidentally dodging the attack.

Once again, Anna tried to scramble to her hooves while her attacker moved to stomp her. This time, the intruder was quicker and her hooves came down on target. Flailing to protect herself, Anna knocked the pony’s hooves to the side, causing the mare to collapse on top of her.

With a speed that surprised even her, Anna rolled them both over so that now she was on top. Before the other pony could react she began hitting her with her bare hooves. The first few blows glanced off but kept her down. Eventually though, Anna caught her jaw with a right hook that slammed her head into the floor. The pony slumped, unconscious.



The diamond dog cowered before Backlash. “Yes!” one whimpered. “We help ponies! Nice ponies, don’t hurt us!”

[spoiler=injuries]
Anatalia Rose: aching slightly
Sister Sunbeam (the unicorn): very unconscious (she'll be out for hours after that frying pan), concussed.
Sister Guiding Light (the earth pony): unconscious (she might be out for hours, or just minutes), possible jaw injury.
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 23, 2013, 09:47:00 am
Guided by the diamond dogs, the group made their way through the tunnels, trying to memorise them. They had only walked for a fairly short time before the dogs stopped. They were at a fork, one passage going east and the other south.

“Shining ponies down left passage. We are good dogs yes? You let us go now?” The dogs looked hopefully at Backlash.

“Not yet,” she replied. “We need to make sure you aren’t lying after all.”

After a short discussion, Hazy crept down the passage using magic to blur his form. After a short while, he returned.

“There’s a decent sized cave, torches on some of the walls. The far wall is made of brick; probably a basement. There’s a fairly sturdy looking door in it. And four ponies, in royal guard armour and armed with spears, watching the tunnel. There are two unicorns, a pegasus and an earth pony Looks like our thieves aren’t going to make this easy.”

[spoiler=map](http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/296/c/b/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 23, 2013, 04:16:12 pm
Backlash's eyes grew wide.

"Four? Four heavily armed, well-trained guards, all watching the entrance? ...We should get something to blow 'em up with. Y'know, since they're all in one room, right? So we could just fill the room with explosions and fire and we'd be good to go."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 25, 2013, 04:14:02 am
"The way I see it, it's six on three," Thunder said, doing the math in her head. "Assuming we take them by surprise and Patent doesn't buck up the first shot with his crossbow, we'll have one down before they can even react. If Pale and Hazy can subdue the unicorn, I'm sure Backlash can take out the pegasus. That just leaves Plumber to distract the last one until Patent can reload and take him out. What's the problem here?"  She asked, getting her wingblades on properly.
"If nothing else, is there some way to at least incapacitate them? A spell or whatever that makes their head hurt or something to disorient them? That would make it a lot easier."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on October 25, 2013, 09:15:26 pm
After realising she just knocked out two ponies, she begins to freak out, getting back up and pacing in circles trying to figure out something to do, she decides drag both of them in the closet, the door did not close properly and it ended up only hiding them partially. She then locked the door and began staring outside in the curtain's slight opening, looking out for anything possibly suspicious.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on October 29, 2013, 09:22:47 am
"That feels too risky" Pale shook his head, "but I don't see any real alternatives unless you do happen to have a load of explosives stashed around here? I can incapacitate one of the unicorns with a drunkenness spell - both of them if I'm very lucky and they don't see me coming. That should have the added effect of distracting the other guards so we can catch them unawares."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 29, 2013, 10:00:22 am
"We don't know how many more thieves there are behind that door, which could potentially make things more difficult," Hazy pointed out. "If we wait we might get a better opportunity. No sense in rushing head first into danger. In any case, we should get Miss Rose before going in."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 29, 2013, 08:14:32 pm
Backlash shot Hazy a worried look.

"Hate to say it, but she's not really the fighting type. I mean, I guess we could go pick her up if you guys think it'd be a good idea, but..." She shrugged, unwilling to say anything more.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 29, 2013, 09:21:20 pm
"You're splattered with the blood of the two diamond dogs you just beat up. What do you mean, 'Not the fighting type?" Thunder asked, bemused. "Still, maybe we should head back to town to stock up on dynamite and get Rosie the... Something... er? I didn't think that pun through."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 30, 2013, 10:10:57 pm
Backlash chuckled grimly and flexed a front leg, nudging Thunder lightly.

"Heh, no, I meant Miss Rose, not me. I'd take on a manticore for the right reasons, no doubt about it. I'm just worried she'll get injured in the crossfire."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on October 31, 2013, 05:13:14 am
"Let's be honest though," Pale observed "besides yourself and Thunder none of us are real fighters. Patent might be a dab shot with that crossbow of his but he's still no more of a soldier than I am."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 03, 2013, 02:45:02 pm
Backlash nodded, half to herself and half to everypony else.

"Alright. So, we're gonna head back to town, get some bombs, pick up Miss Rose...? come back here and try to catch them off guard with a delightfully forceful inferno. Right?" She looked around at the others; Patent and Plumber in particular, as they had not yet weighed in.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on November 08, 2013, 07:50:41 pm
Plumber speaks up from the corner he's been standing in. "why don't we use the diamond dogs... as a distraction?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 09, 2013, 05:34:30 am
"Yes! Genius!" Thunder said sarcastically. "Dogs! Come over here and act as our meat shields to distract the guards while we stand over here and watch!" She doubted that her sarcasm would go over well, but wanted to try just so she could be sarcastic about the idea later.
(I rolled to convince the dogs.
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4296651/
I'm pretty sure this is good?)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 09, 2013, 04:17:37 pm
Backlash frowned and raised a hoof out to Thunder in protest.

"Wait, just 'cause they attacked us doesn't mean we should get 'em killed! They didn't really even do anything to me and Plumber; I mean, they've been nothing but helpful to us! 'Sides, this is their home, right? Which, to be fair, we're kind of... intruding on. Let's just let 'em go..." She turned to the dogs and raised an inquisitive eyebrow.

"...As long as we're clear to come back whenever we like. Right? ...Do you two have names?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on November 10, 2013, 05:10:06 am
"I just meant they know the tunnels.. maybe there's another way around or a tunnel under this or something... that could distract the gaurds...any kind of advantage..
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 18, 2013, 11:38:17 am
The dogs were unsurprisingly unimpressed with the idea of being used as a distraction. “The shining ponies know about us,” said one of the dogs. “They leave us alone, we leave them alone. Kill us if we make them angry. We won’t.”

“What about other tunnels?” Plumber asked.

“Into cave? Or into pony building?”

“Either.”

“There’s a small tunnel. Goes under pony building. Dirty water comes out.”

The group followed the dogs to a small hole nearby. It was barely big enough for a pony to crawl through. There was a small stream coming out, whereupon it collected in a pool before slowly draining through some cracks in the floor. It looked clean enough at the moment, but it was clearly used as a drain.

After a bit more arguing, they left the dogs in behind (Backlash threatened them again to make sure they didn’t betray them) and headed out of the caves. It was about five in the afternoon when they finally reached the safe house. Hazy pushed open the door…

CLANG!

“Sorry, sorry, sorry!” gasped Anna, as she realised who she’d hit. Hazy was out cold.

[spoiler=map](http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/322/c/1/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 19, 2013, 01:10:47 am
Backlash burst out laughing after the initial shock of watching a teammate get knocked cold.

"OHHHOHOH, LUNA! Ohh, now ya done it! Uh, wait, is he dead...?"

She moved from the entrance of the house to make way for the other ponies and checked his pulse on the other side.

"Yeah, he's good. ...So, Miss Rose? Why the, er, itchy trigger hoof? Eheh."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 19, 2013, 10:11:31 am
"I had some... visitors" Rose mumbled, leading the group into the main room, which contained two unconscious ponies (three if you include Hazy). "They're in here. They showed up pretending to be Celestia's Witnesses. When I closed the door on them, I overheard them talking about how I wasn't supposed to be here. Apparently they have ponies watching us. They came back, I hid in the bathroom and managed to surprise them with the frying pan."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 19, 2013, 01:43:14 pm
"Ugh," Thunder said sympathetically. "That's horrible. I *hate* Celestia's Witnesses." She paused, expecting a laugh from the group, before adding, "Good job knocking them out, though. If you're that handy with a frying pan, this will beeasy."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 20, 2013, 12:12:13 am
Backlash laughed just a little too heartily at Thunder's quip and nudged her shoulder.

"I know, right?" She turned to Anatalia and nodded, still smiling. "Nice work with that thing; guess I was wrong aboutcha after all, huh? So, hey - wanna dump the bodies somewhere and come blow up their base with us? Frying pan should help a bit!"

Her energetic smile showed no concept of fear or trepidation at the task ahead. Stupid, or brave?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 20, 2013, 10:13:23 am
"Um... dump the bodies? They aren't dead..." Anna decided not to dwell on the 'blow up their base' remark, assuming it was a joke of some kind.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on November 21, 2013, 12:16:23 pm
"I think you're taking this a little too lightly," Pale reproached the two pegasus. "If there's two of them there might be more. It looks like these ponies are more widespread than we thought."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 21, 2013, 07:28:47 pm
Backlash rolled her eyes, letting them come to rest on Thunder's.

"Yeah, maybe... I dunno, I jus' wanna take care of that place in the cave. I mean, that's where they're all comin' from, right H-?" She looked over to the unconscious unicorn.

"Oh..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 21, 2013, 08:00:41 pm
"Just gag them and tie 'em up in the closet," Thunder said. "Then we can go get some dynamite. Even if there are more of them, I doubt they can find us in a crowded explosives store. We shouldn't leave sensitive documents here, though, just to be safe."
Catching Backlash's gaze for a moment, she added, "You were thinking dynamite, right? That's the best thing I can think of if you're going for a bang."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 23, 2013, 08:06:58 am
Backlash froze for a few precious seconds, unable to come up with anything. Then, finally, she smiled widely.

"Yes."

She turned to the rest of the group, still smiling, and cleared her throat (rather effeminately, despite her best attempt to sound commanding).

"We should split into two groups: one group cleans up the safe house and takes care of Hazy here, and the other finds, steals, or makes explosives. Dynamite -" She glanced at Thunder. "- will do, but really we're just trying to kill a few heavily-armed and -armored ponies in one fell swoop, not undermine Canterlot Castle." Struck by a sudden thought, she frowned and averted her gaze.

"Actually... actually, we could save a lot of time and violence and just set off some smaller explosives outside the cave base. Lure some of 'em outside to make sure nopony's bringing the roof down on their heads, while we rush in and blitz the poor foals left behind; might even be able to take 'em hostage if we're scary enough... Then the scout group comes back and we take them out too... heh, we got enough ponies that we might even be able to sneak one in through the drain in all the commotion."

She returned to reality with a blink and a little shake of her head, and looked around the room at her comrades.

"So, uh, what d'you guys think about all that?" She smiled reassuringly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 23, 2013, 01:46:34 pm
Rose stood with her mouth open. They were really planning to set off explosives under Canterlot? Even if they were on a mission for the Princesses, she was sure they'd be in trouble for that. "I think I'll stay here with Hazy," she said shakily. At least she could try and limit her own culpability.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 25, 2013, 05:58:42 am
"Do you guys even know how explosives work?" Thunder said with an eye roll. "We won't 'Undermine the castle' by a long shot. Dynamite wouldn't even be likely to damage the rock in the slightest, unless it was already super fragile. The force of the explosion always goes out the path of least resistance whenever possible, you could only blow up something hard like by drilling a hole in it and placing the explosives inside. That's why you put fire crackers and cherry bombs *inside* mailboxes, not on top of them. Heck, a half stick if dynamite can't even put a decent hole in the neighbors yard unless you bury it a foot or so down... first..." she paused.

"Not that I've tried anything like that, of course. I'm just saying that the shock wave probably won't cause much structural damage to the cave."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 28, 2013, 10:26:44 pm
Backlash raised a cocky eyebrow and smiled.

"Well then, that's perfect! We'll 'get our dynamite on,' and -" She directed this question toward the whole group, "Are you all more comfortable with reducing a few ponies to unrecognizable chunks, or with that other thing I said? The distraction thing. Personally, I'd rather go with the second one - probably a bit cleaner - but I'm not against doing it the easy way if that's what you guys'd like."

She looked around the others expectantly with a frozen smile on her face.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 30, 2013, 08:42:33 pm
"What about a middle option?" Thunder inquired, as a jaunty tune began to play. (In the key of C)
"Ba ba, ba ba ba baaaahh...
C.                                      E.               D.                           G. (Low)
Let's not blast them to gibs, We'll just shatter their ribs!
D.                                   F.                            C.                        C
No need to blow them into paste, only leave them crippled in disgrace!
E.                                 G. (High)        F.                    A.  (Low)
Let's show a little mercy, let's not just kill them all!
G. (High)                 G. (Low)        G. (High)         C.
We can put them in the ER, we're heroes after all!

Everybody! (Repeat with full chorus)"



(The tune is reminiscent of 'Praise ye the Lord,' if you can't read chord progressions.  I'll post another verse maybe later if nobody else takes a solo.)

Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 30, 2013, 11:46:28 pm
Rose looked warily at her comrades.

"I'm in over my head, I wish I were home in bed!
I'm just a normal mare, I can't kill, I don't dare!
My conscience couldn't take it, let's not just kill them all!
Violence isn't the way, we're heroes after all!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 01, 2013, 05:32:09 pm
Backlash grew a manic grin as the music started up and pranced in place excitedly. Finally, she got her turn to sing.

"Some ponies need a beating; I'd be proud ta leave 'em bleeding!" A tiny pony angel appeared on her right shoulder, while a devil poofed into being on her left.
"But a death upon my conscience?" She glanced between the angel and devil before staring back at the fourth wall. "...Not a chance!
It'll prob'ly be more fun this way, let's not just kill 'em all!" The pony devil sat down and made a pouty face while the angel stuck her tongue out at him.
"They might even be grateful, we're heroes after all!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 01, 2013, 08:10:11 pm
Plumber sits staring sadly at the song routine as Backlash finishes he opens his mouth to say something and the music switches key to a sad Minor while retaining the same tune

"Please don't mind my sad stare, I know you don't care
my mind is battered, life goals shattered
I'm clearly of no use, good for nothing but abuse
Maybe I should go away, It won't matter anyway
It's you who are the Heroes after all."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 02, 2013, 07:14:41 am
Thunder sighed, gritting her teeth, and continued singing to Plumber for the good of the group while dancing a friendly jig... and avoiding physical contact with him.
"Hey Plumber I can see, you seem a little sad,
But I think that you really shouldn't be feeling so bad,
You may have done some dumb things but that spell it got us all,
I really do forgive you, we're both  heroes after all."
She beamed, hoping he'd believe her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 07, 2013, 01:21:26 pm
Acquiring fireworks  (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4325640/)

As Thunder finished her verse, Plumber smiled gratefully. Then the entire group turned and looked Pale and Patent expectantly.

“No chance.”

“I can’t sing.”

“Spoilsports,” grumbled Backlash.



Leaving Anna behind to look after Hazy, the remaining five divided up their bits and split up to buy some fireworks. After an hour or so, the group met up near at the edge of the market. Plumber had the most gunpowder, but all of them had decent amounts. Well, all except Patent.

“A guard noticed him,” Pale explained when they met up. “I saw it from across the market. He’s been taken to a guard house to explain why he needed so many fireworks. I had that happen to a friend once; they’ll confiscate his rockets and let him go when the questions are done. At this time of the evening, I expect they’ll keep him locked up overnight and question him in the morning.”

They decided to take their supplies home before figuring out what to do about Patent. When they got there however, the door was hanging off its hinges. They quickly darted into a nearby alley to consider this turn of events. What had happened? Were their allies all right?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 07, 2013, 04:45:38 pm
Thunder was initially unconcerned as the group met back up. "Buck 'im," she shrugged, adjusting her saddlebags. "He's a racist ass, no offense," she apologized to the passing donkey, "Who'd probably just mock us and slow down the entire group."
The discovery of the broken door, though, was somewhat more unsettling. Taking cover with the others, she nibbled her cookie and said, "Do you suppose theirs any chance that they decided to go for a pleasant stroll and the door fell in on its own?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 07, 2013, 07:05:05 pm
Backlash snorted, seeing red, and drew her sword, securing it to the bottom of her boot.

"Fuck it, I'm goin' in."

Blade poised to strike, she trotted toward the doorway, keeping to the side of the building.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 07, 2013, 08:56:39 pm
Scrambling to post as frequently as possible draw her wing blades and get them on, Thunder quickly trotted after Backlash.
"Okay, here's the plan," she whispered. "You go in slowly on the left, I'll cover your back."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 07, 2013, 11:23:44 pm
Still keeping her weapon ready, she looked back at Thunder with a smirk.

"I 'preciate the gesture, babe, but can it wait 'til after?"

She turned back toward the door and crept forward. "If there's anything still breathing in there that ain't one-a ours..." She grit her teeth and shook her head.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 10, 2013, 12:52:07 am
Following behind Backlash, Thunder rolled her eyes and approached the door as well. "Don't kill anyone if we can avoid it. They might know something," she reminded, getting ready to enter.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on December 10, 2013, 10:37:01 am
Pale nervously withdrew his truncheon from his saddlebag. "I'll wait here," he said quickly. "Too many of us in there will only get in each other's way. I'll watch the entrance from the alley here in case anyone tries to get in or out. "
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 10, 2013, 10:27:39 pm
Plumber glances between Pale and the broken door clearly unsure who to follow, he grits his teeth in determination deciding to prove once and for all that he could be useful and follows Backlash and thunder wrench at the ready.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 17, 2013, 11:34:35 am
Backlash led the way slowly through the broken doorway, eyes darting back and forth, searching for any sign of life. There didn’t appear to be any. They quickly checked every room in the small house.

Plumber was just turning away from a cupboard when he heard a creak behind him. Spinning, his wrench came slamming down on a previously hidden trapdoor that was opening, eliciting a curse from the ponies within.

“Nice reaction,” grumbled a voice. “But could you let me get out this time?” The trapdoor opened again, to reveal a rather dazed looking Hazy. The entire group gathered round (including Pale) while he pulled himself out and rubbed his eyes.

“I don’t really know what’s going on,” he began. “I vaguely remember being dragged into that hole. It’s too small for more than one pony, so I assume Rose put me in there before rather than hiding herself. When I woke up a bit more I peeked out and saw some ponies untying our prisoners. Another pony was carrying something. Probably Rose. One of them said something like ‘we need to ask her what Hazy’s planning’. Then I think I passed out again.”

“I woke up a few minutes ago. There’s a little hole I can use to see out. When I saw it was you I tried to open the trapdoor. You know the rest. Now tell me, what happened? Were we ambushed? Was that how I got knocked out?”
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 18, 2013, 05:36:50 am
Backlash's feathers ruffled in alarm as Hazy told his story. A moment after he finished speaking, she cut in, advancing on Hazy in a mixture of aggression and panic.

"They took Miss Rose?! Who? Who did?! The same motherfuckers we're after, ain't it? D'you think they'd've taken her back to the mine? What about that one other place you talked about, umm... rrrgh, can't remember! Don't they have, like, a main base, or something? We're ready to move, so where'd they go?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2013, 12:20:33 pm
"There's a house about ten minutes walk from here owned by Fog Dancer, a pegasus we know to be working with the thieves," Hazy reminded Backlash, trying to ignore his massive headache. "I'd say it's likely that they took Rose there, since it's so close. And we're not exactly ready to move, unless you're planning on attacking the place while carrying several sacks of fireworks. We can't stay here any more, it's too risky."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 19, 2013, 06:07:41 pm
"Well we can't wait too long," Thunder interjected. "They probably won't keep them there for very long before they go somewhere more secure. We sshould find a safe place to bury the fireworks or hide them, and go as quickly as possible."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 20, 2013, 10:53:43 pm
Backlash snorted impatiently.

"How 'bout we use Miss Rose's shop? Pretty sure I could get us inside, even if it's locked."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 20, 2013, 11:36:10 pm
A tall Unicorn dressed in pure black robes that covered his face entered the City. He did not care for the glances of the ponies he walked past. He knew his duties, which currently were to visit the safe house, and store the important information he had recovered from his previous asignment.

Has he walked through the streets, and started down the the last stretch to the Safe House, he knew something was a-miss. A buildings' door had been damaged, hanging by it hinges quite literally. He readied his mind for trouble, as he couldn't see anypony in the building from where he was.

He approached slowly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 21, 2013, 05:45:29 pm
Cautiously making sure the area was secure, Thunder happened to notice a sinister looking unicorn approach on the building. "Shh!" She hissed urgently, quickly glancing around the room for a weapon. "I think they're coming back!"
Grabbing the frying pan from where it rested, she hefted the trusty weapon in her teeth and crouched by the door, ready to strike the moment that the sinister black-robed pony came through.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 21, 2013, 06:48:36 pm
[spoiler]Intelligence test to see if I notice anything (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4340765/)
I'm assuming that equal or higher than stat is failure?[/spoiler]

Cynder continued towards the safe house, drawing level with the door. Cautiously, he began to walk through, holding his head level with his shoulders. He sensed something was off, but wasn't sure what. He couldn't anything with the sun beating behind him, and the hood of his robes obstructing his vision.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 21, 2013, 07:51:47 pm
Plumber stops mid sentence as he was discussing how best to hide the fireworks as the new pony draws near tensing ready for a fight his heart beating faster than a gallop
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 21, 2013, 08:32:25 pm
Backlash kept by the wall next to Thunder, ready to back her up should a fight ensue. She held her breath, wide-eyed, as the hoofsteps drew nearer.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 21, 2013, 11:30:45 pm
"Hey Hazy, you there?"

Cynder called out, hoping that he wasn't alerting enemy agents. He lifted his head back to full height, and flipped his head backwards so his cloak fell to his shoulders. As the cloak fell to rest, he ignited a small spark in front of his face, to illuminate the shadows of the entranceway.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 22, 2013, 01:23:13 pm
Thunder saw the strange unicorn start to create what was surely going to be a fireball to incinerate them all! Reacting on instinct, she leapt forward and attempted to bash the stranger's face with the frying pan. Her aim was slightly off, however, and instead she only caught the tip of his horn. The strike was enough to make him lose control of his magic. The spark flared into an explosion that knocked Cynder flying backwards, unconsious from the sudden surge of energy but otherwise unharmed.

Thunder was less lucky, as a sizable amount of her mane and coat caught fire. Fortunately Plumber reacted quickly to her screams. A nearby drainpipe caught his eye, and with a well aimed kick it snapped, pouring a large amount of rainwater on the flaming hot mare. She lay panting in the puddle, somewhat singed but otherwise ok.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 22, 2013, 05:03:22 pm
Plumber rushes over towards where Thunder lay on the ground prancing a few feet away anxiously for a second before trotting up and offering her a helping hoof up. "Thunder are you ok? Did it burn you bad?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 22, 2013, 06:54:22 pm
[spoiler]Invisible Castle wasn't working when I made this post, and I couldn't find another online dice website for my rolls. Just rolled to D20s on my desk for an Endurance check to see if Cynder gets up on his own, and the results were 9, 6, so a fail :P[/spoiler]

Cynder lies on this back out cold. The small spark of flame is bouncing on his face randomly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 22, 2013, 08:20:51 pm
Backlash dashed toward the middle of the situation without really knowing what she was intending to do. Seeing Plumber was already taking stock of Thunder's health, she chose to inspect the stranger instead.

Dark coat, fire, and Thunder smells a bit burnt... yep, this is a bad guy. "Hey you guys, what should we do with 'im? Think he might know somethin' about where they took Miss Rose?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on December 22, 2013, 08:32:57 pm
Pale curiously prodded the unconscious unicorn with his truncheon and satisfied that he was not getting up, turned to Backlash. "We definitely need to find out what he knows. Let's tie him up and be sure to cover his eyes so he can't see to aim his magic." Addressing the rest of the group he asked "Does anyone have any rope?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 22, 2013, 08:59:39 pm
"Hang on," said Hazy, running back inside. After a few moments, he returned with some rope and they tied the pony up. "Rose's shop sounds like our best option right now. Unless there are any objections, we should go there now. I can make sure nopony notices the unconscious pony."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 23, 2013, 06:55:37 am
Thunder pulled away from the help, stumbling back and up to her feet. "I'm fine!" She quickly said, shaking out her mane... or what was left of it. Sheepishly trying to even it out with a wing, she sighed. "Tie up the bastard tight. That hurt." She said. "And I'll stay with him to make sure he doesn't magic his way out of the bindings."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 23, 2013, 08:27:34 am
Cynder grumbled and stirred. The small spark bouncing on his face sputtered out.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 23, 2013, 03:00:06 pm
Backlash nodded her assent and trotted inside, returning moments later with a few bags of fireworks.

"Plumber and Pale, can you guys cover the rest of the gear? 'S a bit heavy for one mare." She gave Thunder and Hazy a worried glance. "You two gonna be okay by yourselves? I mean... what if they come back?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 23, 2013, 08:30:27 pm
"I'll kick their collective asses," Thunder replied, grinning. "You go. We'll be safe. Can't say the same for the prisoner, he'll be an excellent hostage if they come back."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 23, 2013, 09:52:16 pm
Cynder stirred more.

"No, don't use the Swordfish, it has bad breath, and the cheese was empty of Moon juice......" He muttered in his current state.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on December 24, 2013, 10:37:58 am
"No problem boss," Pale threw a mock salute before dissapearing into the house and returning with his saddlebags stuffed full of fireworks. "We'd best hurry, sleeping beauty over there isn't going to stay out forever."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 24, 2013, 10:11:17 pm
Plumber stands there with his hoof outstretched looking a little disappointment before putting it back down with a sigh. "try an talk to him maybe he knows something.. I can lug the rest of the gear though"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 25, 2013, 11:32:39 pm
Backlash nodded to Plumber and Pale.

"We'll be back, you two." She turned and made towards Miss Rose's old shop at a brisk trot. "C'mon, you guys, I know the way..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 25, 2013, 11:45:15 pm
Cynder finally opened his eyes.

"Whaa?.." he grumbled, lifting his head up slowly, his vision a blur and a dull throb at the base of his horn. "Maybe I entered the wrong house at the wrong time, but is Hazy Image here by any chance?"

He blinks his eyes and arched his back to stretch before starting to slowly stand up.

"I mean no harm, if that is your concern" He is eyes rested on a pony that was standing in front of him. He didn't recognise them. "I had a weird dream about a Swordfish if anybody wanted to know...."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 26, 2013, 12:01:11 am
Thunder glowered for a moment before striking the sinister pony across the face once again, this time bare hoofed to avoid another concussion. "Don't give me that load of manure," she hissed. "We know who you're with. Where are they?" Her voice rose to an angry roar by the end, inflection and wording that of a pony who had read too many mystery novels but had never tried to interrogate before. "And don't lie, or you'll wish you hadn't."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 26, 2013, 12:57:26 am
"Wait!" Hazy said loudly, moving between Thunder and the newcomer. "I am Hazy. What did you say about a dream?"

Cynder looked Hazy straight in the eye. "I had a weird dream about a swordfish."

"So did I," Hazy replied. "Thunder, that was a password. Princess Luna sent him to join our mission."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 26, 2013, 09:34:57 am
"Ow" Cynder rubbed his cheek were Thunder had smacked him. "Hazy, if you're training new recruits, please teach them the basics first."

Returning his gaze back to Thunder, and moving his hoof away from his face.
"However, that was a good hit. Not trying to knock me out, just enforcing yourself as the one in control. I'd recommend using a spell of binding, or indeed some robe to prevent my movements next time. Had I actually been here to cause harm, you wouldn't have had a chance to strike me again."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on December 26, 2013, 10:49:45 am
"Hold on Hazy, you know this guy?" Pale eyed the now awake unicorn with suspicion.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 26, 2013, 11:24:41 am
"We've worked together on some covert assignments, but he can't really say he knows me." Cynder answered Pale Ales' question. Turning to Hazy Image, Cynder continued. "I'm assuming The Safe Box is still working, so I should be able to store my previous assignments' recon info."

As he began to walk into anothe room, Cynder stopped.

"For those of you who are curious, call me 'Cynder'. I prefer to not work under my birthname."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 26, 2013, 11:48:12 am
"Yes, we've met," Hazy confirmed. "It's been a long time though, so I didn't recognise him at first. Even if I had though, I wouldn't have trusted him until I heard the password. Cynder, I apologise for your treatment but our current mission involves rogue members of the Guard. This safe house has been compromised so I wouldn't advise storing anything valuable here. Let's head out. Cynder can introduce himself while we walk."

After a moments thought, Hazy decided to take the frying pan. It was clearly too dangerous to be in the hands of untrained ponies.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 26, 2013, 07:17:37 pm
Thunder blushed at the reprimand, grumbling, "*I* said we should tie him up..." under her breath, defensively. "Uh, Thunder Bolt," she added as sn introduction, extending her hoof in a more friendly manner this time. "Uh, pleased to meet you. Sorry about the concussion." Shaking his hoof for the minimal possible length, she pulled it away.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 27, 2013, 12:29:22 am
Backlash watched from a good distance, having covered a decent amount of ground before realizing she was trotting off alone. Rather than make the embarrassing return trip, she leaned up against the side of a building, trying to look aloof. As soon as she thought everypony's attention was away from herself, she slunk towards the safe building. Still a few pony lengths away from the others, she called out.

"Ay you guys, what's the hold-up? This junk's heavy!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 30, 2013, 01:45:15 pm
"We have a new comrade," Hazy told Backlash. "Turns out Princess Luna sent him too, he just got here late."

The group kept the conversation light as they headed for the markets, in case they were overheard. The sun had long since set by the time they reached Rose's smithy, which thankfully allowed them to break in undetected. Once they were settled and the door was barred, Cynder introduced himself properly.

He had been visited by Princess Luna in a dream as he travelled back from a mission in the Crystal Empire. The princess had used magic to ensured that Cynder would remember the dream clearly when he awoke. He had been told simply to come to Canterlot and find Hazy, who was on a mission that Cynder should aid.

Once Cynder had finished, the others told their story so far. They took a lot longer, but eventually everypony was up to date. Now they simply had to decide on their next course of action. They had bags of fireworks ready for the raid on the mine, Patent had been arrested and Rose had been foalnapped. What would they do?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 30, 2013, 06:48:12 pm
"Well, they probably took their captives to their base anyways," Thunder pointed out. "So I say we kill two Phoenix with one stone and continue with our plan to raid the base. Blow 'em up, kick ass, all that jazz. Once we're in, find the captives, kill the evil warlord, retrieve the elements, get the mare, gallop into the sunset."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 30, 2013, 07:29:08 pm
"Who's the mare we're supposed to get?" Hazy asked with a wry grin. "Anyway, they have two bases that we know of. They have a house near our former safe house, as well as the mine."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 30, 2013, 09:32:29 pm
"I should go into the mine to help with the pyrotechnics." Cynder spoke up. "It is my talent afterall." He finished his comment with a slightly self important smile. Having not worked with a large group on assignment, he wasn't 100% on how to behave around many.

Thinking on it, he added..

"I'd suggest at least Plumbers Crack joins me into the mine, whilst Thunder Bolt joins the above ground team." He noticed the inquisitive looks of the Ponies. "I suggest this, as Plumbers Crack has prior knowledge of the Caves, and strength to help carry the payload, whilst Thunders' talents are more suited to an open enviroment, and obviously can handle herself."

As he finished, Cynder rubbed his cheek as a way of emphasising his point about Thunder.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 30, 2013, 10:11:40 pm
"I don't know about that idea," Thunder said to Cynder, pausing to wink at Hazy in response to his question. "That means we'd only have a few ponies per team. Explosives or no, there could be more bad guys after the cave entrancee, and I honestly doubt that you can beat them in a fair fight. No offense, Cynder, I'm sure you can handle yourself, but you're only one Pony. Even if Hazy or Backlash go with you, that's only two capable fighters versus however many there are inside. We should stick together to avoid being outnumbered."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 31, 2013, 01:37:21 am
Backlash seemed extraordinarily pleased with Thunder's summary of their battle plan.

(( That is, "Blow 'em up, kick ass, all that jazz. Once we're in, find the captives, kill the evil warlord, retrieve the elements, get the mare, gallop into the sunset." ))

She cut in immediately after Thunder finished speaking.

"Shock 'n' awe, yeah! We got a ton-a really scary ponies, the numbskulls up here wouldn't know what hit 'em if we all stormed in at once! We can get done with that place in no time, then rush back down to the mines and waste them!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on January 04, 2014, 11:02:44 am
Backlash's enthusiasm was infectious. "Those son of mules won't even see us coming!' Pale cheered.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 04, 2014, 04:08:04 pm
"If we go for the above ground base first, we'd best ensure we prevent all enemy agents from warning the group in the Mine. Perhaps the Pegasi can flank them and attack from the rear. The rest of us can go for a frontal assault. Hazy can make us harder to detect, then when he drops his illusion, I'll try and fireball anypony who spots us, giving Pale Ale and Plumbers Crack a chance to get closer."

Cynder looked to the others to see if they approved his second plan idea.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 04, 2014, 09:23:21 pm
Backlash gave Cynder a critical smile.

"Hey, yeah, sure, whatever. Just so long as it doesn't slow us down with all that fancy thinkin'."

She reached forward to boop him on the nose, then looked to Thunder.

"You're cool with that, right? We'll be the assault pegasi, me an' you!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 04, 2014, 09:26:26 pm
Cynder rubbed his shnoz with a look of surprize.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 04, 2014, 10:44:46 pm
Thunder grinned, nodding. "Just try and keep up, m'kay?" She joked, sspreading her wings. "I don't suppose we have Patents crossbow or anything? It could give Plumber something useful while he moves in."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 07, 2014, 01:34:26 am
Backlash gave Thunder a playful look then turned her attention to Hazy.

"Crossbow? I'm willing to bet he won't let it leave his sight."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 13, 2014, 12:35:21 am
Cynder yawned quietly.

"Perhaps its time we turned in. We can go over our plans tomorrow, and I think we could all use a rest."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2014, 12:59:12 am
"I'll stay up and watch first," Thunder volunteered, shrugging. "I'll wake someone up once I'm seeing more eyelid than horizon. Who's volunteering after me?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 13, 2014, 01:05:42 am
"I'll do second watch. You've all had a longer day than my traveling, so I'll stay on until dawn."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 13, 2014, 07:26:59 am
Backlash leveled a grateful look at Cynder.

"Thanks. But, if you get tired, don't be afraid to wake me up... That goes for you too, Thunder. 'Night, everypony."

She lingered for just a moment, then turned away to find someplace reasonably comfortable to sleep in the smithy.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on January 13, 2014, 08:27:57 pm
"G'night" Pale responded absently. He was engrossed in rummaging about his saddlebags - his still empty ale flask lay discarded nearby and he cursed himself for not bringing more.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 13, 2014, 10:56:34 pm
Hazy’s concealment spell  (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4365395/)
Cynder’s fireball (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4365406/)
Plumber’s lockpicking (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4365412/)

Having finished discussing the finer details of their plan, the ponies found various places to sleep. They moved an anvil in front of the door to hinder anypony that tried to burst in, but they needn’t have bothered; the night passed uneventfully.

When they awoke, they raided Anna’s pantry and found a deck of cards to pass the time. Hazy went out to see about getting Patent’s crossbow (and maybe Patent while he was at it), while the others found ways to pass the time. Backlash’s suggestion of strip poker was shot down with the observation that ponies don’t wear clothes, and they decided not to invade Anna’s privacy by rummaging through her wardrobe for a game of “get-dressed” poker.

Eventually, Hazy returned with bad news. “Seems getting detained for buying explosives is treated more seriously when you’re carrying a weapon. Patent’s been shipped off back to Everfree City for further questioning.”

Everypony was devastated at this news.

They carried on idly passing the time until night fell. As the last of the sun’s rays disappeared, the group made their way over to Fog Dancer’s home. It was a simple two story semi-detached; although Hazy was fairly sure the neighbouring property was either abandoned or owned by their enemy. The Pegasi went around the back to take down any that tried to flee, while the rest stood in an alley near the front.

Standing close together, Hazy charged up his horn, causing the other three ponies to glow faintly. After a few seconds, the air shimmered like a heat haze, rendering them as indistinct blurs that could be mistaken for shadows.

“If you move away from me, I won’t be able to maintain the spell,” Hazy mumbled as he tried to keep his focus. “We’ve only got a minute or two before it fails regardless. Let’s go.”

Moving at a fast walk to keep close, the group made directly for the target. The spell seemed to be working well; the made it to the halfway up the garden path before somepony accidentally kicked Hazy. The spell wavered, and then dissipated completely. There was a sudden shout from inside.

Realising the time for stealth had passed, Cynder sent a fireball at a window but the flames splashed harmlessly against the glass. Plumber ran for the front door and reared up, smashing down the door with ease. As he and Pale raced into the front hall, a Pegasus in wingblades glided down a flight of stairs to meet them. They also heard noises from a room at the back of the house. It sounded like a sword being unsheathed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 17, 2014, 11:57:02 am
Plumber ducked just in time as a wingblade slashed through the space where his head had been. Fog Dancer was caught off guard by the dodge, giving Plumber an opening. He leapt forward and slammed his shoulder into the Pegasus, sending her crashing into a wall.

A moment later, one of the doors off the hallway was smashed apart. Shards of wood flew through the air causing Plumber flinch back, which narrowly saved him from being hit by a large heavily armoured Pegasus stallion with a pale green coat. Hazy was less lucky; he had apparently been trying to sneak past using his magic, but the Pegasus accidentally head butted him through another door.

A door opened at the far end of the hallway, revealing a Unicorn and an Earth Pony that Anna would have recognized as Sunbeam and Guiding Light. Guiding light had a sword in her teeth and started moving forward purposefully, keeping her guard up.

Outside, Thunder was waiting above the back door. Hearing the commotion, she risked a peek through the window, and realized they weren’t retreating. She remembered the plan; stay in position and cut off any retreat.

“Buck that”

Screaming a battle cry, she broke through the door startling everypony. Soaring through the room too fast to manoeuvre, she managed to thump Guiding Light on the head sending her to the floor. Thunder couldn’t exactly stop though, so she continued straight over the heads of the other ponies and out the front door.

Backlash had just been considering something similar when Thunder charged. Surprise lost, she fluttered through the wreckage of the back door and swung her rapier at Sunbeam. The Unicorn was too slow to dodge and screamed as her foreleg was cut open. In her pain, the poured magic into her horn and unleashed it blindly. The laser missed Backlash completely, burning a long scorch mark into a wall.

Pale had been trying to get a clear shot with his horn since the battle started, but all the action had left him unable to get one. Finally he spotted Fog Dancer getting back up and fired up his horn. The Pegasus struggle in his telekinetic grip, but unable to stop him from slamming him back into the stairs where she lay, unmoving. Pale quickly took out his truncheon and prepared to defend himself if he was attacked.

Cynder couldn’t even get in through the doorway because of all the ponies. He darted over to the window and quickly smashed it, climbing in. The room was empty except for a sofa and a very dazed Hazy.

[spoiler=Status]
Thunder: Outside somewhere
Plumber: has the full attention of a large Pegasus (I haven’t really named him properly, I just call him Juggernaught).
Hazy: Dazed in a side room
Backlash: fencing
Pale Ale: defensive stance
Cynder: in a side room (he roll terribly for initiative)

Sunbeam: injured, panicked
Guiding Light: Dazed on the hallway floor
Juggernaught: about to attack Plumber
Fog Dancer: Unconscious[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 25, 2014, 10:23:49 am
Plumber stood up the wind knocked out of him. He struck a defensive pose as he regained his breath. "I'm just a bucking plumber..." he thought to himself as he readied himself for the oncoming melee.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 25, 2014, 10:34:29 am
Cynder quickly cantered over to Hazy, and gave him a nudge.
"I hope they're not the type to use knocked out foes as hostages"

After that, he ran straight for the door where all the noise of fighting was coming from.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on January 25, 2014, 10:45:22 am
Pale raced over to Plumber's side. "C'mon Plumber," he growled, "the bigger they are the harder they fall!" The bar pony's blood was up and he whirled his truncheon over his head with reckless abandon as he glared at the armoured pegasus.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 26, 2014, 09:21:26 pm
Backlash ducked and weaved, trying to avoid the laser blasts. Her opponent’s firing was fast becoming less erratic; she had stopped screaming and was calming down. Another burst of light singed Backlash’s tail. If this didn’t end soon, she was toast.

Her hooves suddenly skidded on the smooth floor of the kitchen, sending her sliding under the unicorn’s attacks. Sensing an opening, Backlash thrust her hoof up towards the Sunbeam’s jaw. Instinctively the unicorn jerked her head back, sending a laser through the ceiling. The blast made a bit of timber fall on to her horn and filled her eyes with dust.

While her foe was disoriented, Backlash got back up and threw herself at the unicorn. The pair tumbled to the ground and began wrestling, but neither was able to gain the upper hoof.



“Watch out, Plumber!” yelled Pale. The space was too confined for him to easily help, so his eyes swept the hall for something to throw. They settled on Fog Dancer.

Reaching out with his magic he tried to lift her, but he was distracted by watching the big pony advance on Plumber. He managed to lift her a few inches, but dropped her again when Cynder leapt through a side door and tried to kick the brute. Apparently the Pegasus saw Cynder coming though, and he managed to block the blow. Luckily his counter strike missed and he overbalanced slightly.

Plumber spotted this and leapt forward, swiping at the Pegasus’ legs with his wrench. The wrench struck true, but did nothing except elicit a string of curse from him. Plumber spotted the last of their enemies getting unsteadily to her hooves, a rapier of some kind clenched in her teeth.

“INCOMING!”

Plumber’s head whipped around just in time to see Thunder Bolt fly over his head again, this time with even greater speed. In a ridiculous display of skill she avoided Cynder’s melee and instantly dived, somehow travelling under Guiding Light’s sword and slamming both forehooves into her. Momentum carried both of them straight through the kitchen and out into the back garden. Flapping her wing, Thunder managed to land fairly gracefully on all four hooves. Guiding Light meanwhile smashed into a fence and didn’t get up.



Back inside, Pale gave up on trying to lift Fog, and tried to jab the armoured Pegasus in the eye. The swirl of limbs was too hectic though, and a stray hoof knocked his truncheon out of his magical grip. Cursing, he darted to retrieve it.

Plumber watched tentatively, waiting for an opening to attack when he could be sure of not hitting Cynder. Eventually the brawl calmed slightly and he charged shoulder-first into the Pegasus. The blow shook them both, but wasn’t enough to cause any harm.

[spoiler=Status]
Thunder: Back garden
Plumber: Trying to help the melee
Hazy: ???
Backlash: Wrestling with Sunbeam
Pale Ale: Retrieving weapon
Cynder: Wrestling the Juggernaught

Sunbeam: Wrestling with Backlash, injured leg
Guiding Light: Unmoving against garden fence
Juggernaught: Wrestling with Cynder, feeling picked on
Fog Dancer: Unconscious
 [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 26, 2014, 09:38:24 pm
"Whats the matter big guy? Getting a little tired throwing that wieght around!" Cynder jirred the over sized and over armoured Pegasus. "Do you even need so much armour? I'm sure your skull is thick enough to take a few blows!"

Cynder was trying to examine the Pegasi' armour while he fought trying desperately to spot a weak point.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on January 26, 2014, 11:14:22 pm
"Sod sod sodding sod!" Pale cursed under his breath, diving after his weapon as it skittered away from him.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 29, 2014, 03:23:49 am
Plumber panted sweat dripping down his brow as he regained his stance. "come on you big ugly bastard lets get this over with."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 31, 2014, 11:02:34 pm
Cynder’s gaze swept over his foe’s armour, searching for a weakness he could exploit. He was barely paying attention to the insults coming out of his own mouth. The large pegasus was listening though, and Cynder was suddenly forced to turn all his focus into defending himself as he desperately blocked a flurry of strikes. None got through, but his forelegs were taking a very painful beating and he wasn’t being given any time to launch a counter attack.

Pale had grabbed his truncheon again, but he couldn’t attack directly for fear of hitting Cynder. Reaching out with his magic, he tried to get a grip on the pegasus, but he found his telekinetic grip kept sliding off his target.

Plumber saw an opening and swung his wrench at the brute’s legs. The strike looked flawless, right up until the point where it connected and bounced right off the pegasus’ iron boots. The wrench was jerked out of Plumber’s mouth and sent spinning off into a side room, while Plumber’s head followed through with the swing and was accidentally kicked by the Pegasus’ back hoof. He fell back onto his rump, eyes spinning in their sockets.

“Gotcha,” growled Pale. He had just managed to seize the giant’s tail; it seemed his armour was resistant to magic, but his tail was uncovered. Yanking as hard as he could, he was unable to lift the pony but did manage to unbalance him. Cynder was still fending off the hoof punches until Pale gave him his reprieve. Acting fast, he flung a fireball at his opponent. Unfortunately as the pegasus flailed around in Pale’s magical grip, the fireball splashed harmlessly against his armour.



Backlash grunted from the effort of struggling with Sunbeam on the kitchen floor. They were quite evenly matched in terms of strength, and Backlash was quickly losing any advantage she had had from the unicorn’s earlier misfire. Of course, she did have the advantage of two extra limbs to call on...

The moment she saw an opening, she jabbed her wings at her opponent’s eyes. The blows struck true, and Sunbeam squealed in pain as her eyelids snapped closed. Driven by the instinctive need to protect her vulnerable eyes, a laser seared through the air, incinerating a few of Backlash’s feathers. Thankfully it missed her primaries, so the damage was minor, if a bit painful.

Despite firing blind, the unicorn still managed to graze Backlash with her lasers a few more times. Backlash was getting worried. It would only be a matter of time before one of them hit her somewhere vital. As they grappled, they rolled around. For a moment, Sunbeam was on top.

This was what Thunder had been waiting for. She had re-entered the house and the moment she had a clear shot she launched herself into the unicorn. She knocked Sunbeam off Backlash and now they were the ones wrestling.

A stray laser came hit Thunder in the shoulder and the smell of burning flesh filled the air. Thunder screamed in agony and lashed out, only to lose her balance and tumble off Sunbeam. The unicorn scrambled to her hooves and prepared to finish off Thunder with one last burst of light.

At the last second Backlash slammed an iron shod hoof into the side of her head, a look of pure fury in her eyes. The kick slammed Sunbeam into a marble counter and she slid to the ground, lifeless.

[spoiler=Status]
Thunder: Severely burnt
Plumber: Dazed, lost his wrench
Hazy: ???
Backlash: Pissed
Pale Ale: Trying to lift Juggernaught
Cynder: Just shot a fireball

Sunbeam: Dead, skull caved in.
Guiding Light: Unmoving against garden fence (Dead, but none of you know it yet.)
Juggernaught: Struggling against Pale’s magic
Fog Dancer: Unconscious
 [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 31, 2014, 11:44:29 pm
[spoiler]Strength test vs Juggernaut (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4386730/)[/spoiler]

Regreting his mouth, Cynder was feeling the strain the prolongued grapple with the oversized Pegasis. He glanced a view of Pale and Plumber trying to help him, and felt both gratitude for Pale unbalancing the brute, and concern for Plumber who just go into the wrong place at the wrong time. Feeling that it was time to end this, Cynder looked within himself to make a final push....

And he found just what he needed.

With a roar that was as unpleasent as the pegasis before him, Cynder raised himself up to his full height on his hind legs, an pushed his weight down on Juggernaut. The Stallion was obviously not used to being overpowered, and lost his nerve. He tried to back away, but his footing slipped. Cynder took this as the final strand of weakness he needed to pull, was harshly twisted his grip around, lifting the pegasis clean off the ground, and near cartwheeling to the corner of the room.

With a thud the oversized equine collapsed to the floor....
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 02, 2014, 02:25:02 am
For an instant, Backlash looked horrified by what she'd done. But as she locked eyes with Thunder, the realization that her companion had almost just died sank into her mind. She couldn't keep her eyes from rapidly pinging between her friend and her victim, even as she knelt down to tend to Thunder.

"I-I have a p- uh, a poultice..." Trembling slightly from pain and shock, she started to fumble towards her supply pouch.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 02, 2014, 03:38:23 am
"I'm... F-f-..." Thunder stuttered, wincing in pain and blinking back tears. "FUCK this really hurts." Trying to sit up, her shoulder exploded in pain. Crying out, her eyes watered as she slumped back to the ground. "T-there's one out back.By the fence. Tie him up before he wakes up and gets away..." Smiling a bit behind the agony, she sniffled and said, "Uh, I don't want to make everyone else feel wimpy for seeing how tough I am, s-so I'm gonna pretend to c-cry for a minute. Ok-kay?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 02, 2014, 06:21:14 am
Backlash smiled and numbly applied her last poultice to Thunder's wound, heedless of the occasional sounds of combat from elsewhere in the building.

"I'll go... do that." She walked outside with purpose, retracing her original steps - and trying really hard not to think too much.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 02, 2014, 08:55:42 am
Hazy's dealing with the body (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4388698/)

Hazy emerged from a staircase leading to the basement and looked around. It looked like his allies had won while he'd searched for Rose, with Plumber, Pale and Cynder dealing with the unconscious pegasi. He heard Thunder talking in a pained voice in the kitchen and went in to see Backlash leave. Looking around he spotted Thunder, who had her eyes closed against the pain. He was about to ask how she was feeling when he spotted the body.

Hazy had seen corpses before once of twice in his work, but he had never killed. He felt a little uneasy about the thought that one of his comrades had done that, but quickly regained his senses. The others didn't need to see this. His horn lit up and he lifted the dead mare and used a spell to make it nearly invisible. Straining with the effort of maintaining the spell, he carried it outside and hid it behind a bush. He didn't have time to bury it yet, but he planned to later.

Glancing over, he saw Backlash examining another pony, slumped against a fence. He couldn't tell from here who the pony was or what state they were in, so he wandered over.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 03, 2014, 12:57:33 pm
Sweating partially from the exertion of using his telekinesis and partially from the stress of combat, Pale prodded the unconscious form of the armoured pegasus. "That was a fun trick," he remarked to Cynder, trying to keep his voice from shaking. "Where'd you learn it?"
He gave their downed opponent an appraising glance . "I'd rather not see him wake up. Lets tie him and see if we can get that armour off."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 03, 2014, 01:12:06 pm
"Not many ponies get to his size, and unfortunately they're very sought after as muscle for thugs." Respond Cynder. "I agree we should tie him up and remove the armour. Maybe we can get some more information out of him before we storm the cave system."

Lets do a head count, Cynder thought to himself. Pale Ale and Plumbers Crack are with me....

"Hey, where is everybody else?!" Cynder called through the house. "Yell back if you're ok, or just groan loudly if you're hurt"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 03, 2014, 04:33:16 pm
A choking whimper of pain came from the approximate kitchen area. "I-I'm ok-kay," Thunder mewled, "Uh, B-backlash is out  b-back. Don't kn-now about Hazy." In the back of her mind she wondered if everyone else was okay, but talking that little amount had exhausted her supply of togetherness. Sleep sounded nice...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 03, 2014, 06:15:06 pm
Backlash glanced at Hazy as he approached. She had sat down beside the body, staring at it distantly.

"Hey. Looks like this one's dead, too," she said plainly, as if stating a fact.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 03, 2014, 07:16:37 pm
Hazy gave the body a sombre look. "I don't think it'd do the others much good to see the dead. I've hidden the other one, I'll hide this one too. I can deal with them later. Who killed them? I was searching the basement for Anna during the fight."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 03, 2014, 10:37:34 pm
"We did. Ah - me an' Thunder. I got the one inside, I think she got this one. I don' think she meant to." She suddenly glared at Hazy.

"If she asks, this one was out cold an' I finished 'er off. Not a word otherwise."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 03, 2014, 11:06:28 pm
Hazy calmly met Backlash's glare. "Or I could hide the body and say she escaped," he replied coolly. "Your idea implies you killed an unconscious enemy for no good reason. You go talk to the others to keep the others from coming out here, I'll deal with this."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 03, 2014, 11:15:06 pm
Cynder Walked into the Kitchen, finding an injured and snoozing Thunder. He walked upstairs to find a pillow to rest her head on, then exited out the backdoor.

He easily spotted Backlash and Hazy.

"Backlash!" Cynder called. "why don't you come inside and rest?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 04, 2014, 03:27:34 am
Backlash gave Hazy a tight-lipped glance before trotting inside. She was in no mood to be arguing with anypony.

She made her way back beside Thunder and curled up there beside her. Judging by the silence pervading the house, it seemed the fighting had been taken care of. So, nothing else to do but take care of the wounded... and find Miss Anna, she mentally appended. She's not in the basement, so... whatever, the others'll find 'er. An' if they don't, well, they're gonna wanna reconvene someplace inside so we can plan ahead. So I got time...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 05, 2014, 01:03:08 am
Pale yanked the helmet off Juggernaut's head, wondering briefly how the pegasus had handled the many buckles and clasps on his armour without the use of thumbs or magic. "I'm going to go find some rope," he said to Plumber, "if he looks like waking up, crack him on the head." He left them and descended into the basement in search of rope.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 05, 2014, 01:57:35 am
plumber only half heard Pale as he sat dazedly on the floor near the overlarge Pegasus his teeth ached where the wrench had ripped out of his grip but he hardly noticed as he stared vacantly at the wall. Time seemed to slow down as his mind wrestled with the concept that he was still alive. Plumber had in the midst of the fight accepted that the titanic Pegasus would have maimed or killed him. His eyes tried to focus but the small square lenses perched on his muzzle where smeared with sweat that had dripped off the front of his mane. Plumber wondered to himself why he hadn't run away. rather puzzled by the fact that he would have died rather than prove himself a coward in front of ponies that almost all had reason to dislike him. The blood roared in his ears as he turned the idea over and over in his mind, alien and strange. He tried to peer around through his filthy spectacles as time seemed to return to it's normal speed while plumber continued to stare vacantly at the wall his mind running at high speed. To an observer he was just sitting there with dirty glasses and a dumb look on his face.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 05, 2014, 02:38:19 am
Pale had discovered a length of rope in the basement and he climbed back up the stairs, uncoiling it in his magic and feeling a measure of his confidence return as he did. "This should do nicely-!' he called, pulling up short as he saw Plumber sitting unmoving, staring at a wall.
"Oh Sweet Celestia..." he muttered as he hurried over and squatted besides the earth pony. "Plumber, mate, what's the matter? Are you hurt?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 06, 2014, 06:03:05 am
Plumber wipes at his lenses with a fetlock, it doesn't seem to do much good. "oh yeah.. I guess my teeth are a bit shore from holding my wrench...where is my wrench? Luna.. do I need a stiff drink.." Plumber stares about absently again still tumbling the curious question of why he hadn't just run. "say you don't have a cloth or anything.. my glasses are a mess and I can't really tell what's going on." his voice still seems distant but the more he speaks the more sense he seems to make.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 06, 2014, 10:29:28 am
Pale silently proffered a corner of his apron. "I could do with a drink too," he admitted, discarding the rope on the floor next to him. "That was a little too close for comfort."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 08, 2014, 04:26:20 am
Plumber accepts the corner of cloth and wipes at his glasses cleaning them up a bit but not very well. "thanks" he blinks as his vision slides into focus and he finally gets a good view of the aftermath. He puts the still somewhat disturbing issue he's been tumbling about in his mind to a mental back-burner and surveys the room trying to locate his wrench spying the discarded Pegasus's armor he brightens up a bit. "Hey I wonder if his helmet would fit me!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 08, 2014, 11:49:07 am
The unconscious earth pony's helmet turned out to be only slightly too big for Plumber; Plumber could still use it, but it would be uncomfortable to wear for any length of time. It was a fairly bland affair, plain steel with no insignia or other identifying marks. The only unusual aspect was a gem embedded in the back of the helmet. It appeared to be the same as the jewels Plumber had found in the mine, the ones Hazy had said deflected magic. There were similar gems in the pony's chainmail armour and steel boots, but they were too big to be of use to any of them.

After removing his armour and tying him up, they turned to their other prisoner. Fog Dancer didn't have any armour, but she was wearing royal guard issue wingblades. As they bound her, Hazy returned from the back garden.

"It looks like the pony Thunder threw into the fence recovered and ran for it," he told them cheerfully. "We must have scared her though, she abandoned her weapons." Hazy showed the group his find: a sword with a mouth-grip and a set tailblades.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 09, 2014, 12:25:43 am
Backlash watched the others, with no thought to any of the equipment. Anything heftier than what she had on would make it impossible to move, and anything lighter would be useless. Defy the thought of 'trading up' her prized blade for some thief's knife. Besides, she didn't think she needed any more implements of death. She smiled, trying to keep up the illusion of normalcy.

"So they're all either down or gone, huh? The one who got away'll probably try an' tip off their buddies in the mine," she leveled at Hazy in particular. "What about Miss Rose?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 09, 2014, 09:25:05 am
Hazy was also ignoring the weapons. His specialty lay in infiltration, and killing people tended to attract too much attention for his line of work.

"While you were fighting I sneaked down into the basement to look for her, in case they tried to use her as a hostage. I found a cage that was probably used to hold her, but she wasn't in it. She could have escaped or been killed, but I doubt it. I'm pretty sure they moved her. They might even have done it while we were attacking; there's a second door down there that leads into those caves again.

"Even if they did run off with her mid-battle there's no way we could catch them. If our enemies have been tipped off, then we can do nothing about it. I think searching the rest of this house would be a good idea; if they didn't take Miss Rose during the fight, there might be some clue as to her absense. We might also find some other useful things. I'm hoping for a map of the caves."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 12, 2014, 04:40:11 am
Plumber perched the helmet on his head thoughtfully. "well no-pony else can use this... I'll umm.. .search the kitchen..." He began going through the cupboards in the kitchen hoping to find a snack under the guise of looking for something useful.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 12, 2014, 09:48:31 am
"Is there a sheath for the blade?" Cynder asked, trying to get a better look at the pile of weapons and gear. "If no one else wants it, I'll take it. I don't think I should grapple my opponents and if they all have Magic resistant armour I'm not going to be much use."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 14, 2014, 12:32:20 am
Backlash settled down firmly beside Thunder.

"You guys don' mind doing the looking, do ya? I'm gonna keep an eye on Miss Disaster here while she's gettin' better."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 15, 2014, 03:30:47 pm
Most of the ponies began searching the rooms. Plumber’s hunt for food proved fairly successful, finding plenty of dried flowers and hay fries. He was about to leave when he spotted something. On a high shelf there was a bottle, full of what appeared to be whiskey. He reared up and steadied himself on the counter before grabbing it with his forehooves. He carefully lifted his prize, when the bottle slipped. Plumber could only watch in horror as the bottle tumbled down, shattering on the stone floor.

Pale’s search of the dining room at the front of the house had yielded nothing. Hazy had gone back down into the basement to search more thoroughly but had returned with just a few Bits. Cynder however had had some luck in the living room towards the back; he had found a letter. It wasn’t signed but it had been dated with yesterdays date.

Your current mission could be jeopardised by holding a prisoner. She is to be transferred immediately to the local guardhouse, where our allies will move her to a more secure location under the guise of a prisoner transfer. She is not to be harmed unless absolutely necessary.

The four of them then went searching upstairs. There were five rooms; four bedrooms and a bathroom. Taking a bedroom each, only Pale found anything useful this time. Another set of chainmail armour, this time of a more average size, and a simple crossbow. They all went back to where Backlash and Thunder were resting to discuss their findings

[spoiler=Status]
Thunder: Severely burnt, tired
Plumber: tired
Backlash: tired
Pale Ale: tired
Cynder: tired

Juggernaught: Unconscious and bound
Fog Dancer: Unconscious and bound
 [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 15, 2014, 10:31:35 pm
"A crossbow? I guess we really caught them unprepared if they didn't grab that." Cynder spoke up. "Unfortunately it seems someone among their ranks is one step ahead of us." Cynder levitated the letter to the top of the pile.

"They had suspiscions we'd target this place first, which explains why Rose wasn't here."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 16, 2014, 08:09:44 pm
Backlash looked stressed, and had taken to rubbing her unconscious companion's back to keep her mind at bay. As everypony trickled back into the kitchen, one by one, her expression softened more and more.

She nodded as Cynder filled her in and raised a free hoof, signaling she wanted to make an aside.

"I heard a crash, what happened?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 17, 2014, 11:32:17 pm
Plumber's heart plummeted with the bottle as it smashed on the floor he watched a chance to make the guilt and self loathing go away just for a bit slip through his hoofs and onto the dirty floor. The smell of the liquor reached his nostrils telling him it had been good too. Plumber stared for a minute his mind refusing to accept he had come so close to something going well for him to have it slip away because he was to clumsy to hang on to a damn bottle. he let out a quiet wail as it sunk in. feeling completely defeated he trotted to the nearest soft spot to lay down and just flopped down giving up on everything. 
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 17, 2014, 11:47:13 pm
"I thought I heard a crash as well, but I figured it was just something of no use breaking." Cynder replied to Backlash. Watching Plumber slump down in what appeared to be depression, cynder leaned forward an whispered to Backlash. "Whats the matter with him?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2014, 05:49:32 pm
She glanced at her unconscious friend and answered quietly, trying not to draw Plumber's attention.

"He's had a rough go-a things. Lot like Miss Anna, I s'pose."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 19, 2014, 10:21:43 pm
Roused by the loud crash, Thunder raised a bleary head and winced at the light. "Whawastha? She asked, her words sleep-slurred. "Ev'ryo' 'kay?"
Blinking a few more times, she started to rise, but her right shoulder gave way and she crumpled back to the ground and she mewled in pain. "I... I think I'll just lie here a little longer."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 20, 2014, 11:35:44 pm
Backlash tousled her friend's mane anxiously, but was glad to see she'd regained consciousness.

She spoke up in her usual attention-drawing lilt, "So, we gonna move into the caves? We got that door downstairs... should we take the other two with us, or turn 'em in, or...? What d'you guys think? Personally I don' really wanna kill 'em, but I don' feel safe leavin' 'em with the guard if the guards're the ones who started all this ta begin with..."

She sighed and played with her friend's ear a little to ease her mind.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 20, 2014, 11:52:21 pm
"We also have injured to consider" Cynder spoke up. "Thunder is probably not yet ready to get into the caves, and I worry that the enclosed spaces will not help with *ahem* unusual fighting strategy."

Turning to the others of the party.

"Pale Ale, Plumber, Hazy, how are you guys holding up?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 21, 2014, 01:05:20 am
"I'm fine," replied Hazy. "As for the prisoners, there is a cage in the basement. I imagine it was used to hold Anna, but it's just about big enough for these two. The key will probably be down there somewhere."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 21, 2014, 02:47:17 am
"Wha- Two?" Thunder asked, blinking in confusion for a moment before realization struck her, and she smirked broadly. She had seen Backlash take one out, and she had definitely knocked another out cold for a while, so with a huge beaming smile she smugly asked, "What, you guys let everypony else get away? Do me and Backlash have to do everything around here?"
She leaned slightly towards Backlash, the tousling and slight interact particularly comforting.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 21, 2014, 08:31:13 am
"Actually, it was yours that got away," Hazy smirked. "The one you threw into the fence recovered and ran."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 21, 2014, 01:29:57 pm
Plumber's ears flick at the sound of his name but he doesnt respond, curling up in a ball as he slips deeper into a horrible funk trying to block the world out.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 21, 2014, 03:49:09 pm
Cyndeer stood up, and walked over to Plumber.

"Hey Plumber, don't be so down." Cynder started, putting on a smile as he wasn't used to doing "Pep Talks". "I doubt I could've taken that guy out without you and Pale dividing his attention. I'm sorry you got hurt though."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 21, 2014, 05:39:20 pm
"What?" Thunder said, surprised. "H-how long did it take you to round 'em up? Besides, we still had Backlash's captive,so you guys had to let at least somepony get away."
She sighed. "Well, did we get any good loot from anypony? Or amywhere in the building?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 21, 2014, 08:17:46 pm
Backlash smirked and pushed Thunder's head playfully.

"C'mon, this ain't a game. You worry 'bout gettin' better first so we can move on; then maybe we can talk 'loot.'"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 21, 2014, 11:28:56 pm
Pale struggled to put on his newly discovered armour as he spoke. "whatever we do we should do it quickly. I don't fancy having to fight the big fellow again when he wakes up." With a flair of telekinesis he tightened the belt around his middle and shifted uncomfortably, the unaccustomed weight of the maille digging into his haunches. "If nobody has any objections I'm going to go and hunt around for the key."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 22, 2014, 02:33:41 am
"Tie him up," Thunder said, rolling her eyes at Pale. "And stick him with a sword if he- Ow!" She had tried to gesture, and it had some unintended consequences of the aching shoulder variety. Grimacing, she shrugged at Backlash. "I was mostly hoping for new armor. Preferably burn proof."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 25, 2014, 11:34:15 pm
"I'm not hurt.. just useless.. leave me alone." Plumber rolls over facing away from Cinder his voice sounds hollow and dejected.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 26, 2014, 10:39:13 pm
"He's already tied up" Pale replied curtly, "but we don't have enough rope for  his friend and they will have a harder time getting out of the cage."
He disappeared down the stairs to the cellar and appeared in triumph a moment later, an old iron key held in his magic. "I don't know how I missed this the first time, it was just lying there."

[spoiler]Dice roll go! (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4412545/)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 01, 2014, 09:09:31 am
"Thats surprising" Replied Cynder. "Hey plumber, care to help me take the little guy down first?" Cynder tried to put on a cinvincing smile.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 05, 2014, 12:57:05 am
"everytime I help somepony just gets hurt. Why bother?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 05, 2014, 04:53:59 am
"I agree with Plumber," Thunder commented, blithely. "He really is kind of useless. Can't Pale or somepony else help you?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 05, 2014, 08:00:25 am
Hazy glared at Thunder for a moment, while trying to figure out a way to lift Plumber's spirits (again). He need to be shown that he wasn't useless, and based on that fight they all need more training in combat. They likely wouldn't be leaving for a while anyway since Thunder needed recovery time. Hazy lead Backlash to one side.

"Backlash, you have the most combat training out of all of us," he said quietly. "We're gonna be here a while, so maybe you could take Plumber, Pale and Cynder somewhere to do some sparring once we've gotten the prisoners sorted? A little practice might raise their morale, and they could use the training. Just do it somewhere Thunder can't watch."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 05, 2014, 08:10:40 am
"Wait, what?" Thunder asked, turning her head sharply to look at Hazy after his last comment, wincing at the slight tugon her shoulder. "Why can't I watch? Do you *Want* me to die because I don't know anything about fighting? Even if I can't spar, I can still learn by example! I didn't even manage to keep one pony down for more than a minute, and that's the one that I caught by surprise. I don't even know how to land a solid hit or, apparently, dodge beams of searing heat... And you want to handicap me even MORE by not letting me watch any practice?" She stammered, exasperated.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 05, 2014, 08:28:02 am
"Firstly, you need to rest and I feel watching them would make you restless," Hazy replied bluntly. "Secondly, I don't want you heckling them."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 05, 2014, 12:12:08 pm
"Do we really have the time?" Pale asked. "If those ponies who got away have got any sense, they'll be high-tailing it down to the mine to warn their friends." He rocked back on his haunches and crossed his hooves. "I don't think we can afford to lose the element of surprise."
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Post by: Mabbz on March 05, 2014, 01:12:01 pm
"The letter, the intruders at the safe house and Anna's foalnapping seem to indicate that we already lost the element of surprise somehow. I see little gain in rushing in at this point."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 05, 2014, 04:58:11 pm
"I agree with Hazy." Cynder spoke up. "We should also reconsider our original plan assuming that they know we're coming..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 05, 2014, 05:57:03 pm
Backlash massaged her forehead with a hoof. These ponies were going to drive her completely insane. There's a good reason I like to work alone!

"Okay, okay, okay! Okay, they obviously know we're coming, so there's no sense in rushin' to our deaths right away. Let's get our prisoners tied up or locked away or somethin', then when we're all rested up we have a li'l sparring practice and anypony who wants ta sit in or practice can come. Jus' be mindful of everypony's conditions," she gestured to Thunder and Plumber, "And nopony should get hurt. 'S just practice so we don't get our rumps wrecked by these criminals. Sound good?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 06, 2014, 12:36:30 am
Plumber sat up after Thunder spoke. He'd felt useless for some time now, but hearing it from somepony else felt like a knife in his guts being twisted. At least when he had been home he could joke put on a dumb face and convince himself he was happy, here we was truly alone. He just got in the way of everypony else and got them hurt. Why should he keep going on. They would be better off without him. Maybe Equestria would be better without such a useless lump.

"Sorry I'm such a fuckup... maybe I should just go. You all can fight.. fly.. do magic.. all I'm good at is fixing pipes, useless talent, disappointment to everyone, never should have come with you in the first place" he trailed off sounding listless and empty his sentences becoming fragmented and less sensible.

"I've failed you all and Luna too.. 'm just useless complete fuckup.." He lay back down again and put his hooves over his face weeping silently into his feltlocks.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 12:48:07 am
Backlash glared at Thunder and moved away from her, stepping over to the prone earth pony and attempting to put a hoof around his shoulders.

"Nopony's useless. Y'all jus' need practice. Including you." She tried to rouse Plumber from his crying but was too emotionally exhausted to do much more at the time.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 06, 2014, 01:28:02 am
Plumber felt a gentle hoof on his back and looked up at backlash tears in his eyes then hugged her tightly still crying all the anguish and misery exploding out of him in a torrent as he found for the first time a seemingly friendly shoulder to cry on.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 01:35:08 am
"Totally," Thunder agreed. "Backlash is right, Plumber, you just need to work on training a little bit. With a little practice, you could definitely move up from attempted rape to just plain rape! I mean, you'd be thrown in prison for a decade or two then, where nopony cares how good you are at fixing pipes, but at least you'll be able to say you tried."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 06, 2014, 01:42:52 am
Plumber let out a loud wail of misery as her words cut into him like a band of sharpened wire wrapping around his heart. He let go of Backlash and dashed down the hall towards the front door wailing like a wounded animal.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 01:46:06 am
Backlash started, and turned fully to Thunder as Plumber ran away.

"The fuck's wrong with you? Can't you tell he's torn up by the whole deal? Don't you care?!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 02:28:34 am
"YOU THINK I'M FUCKING NOT?!" Thunder scramed in reply, blinking back angry tears as she glared at Backlash. "What, just because I don't cry for an hour every time I scuff my hoof, I'm suddenly fucking fine? I've gone through all the same shit as him, and I'VE actually accomplished something! Why the FUCK are we lugging deadweight around him and dropping everything to comfort him just because he can't handle any pressure?"
During her rant, she had pushed herself to her feet, she had begun giving Backlash a cold glare at eye level on shaky but upright legs.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 03:10:18 am
Backlash found herself unable to retort with the same vigor. Deflated, she looked away.

"We need him, and he needs us. You're stronger'n he is, but that don't mean you don't need help too. It's just... I just want everypony ta be happy so we can focus on the mission. You don't gotta suffer just 'cause he's happy, an' the same goes for him. But we do need him. All of y'all are important somehow. Includin' Patent, includin' Miss Rose."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 03:20:27 am
"Yeah?" Thunder shot, her fury still blazing. "We still need Rose? Or Patent? Because last I checked, THEY AREN'T HERE. If we really need them so badly, then we're fucked, because they won't be joining us anytime soon. Hell, one of them might be dead for all we know." Her voice slowly dropped into a steely cold tone.
"And I don't like it when he's miserable. I don't give a flying fuck about his emotional state. If he really is sent from Celestia to save Equestria from certain peril, that's just awesome. But since he's joined the group he's done nothing but slow us down, hinder us, and nearly get some of us killed."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 03:44:35 am
Her response came almost instantly.

"That's why we need-a train him. He's got the physique. If we taught him ta use his tools like real weapons, he wouldn't hafta be such a burden. If we show him that we care, it'll make 'im a lot stronger than 'e is now. I know ponies like him. They do so much better when they're happy. We will, too. Not jus' him but you an' me an' everypony else.

"The others... we jus' gotta hope that they're alive. If we ain't got hope, we don't got a whole lot else."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 04:11:10 am
"And how long do we have to train him?" Thunder said, almost laughing. "Do you really think that he can learn how to fight in a couple of days? Or a week? We don't have a lot of time. Every second we spend training is another second that Rose and Patent are in trouble. In danger of being killed. How long did it take you to learn how to fight? A year? Two? Hell, you're the strongest pony in the lot of us and you STILL let a couple of them get away. What good will a couple days' practice do? If we're really going against royal guards, they will have YEARS of training over all of us."
She started to turn on the spot, her leg giving way for a moment before she caught herself, walking on her three good legs. "I saved his life," she said, quietly. "I'd do it again in a hearbeat, no matter what a sad, pathetic excuse for a pony he is. Nopony deserves to die, regardless of how miserable or awful they are. But if he keeps getting in our way, he's going to get himself, and some of us, killed. I'm going to bed."
Without waiting for a retort, she trotted to the stairs in her best attempt at a dramatic exit. Unfortunately for her, her injured leg gave way once again after a couple steps and she crumpled to the ground, falling flat on her face and landing with a loud 'Thud' and a yelp of embarrassed pain.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 05:25:33 am
Backlash stepped over beside Thunder and knelt to match her eye level. She bit her lip for a moment, then broke into song, singing with a clear pitch on top of her unusual lilt.

(Alright guys, this one's a bit of a doozy. Song link here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkhpWkVlxbU). The lyrics to the original are at the bottom of the description and should help you all get a good idea of the structure. Good luck!)

"Love shines bright and deep inside me
I want you to share in the light
Let hate go and you'll know you're free
We all have a place in the fight!

You're a fighter
And you're strong so share that power please.
Make it right and
We will win with grace and perfect ease.

Don't lose hope now
Everyone depends on us to lead.
If you love too,
Take a chance and none of us will have to bleed!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 05:54:33 am
Thunder nearly rolled her eyes, but the natural magic of the song slowly seeped into the room, beat taking place as the words formed in her head, rhyming not because of effort, but because the unconcious magic gently guided her thoughts and words to fit the tune. She sang in reply, her harsh tones mellowed by the melody but her voice still ringing bitter behind the notes.

"I know you've got hopeless beliefs,
That all of us will get through this okay,
But honestly we're already half beat,
And we've only been at it three days.

I'm not so strong,
I just know how to hide what I am feeling,
Can't you see that,
Plumber's not the only one who needs healing,

There's no hope now,
Our group just has six ignomious members,
Just believe me,
Our failure will be all that anyone remembers."

Finishing her verse, she waited for a bridge or perhaps a third round, having memorized the musical pattern long ago, as a filly, and knowing it was pointless to try and leave before the song ended.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 06, 2014, 09:52:39 am
Cynder looked on, not sure of what he was seeing. Working alone had meant no songs, and so the moment did not capture him.

Instead, he decided to follow Plumber to ensure the group did not permenantly lose a member again.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 10:06:11 pm
(The song itself is pretty short so I'm gonna use the bridge as a rebuttal, debate-style. Hooray for progressive conversation!)

Backlash cringed at the negative words tainting the happy beat. She moved to put her hooves on Thunder's shoulders, trying to sit her up properly.

"Please have faith in me. You will
See not all is lost. As one
We can save the day. Come with
Me; I'll carry you to the end."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 10:19:54 pm
Thunder winced, jerking her injured shoulder back and shaking her head as she got to her hooves herself.
"Because that's what we need, one more
Pony to carry, Even more
to slow us down, Can't you
see, you don't have the strength to lend."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 08, 2014, 12:07:51 am
Plumber Slammed headfirst into the door unable to see through the tears in his eyes. He blinked and opened the door running out into the street still sobbing. He felt like there was nothing else for him. Wiping at his eyes with a crusty fetlock he resolved to find somewhere to spend the rest of his bits and get completely mind obliteratingly drunk and then maybe he'd have the courage to do what he knew had to be done.He glanced at his tool belt.
 "damn none of these would do the job quick enough" he muttered to himself.
"guess I gotta find a tall cliff that should do the job."
after his brief conversation with himself he continued down  the street tears running down his muzzle looking for a bar or shop.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 08, 2014, 12:24:54 am
Cynder trailed a ways behind Plumber, and hoped he would stop runnig when he saw Plumber stop in the street. Cynder tried his best to keep Plumber in his view.

"Plumber! Stop!" Cynder called out to the distraught earth pony. "Please!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 09, 2014, 10:30:50 pm
Plumber knew he was being followed, but he really didn't want to talk to the others right now. Darting down side streets and through alleys he eventually lost Cynder. Once he was sure he had escaped, he set off for the nearest bar. He needed a bit of liquid courage to do what needed to be done next. Doing the deed itself wouldn't be too hard; Canterlot was built on the side of a mountain after all.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 09, 2014, 10:59:17 pm
"Plumber!" Cynder called in the street, hoping that the earth pony would come back.

He carried on for a little bit, sticking to the street he had re-entered town from.

Having no luck re-finding Plumber, Cynder had no choice but to let the stallion go. He bowed his head down, and started on his return to the house.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 10, 2014, 12:36:00 pm
A knot twisted in Pale's stomach. He felt unpleasantly exposed to the fears of the two ponies whom he had dismissed as the most confident of their band, and least in need of reassurance. Unbidden the music flowed though him.

"For better or worse, we're all here
there's more than just we six at stake
the path laid before us is clear
in our hooves lies Equestria's fate

Pull together
in the face of adversity
we're strongest
together, we can see this through

won't deny it
I'm frightened, I don't want to see us fall
but just imagine
I believe we can still be heroes after all"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 12, 2014, 04:48:27 am
Thunder looked at Pale bitterly, eyes watering with tears. Without another word, she turned to go up the stairs, wanting nothing more than to find an empty bedroom and lock the door behind her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 12, 2014, 01:45:03 pm
"Thunder please wait
You can help us, just us help you
Maybe you're right
what if it turns out we're not heroes after all?"

Pale finished his line in a whisper and hung his head shamefully, avoiding Backlash's eye.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 12, 2014, 05:49:58 pm
Backlash shook her head sadly, immersed in the events of the past few minutes. The music slowly loosened its grip on her heart, allowing her to think and speak freely once more.

(( Cutting it here; if you guys want me to not do that just say the word and I'll edit. ))

Keeping her eyes fixed on the doorway whence she came, she muttered, "I'm-a go talk ta Hazy." She made to leave the foyer as well, walking with a certain sullen purpose.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 12, 2014, 06:16:26 pm
Walking back, Cynder found his way to the house, and made his way in.

"Everyone" Cynder called out. "I'm afraid I lost Plumber. I have no idea where he would go to. I'm hoping he'll clear his head his own way and return."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 12, 2014, 08:15:55 pm
Making sure her door was locked, Thunder turned and walked, not to the bed, but to the window. Opening it, she gritted her teeth and flew out, making it about a block and a half before having to land. She hobbled down the street, away from the group.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 12, 2014, 11:22:27 pm
"You lost him?" Pale demanded. "Oh sweet Celestia, what are we supposed to do now? Plumber gone, Rose and Patent captured, and Thunder's in no state to keep going."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 12, 2014, 11:26:33 pm
"I think I saw him stop and lock himself over. I have no idea what that was about." Cynder replied. "before I could get close enough, he ran down the allies and streets, and I must have missed him hiding somewhere."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 13, 2014, 07:34:36 am
Backlash found Hazy sat in the living room. He looked up when Backlash entered and noted the unhappy look on her face. "I take it the song didn't magically fix everything?" he asked glumly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 13, 2014, 09:34:44 pm
Her lip trembled as she shook her head slowly.

"No. N-nopony's happy." She barked out a manic laugh-sob. "If anypony should be feelin' bad right about now, it's fuckin' me! They jus' ain't prepared for this at all! They're jus' civvies. An' we ain't."

She started to cry softly. "I jus' don't know what ta do..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 14, 2014, 11:45:01 am
"He could be anywhere by now, I don't fancy our chances of finding him." Pale rubbed his forehead. "I don't know how long you've been doing whatever it is you do Cynder, but this isn't a normal day for any of us, excepting maybe Ms Backlash. I'm a barkeeper for Luna's sake, not some cloak-and-dagger adventurer."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 14, 2014, 12:41:02 pm
Hazy hugged Backlash awkwardly. Comforting mares wasn't something he had any experience with. "I wish I knew. This was never going to be a simple mission, but I wasn't prepared for this. What was the Princess thinking, sending civilians of a mission of national security? I get that some of the guard couldn't be trusted, but there must have been some that could besides us! I'm tempted to just report the mission a failure and be done with it."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 14, 2014, 02:42:56 pm
"I've been doing this a fair amount of time" Cynder spoke to Pale. "First time working with such a large group, and civilians at that."

Focussing his mind, Cynder began to levitate the smaller of the two ponies. Lifting it off the floor, he carried it down and into the cell.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 14, 2014, 05:10:51 pm
Thunder stalked into a nearby bar, hoping to forget the events of the last few days. Maybe she'd wake up at home and this would all be a nightmare. She barely noticed as she downed her first mug of ale, then a second. Her lack of money shook her out of her stupor though, as she couldn't afford a third. Damn. Time to do some begging then...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 14, 2014, 07:08:11 pm
Backlash sniffled and dabbed at her face with a fetlock, still clutching to Hazy.

"No! W-we can't give up, we gotta be heroes! We gotta..." she whimpered, running out of things to say. Instead, she bawled loudly into Hazy's shoulder, putting her weight on him and acting very much like a filly who'd scraped her knee and come running to daddy.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 14, 2014, 07:56:51 pm
Hazy was silent for a while, patting the sobbing Backlash in what he hoped was a reassuring way. "We wont give up," he said eventually. "But we can't risk the others jeopardising the mission. They agreed to take part in this; they could have opted out. I say we give them a choice. If they don't think they can handle the stress, they can leave and we'll get this done without them. If they stay, they can stop complaining. Harsh but necessary."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 14, 2014, 08:59:23 pm
She quickly tried to compose herself, letting her tears slow to a trickle. Her breath came choking and heavy despite herself, as she slowly brought herself back to the Royal Guard both she and Hazy knew her to be.

"Yeah. You're r-right. We gotta round 'em up... make sure they don' get caught like Miss Rose or - or Patent. We gotta be honest with 'em. Treat 'em like equals. Right?" She smiled, eyes glistening with fearful hope.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 14, 2014, 11:05:01 pm
With the larger of their two captives spinning gently over his head in a dim aura of magic, Pale followed Cynder down into the basement. "C'mon big feller," he grunted. "Can't have you waking up, can we?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 15, 2014, 05:15:52 pm
Thunder glanced back and forth, spotting a unicorn two seats down, who seemed to be alone. Silver mane, white coat,interesting curves. Scooting down a seat, she cleared her throat, not particularly sure on bar ettiquite.

The mare looked at Thunder, glancing her up and down before smiling. "Haven't seen you here before," she said. "You're not from around here, are you?"

Bolt blushed, the red barely standing out on her cheeks. "That obvious?"

"Don't worry about it," the mare assured. "You're not the only pony here from a small town. You'll get in the swing of things pretty fast." There was a pause, before she added, "I'm Mirthful Night. How about I buy you a drink, and you tell me how you got that nasty burn?"

Thunder nodded, smiling a bit. The pleasant buzz of the alcohol and the friendly stranger were helpimg her moid considerably. A beer was set down in front of her, and between sips Thunder said, "I, uh, fell on a stove while I was making breakfast."

"Uh-huh." Bliss said, giving a knowing smile. "And that's why you're at a new bar, in a new town, with no money, begging drinks off of strangers. Did you get in a fight?"

Thunder nodded sheepishly. "You should have seen the other guy."

"Well, what can I say. I'm a sucker for the young, dangerous type. You need another?" Thunder hadn't even noticed herdrink was gone until Mirthful pointed it out. She nodded. "So you ran away from home? How old are you, seventeen? Sixteen?"

Thunder blinked, lying quickly while in the middle of a drink. "Eighteen," she 'corrected.' "Birthday was a couple months ago." Mirthful smiled, and Thunder smiled back. It was almost magical how charming this mare was. Then again, if Thunder had checked she would have seen a cutie mark of a beer bottle entangled in bedsheets.

Three drinks and twenty minutes later, Thunder was in an excellent mood, which is when Mirthful asked the question. "Well, do you want to come back to my apartment for the night? I assume you don't have anywhere to stay tonight, and it's not safe to be out at night. There are some dangerous ponues around."

Thunder thought about it, before nodding. "You're right," she said. "I really don't have any friends in town to turn to."

They got back to the apartment at about eleven, and got into bed fifteen minutes later. Despite this, no sleeping took place until well past midnight.

So that's why everyone's so obsessed with sex, Thunder realized, idly. No wonder.
And then she drifted off to sleep.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 15, 2014, 07:14:07 pm
Plumber stayed hidden in a dark spot in the alley muffling his with a hoof till he was sure that his pursuer had given up. Trotting out of the alley still sniffling and wiping at his tear-streaked muzzle occasionally, he set off to find a bar to steel himself for the task ahead. As he walked thoughts of how truly alone he was roared through his head everypony left him or pushed him away, with a sob he realized he'd always been alone, he had just been tricking himself into thinking he'd been happy . He paused glancing in a water barrel on the side of the street, the pony staring back was hardly recognizable, eyes red and puffy with deep worry lines ringing them, his glasses where filthy and his mane was beginning to form a tangled mess. Plumber sniffled and averted his eyes from his reflection, starting back down the street.
   After several minutes of aimless wandering, his misery welling up in his throat in gasping sobs, he spotted the sign for a small bar called "The Snoring Stallion" Plumber wiped at his eyes and stepped inside, the smell of oil lamps and spilled alcohol assaulting his senses as he looked around the small dimly lit room, this was the kind of bar he needed quiet, nopony would ask to many questions and he'd be able to buy a bottle with his remaining bits. As he slid onto one of the low cushioned stools the bartender glanced up giving him an appraising glance.
"rough day friend?"
Plumber nodded still sniffling slightly then emptied his bit pouch on the bar
"can I *sniff* get a bottle of Angry B-b-buck j-just keep the change."
   The bartender gave him an empathetic glance, sweeping the bits off the bar and producing a bottle, a lime, a shot-glass, and some salt.  The first shot hit Plumber like fire reminding him he hadn't eaten in some time as it burned down his throat and warmed his extremities. He grunted and continued his way through the bottle taking shot after shot of the golden liquid, his misery slowly melting in a haze of confusion. Now was the time, he knew he could get up the courage to do it now. taking the quarter empty bottle and slipping out of the bar while the bartender attended to other patrons Plumber made his way through darkened alleys, his sense of direction failing him wildly. Weaving and swaying he occasionally had to stop and lean against a wall to regain his balance taking pulls from the bottle as he did.
   A good half hour or so later Plumber was thoroughly lost and the bottle was thoroughly empty. He sat down in an alley in a pile of discarded cloth scraps letting the bottle fall from his grasp and shatter on the ground. His mind swam confusedly thoughts of oblivion returning to his mind his eye fell on a large bit of glass from the shattered bottle. he scooped it up gingerly the edge glinting in the moonlight. His mind set he held the edge of glass in his mouth and dragged it across his left front leg slicing a thin cut across the base of his ankle gasping as blood dripped down his leg. The bleed was slow and the cut inexpertly done. Plumber stared as the red liquid oozed out of the long cut staining his blue fur crimson. The pain began to cut through the alcohol and and Plumber began to regret his decision, moaning in pain. It hurt terribly and didn't seem to be doing much but making a huge mess. Pain Overtook his senses his mind screaming at him to stop the bleeding, save himself. Survival instinct began to awaken in Plumber and he began shaking as he saw more blood leak from his body.
"fuck fuck fuck.. this was a terrible plan Plumber you're such a fuckup you can't even get this right" 
   Plumber stood up in a flurry of motion. He hadn't lost enough blood to be dangerous yet he could still save himself and do...something Shredding bits of the now bloody rags on the ground he began trying to fashion a bandage around the cut eventually staunching the flow with several layers of bloody rag. Plumber was still feeling confused and unsure of himself, his leg and chest stained in blood and his mind reeling. what would he do now. He couldn't go back to the group and he couldn't kill himself, attempting to do it had made him realize how stupid of a plan it had really been. He stumbled out of the alley washing himself in a rain barrel trying to clear his head. The cut hadn't been very deep and he'd just made a mess. Plumber decided he needed to get out of the city streets. Deciding he needed to sleep off the booze that still made his head spin and his thoughts tangle. He set off into the cold night eventually finding a public park and laying down on a bench he drifted off into a fitful sleep shivering in the autumn air and dreaming strange dreams.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 15, 2014, 08:34:43 pm
"Yeah, equals," Hazy said in a sincere voice. "I'm sure that they'll be fine once we're actually on the job again. After all, they didn't fall apart during the fight itself. Now we should probably all get some rest."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 15, 2014, 09:37:57 pm
Her smile was cut short by Hazy's suggestion of sleep. Even as she opened her mouth to protest, she realized the truth of what he'd said. She was in no state to round up anypony. She gave him one last squeeze before turning away in embarrassment.

"Thanks. An' don'tchu tell anypony 'bout this. You can keep two secrets, right?"

She went upstairs and found an empty room to crash in, not bothering to check in with anypony else or even remove her armor. Being emotional takes a lot out of a pony.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 15, 2014, 11:09:01 pm
As Pale Ale levitated the bulky pony into the cage, Cynder climbed the stairs to pick up the Key. He brought it back down, and locked the two unconcious ponies inside.

"Well thats hopefully one problem solved." Cynder said faltly to Pale Ale. "Should we see if Thunder needs any healing magic? She had a scorched shoulder if memory serves. I assume she has claimed one of the rooms upstairs for the night?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 16, 2014, 12:23:30 pm
"She went upstairs earlier." Pale frowned. "I imagine she's claimed a room. I meant to check on her soon in any case, she was in a pretty bad way. " He tugged idly at the collar of his mail shirt as he ascended the stairs out of the basement. "I don't know how eager she'll be for company though."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 16, 2014, 05:32:33 pm
"You know her more then I do. I'll see where Hazy and Backlash are at." Cynder said as he climbed the basement ctairs behind Pale Ale.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 16, 2014, 07:33:45 pm
She lay sprawled on her side across the bed in one of the upstairs rooms, still armored from head to hoof. She seemed to be using one of her own downy wings as a makeshift blanket, entirely forgoing the covers. Her mane, draped over her face, ruffled slightly with each serene breath; she was totally out of it.

(( Posting this as a blanket portrayal of how she appears if anyone should come into her room. Not much is gonna change unless you decide to wake her up or make a lot of noise. ))
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 16, 2014, 10:59:19 pm
Hazy remembered seeing the plans for this building during some of his earlier reconnassance missions. There were only four bedrooms, not enough for all of them. With that in mind, he elected to lay on the sofa in the living room. As he turned out the lights he heard Cynder and Pale coming upstairs from the basement.

"Goodnight," he called.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 17, 2014, 12:38:51 pm
"G'night Hazy." Pale replied as he ascended the stairs to the bedrooms. One by one he peered through the doorways, moving more quietly when he spotted a sleeping Backlash. Best to just check on Thunder, he thought to himself, She'll open up to us when she's good and ready, but that can wait until tomorrow. He stifled a yawn.
Pale found himself at the last bedroom and Thunder nowhere to be found. Clicking his tongue in frustration the bartender pony trotted to each room again in turn, still finding them empty. Finally he entered Backlashs room and urgently shook the pegasus awake. "Is Thunder with you?" He hissed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 17, 2014, 04:16:43 pm
"What? No! Uh, I mean, no... thought she was with you 'n' Plumber?"

She yawned and spent the next few minutes trying to get her mane out of her face.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 18, 2014, 08:10:39 am
"Plumber's long gone, and the last anyone saw of Thunder was when she ran upstairs!" Pale paced around the bedroom in agitation. "I've searched every upstairs room and she's not in any of them. She can't have come back downstairs either, between Hazy, Cynder and I we would have noticed her."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 18, 2014, 03:29:00 pm
She blinked.

Shaking her head, she confessed, "I shouldn't be surprised, really. They're just civvies - no offense - an' suddenly they're in a life-or-death situation... multiple, if I remember right. Any idea where they mighta gone?" Remembering her and Hazy's conversation, she quickly added, "Uhh, I mean if they wanna take a li'l break, tha's fine, I guess. We shouldn't bend over backwards tryin' ta find 'em if they need some time off. But we will get 'em back 'fore all this is over."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 19, 2014, 12:00:16 pm
Bemused, Pale stopped his pacing and sat in front of Backlash. "You seem awfully calm about this. We're just civvies to be sure, but Thunder's not much more than a filly and Plumber is... Less than emotionally stable." He paused and stared into space for a moment, before offering a tired smile. "Ah, what do I know? You're the soldier Backlash, I just pour the drinks. If you think the time alone will do them good then I'll trust your judgement."
He stifled a yawn. "Don't think I'd have the energy to chase anypony across Canterlot tonight in any case."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 19, 2014, 05:32:25 pm
She nodded.

"Might sound horrible, but part-a bein' a Guard's knowin' when ya fight and when ya give up. Even if ya don't necessarily wanna admit defeat... I mean, yeah, we could try ta chase 'em across the city, but unless you know somethin' I don't, we got no leads." She shrugged matter-of-factly. "Better ta jus' get some rest an' wait for tomorrow, I guess."

She curled back up on the bed. "G'night, Pale Ale. Try ta get some sleep yourself."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 19, 2014, 10:38:08 pm
"Night Backlash." Pale walked out the door and into the bedroom adjacent. He struggled for a moment to remove his mail shirt, discarding it on the floor with a sigh before crawling in to bed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 19, 2014, 11:30:53 pm
Sometime during the night, when she was pretty sure the rest of the house was quiet, Backlash snuck from her room. Using her years of training and expertise, she combed the house for a certain pony.

Her heart soared when she found him asleep on the sofa downstairs. She quickly disrobed, leaving her gear in a neat pile, and attempted to spoon with Hazy on the sofa, cuddling him gently.

He's probably liked me all this time and I was too busy playing with Thunder to notice! What a fool I've been! Now I see, though. It was so obvious! Thank Luna she left, she was just wasting my time anyway...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 19, 2014, 11:38:37 pm
Cynder sat outside the front Door, eyes closed but ears listening to every noise outside. A small firebal bobbed slightly above his head. Softly under his breath his mouthed and hummed a quiet tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn6Tol70BjU). It may have been words to send young foals to sleep, but in times like this it gave him a small focus to meditate when acting as a guard.

Opening his eyes, he looked at all he could see from the front door.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 20, 2014, 12:42:48 am
Thunder woke up early in the morning, to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Her head pounded with a debilitating hangover like a thousand nails driven into her skull, and her shoulder stung where the burn had just barely begun to heal, though.

Despite all that, the mare felt surprisingly good. Extracting herself from the entangled sheets, she found that the pain, while very sharp and present, was almost in the background of her mind. She was aware of it, but not debilitated or discomforted by it. The birds singing outside was beautiful, the coffee smelled excellent, and she buzzed with a pleasant energy all about her. Standing, she trotted towards the smell of coffee, momentarily hearing a mare's voice humming a cheery tune.

"Good morning," Mirthful said, seeing Thunder and levitating over a mug of coffee. Her horn glowed slightly as she sipped from her own mug. "Did you sleep well?"

Thunder nodded, accepting the coffee with a free wing. "Really well. I'm surprised how good I feel, actually."

Mirthful Night gave a knowing smile. "Afterglow charm," she said. "Makes the pleasantries nicer and the unpleasantries smaller." There was a brief pause, and she set down her coffee. "I hate to kick you out this early, but I've got to get to work pretty soon. There's milk in the fridge if you want cereal, just lock the door on your way out."

There was another brief moment of silence. "So, should I call you tomorrow or something?" Thunder asked.

This got a shake of the head. "Last night was fun, but let's not make it out to be any more than it was, okay?" Walking to the door, she said, "I'll see you around, Lightning Blast."

Thunder blinked, not even thinking to correct Mirthful until she was gone.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 20, 2014, 02:31:32 pm
Celestia's sun rose over the horizon, and was largely ignored by ponies that preferred to have a lie in. The light crept in through the window and fell upon two figures locked in a loving embrace. Eventually Hazy gave in to the call of the day; his eyes gently flickered open and met those of the mare of his dreams.

"Hey there, sweetie," said Backlash lovingly.

Backlash smiled at the way Hazy's stare penetrated deep into her soul, the handsome grey stallion apparantly unable to tear his gaze away, his expression utterly blank as his ability to speak was overwhelmed by his feelings for her.

Hazy had been in many awkward situations in his work before, and knew how to ad lib his way out of surprises. Being able to adapt to the unexpected and maintain his cover was one reason why he made such a good spy. And so, after his brain started working again he calmly considered the situation, came up with multiple ideas as to why he had apparantly slept with a colleague, and tried to determine the best possible reaction. Unfortunately, his body reacted much quicker.

With a yelp of shock, Hazy tried to jerk away from Backlash. This meant he bounced off the back of the sofa and succeeded in knowcking both of them on to the floor, with Hazy on top and his lips firmly pressed against Backlash's, who happily accepted the invitation and moaned sensuously into his mouth.

Hazy's brain gave up at this point, its last thought being 'screw it, she's hot' before his libido took over. At this point, spontaneously falling in love was probably easier than coming up with a logical explanation. Stroking her mane, he returned the kiss.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 20, 2014, 05:06:53 pm
She wrapped her forelegs about Hazy's shoulders, taking his hints and squirming with delight under the force of his overwhelming masculinity. So this is what it's like to be taken by a stallion... ooooh! She indulged herself in the kiss, taking every little pleasure she'd ever wanted, but could never have.

When she was ready to move on, she reluctantly pulled away for a moment, leaving a thin strand of saliva to break between the two lovers. Grinning, she murmured, "I've never done this with a stallion before..."

Something about the excited, yet lonely and fearful look in her eyes said she wasn't talking about the kiss.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 20, 2014, 05:31:58 pm
Plumber found himself in a dark room illuminated by a pair of torches filling the space with a ruddy crimson light. A greyish Pegasus sat on a low cushioned seat facing the wall. Plumber glanced about the room nervously. As if feeling his gaze she turned around and stared at him, the lines of her face distorted and pulled into a grimace of pure hate.
"couldn't even do that right huh. Celestia wept you are the most useless pony I've ever met"
her face cracked into a crooked too-wide smile as she produced a knife from next to her seat and tossed it deftly from one hoof to the next.
"you're just a worthless piece of meat y'know that?"
her grin widened now bisecting the face in an unnatural manner
"I'll even show you how"
she raised the knife and dragged it down her front leg,  blood spilling out in long thin tendrils that creeped across the floor towards Plumber. Plumber was horrified he could hardly catch his breath and his heart hammered in his chest as he backed away from the strands of blood that seeped across the floor clutching at his hooves. In a panic he turned and ran, his thoughts panicky and nonsensical as the room seemed to stretch in an effort to keep him in.
door, door, gotta be a door fuck fuck fuck
as if in answer to his thoughts a dark green door appeared at the edge of the room. The tendrils of blood wrapped around his hooves as he stumbled towards the door trying to pull him back. Plumber wrenched himself free and threw himself through the door slamming it shut behind him.
   As his breathing slowed back down Plumber looked around the room, it looked familiar... Yes that table that towered over his head was familiar, this whole room was with it's high shelves and the smell of cooking. This was a safe place, the place where he grew up, the little cottage where he had lived, That table had been his fort and the cupboards his dungeons. He trotted through the room glancing at all the places he loved. As he turned into the kitchen he saw a familiar figure stirring  a bubbling soup in a big pot. She bent down to talk to him.
"how is my little guy today"
"I'm scared Momma"
Plumber heard himself speak in a tiny squeaky voice. She scooped him up of the floor and hugged him tightly.
"there there, There's nothing to be frightened of you'll grow up big and strong just like your dad and you'll do great things"
Plumber clung to her like a drowning sailor to a raft and relished the feeling of safety.
   It was cold  and early when He woke his leg throbbed in pain, Plumber tried to remember the dream he had been having. It had been strange, he felt the need to prove himself again, to accomplish something. He sighed realizing he missed the company of Pale, Hazy and Backlash. But how could he go back now he couldn't find the house again he was sure of that. He removed the ill-fitting helmet from his head and pondered what to do.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 20, 2014, 06:14:37 pm
Feeling the warm embrace of the morning sunlight, Cynder awoke himself from his half-sleep state. Sure he wouldn't have had the same amount of restful sleep in body, but he felt he was aptly rested in mind. Hopefully the magic would flow through him stronger today.

He heard a dull thumb from the living room, and assumed it was just Hazy falling off the sofa in his sleep. He stood up, and walked into the house, making a B-line for the basement. If the prisoners had regained conciousness, it might be time to get some answers.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 20, 2014, 09:36:37 pm
Having used the kiss to buy himself time to think, Hazy was a little more prepared to deal with the situation. He smiled sheepishly. "I'm afraid you wont get to do this with a stallion today either," he said, pulling away. "Cynder, Thunder and Pale are still in the house, remember. Besides, we're on a mission. We should probably try to, er, suppress our feelings, for now at least. Fate of Equestria and all that."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 20, 2014, 09:55:41 pm
She looked hurt and made a pouty face at Hazy, grasping at him futilely from the floor. When he showed no signs of giving in, she admitted, "Okay, okay... later." She shot him a glance filled with equal parts frenzied lust and longing as he retreated, and finally chose to lay on the floor looking grumpy for a few minutes rather than get back to her gear.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 20, 2014, 10:02:08 pm
Cynder made his way down into the basement. As he came to the bottom of the stairs, he could already see the captives were awake.

"Good Morning Gentlecolts, did you sleep well?" Cynder asked flatly, walking with perpose and keeping his distance from the cage. "I'll ask you not to try and breakout of that cage. After we locked you in I took measures to ensure you stayed in, at least until we are down with you. And Big Guy, you no longer have your armour so my magic will affect you like everypony else."

Cynder's horn glowed slightly, and a small cluster of fireballs began to orbit his head and neck.

"You shall know me as Cynder" He spoke with authority. "I am an agent to Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, and I believe you are part of a group who has stolen something increadibly powerful and precious to the kingdom. I would prefer it if you spoke truthfully, though I'm sure we can find ways to ensure you're telling the truth."

As he finished his introduction, he stood directly before the cage door, staring coldly at the two prisoners.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 22, 2014, 12:06:08 pm
A late riser by nature and by necessity, Pale Ale awoke when the sun was already shining bright in the sky. Sleepily he reached his hoof out for the familiar figure lying next to him. He touched only empty space, remembering with a sinking feeling that he was as far away from his wife, and his tavern, as he could be.
The bartender pony rose with some difficulty and slouched downstairs with a heavy heart.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 22, 2014, 12:52:40 pm
The prisoners simply glared at Cynder, so he decided to press on with the questions. “What are your names?” he asked sternly.

The green mare ignored him, but the big guy sneered. “You’ll never get us to talk.”

“You just did,” Cynder pointed out

“Did what?”

“Talked.”

“Yeah, but not about anything important.”

“Like what?”

“Like the plan.”

“You have a plan?”

“Yeah. Well, the boss does anyway.”

The mare was by now gawking at the stallion in horrified disbelief.

“Ah, and he doesn’t tell you the plan. He knows you’d just give it away.”

“Hey! He trusts me! Of course I know the plan!”

“Prove it.”

“He’s gonna -”

Finally overcoming the shock of her partner’s utter stupidity, the mare shut him up with a blow to the head. The idiot wilted under her gaze.

“Too go back to what this idiot said originally, we’re not going to tell you anything useful. I could tell you something pointless if you prefer, like what I had for breakfast,” the mare said helpfully to Cynder.

“How about something not related to the mission? Like where our friend is?”

“Oh, the one we took the other day? No idea,” she said dismissively. “Some of our friends came and picked her up. I doubt they’ll hurt her; just take her someplace out of the way until this whole thing is over.”

“What whole thing?”

The mare just rolled her eyes. He kept asking, but try as he might Cynder couldn’t anything of interest out of her. The idiot tried to speak once or twice, but the mare kept on shutting him up.



Meanwhile upstairs, Hazy started making some breakfast. Hay bacon for everyone!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 22, 2014, 06:30:44 pm
After an unfulfilling few minutes of sulking, Backlash put her armor on again and wandered aimlessly around the room. She didn't really feel like talking to Hazy right now, even if there was a super-good smell coming from the kitchen. Instead, she trotted downstairs to the basement. She could have sworn she'd heard something important about the basement, and for all the talk she'd been putting up about sticking to the mission, she hadn't really been pulling her weight...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 22, 2014, 06:53:58 pm
Cynder sighed. He didn't want to just cause harm to these ponies. Street and dark alleys he probably could have gotten something out of one of them, but he felt so high in power in this situation that to physically threaten them would have been bullyish. Instead, he realized that despite all the conflict, the Big Pegasis had multiple times near answered his questions. Maybe he could use that and the fact the smaller mare kept "bullying" him into silence?

Sitting down in front of the cage...
"You know big guy, you must not be 100% in agreement with what your group is trying to do." Cynder spoke. "You have repeatedly nearly answered my questions, and I have yet to start to be violent towards you. Your partner here however, seems increadibly rude, and doesn't respect you at all. Maybe I coud give you some assurance that I can be pleasent enough to help?"

Cynder paused for a second to let his words sink in, and to see whether or not the Pegasis would respond.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 26, 2014, 09:23:20 am
“Yeah!” he yelled, rounding on the mare. “You’re always trying to tell me what to do! Well I’m not going to listen to you any more.”

“You-” the mare started angrily.

“Shut up!” he turned back to Cynder. “King Sombra hired us.”

The mare lunged at the traitor, trying to make him stop, but he easily swatted her away without even looking. Too easily, in Cynder’s mind.

“He says he can use the elements to supercharge the crystal heart. He’s gonna take over the world, and we’d be given positions of power and wealth,” he continued. “But I think he’s probably just a nutjob. So I’m helping you.”

It was a terrible thing, watching someone so thick try to be cunning and deceitful. There might have been some truth in there, but Cynder was certain he was mostly lying.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 26, 2014, 09:34:27 am
"That is most troubling news" Cynder spoke aloud. He had his fears after his previous mission in the Crystal Empire. "Try not to bruise her too much." Cynder said looking over at the Mare.

He also heard someone walking down the stairs into the basement. Looking over his shoulder he saw Backlash.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 26, 2014, 03:44:21 pm
Backlash yawned at the captives as she trotted downstairs. She looked at Cynder in the absence of names.

"Hey, any luck with these two?" The green mare caught her eye. "Waitaminute, I know you! I've seen ya before, I remember! How ya guys doin' down 'ere, huh?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 26, 2014, 05:40:30 pm
Fog Dancer smiled at Backlash. "Not too bad," she replied. "I wouldn't mind borrowing that copy of playcolt I gave you. Those tracking gems are hard to replace you know. Or at least that's what Sunbeam told me. How is she anyway? You haven't put her in with us so I assume she either escaped or you killed her."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 26, 2014, 06:13:14 pm
She rolled her eyes.

"Ya wouldn't even know what ta do with it anyway. Some of us don't got any tough, manly stallions runnin' around - no offense," she added with a glance at Cynder, "An' we gotta make do. How do ya know them two, anyway? They seem more like the talkin' type than fightin'."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 27, 2014, 09:39:56 am
"What? Guiding Light is one of the most talented close combat fighters I know. Sunbeam preferred her lasers, but at a distance she's deadly." Fog's voice trembled with suppressed rage. "I'm guessing you killed them quickly? Otherwise you would have know all that."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 27, 2014, 10:21:00 am
"Ladies, I think thatis enough." Cynder cut in. "Backlash, The big guy here seems to be having a change of heart, maybe our group should discuss whether to have him join us, or let him go free? The Mare is clearly not interested in being helpful, so she can easily just stay here until we remember to collect her for a court senteance."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 27, 2014, 04:01:14 pm
She twitched and shot Cynder a withering look at the mention of her own name.

"What makes ya think he's havin' a change-a heart? And, Miss Dancer, all's I'm gonna say is they been real keen on tryin' ta talk their way outta this one. If ya know what I mean." She raised a brow impatiently, still looking cross.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 27, 2014, 05:59:24 pm
"For starters, despite Miss Dancer harassing him to be silent, he has given me some information about the group they're a part of." Cynder stated to Backlash. "While being a part of the group is grounds for severe punishment, his co-operation should be acknowledged."

Cynder turned to Juggernaut. "Is there anything else you would like to say? Or anything you said before that you wish to correct?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 29, 2014, 09:29:45 pm
The big stallion - who's name Cynder and Backlash still didn't know - glared at Backlash for a moment, before replying to Cynder. "What do you wanna know? I could probably help convince Sunbeam to help, by the way. We used to date."

"She went on one pity date because you begged for a month," sneered Fog.

The big guy blushed. "Shut up!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 29, 2014, 09:52:07 pm
"I should probably remember my manners, and ask your name." Cynder put on a smile as he said this. He gave the stallion a chance to reply before continueing.

"Our main concern would be what to expect in the tunnels below. What defences are there? How many are in the local group and in the tunnels? Would you be willing to join us, or prefer to leave peacefully and start your life afresh?" Cynder stopped at the last one. "Having said that, you may still need to do some time for being a part of the criminal group, though depending on your future actions up to the trial, we could see about having the senteance lessened."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 29, 2014, 11:14:52 pm
"Well, I haven't actually been down there myself," said the newly identified Brute Force. "That wasn't my job. But I know some stuff. There's twelve ponies down there, and they're kitted out with the best royal guard armour around. No idea where Sombra got it from. I'm not sure what enchantments they'll have, but there'll be quite a lot. They're supposed to wait until pick up can be arranged; don't ask me about that part of the plan though. They only wanted me as dumb muscle." Brute's expression soured at the thought.

"If you want me to help, I'll do what I can," he continued nervously. "I really don't want Sombra to hear about this, but if it gets me out of jail, I'll do it. I'm kinda surprised you'd trust me though."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 29, 2014, 11:37:32 pm
"I wouldn't leap to say I trust you, but I do see value in a fighter." Cynder responded. "I will of course need to speak with my colleagues first before we decide if you come along with us."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 30, 2014, 01:02:10 am
"How'd they find ya? That Sombra pony. An' where can we find 'em?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 30, 2014, 09:22:30 am
"I got recruited by Fog Dancer, and King Sombra is the ruler of the Crystal Empire; he can't be that hard to find," Brute started looking worried. "Um... do you think I'll need protective custody?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 30, 2014, 11:00:35 am
Yawning and blinking owlishly, Pale Ale trudged into the kitchen with vague thoughts of breakfast. Finding the means to make a hay and cheese sandwich and seeing nopony about, he resigned himself to sitting and waiting. On Backlash's advice he was not going to race around the city looking for the errant members of their band, and so resolved to enjoy his breakfast at his own pace.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 30, 2014, 06:54:06 pm
She nodded at Force with a smile, then looked over at Fog Dancer.

"An' you?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 30, 2014, 08:22:44 pm
"Oh, I wont need protective custody, but thanks for offering," Fog Dancer said, smiling.

"I was asking how they recruited you."

"I'm sure you were. I was deliberately misinterpreting you for my own amusement." The Pegasus ignored all further questions.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 30, 2014, 09:37:55 pm
She rubbed the back of her neck.

"I dunno, I mean, I guess it'd be alright for this guy ta help us out, long as we keep an eye on 'im. Don't know if I trust a thief right away, but look who's talkin', heh."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 09, 2014, 01:09:32 pm
At length, the remaining ponies decided to allow Brute to assist them in searching for Thunder and Plumber. They split into two groups; since Brute hadn't proven himself yet he would be in the larger group with Backlash and Pale since he wouldn't be able to outfly Backlash while Pale intoxicated him with magic.

If he was trying to fool them though, he didn't act on it now. The two groups wandered through the streets of Canterlot, searching the crowds for their wayward allies. They were empty hoofed when they met at a cafe around midday for a rest and a meal. Shortly after ordering Hazy spotted Thunder wandering aimlessly nearby. He galloped over to her and dragged the young mare back to the others.

"What happened?" Hazy asked once they were seated.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 09, 2014, 03:43:10 pm
Thunder didn't complain as she was led back to the group, seeing as she was pretty damned hungry and was lost without hazy guidance.
"What do you think happened?" She wasn't eager to go into detail about getting completely wasted and losing her virginity to somepony who didn't even remember her name. To make matters worse, the afterglow charm was wearing off, but her hangover wasn't. She was in a pretty grumpy mood, and was still bitter towards the rest of the group.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 12, 2014, 07:59:44 pm
Hazy raised an eyebrow at the unnecessarily blunt response, but dropped the subject. He turned to the group as a whole. "I don't think we're likely to find Plumber any time soon, and we are on a time limit. I think we should launch our attack on the enemies in the caves. What's the plan again?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 12, 2014, 09:52:08 pm
Backlash kept a sullen gaze on Thunder for a while. In response to Hazy's question, though, she broke from her trance and said,

"Uh... we got the gunpowder stuff, yeah? We're gonna try an' cripple a few-a the bigger ones and maybe save a little in case there's a locked door or somethin'. I don't think we can afford ta split up now that we're so few... but, hey, that part was optional anyway.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 12, 2014, 10:33:24 pm
"Wait, what happened to Plumber?" Thunder asked, blinking. "Don't tell me that the bucking coward ran off. I told you he wasn't going to make it in the group." She rolled her eyes, befire commenting on the plan. "I don't suppose we have any information from our captives? Or anything about tracking down the two ponies who escaped in the aftermath?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 12, 2014, 10:57:37 pm
Cynder looked at Brute Force, a look of surprise on his face. Looking back at Thunder..

"Thunder, I'd like to introduce you to Brute Force. You wouldn't happen to recognise him at all?" Cynder waited to see if Thunder clicked on who the muscled pony was.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 12, 2014, 11:04:34 pm
Brute waved nervously at Thunder. Something about the angry young mare was making him incredibly scared. She reminded him of Fog Dancer.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 12, 2014, 11:43:33 pm
Thunder blinked again, before realizing it. "Are you fucking kidding me!?" She asked, incredulous. "We're recruiting from the damned bad guys now? He's one of the ponies who tried to kill us!" She paused, before adding, "I guess he'll still be more useful than Plumber, but that's not saying much."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 12, 2014, 11:51:44 pm
Backlash let out a tired sigh.

"Okay, look, we ain't gonna get anything done like this. Brute's with us until he fucks up an' we kill him, end of story. Plumber's missing, but we don't got time ta find him right now, so we're movin' on without 'im for now. An' you -" She glared directly at Thunder, "You're gonna be nice ta everypony. Or, at least, not completely hostile. We're a team, an' we 're gonna start actin' like one."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 13, 2014, 12:00:34 am
Maybe extra prison time with Fog would've been better, Brute thought. These ponies are nuts!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 13, 2014, 12:04:47 am
"Something to consider is they probably wouldn't expect us to try and recruit from their own ranks." Cynder pointed out. "Yeah as soon as they find out we're back to one step back, but whilst we have advantage of surprise, we're two steps forward."

Cynder paused for a moment.
"Whether we find him before or after we hit the tunnels, I would like to ensure Plumber is at least sent home safely. He needs to be debreifed so he is no longer a target to enemy spies."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 13, 2014, 12:17:04 am
Thunder glared back at Backlash. "Do we need to have a repeat of last night, Backlash? Our team is currently fucked. Nopony knows what the hell we're doing, we know practically nothing about what we'll find when we actually attack, and half our team has no idea what we're doing. Oh, and now we're hiring criminals because we're short on members."
She rubbed her temples with her wings, the hangover getting to her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on April 13, 2014, 12:38:13 am
"In any case we're glad to see you back on one piece. " Pale gave Thunder a dry smile, before turning to Cynder. "What are we waiting for then? The sooner we hit the mines the better."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 18, 2014, 09:32:45 am
"I agree, but lets just recap the plan. We're taking some barrels of gunpowder into the tunnels, and setting them off at the entrance we found. IF I remember correctly, Plumber and Pale were going to help with carrying them, and I was to light the fuse. The others were to go on ahead of us, and disable the guards that were spotted." Cynder paused. "Unfortunately, we have lost Plumber, but I'm sure Brute Force here can help, or he can join the forward team and help with the guards?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on April 19, 2014, 01:07:46 am
Pale nodded his head. "There's no way I'll be able to carry all the barrels on my own. Either way we're going to need an extra set of hooves, if it has to be the pony who tried to kill us then so be it."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 19, 2014, 07:55:54 pm
Backlash smirks coolly.

"Not like there's a whole lotta finesse in blowin' stuff up, anyway. Maybe this was a good idea after all." She smiles uncertainly at Brute, trying not to betray her own anxiety.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 21, 2014, 12:26:22 pm
It took a couple of hours to get the barrels of gunpowder to the mine entrance, since they didn’t want any guards asking them awkward questions. Fortunately they managed to get there without incident and carefully carried their cargo through the tunnels. They didn’t run into any patrols, but a careful peek round the last corner showed that the four guards were still standing by the entrance.

The barrels were in place, and Cynder was ready to set them off. It was time.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 26, 2014, 10:05:53 pm
[spoiler=dice rolls]Pale’s barrel (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4482691/)
Hazy’s barrel (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4482694/)
Cynder’s remote detonation (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4482700/)
Cynder’s quick reaction (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4482703/)
Cynder’s second remote detonation (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4482704/)[/spoiler]

The group carefully moved the barrels into position; one wrong move and they could alert the thieves and lose the element of surprise (which was their chief weapon: surprise and fear. Fear and Surprise and an almost fanatical devotion to Celestia. Ok, I’ll stop now).

Now came the moment of truth. Thunder and Backlash prepared to kick the barrels out, while Pale and Hazy would guide them with magic. Once they were clear, Cynder you blast them with a fireball, hopefully before the guards could react. Hazy used a simple illusion to make some numbers appear in front of everyponies’ eyes.

3...

2...

1...

NOW!

Thunder and Backlash kicked the barrels before darting into cover. Hazy guided his barrel straight and true, but a shout of surprise from one of the guards distracted Pale; his barrel got caught on a rock for a few seconds.

Cynder knew that time was of the essence. His fireball flew towards the nearest barrel, only for Pale to finally dislodge it, making the spell splash harmlessly against the rock. Fortunately he reacted quickly and a second blaze struck true.

The resulting explosion was deafening. The mix wasn’t pure gunpowder, so the flash of light included and number of multicoloured sparks and fizzles for a second or two after detonation. The ponies had been ready for it and even they were a little stunned. Hopefully the guards would be too.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 01, 2014, 09:05:05 am
Thunder was the first round the corner. There was a large scorch mark on the floor where the barrels had been, and beyond them were the guards. Three of them were on the ground, although one appeared to be trying to get up. The fourth was a unicorn; he had managed to make a magical shield to protect himself from the blast, although the way he was rubbing his eyes suggested he had been temporarily blinded.

Thunder figured she’d try and find out how strong the shield was; hooves outstretched, she braced for impact before slamming into it, only to pass straight through it as if it wasn’t there. The unexpected lack of resistance caused her to hit the ground and roll past the guard, unharmed but embarrassed.

The guard had cleared his vision by this point and quickly fired off some telekinetic blasts at the rest of the group. Backlash faceplanted while diving out of the way of one, while Cynder was knocked backwards slightly and Brute took one to the face that left him weaving around in a daze. Cynder quickly responded with a burst of fire at the unicorn. The blast missed, but the guard flinched away from the heat of the fire passing just over his head.

The earth pony guard had finally managed to get up at the point. He saw Brute charging drunkenly towards him, and tried to stab with his spear. Even in his dazed state, Brute managed to dodge the weapon, but he couldn’t get in close enough to attack. The guard was too focused on Brute however, as he didn’t notice Backlash until she hit him in the side. His armour protected him, but he knew he wouldn’t last long against the two of them.

Pale tried to rush the unicorn, truncheon held firmly in his magical grip. The unicorn saw him coming though, and Pale found himself trying to push forward while the unicorn used magic to keep him at bay. He was gaining ground, albeit slowly. Hazy tried help by pulling out one of the anti-magical gems Plumber had found earlier and throwing it at the unicorn, trying to hit his horn and disrupt his magic. He was unused to throwing things with his hooves though, and missed completely.

Suddenly the door slammed open, revealing another unicorn standing a little back from the doorway. She wasn’t wearing any armour, so her pink coat was visible. Her horn glowed and there was a strange distortion in the air. Two armoured Pegasi wearing leg blades ran through the doorway, the distortion making them move to fast for anypony else to react. They instantly assessed the situation, and one moved (thankfully at normal speed now) to help the earth pony. The other charged towards Hazy and Cynder.

[spoiler=Status]
Thunder: burnt (painful)
Backlash:
Pale Ale:
Cynder:
Brute Force: dazed
Hazy:

Earth guard: somewhat battered,
Unicorn guard:
Pegasus guard:
Pegasus guard:
Timebender:
Pegasus guard: unconscious
Unicorn guard: unconscious

[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 10, 2014, 11:47:52 am
Hazy saw the Pegasus coming at him and tried to dodge, but he was too slow and was knocked to the ground. He rolled and cast an invisibility spell, narrowly avoiding the blades, while the Pegasus quickly switched targets and darted towards Cynder.

Pale continued struggling forwards, making slow but sure progress against the armoured Unicorn. He was so focused on pushing that he didn’t notice the light building up around Unicorn’s horn. Suddenly, there was a flash as he unleashed a telekinetic blast that sent Pale flying. He slammed into the rock face, and didn’t get up.

Backlash decided that Brute could handle himself and flew towards the door, hoping to catch the mage off guard. The other Pegasus guard saw her though, and intercepted her. The two began wrestling in mid air, neither able to land a decent strike.

Suddenly bereft of his ally, Brute found himself on the defensive, desperately trying to fend off the Earth pony. He bided his time, and eventually saw an opening. One clean blow to the head, and the guard went down. He looked around to see where he could help out, only to blink in surprise. Everyone was moving stupidly fast.

The pink Unicorn frowned. Her spell was supposed to freeze him in place for a few minutes; instead it was just making him move a bit slower. Also the spell kept failing the moment she tried to focus on anything else. She moved forwards, trying to get her magic to take hold, when she saw something move in the corner of her eye. Thunder swooped forward to tackle the mage, only for her to dodge back inside at truly impossible speeds. Thunder tried to recover and land, but tripped and rolled, coming to halt upside down but otherwise unharmed.

Cynder was about to fireball the armoured Unicorn when he spotted the Pegasus coming for him. He knew he wouldn’t be able to draw his sword in time, and the distraction made his fireball miss. Now all he could do was watch in horror as the leg blades flew towards him.

“NO!”

A blue blur slammed into the Pegasus, who crashed head first into the floor. Screaming in fear and anger, Plumber hurtled toward the pink mage. She had been about to cast a freezing spell at Thunder, but in her panic she redirected it at the Earth pony. The spell hit his helmet and reflected outwards, sending the whole scene into slow motion for a few seconds as Plumber crashed into her, sending them both rolling inside the basement.

[spoiler=Status]
Thunder: burnt (painful), on the floor.
Backlash:
Pale Ale: unconscious
Cynder:
Brute Force:
Hazy: on the floor, invisible
Plumber:

Earth guard: unconscious
Unicorn guard:
Pegasus guard 1:
Pegasus guard 2: unconscious
Pink Unicorn:
Pegasus guard: unconscious
Unicorn guard: unconscious
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on May 10, 2014, 12:18:21 pm
Cynder praised the Princesses as Plumber tackled the Pegasis. He concluded the element of surprise was lost, and the fight was too chaotic for him to use his magic effectively. Darting to Brute Forces side, he drew his new blade from its scabard.

"We need to end this quicker." Cynder said to Brute. "How about you get to the Pink Unicorn and help Plumber, that blue earth pony who has just arrived, to disable that Unicorn. I'll try to either take out the other unicorn, or secure the door."

It was a rash plan, but there wasn't time to try and regroup and replan.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 23, 2014, 09:50:28 am
Brute didn’t even stop to acknowledge Cynder; he was already running for the door. Darting through, he lashed out with a well aimed kick to the pink Unicorn’s head, who couldn’t dodge while Plumber was grappling with her. She went out like a light. With a grin, Brute helped Plumber up.

Plumber looked gratefully at his rescuer, before gasping in shock. Standing there, with an evil smirk, was the big pony they had fought last night! On instinct, he punched with his fore hoof, only for the giant to knock it to one side.

“Woah there, fella, take it easy. I’m on your side now,” Brute said amicably.



Backlash fended of a few more hasty strikes from the Pegasus she was wrestling, focusing on defending herself and keeping them both in the air. Suddenly, she kicked out and buffeted the guard with her wing, knocking him into the wall. He dropped to the floor, but landed on his hooves. When he tried to take off again he hissed in pain; Backlash recognised the signs of a sprained wing.

The guard darted forward, trying to retrieve his spear, only to have Thunder slam into him from behind. The pair fell forwards, the guard’s head cracking into the stone floor. Momentum carried them further though, and they rolled to a stop with Thunder trapped beneath the unconscious guard.



Sword held firmly between his teeth, Cynder charged the last guard. The guard managed to dodge the lunging blade and retaliated with a telekinetic bolt, but a flash of light from Hazy dazzled him and ruined his aim. Realising he was hopelessly outnumbered, the unicorn teleported out of the cavern.
[spoiler=Status]
Thunder: burnt (painful), trapped under a guard.
Backlash:
Pale Ale: unconscious
Cynder:
Brute Force:
Hazy:
Plumber:

Earth guard: unconscious
Unicorn guard: fled
Pegasus guard 1: unconscious
Pegasus guard 2: unconscious
Pink Unicorn: unconscious
Pegasus guard: unconscious
Unicorn guard: unconscious[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on May 23, 2014, 10:14:22 am
"Dammit!" Cynder grumbled as the Unicorn flashed away. "Thats going to make our task harder."

Sheathing the sword, he hastily made his way to Pale Ale. to check how severe he had been hurt.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 29, 2014, 03:05:41 am
"ON MY SIDE! you tried to beat me into a paste yesterday!" Plumber trembled in fear painfully aware that this time he was without a weapon. He backed away from the huge pony his mind racing eyes flicking around for one of his former companions to help him
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 29, 2014, 04:13:29 am
Thunder Bolt grunted, trying to push the hefty pony with his armor off of her. She wasn't sure if she would be able to, so she called out. "A little... help?... Crushing... Lungs... Uncomfortable..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 30, 2014, 10:06:57 am
Thunder's strength test (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4518415/)

Hazy rushed over to help Thunder, only for her to free herself as he got close. He used his magic to help her up instead. "You ok?" he asked, trying to see if she was injured.



"Um, yeah, sorry about that," Brute replied sheepishly. "Although I thought I was trying to beat Cynder? Anyway, technically you lot attacked me. And I was just following orders. And, um, sorry," he trailed off, looking awkward. "My name's Brute, by the way. Brute Force."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 30, 2014, 02:27:21 pm
"I think I'm OK," Thunder said, brushing herself off with her good wing. "According to the dropdown status thingey my shoulder still hurts like hades, but apparently I'm okay beyond that. Did we win?"
She glanced around the cave, examining the aftermath.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on June 04, 2014, 07:51:51 am
Reaching Pale Ale, Cynder gently shaked him. Not having much medical knowledge, it was the best thing he cold think of.

"Hey dude, the fightings over." Cynder said. "If you don't get up quickly the noisy crowd at the bar are gonna start shouting profanity at your wife."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 05, 2014, 10:22:22 pm
"Well we can't be abiding by that, can we?" Pale muttered, drifting back in to conciousness. He didn't recall his bar being in a cave, and after a moments thought he recalled the battle. "You're not my wife." He told Cynder accusingly. "Did we win?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 07, 2014, 10:50:26 am
"Looks like it," Hazy said as he wandered over. "One of them teleported away though. He might come back with reinforcements, so we should probably hurry. On the other hoof, I'd rather not leave this lot here without tying them up somehow in case they wake up. Whatever we do with them, we need to decide quickly."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on June 11, 2014, 02:36:19 am
Backlash busied herself with pulling the bodies into an orderly pile in the middle of the room. She wasn't too keen on talking just then, and she felt it would be best to make sure they were all still alive...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on June 11, 2014, 04:31:15 pm
"I reckon we would need some rope to tie them up" Cynder spoke up. "If nopony has any on them, I'll go have a look for some, along with anyone else who would care to join me. We'd best move quickly though. We have no idea where that Unicorn teleported to."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 11, 2014, 05:33:25 pm
"I vote we strip em'," Thunder said, before pausing to add, "Of their armor and stuff. Then we leave a couple of us, like Brute and Hazy or somepony else who can fight, and leave them to guard the prisiners until we can find rope."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 12, 2014, 05:59:31 am
"Yeah, strip em an tie em," Pale agreed. His head was throbbing and he was in no mood to be gentle with their captives. "Let me help guard them - with some time to prepare a spell I can make the lot of them so roaring drunk they won't be able to stand up, let alone fight."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 13, 2014, 10:10:58 am
The group quickly looted the guards of all their possessions and piled them awkwardly on top of each other so they wouldn’t be able to get up easily. They didn’t have a great deal on them; aside from their armour (which didn’t fit anypony) they all had a dagger, presumably as a backup weapon. They also had two spears, and the three Pegasi had a set of leg blades each.

Pale massaged his head, trying to lessen his headache while the others searched the basement. Eventually he felt ready to cast his spell. Enchanting six ponies at once was a little tricky, even if the spell was part of his special talent. His first attempt (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4533886/) seemed to work, but Pale wasn’t convinced it’d last very long. Deciding that inebriating them even more couldn’t hurt, he cast the spell a second time to be sure. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4533888/)

The basement looked much like the mine entrance they had entered by; carved directly into the stone, with thick wooden posts propping the ceiling up. The door they had come in through was set in a brick wall which appeared to be a more recent addition, although it was still a few years old. There were a few tables and a desk scattered around, as well as some bunk beds and travel chests.

A search revealed three sets of shackles, but no rope. There was also plenty of food, but the place was otherwise fairly bland. Despite this, Hazy and Cynder couldn’t help feeling that something was off. They thought they could sense magic, but it was faint as though hidden. Illusion was Hazy’s special talent though, so he tried to dispel the magic (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4533902/).

The far wall shimmered for a moment, before fading away. Beyond it was what could only be described as a vault door; a huge circular steel door hinged to open upwards, set in a steel wall. A pedestal to the side of the door had two keyholes, and appeared to be designed to activate some strange hydraulic contraption that would open the door as the door would be too heavy to lift otherwise.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on June 21, 2014, 08:17:48 pm
"Thats gonna be a problem.." Cynder stated, looking at the vault door. "I'm going to check the desks and chests. You never know what useful items are within."


[Edit]
Cynder made a quick search around to see if he could find anything more. There wasn't much else.

"Hey [member=15]Plumber[/member], why don't you come over here, and I'll try and bring you up to speed on what happened while you were recoving from the fight." Cynder was trying to avoid making it sound like Plumber was a deserter.

Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 25, 2014, 10:09:45 pm
Pale trotted up to the door and tapped on it, making a dull *thunk* with his hoof. "I don't suppose we have any dynamite left?" He asked hesitantly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 26, 2014, 12:02:53 am
"Here, Cynder," Thunder Bolt commented, trotting over to the conversation, a bit weary from the fight. "I'd like to hear where the deserter was while we were trying to save Equestri."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 26, 2014, 06:42:57 am
"Nope," Hazy replied glumly to Pale. Turning at the sound of Thunder's voice, Hazy glared at her. "While we're at it, maybe we can talk about how you vanished at around the same time as Plumber. You're back now, and so is he. That's what matters, so zip it."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on June 29, 2014, 08:57:18 am
Backlash nodded approvingly as she watched Hazy handle the fiesty mare... with ease, she was tempted to mentally add. She trotted over to the locking mechanism to examine it. She'd seen more than a few locks in her time, but even as she neared the pedestal, a sinking feeling in her gut told her she wouldn't be able to open this one with her trademark 'percussive maintenance.'
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 29, 2014, 11:19:43 am
Pale Ale gave Backlash a helpless shrug. "Lockpicking isn't exactly my forte," he admitted. "And I don't see any keys just lying around."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 29, 2014, 10:44:34 pm
Plumber has been standing rather silent since the fighting ended unsure of what to say to his companions. with a sigh he trots over to the door and examines it in silence
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on June 29, 2014, 11:05:31 pm
"How are you feeling, Plumber?" Cynder quietly spoke to Plumber. "The big guy is friendly. He joined us becuase his former companions treated him like brainless muscle. He knows he will have several charges against him even after all this, but with Hazy's and my own testimony he should get a lesser sentence."

"Its good to see you back. Kept yourself out of trouble I hope." Cynder smilled and winked at Plumber, then puased, turning to the door before them. "Any ideas how to get past this? I was thinking melting something thats parts of it, or perhaps a molded key from the locks."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 01, 2014, 06:36:54 am
Spot check (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4554669/)

Plumber took one look at the door, which was enough to tell him it was probably a hopeless case to try and force it open. It was just too big, thick and heavy. Sighing, he drooped his head... something wasn't right. The floor in front of the door appeared to be a single solid lump of metal, but his instincts kept telling him it wasn't. "Does that floor seem odd to anyone else?" he asked.

Hazy stepped up and lit his horn. "You're right," he said, after a few moment studying the floor. "They hid a small illusion under a big one. Good spot." Concentrating, Hazy dispelled the enchantement, revealing a panel held in place by screws. Plumber quickly got to work removing them. After a minute, the panel was clear. Below it were a complicated network of pipes that presumably controlled the hydraulics that opened the door.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 01, 2014, 02:45:05 pm
Backlash stepped over to see what all the fuss was about. As the panel came off and she slowly realized what lay beneath, she could only stare.

"No way."

Luna had been right all along. She didn't know why she was so surprised by this - considering it was Luna, after all - but seeing reality match what had been discussed just seemed unreal to her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on July 01, 2014, 05:17:58 pm
"Looks like the Plumber will be the locksmith for today" Cynder smiled and nudged Plumber. "Do you think you can get the door open?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 03, 2014, 12:00:27 am
"y-yeah.." Plumber shifts trying to keep the leg wrapped with a bloody rag out of sight of everypony. "just give me a minute to see how this works." (obviously he's going to examine the pipeworks to see what it's doing and how to open the door))
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 05, 2014, 10:22:30 am
Being a rather perceptive sort, Backlash catches Plumber's attempt to hide his leg. No amount of perception can save her from being a bit innocent, though, so she thinks nothing of it.

"Who'd lock their vault with plumbing?" she muses aloud.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on July 05, 2014, 10:32:28 am
"Most of our operatives have either combat or espionage talents." Cynder responded to Backlash. "Considering we've never had to work around plumbing to get the job done, its mostly been assumed the enemy wouldn't consider it, or at least the enemy hadn't considered it before. Obviously we'll include this in our report, and more domestic skills and trades will be considered for inclusion into the service. We're lucky Plumber returned to us to help us with this."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 19, 2014, 03:59:37 pm
Plumber examines the pipes for a moment before speaking. "well I can take the entire thing apart and see for sure how to do this but that'll take some time. From what I can tell however this pipe *he taps on it with a hoof* is the main door control if we increase the pressure in it the door should open.. I can shut it all off and rebuild it.. again that takes time. now... *he hesitates* It's not for sure or even safe but... I think if we heated the pipe slowly we could make it build steam and increase the pressure enough to open the door.."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on July 21, 2014, 11:50:47 am
"Well that certainly sounds feasible," Pale Ale nodded sagely, hoping he was giving the impression that he knew something about plumbing. "But what's the worst case scenario? What if the pipe is heated too quickly?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 21, 2014, 02:37:28 pm
"Well, I know nothing about plumbing, but I'd guess one of the seals might burst spilling boiling water everywhere and ruining the whole system," Hazy shrugged. "But I don't have any better ideas. If we're careful I think we can make it work."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 24, 2014, 07:40:17 am
Backlash chimed in, "Might wanna try the safe way first, just in case that works and we don't hafta bother with the scary way. Y'know... just in case."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 25, 2014, 10:51:01 pm
"Disassembling it could take hours; we don't have that kind of time since the unicorn escaped," Plumber decided after a moment. "Cynder, do you think you could heat it? Make sure you do it gently though."

Cynder obediently began warming up the pipe. After a minute, Plumber frowned and poked the pipe. It was lukewarm. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4584671/) "Maybe a little less gently," he said wryly. Chastised, Cynder increased the heat. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4584676/)

After another minute, Plumber noticed one of the joints starting to rattle. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4584682/) "Stop!" he said sharply. After the pipe had cooled slightly he had Cynder slowly heat it again. It took about three more minutes, but finally the door swung open. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4584685/) Two heavy poles unfolded from the inside of the door, allowing it to be propped open. On the other side was a seemingly empty corridor with an apparently ordinary door at the far end.



9 minutes since the unicorn escaped
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on July 26, 2014, 01:17:41 pm
"I need to practise controlled heating it seems." Cynder huffed as he relaxed. He stood to one side allow the rest of the group to go ahead of him, whilst he sorted his sword for a quick draw should it be needed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 24, 2014, 03:45:02 am
Thunder, tired of the waiting, was more than eager to instantly speed through the open door as soon as the way was clear. It was good work, not that she'd ever tell Plumber that...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 24, 2014, 10:20:59 am
Backlash quickly led the way through the door, followed closely by Hazy and Cynder while the others brought up the rear. After a few steps, Backlash started swaying, overcome with dizzyness. She maintained her balance but turned when she heard a loud thump behind her. Cynder had tripped over his own hooves and landed on his face.

Hazy had also managed to stay upright. Upon seeing Backlash, he smiled vacantly. "You're pretty... pretty," he assured her.

"What'd you say?" she asked drunkenly.

"I said you're pretty." Hazy tried to give her a hug, missed and hit the floor. He started to snore lightly.

Pale, Plumber, Thunder and Brute stared in confusion from further back. Their heads felt a little foggy as they tried to figure out what was going on.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on August 24, 2014, 08:39:45 pm
Cynder fumbled himself upright, wavering greatly. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4618090/) Standing still, Cynder couldn't help but feel like he was swaying side to side, so he leaned into the wall beside him. Unfortunately,  the wall was further than he had expected, and he fell down, slumping at the base of the wall.

"Theres some pretty powerful enchantment here" He slurred out. He couldn't tell if the others had heard him, let alone the group further back.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 24, 2014, 09:59:25 pm
( http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4618181/
Intelligence check. I believe this is a very bad fail, and will be playing it as such.)


Thunder looked around blearily, feeling a hot rush of jealousy as Hazy began flirting with Backlash. That's my territory! she thought, taking an awkward step forward and splaying out her wings aggresively.
"H-hey!" She protested, butting in. "I saw her first, not you! I've got dibs, and you can't change that by gettin' all... Bendy..."
She blinked, staring forward for a moment before seeming to gather herself enough to continue. "Y-you've already got that... That pretty light from y'er magic to keep you, lift you up..." she slurred, looking around, reaching forward with a hoof as though to grab something invisible. "T'shines like... Little angels..."

At this point, her leg wobbled and she slipped on her side, cracking her head on the wall of the cave and knocking herself out in the process.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on August 25, 2014, 10:44:25 pm
Trying to get back up, Cynder's legs were like jelly. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4619270/) The cordination of his limbs was completely gone, and he somehow found himself flat on his belly with his legs spread out, lying across the corridor.

"Hey [member=286]Ale Pale[/member]" Cynder Slurred out. "I'm feeling drunk..... for some reason..... any help?" He turned in the direction of the Bar Pony. Cynder rarely got drunk on mission, and he often was still able to keep himself under control, but the enchantment was too strong, and the group needed someone to dispel it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 28, 2014, 03:04:37 am
Backlash felt an urgent sense of danger, spiked with familiarity. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4622047/) Fighting through the haze - and fighting the urge to question the unconscious Hazy and Thunder - she recalled something she had encountered in one particularly eccentric criminal's secret base: "Laughing gas! Or... booze gas. Eheheh, booze gas." She shook her head and struggled to keep her thoughts straight while she stumbled back the way she came, stepping over the various unconscious ponies lining the hallway.

If I can just get outta this... I can help the others get un-drunk! "Guys! Go... go back! Go out! Goooooo  go ogogogogogoogogo!" She made a shooing motion with her wings as she marched, hoping the others would get the message.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 04, 2014, 10:16:56 pm
plumber stares at the others strange behavior as his a familiar sensation creeped across his mind [spoiler]http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4622053/[/spoiler] "why do I feel so tipsy" he thought to himself. He stared at the other ponies for a moment. Before speaking "c'mon that was last call time to leave the bar!" He gingerly slid Hazy across his back in a clumsy fireponies carry. "you.. umm big guy.. pick her up an' let's umm.." he stared at the wall for a second blearily lets go the bar's closing"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 04, 2014, 10:52:28 pm
Brute Force's intelligence roll (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4630603/)

Brute wandered blithely forward, on the grounds that he'd been heading that way before, so he must have had a good reason. What exactly that reason was, he couldn't remember. He was dimly aware that he wasn't actually making much progress, since his head was pushing against the far wall, but he was still walking, and that was the main thing.



Pale's intelligence roll (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4630609/)

Pale was very used to seeing drunk ponies; this lot seemed wasted. Trying to clear fog from his mind, he focused on casting a sobriety spell on the entire group (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4630612/). His concentration slipped somewhat though, so he only succeeded in snapping himself back to normal.

Now fully aware that something was wrong, he poured as much power into the spell as he could and tried again. His eyes blazed with light as the spell burned through the air, instantly rendering everypony sober and waking up Hazy and Thunder (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4630620/). The spell also caused a hidden rune on the wall to blaze white hot as the two spells competed; a competition that ended as swiftly as it had begun as the heat melted the section of the wall and destroyed the rune. Everypony watches Pale return to normal, while an awkward silence decends over some of the ponies.



12 minutes since the unicorn escaped
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on September 04, 2014, 11:24:02 pm
Cynder shakely got up, his more aching like some sort of hangover then from the effects of the spell.

"Thanks Pale" he gingerly spoke aloud. "Remind to only get drunk at your bar." Cynder tried to push a smile, but couldn't get his face to emote. Instead, he slowly walked further up the corridor, until he was ten paces ahead of everypony else. He perked his ears up to sense anything further, and stared as sharply as he could for any sign of movement.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 13, 2014, 09:06:35 am
Backlash forgot what she was doing as the spell cleared, and she folded her wings back to her sides with some embarrassment. Turning around, she took full stock of the slightly incapacitated ponies and general scene before her, and concluded that something must've really shook everypony around. Come to think of it, she could still feel a little dizziness in her sensory memory... and, for some reason, she felt better about Hazy and Thunder than she had before. Weird, but she wasn't going to turn down a good feeling!

She strode up through the throng, careful to go easy on her legs while she was still woozy. "Is everypony okay? We should get goin', um... as soon's we can."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 14, 2014, 10:20:21 am
Hazy looked around groggily. He was cursed with a good memory for embarrassing events, and quickly turned red as he remembered his drunken flirting. Avoiding everyponies eyes, he decided to walk quickly over to the door and open it. Surprisingly, it wasn't locked. Upon seeing what was on the other side, he gasped.

Beyond the threshold was a small room. The room was empty save for six pedestals. Atop the pillars lay six flawless gems; five were hexagon shaped, while the sixth was in the shape of a six point star. They'd found them.

"The Elements. They're here."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on September 14, 2014, 07:20:52 pm
"This is too easy." Cynder spoke aloud, walking up deside Hazy. "You've all gone through too much for it to just be put on display like some Las Pegasus buffet"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 14, 2014, 09:55:53 pm
"Yes..." Hazy agreed. Suddenly, he frowned. "Hang on you've gone through too much? Your part of the group too, you know."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on September 14, 2014, 10:49:53 pm
Cynder chuckled "And like our friend Brute Force, I haven't been part of the group long. Your trails have no doubt been a great deal more.... interesting.... than my own during this whole endeavor."

When Cynder spoke the word Interesting, he gave a quick wink to Backlash.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 16, 2014, 07:22:09 am
Backlash made a worried face as Cynder winked at her. What's that s'posed ta mean...? She uncertainly winked back.

She strode into the room beside the other two. "We're sure they ain't fakes? Seems like a great place to shut the door and trap a buncha heroes with some useless rocks."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 16, 2014, 09:48:05 am
Hazy's horn lit up briefly. "I can sense a huge amount of power in them. I've never seen the Elements before, so I can't tell if it really is them. All I know is that if they are fakes, then someone put a lot of effort into them. There's enough magic in those gems to level a city."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on September 16, 2014, 05:40:00 pm
"Hazy, I can't rmember if Princess Luna mentioned it, but can the elements be used solo, or do they have to be used together?" Cynder asked. "Also, that star shaped one is the most unique, so if they are meant to be used together, I'd assume to expect that one to be some sort of 'Key' Element"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 17, 2014, 08:33:57 am
"Finding out how they work wasn't really important for the mission; I never asked. All I know is the basics that most ponies know. The Elements are some kind of ultimate harmonic force. I don't think they can be used without some kind of powerful emotional connection, so I'd guess they need at least two ponies to use." Hazy shook his head. "I can't sense any other magic in this room, but that doesn't mean there aren't traps. Still, I don't see that we have any choice but to risk it, even if it does seem odd that they're on display like something from a silly adventure novel."



13 minutes since the unicorn escaped
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 18, 2014, 03:43:25 am
Thunder had to take several moments to recover her wits from the drunkeness and near-concussion, (Especially considering that her head was still a bit jittery from her last concussion,) giving a canonical reason for Waaaghpower!'s lack of posting for a short while. Leaning on the fourth wall for support, she steadied herself and momentarily trotted into the chamber with the Elements of Harmony.

She was taken aback in awe as she looked up at the elements, having not truly expected to ever see them in her lifetime, even given their mission. Up until this point, they had just been a handful of amateurs, some experts, and one particularly dashing and brave Pegasus bumbling around and trying not to implode. Now, they were actually... legitimate. They had actually *accomplished* something.

Instead of stammering out an illegible phrase that would have undoubtedly made her look silly, she decided to roll an agility check and just try to fly up and grab the elements before they could be ambushed by reinforcements.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 18, 2014, 08:34:31 am
Thunder aces an agility test for once (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4647995/)

Suddenly, a greyish-white blur zoomed past Hazy, Cynder and Backlash and whirled around the Elements. The gems vanished, and an ominous rumbling started. Before anypony could react, the blur crashed into the others and transformed them into a ball of tangled limbs that rolled back down the corridor, closely followed by a significantly larger and heavier ball of rock. The ponies tumbled through the door and crashed into the tables of the basement, scattering them with a noise that sounded strangely like bowling pins for some reason. The ball of rock, meanwhile, struck the doorway and broke the struts holding it open. The rock began rolling slowly back up the corridor, while the door crashed shut.

"Yep," groaned Hazy, getting to his feet. "That went well."



14 minutes since the unicorn escaped
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on September 18, 2014, 09:07:02 am
"At least we're not trapped inside" Cynder replied, getting back up on his hooves, and disentangling himself from the rest of the pile. "Should we carry a stone each?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 20, 2014, 09:04:19 am
"Probably a good idea. Thanks for getting us all out of there, by the way," he added to Thunder as he took the Elements from her. "Nice flying." He handed an Element to each of the ponies except Brute, who looked a little hurt at being left out. "There's seven of us and only six Elements. Besides, you were our enemy just yesterday."

Hazy glanced at the element he'd been left with; Honesty. A little ironic for a spy, but nevermind. "So, back through the caves, or straight up through Canterlot?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on September 20, 2014, 11:25:51 am
"I'd vote for whichever gets us to a safehouse fastest." Cynder replied. "We shoud also see about disguising the Elements. Remember, a Unicorn escaped us, but we can at least make it a little bit harder for any of his friends to spot us."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 20, 2014, 02:35:52 pm
Backlash took a few moments to collect herself and dust off before stashing her own gem. She couldn't quite remember which was which; she never had been one for reading much. But, the light blue one matched her eyes, so that was just as good a candidate as any. She nodded a quick agreement and gave Brute an apologetic shrug before rising to her hooves as well.

"Somethin' tells me we ain't gonna be able to hide these things. Maybe from the average passerby, but definitely not from that King dude. Let's just roll as one 'til we're safe. Uh... y'know, figuratively." She cast a bemused glance at Thunder and smiled. "You're gonna have to teach me that one sometime."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 20, 2014, 05:19:29 pm
Thunder had an enormous cocky grin plastered over her face as she gracefully watched the rest of the group get to her feet. She had slipped the oddly shaped purplish one into her bag since it looked the coolest, and she was feeling rather confident.
Winking at Backlash,  she said, "It'd be my pleasure, just let's get out of here before we practice 'Rolling as one'." She beamed, before adressing the rest of the group. "Stealth isn't an option, really. Every time we try we just end up fighting more and more ponies. I vote we get these where they're going as quick as possible. If we just leave it up to the pegasi, we can have 'em back to the princess faster than you can spit." She paused, hoping that didn't sound racist, and then added, "Not that you'd, um, spit..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on September 20, 2014, 06:45:07 pm
"The enemy could notice the lack of Pegasi in our group very quickly, and could potentially intercept you before you reach your destination." Cynder said to Thunder, stowing his element without giving it much examination. "We need rest before we start the trek back, and I am hesitant to agree to splitting up the group again."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 23, 2014, 11:53:21 am
"I agree about staying together," said Hazy. "The Elements are useless without the full set, and I would guess that Sombra wants them purely to prevent the princesses using them against him. If we split up he only needs to take down one of use to render this whole quest meaningless. As for safehouses, the only one I have in Canterlot is apparantly known to the enemy. I suggest we make for the Everfree. We'll be harder to track, and that's the direction the caves lead anyway. I don't fancy going through the city when the guard could be traitors. We only have to find somewhere safe for one of us to sleep in five hours, and then the princesses will show up to help."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 27, 2014, 05:28:44 pm
Thunder tilted her head, thinking for a moment. "That doesn't make any sense..." She said, shaking her head. "If Sombrera only wanted them to be unusable, why keep them together at all? He could've, like, given one to a dragon and kept another with himself and just generally scattered them. He left them in a big group, I think he wants to use them for something."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 27, 2014, 06:36:38 pm
Hazy shrugged. "From what I've heard, Sombra's nuts. I don't see any real point in trying to figure out his motives. The princesses need the Elements - all of them - to beat Sombra or whatever other threat shows up. I'm sticking with the Everfree idea." Hazy chuckled as a thought occured to him. "It's a good thing talking is a free action (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TalkingIsAFreeAction), or we'd probably be under attack by now." Silence followed this statement as everyone stopped talking to ponder his words. Unfortunately, this allowed time to start moving again.



15 minutes since the unicorn escaped.



"Bugger," said Hazy and they heard a door upstairs get kicked in. "Run?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 03, 2014, 02:38:07 am
Backlash didn't have the opportunity to correct Thunder's 'mispronunciation' of Sombra's name; danger was at hoof.

"Run where?" she asked, "Where're we goin'?" She never had been good with directions, and she pranced in place anxiously as the crashing resounded through the passage.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 03, 2014, 09:21:56 am
Hazy's misleading echoes (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4666556/)
Remembering the route (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4666555/)
Burning bridges (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4666557/)

"This way!" Hazy called as she sprinted towards the through the door to the caves. As he said it his horn lit up; his voice echoed around the room, shouting "Upstairs! We'll fight our way out!" The group fled the basement and sprinted through the tunnels, Hazy leading the way.

Hazy's echo trick seemed to have given their pursuers pause; Cynder, bringing up the rear, couldn't hear them. Soon they came to the minecart bridge over the chasm. "Can you burn it behind us?" Backlash panted as they passed over it. Cynder didn't bother to answer. Instead he simply turned and unleashed a fireball, only to see it harmlessly char a few support strut. "Too big and we don't have time," he grunted.

About a minute later, the ponies emerged into the late afternoon light. By unspoken consent, they collapsed and tried to catch their breath. There was no sign of any enemies yet, so hopefully they'd lost them. Now all they had to do was hold out somewhere until Luna checked on them, and this whole ordeal would be over.

[spoiler=map]Ignore the dots for you and the guards, I couldn't be bothered to update the map.
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/322/c/1/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 12, 2014, 02:02:56 am
"Should... should we find an inn or...?" Backlash half-asked between breaths. She wasn't cut out for running. Or flying, for that matter. She just wanted to get someplace safe-ish as soon as possible - maybe someplace with a nice bed, too.

She tried to push Pale Ale off of herself; he'd collapsed partially on her, and the only sweaty and panting ponies she wanted on her were a few feet away. "C'mon, ya big galoot... you're heavy."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on October 12, 2014, 07:04:49 am
"An Inn on the edge of town may be a good idea." Cynder replied. "once we're rested we can slip quickly out of town. I'm just not sure if there is one though."

Cynder adjusted the Element he was carrying. It had rubbed against him making his side very sore.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 14, 2014, 09:38:27 pm
The group was in high spirits as they trekked back towards Canterlot. Their quest was basically complete, with no real chance of anything going horribly wrong. It was the home stretch, the end was in sight, nothing could stop them now. Soon they'd be done, and could have their happily ever after.

Hazy shivered as a wave of fear ran through him.

The sun was finally setting by the time they found an inn. T'was a cheery little place called The Sun's Flank. The innkeeper, a ruggedly handsome Earth Pony by the name of Crowd Pleaser, had what he called the 'all-night party room' that seemed to be for large groups to spend the night together with a large number of silk pillows and sheets. He even brought up a keg of cider, explaining that it came free with the room.

"Have fun," he said in an oddly knowing voice, winking as he left the room.

"Well, we have about three hours until Princess Luna contacts us," Hazy said once he was gone. "How should we pass the time?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on October 14, 2014, 09:56:27 pm
Cynder slupped down onto a silken pillow, and levitated himself a medium sized tankard of hard cider.

"I for one wish to relax" Cynder replied to Hazy's open question. He lifted the tankard up to the rest of the group. "Cheers, to a job nearly done, and to a great adventure so far."

Trying to be subtle, he pulled out a small piece of paper from his satchel. He unfolded the paper and nestled into the pillows, staring at the paper looking deep in thought.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 17, 2014, 05:27:19 am
Backlash looked worried and asked, "Anypony else think that bartender gave a weird vibe? ...Come to think of it, this whole place is weird..." She tugged at one of the exceptionally nice sheets and started slipping out of her armor. "I feel like he was expecting somethin' a little different."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 17, 2014, 08:15:04 am
"Yeah," said Hazy thoughtfully. "I don't think he's a threat, but this is an odd place. How many inns have a room like this?" He glanced over at Pale; he was the bartender after all, this was his area of expertise.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 19, 2014, 11:50:56 pm
Thunder Bolt helped herself to a large helping of cider. She hadn't ever had unrestricted access to alcohol before, being barely old enough to live on her own and not having enough money for alcohol even when ponies would sell it to her. Even at the bar with Mirthful Night she had been limited to what she could mooch off of her 'date'. So, she filled up one flagon, and then another. She had been nervous and anxious, but now she was calming down and the thrill of the mission stayed while the fear slowly dripped away.
"Wooh!" she exclaimed, as she drank, to nopony in particular. She didn't want to get involved in important business talk with Hazy and Backlash, so she instead directed her exuberance towards Cynder and Pale Ale, trying to ignore Plumber. "We kicked Sombra's ass! He won't even know what happened until we're back with Celestia!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on October 20, 2014, 12:17:47 am
"I agree, though lets hope that Unicorn doesn'thave a quick way of cntacting Sombre." Replied Cynder, taking a decent swig of his tankard. "Though unless one of us i a double agent telling Sombre our exact position and best time to attack us.... I'm sorry, the agent in me is being a pessimist."

Cynder folded the paper he had been looking at and held it under his hoof.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 20, 2014, 08:22:26 am
Hazy noticed the paper, but chose not to comment since Cynder looked like he was being a bit secretive. "We were all hoof picked by the princess for this. I really doubt there's a traitor. Still, if it bothers you we can have someone stay awake while the rest of us sleep." He wandered over to a cabinet to see if he could find anything interesting. "Hey, anyone up for a game of cards, or Twister, or spin the bottle, or..." his eyes widened as he opened the second drawer. "Um... nothing in that one," he hastily added as he turned back to the group.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 20, 2014, 05:50:43 pm
Thunder, ever subtle, almost shouted as she chimed in from across the room, "I think a game'd be great, but I hate cards. What were those other two options?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on October 20, 2014, 05:54:11 pm
"Twister sounds like fun." Cynder spoke up. "Though no flying for Pegasi, and no Unicorn levitation."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 20, 2014, 09:59:20 pm
Backlash gave Cynder a slightly offended look. "Hey, that ain't the point of Twister! The point is, uh..." She paused, having seemingly run out of steam. "What is the point of Twister...?"

She pulls up the sheet a little more snugly around herself for security. "I wouldn't worry about somepony bein' a traitor. That wouldn't even make sense. Why would the bad guys wanna steal stuff from themselves, just to get it back? Let's just relax... Hey, Thunder, toss me a drink, wouldja?" She offers a smile. "I'd be happy to play anything with you guys. How 'bout we start with cards, since I got a feeling we ain't gonna be in much state to play cards after an hour or so...?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 20, 2014, 11:24:22 pm
"If we play spin the bottle," Thunder pointed out, her logic slightly inebriated, "We can just ask everyone a 'Truth' right away and ask if they're a traitor. Easy peasy." She filled another glass of beer, tossing the open container to Backlash just as she had asked.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 21, 2014, 02:49:31 am
Plumber had taken a mug and moved to a quiet corner as far from thunder as possible. Staring into the mug and trying to ignore everypony else. He rubbed idlely at the bandage on his leg wincing slightly and then hiding it again. Glancing nervously at the bulge in his bag he sighed and made for the keg refilling his mug in silence.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 21, 2014, 01:01:13 pm
Catching the drink - Agility (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4687241/)

Backlash rushed to catch the drink, but instead caught the air behind it as it sailed across the room. It bounced anticlimactically against her chest and spilled booze all over her coat, and a little on the sheets as well. She made a face and set the half-empty glass on the nightstand.

"Uh... dang, eheh. I didn't mean actually toss... but thanks. Here, y'know what -" She downed what was left in her mug, then brandished it proudly. "Let's use this thing for spin the bottle! Unless you guys wanna tangle with a wet mare..." She sneered proudly and looked around for objections.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 24, 2014, 11:13:59 am
"Spin the bottle could be a laugh," said Hazy. He wasn't drinking, since they were still technically on mission. He didn't mind the other drinking though; Celestia knew they'd earned it. "I'll go first."

The bottle span and landed on... Hazy. Trying again, it landed on Thunder this time. "Truth," she said cheerfully.

"Well, I guess I'd better check," Hazy grinned. "Are you a traitor?"

"Nope!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 24, 2014, 09:46:22 pm
Thunder giggled a bit, setting down her own drink and reaching for the one in the middle of the group. Giving it a hard spin, it landed on Plumber. She looked over, a little disappointed, but waited for him to pick a truth or a dare.


...

"Truth," Plumber said, tentatively.

"Okay," Thunder said, thinking before asking her question. "Have ya'ever tried to hurt anyone in the group or anything?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 26, 2014, 04:30:38 am
Plumber stared at his drink with a sigh. Then glared at Thunder.
 "I haven't tried to hurt any-pony else in the group. Well besides brute when we where fighting... I never tried to hurt any of you." Plumber slammed his drink and stood up to refill it kicking the bottle with a hoof and setting it in motion. Before spinning to a stop on Backlash.
"truth or dare?" he shot across the room from the keg
"dare" came the response from behind him
"hmm I dare you  to put on this helmet and talk in rhyme for your next turn"
He drank half his mug in one pull then refilled it before returning to his spot and passing Backlash the overlarge helmet that was meant for Brute.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 29, 2014, 12:58:00 am
Backlash carefully took the helmet, wanting very much not to have another accident, and scoffed. "Hah! Easy." The expectant stares from around the room reminded her of the dare. She cleared her throat and put on the helmet, which covered most of her head and left only her snout poking out from the bottom. "Um... peasy."

She clambered over to the bottle, the helmet knocking around softly as she crawled across the room, and gave it a spin. It spun and... pointed at her. She snickered and flicked it again; this time, it landed on Hazy.

"Truth or dare? Uh... Hey, don't stare!" She snapped at where she imagined Thunder would be giving her a funny look, before trotting back to her bed.

Hazy shook his head and smiled. "Dare."

"I dare ya to do somethin' stupid! Um... shit... an' if ya don't, then you're a poop-head!" She blindly fumbles around for her mug and knocks over a lamp on the bedside, swearing in frustration.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 29, 2014, 08:14:01 am
Hazy smirked at Backlash's predicament. "Something stupid? A little non specific don't you think?" Hazy thought for a moment before coming to a decision. Lighting up his horn, a ripple of magic passed over himself, changing his coat colours to pink with green spots. "Will that do?" he asked as he took the bottle.

The bottle came to a halt on Cynder. "Truth," he grinned.

"Hmm..." Hazy tapped his hoof against his chin as he considered what to ask. "What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on October 29, 2014, 09:59:38 am
Cynder was taken aback by the question, suddenly thinking he should have taken a Dare instead. Thinking back a litte, he found a simple embarassing memory, though he was sure it wouldn't sound that bad to the others.

"There was this one time my wife and I were going to have some bedroom fun, and in my excitement I melted all the candles when I tried to romantically light them." Cynder smiled "Didn't stop us getting up to much, but I did have to sit through a half hour of the wife laughing at me."

Cynder used his magic to spin the bottle rapidly. It slowed mischievously, before land on Thunder. Cynder smirked.
[spoiler=Truth]"Truth."

"If you could decide, would you rather stay a Pegasus, become a Unicorn, become an Earth Pony, or do you think you have what it takes to become an Alicorn Princess?"[/spoiler]
[spoiler=Dare]"Dare."

"Without using your wings, stand on your front legs with your hind legs pointing straight up."[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 29, 2014, 05:25:08 pm
Thunder listened to Cynder's Dare, rolled her eyes, and chugged the remainder of her third drink before beaming at him. "Easy peathy!" She slurred, getting to her hooves. Bucking her rear legs I the air, she pushed up with her forelegs. She was nearly touching the ceiling with her rear hooves when she lost her balance. She flapped her wings urgently in spite of the dare, but it was too little too late and she ended up tumbling backward and landing on her back with a loud CRASH!

"Ow..." She groaned, rolling over stiffly before sitting upright. Reaching forward, she have the bottle a spin and watched it slowly rotate until it landed on Hazy again.



"Truth," he said.

"M'kay... If you could make out with any pony in 'questria, who'd it be? If you gotta girlfriend or whatever she doesn't count."



Or maybe...
"Dare," he decided.

Thunder had to consider it for a moment. "Okay, I dare you to stand on your front legs with your- no, wait, we already did that... Okay, just go streaking through the lobby downstairs, except wearing a towel like a cape and screaming at the top o' your lungs..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on October 29, 2014, 06:03:54 pm
Cynder chuckled at Thunders' hoofstand attempt. He had guessed she was already affected by the drink.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 29, 2014, 07:38:02 pm
Hazy's eyes briefly darted towards Backlash as he considered the question. Eventually he decided to go for a simple, safe answer.

"Well, obviously Princess Luna," he chuckled. "Didn't you know she can make your dreams come true?"

Before anypony could protest at his response, he span the bottle. It landed on Backlash.

[spoiler=Truth]"Truth."

"What's the weirdest thing you've ever done with somepony in the bedroom?"[/spoiler]

[spoiler=Dare]"Dare."

"I dare you to sing me a love song!"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 03, 2014, 10:40:54 pm
Backlash pointed her hooves mockingly in Hazy's general direction in response to his answer, and sang a foalish little tune, "I'm tellin' Luuuuuuna! She's gonna send you to the mooooooon...a! Hehehaha!"

A few seconds of silence passed, after the bottle landed on her, before Hazy realized she couldn't see past the helmet. As soon as she'd been told -

"Woohooo! Dare! No more rhyming!"

She stopped dead, the ecstatic grin dropping as Hazy sadistically spelled out his dare. She protested, "B-...but that's more rhyming... an', uh, it's not even cool..." With the overlarge helmet hanging cock-eyed over her head, and the rest of her body slumped in defeat, she looked like a comically proportioned puppy.

"Do I hafta?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on November 03, 2014, 10:43:55 pm
"You fell right into it." Cynder responded, smiling playfully. "Its either take the dare, or take a forfeit of Hazy's choosing. I think thats how this game works anyway."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 03, 2014, 11:19:56 pm
"Technically, Backlash," Thunder interjected, raising a hoof and trying to appear scholarly. "A proper love ballad isn't required to follow a rhyming pentameter, that's just standard form." Noticing some strange looks, her ears drooped and she said, "Um, I dated a poetry buff for a few months. Broke it off before things got too serious, he kept writing me cheesy couplets."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 03, 2014, 11:37:59 pm
"I'll take your word for it," Hazy said, impressed at Thunder's knowledge, as well as her loquaciousness while drunk. "Anyways, yeah, sing me a song or the whole group comes up with a forfeit for you. You know, you don't actually have to make up an original song."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 05, 2014, 11:16:28 pm
Backlash's hesitation continued for several long moments, with her looking more and more uncomfortable by the minute. Hazy decided to take pity on her. "I suppose I could let you switch over to truth, if you really can't think of anything to sing..."

[spoiler=If you choose to take Hazy's offer]"YES! I mean, sure," Backlash backpedalled. "'cause I've really gone blank"

Hazy's original idea for a truth would probably be even more embarrassing than the dare, so he decided to come up with something less private. "How did you get your cutie mark?"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 06, 2014, 02:02:29 am
"Nah, nah, I got it. Jus'..." Backlash tilted up the helmet to get a good, pitiful look at Hazy. The helmet went back down as she flopped on her side.

Hazy spelled out the truth option for her, just in case.

She lay still for a few seconds more, then calmly took off the helmet and gave Hazy a deeply accusatory glare. "Are you serious? Of all the times to ask a question like that, you pick now? Some fuckin' timing you got..." She appears to think Hazy already knows.

"Y'know what? No, no, fine. I killed a colt when I was younger. You happy? He was a prick, an' a bully, and he came after my friend, so I killed his ass in cold fucking blood. Heh, hey! I didn't mean ta! But, y'know, when you let your emotions get the best of ya, well, shit happens!"

She finished her outburst with a toss of her shoulders and rolled on her side, facing away from everypony else.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 08, 2014, 12:01:19 pm
The ponies sat in stunned silence for a several long moments, trying to process this revelation. Hazy was shocked, although he instinctively assumed that Backlash had a good reason for the murder. Eventually he realised that if he didn't speak up, somepony else would and they might not be especially tactful. Walking over to Backlash, he put a comforting hoof on her shoulder and used his magic to start stroking her hair. "I'm sorry for bringing that up, I didn't know," he said gently. "If you want to talk about it, I'll listen. If not, I understand."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on November 08, 2014, 07:09:41 pm
"Mistakes happen." Cynder spoke up. "I wouldn't have thought your were a killer, and I think you're being to harsh on yourself. Until this mission is over, and any double agents exposed, having someone that can be unpredictable in this aspect might be an asset, as our enemies may not expect it themselves."

Cynder was trying to be logical in his response. His own missions in the past had been more of surveillance and espionage, rather than killing.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 09, 2014, 01:44:26 am
"Hey," Thunder said, raising her hoof again and burping as she interjected. "I mean, if that's your talent then it's your talent. If we didn't have a few fighters along on this mission, we'd have failed in like, a second." She paused, before adding, "And we killed a buncha ponies on this mission, too. I mean, I didn't, but you know..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 09, 2014, 10:29:47 am
Backlash let herself be consoled by Hazy - at least, until the other two spoke up. Turning around to face them again, she gave them a frozen expression, somewhere between shock and despair.

"I'm not a killer. That's not me. You don't know anything about me. Ponies don't get special talents in killing."

She stared off into the wall, not looking at Thunder, Cynder, or even Hazy. "I heard, a long time ago, back before I had to leave, that when you kill another pony, part of you goes with 'em. That ain't true. Nothin's black and white. I don't know what any of you hold close to your hearts, but I'm sure at least one of ya would kill for it - if you had to. You're just lucky you ain't had to. No, it's more like opening a window. You kinda realize, at the same time, how beautiful life is, and how horrific the thing you jus' did is. It's like opening up a book to the last page before you finish the first chapter. Nopony's s'posed to know that, not yet. And there's no goin' back.

"But I ain't a killer, and if you think that's all I'm good for, then you can just take these stupid rocks home yourself."

She tried to keep up the aggressive look and stance, but it wasn't long until she clearly started to falter.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 13, 2014, 08:16:19 pm
"Of course we don't think that," Hazy assured her gently. "And I'm pretty sure I speak for everypony when I say that we don't want you to leave." It suddenly occurred to him that one pony was being awfully quiet, so he glanced over at Plumber to see how he was taking it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on November 15, 2014, 02:49:43 am
Plumber stared at his tankard of cider silently for a moment then looked up with a loud sigh before draining the tankard in one go. "y'know this whole journey's been pretty terrible, and we've finally got the opportunity to relax for a bit."
 he glanced nervously around before continuing.
"I'd rather not argue and point hooves the entire time we have here. Luna only knows when our next chance is gonna be heck somepony could come in and cut our throats while we sleep."
Plumber grimaced and looked like he wished he hadn't imagined that.
"so... how about we try our best to leave the trouble outside the inn door just for the night?"
Plumber looked around at the group hopeful that the doubt and fear clawing at his insides hadn't shown in his voice.
"so how about whoever spins the bottle drinks and whoever it lands on must also drink?"
He stood and went to refill his tankard at the keg taking a huge pull on it and topping it off again before returning to the group sitting around the bottle then grinned awkwardly, a glint of his former jovial attitude shining in his eyes. 
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 15, 2014, 03:58:39 am
Backlash swallowed hard. She looked at Hazy, then followed his gaze over to Plumber.

"Okay."

She gave Thunder and Cynder a glance - whether fearful, or furtive, or just plain worried, even she couldn't say - and nodded, taking deep breaths for stability.

"Okay. Yeah. You guys don't needa hear about my problems. Let's just... enjoy, for a night. Yeah." She smiled a little, despite looking and feeling like she'd flown a marathon.

In her exhaustion, she allowed herself to lean on Hazy, just a little.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on November 17, 2014, 08:45:08 am
"I lost track of whos turned it was, so I'll just spin the bottle, and we'll go from there" Cynder spoke up.

The bottle spinned rapidly, skipping as it caught bumps on the floor. As it began to slow down, it landed on Backlash.

"uhm, didn't mean for that to happen." Cynder quickly said. "I'll spin it again, as you probably want a rest" Cynder tried to smile, and hoped it mended bridges in some way with Backlash.

Again the bottle was spun, a touch slower this time. The bottle seemed to have a strange sense of humour, as it stopped pointing quite clearly towards Plumber.

[spoiler=Take a Truth]"What will you do when our adventure is over?"[/spoiler]
[spoiler=Take a Dare]"Take five tankards and fill them with Cider. Drink all five in quick succession."[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on November 18, 2014, 02:20:38 am
Plumber took a large gulp of cider as the bottle landed on him and selected dare when Cynder told him the dare Plumber grinned at him.
"is that all here somepony pass me 5 coins and I'll make it interesting at least"
Once he had 5 bits Plumber filled 5 tankards and set them in a row.
"from the center out left right left right"
He grinned as he received a confused stare and bounced the first coin hard against the floor sending it flipping into the middle tankard which he downed in a heartbeat, repeating his performance in the order he had designated bouncing the coins into each tankard and draining them. Once each tankard had been drained Plumber grinned widely showing the coins held in his mouth like gleaming teeth.
"howsh dat for a show!" he said clumsily the coins muffling his speech slightly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 19, 2014, 05:38:50 pm
Backlash shrugged and watched the bottle spin again, although she did look a lot less tense when Cynder offered to skip her.

She smiled at Plumber, when his trick was done, and clapped her hooves gently.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 22, 2014, 04:56:44 pm
"So, uh, I guess I'll spin it?"

She flicked the bottle, and it landed on herself. She scoffed quietly and gave it an annoyed spin, sending it scooting a small distance across the floor, before it stopped at... Hazy.

"Oh hey, eheh..." She smiled nervously at him and racked her brain for a good one.

[spoiler=Truth]After a moment, she gasped and asked, "What's your dream mare like?" Something in her smile indicated this was payback for his turn. She filled a mug with cider and passed it to the unicorn.

"Might need this."[/spoiler]
[spoiler=Dare]"Umm... I dare ya to use your magic an' mess with the toughest-lookin' pony in the bar. Y'know, hide his stuff or steal his drink or somethin'." It seemed like she was making it up as she went along.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 22, 2014, 09:39:35 pm
'How do I get myself into these things' Hazy thought as he fired up his horn. He and the rest of the group were peeking around a corner, looking at a burly, dark brown Earth pony with an eyepatch and a strange, stylised eagle for a cutie mark (http://gamefob.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SHIELD.jpg). The pony only looked away from his drink for a moment, but when he looked back...

"What the?! There's snakes crawling out of my drink! HEY BARKEEP, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I'VE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERBUCKIN' SNAKES IN MY MOTHERBUCKIN' DRINK!"



Back in the room, it was now Hazy's turn to spin. It landed on... Pale Ale. "I dare you to return to the RP balance on your hind legs for a few minutes."

Pale obliged, albeit falling on top of Brute Force at one point. When he span the bottle, it landed on Thunder.

[spoiler=Truth]"What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?"[/spoiler]

[spoiler=Dare]"I dare you to hold perfectly still..." Pale held up a feather that had come from one of the pillows and grinned sadistically. "While we tickle you."[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 25, 2014, 06:43:36 am
Thunder considered the question for a moment, unsure how to answer honestly. "Um... Define 'Weird'," she said, after a moment of being unable to come up with a satisfactory answer. "Like... Just out of the ordinary, or bizarre, or what? Because, like, flying so fast you accidentally destroy a barn is more unusual than, say, dunking somepony's head in a bucket of sheep blood, but I think the second one might be 'weirder', depending on your definition." Noting the strange looks, she quickly added, "You know, for example," And then reached for her drink.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 25, 2014, 09:56:18 am
"Um... I'm gonna go with bizarre, but also funny things. Perhaps most random would be a better way to put it."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 26, 2014, 05:55:54 am
"Well..." Thunder paused for a moment, remembering. "When I was still a little filly, trying to get my Cutie Mark, I, uh... Painted one on." She blushed, recalling the story. "I was getting frustrated with failing over and over and trying different stuff, so I thought if I just made one up and faked it for long enough it would come true. It, well... Let's just say it didn't work." She reached for the bottle, then, giving it a spin. It landed on Cynder.

"So...

Truth:[spoiler]Um..." She considered for a moment, trying to come up with a good question. "How did you start working for the government?" She asked. She initially wanted to ask about his cutie mark, but after last time they had tried that, she decided to be a bit more ambiguous.[/spoiler]
Dare:[spoiler] Okay, since you can do magic and everything, can you do a keg stand while levitating yourself?"[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on November 26, 2014, 07:22:21 am
Cynder chuckled
"A keg stand whilst levitating myself? While that would be something interesting to try, did you mean a hoof stand whilst levitating a keg?"

"You certainly could try that" Thunder replied. "But I do mean just doing a Hoof Stand, but as you do, you gotta drink as much of the Cider Keg. When you can't drink anymore is when you can come back down to earth. Either hold yourself up, or ask Brute Force over there to hold you" Thunder finished her explanation, and Cynder felt worry. He used his magic to test the weight of the Keg, to guess how much was left. It was fairly heavy, and the print showed it to be 30litres when full. There must have been a good 16litres still inside.

"Plumber, please don't laugh if I make a fool of myself" Cynder tried to joke, remembering how PC had beat his dare with ease. "Brute Force, do you think you could help hold me up?" Cynder called over to the otherside of the room.

Brute Force snorted awake, having fallen asleep to the side with the bottle never landing on him. "Uh, yeah sure" he grumbled, trotting over.

Cynder got up and stood in the largest space in the center. It took him a few tries,  but he managed to achieve a proper hoof stand, with the help of some magic. He justered Brute force over, who sat on his haunches and held Cynders hind-hooves up. This was where the real dare began. He managed to levitate the Keg, but the change in concentration broke his hold on himself now putting his balance and weight into Brute Force's hooves. The keg drifted over to Cynder slowly, and the tap rolled around to his hace. Gingerly, he opened his mouth onto the tap, and pressed the release valve. Instantly the Hard Cider flooded into his mouth, and he drank as much as fast as he could. He felt the blood start to pool in his face. Cider started to dribble slightly from the corners of his mouth, but he kept going. After about a minute, he had to pull the Keg away, and slump down on his front legs. He was careful not to drop the remaining keg on the ground to hard. He panted, and once Brute Force dropped his hind legs, the blood started to fall away from his face. There was no way he could say he was being a social drinker now.

"*gasp* How well did I do?" He asked everyone. Pale Ale walked over and easily lifted the Keg.
"Well, I'd say you downed maybe three pints."
"What?! I thought it was more than that!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on November 27, 2014, 10:55:29 pm
After a short moment with all the other ponies chuckling and giggling at Cynder's spectacle, He managed to pick himself up, already feeling the effects of the booze, suddenly wishing he had something to eat.

"Aw'll righr" He slurred. "Lets see who I get to torture, or at least try to....." Completely forgoing his making, he stumbled over to the bottle, and set it spinning.....
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Post by: Mabbz on November 29, 2014, 12:58:59 am
"Oh joy," said Hazy, rolling his eyes at the bottle pointing squarely at him. "Truth."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 03, 2014, 04:16:48 pm
Cynder was an increadible lightweight when it came to drinking. He was already tipsy, and waiting before saying anything didn't help him. He smiled, swaying on his haunches.
"Which of the lovely ponies we have here would you kiss?"
He thought he was being really clever, though couldn't put a hoof on why.
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Post by: Mabbz on December 03, 2014, 07:47:55 pm
"Why, all of them of course!" said Hazy, flashing a winning smile.

"No fair, you've got to pick one!"

"Fiiiiiiiine," Hazy rolled his eyes, and appeared to give it some thought. "I think I'll choose... YOU!" He leapt forward and planted a kiss right on Cynder's mouth. Laughing, he quickly span the bottle before anyone could react.
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Post by: Narric on December 03, 2014, 08:01:28 pm
In surprise, Cynder fell on his back as Hazy lept off him. It was a few moments before he actually reacted, his tipsy-ness somewhat shaken off temporarily.

"I'm a married, man! Don't you be trying to tempt me!" he shouted from his back, slumping to his right to sit properly.
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 05, 2014, 09:23:05 pm
Backlash giggle-snorted loudly and fell over, laughing until her ribs hurt from Hazy's stunt. She tried a few times to say something, but it was nearly incomprehensible among the giggling.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 08, 2014, 06:56:04 am
Backlash sent the bottle spinning wildly. It slowly spun down and pointed at plumber.
"Dare!"
Plumber finished his mug of cider and swayed as he stared at Backlash
"I dare you to let me style your mane"
Plumber stared before bursting into giggles
"well why not have at it"
Plumber stumbled over to the keg refilling it while spilling a bit before sitting down and shaking his mane at Backlash
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 11, 2014, 07:46:07 am
"Yesss!" Backlash hopped over and sat down - though it was really more like a graceless fall - behind Plumber, rubbing her hooves together in anticipation.

"I been waitin' ta get my hooves on that rats' nest of yours for days..."

She brushed through Plumber's mane once or twice, experimentally, before she started to work.



After much swearing, giggling, and labored, drunken breathing on the back of Plumber's neck, Backlash finally exclaimed, "There! Now you're all pretty!

[spoiler="Butchya don't got enough mane to make it all fancy!"](http://imgur.com/8dZ79Yk.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 11, 2014, 05:11:39 pm
"Cripes Plumer, you look a totally different stallion!" Cynder exclaimed in surprise. "I'm sure you'll be batting the mares at the bar if you went out there."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 11, 2014, 08:38:21 pm
Several shenanigans later...

“Oh Tartarus, it’s twenty to nine?!” yelped Hazy as he glanced at the clock. “We were supposed to be asleep ages ago! Thank goodness Princess Luna said she’d check our dreams once an hour.”

Rummaging through his saddlebags, Hazy quickly produced some sleeping pills. “Goodnight folks. Remember, at least one pony should be on watch at all times. I’ll be out of it, so sort it out amongst yourselves.” Downing the pills, he dove into bed and was snoring inside of five minutes.

The others decided to settle down for the night too, but the adrenaline of their adventures (and, more recently, their games) wouldn’t let them drop off nearly so quickly. Still, they had been through a lot, and their eyes started to droop...

Hazy’s eyes flashed with blue light as he jolted awake at a few minutes past nine. “EVERYONE UP!” he yelled, as he scrambled around stuffing the Elements into the saddlebags. “The Princess got some intel,” he hastily explained. “The enemy know’s where we are. We’ve gotta make a run for it. Luna herself is flying up from Everfree City; we have to meet her halfway, at the edge of the forest.”
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 11, 2014, 10:01:17 pm
"Alright everyone, up, up, up!" Cynder echoed Hazy's Urgency. He quickly levitated his gear on and straped the saber to his side. He sped over to Brute Force who was still dozing in the corner.
"Come on big guy, we need to be moving as soon as." Cynder urged the muscle pony.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 15, 2014, 07:29:20 pm
The ponies raced down the stairs and through the inn's common room. "SORRY GOTTA LEAVE LOVELY PLACE!" Hazy blurted as he briefly paused to toss a small bag of bits at the stunned innkeeper, which hit him in the face and stunned him in a different way. They were quickly outside and sprinting down the slope of Canterlot Mountain.

As they hurtled through the undergrowth, they ran straight into a pegasus in Royal Guard armour. Acting on instinct, Backlash pounced at him, driving both hooves into his side and smashing him into a tree. He groaned for a moment before keeling over unconscious. The group didn't slow down, and continued at full pelt. On a couple of occasions one of them would slip or trip, but fear quickly drove them back on their hooves.

They couldn't keep this up forever though. As the terrain began to level out they were forced to slow to a walk, panting for breath as they tried to recover from the mad dash. Eventually, as they drew nearer the forest, Pale glanced nervously behind him and let out a strangled yelp. "Pegasus!"

"Just the one, probably scouting, and I don't think they've seen us," said Backlash cautiously, looking at the distant pony. Almost immediately the pony abandoned it's course and started back towards Canterlot at full speed. "Ok, now they have." She looked around the others sheepishly. "Run?"

Gasping for breath, they collapsed at the edge of the forest a few minutes later. "So..." gasped Thunder, "where are we meeting Luna?"

"Why, right here, my little ponies..." Princess Luna said, stepping out of the shadow of a nearby tree. She was flanked by a handful of night guards. "I trust you have the Elements?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 15, 2014, 07:58:31 pm
Before replying to the Princess, Cynder bowed down before her. He was panting heavily from the running.
"We have *gasp* but I *pant* don't think that *pant* we'll be alone much longer...." Was all Cynder could think to say.
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Post by: Mabbz on December 15, 2014, 08:37:36 pm
"That will not be a problem," replied Luna calmly. "I am more than a match for them."

As if on cue, two Royal Guard chariots swooped down and landed nearby. Four wingless ponies leapt out of each while the two pegasi pulling them swiftly detached their harnesses and moved forward to block any escape. An earth pony stepped forward and bowed to the princess.

"Your majesty. I wasn't aware you had taken a personal interest in the Element's theft." Loyal guards, thought Hazy, sighing with relief. "Would you like us to arrest them?" Wait, what?!

"That will not be necessary, Captain," replied Luna. "They were merely following my orders."

"Forgive me Princess, I don't understand." Confusion was clear in his voice.

"You are a loyal servant of my sister, Captain. I know you well enough to realise that you would never betray her. A pity; you were a fine officer." Immediately, Luna's horn blazed with darkness and a wave of midnight blue energy slammed into the captain and his ponies, sending them crashing to the dirt. They did not get up.

"Now then." She turned back to Cynder, her eyes glowing with moonlight. "Give me the Elements."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 15, 2014, 09:00:43 pm
As tired as Cynder was, he wasn't going to just stand down to a turncoat. His horned glowed brightly despite his tiredness, And he focused his mind on the ground between himself and Luna. He created a line along the ground, and summoned a moderately sized wall of thick fire (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4741451/).
"Everybody, run!!" Cynder shouted, Trying to grab the element he was carrying to throw at Brute Force to carry. His telekinesis slipped (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4741451/), and the stone slumped and thudded to the ground, becoming a third buried in the dirt. Changing tack, he drew his sword, and stood firm watching as many Lna supporters as he could.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 15, 2014, 09:30:32 pm
Luna raised an eyebrow at Cynder as the other's retreated, Brute Force grabbing the Element as he ran. "If that is how this shall be..."

Luna's horn glowed once more, and Cynder's flames turned blue. Growing to nearly twice the height, they spread in a huge circle that cut off the others' escape. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4741480/) Thunder tried to fly over, but the flames roared even higher and arched over her, driving her back to the ground. The flames parted, allowing Luna to step through, leaving her guards behind.

"I have no desire to harm you, my beloved subjects. Give me the Elements, and you shall be spared."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 15, 2014, 09:46:14 pm
"Oh muck!" Cynder swore to himself mentally, continuing to brandish the sword in Luna's direction.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 19, 2014, 12:29:23 pm
"Never!"

Backlash backed away from the Princess, trembling with fury, but too afraid to fight. She needed a few seconds at least to draw her sword, but beyond that she had no plan. Instead, she let her emotions take over, and screamed at the Princess, "What's wrong with you?! You don't love us!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2014, 01:16:06 pm
Luna looked angered by the accusation. "I love all my little ponies! Do you know how long and hard I have worked for you? The constellations in the night sky, ignored! The nightmares I drive away, forgotten upon waking! I work through the night on thankless tasks and my sister brushes me off like just another noble with some petty request!" She took a few moments to get a hold of herself and calmed down. "I need to show Celestia, and the rest of Equestria, that I am not to be simply dismissed as some irrelevant bureaucrat. I love my little ponies and my sister, but is it so wrong to hope that they might love me too?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 19, 2014, 03:06:08 pm
"You love them, huh?!" She thrust a hoof toward the guards Luna had so carelessly blasted aside. "You think lying an' betraying's love, huh? I trusted you! You think this is gonna make anyone love you, doin' the same ugly stuff I been doing for you for years, but to the ponies that trusted you?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2014, 03:43:46 pm
"They will be fine. The excessive force was simply to overpower the enchantments in their armour; beyond that, it was merely a sleeping spell. They will wake in a day or so. Nopony has suffered permanent injury in this, and in a few days everything will be back as it was."

"My little ponies do not appreciate my night because they sleep through it. I understand why they do so, but I just want to show them what they are missing. I intend to hold back the dawn, just for a short while, so that they will get to experience my work and maybe choose to acknowledge it. I only needed the Elements out of the way to ensure that Celestia couldn't stop me." Luna looked bitterly at the ground. "I tried to ask her to let me do this. She didn't even let me finish; just told me to stop wasting her time, that she had a country to run."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 19, 2014, 04:17:54 pm
"And what's that gonna do? What's gonna happen when you do it? You think she's gonna be okay with that?" She stumbled over a few words before picking up again, vigor renewed.

"You're gonna fight. Y'know how I know that? 'Cause that's what happens when I try to force my way. You two're gonna fight, and while you're fightin', all of us are gonna be without two Princesses to look up to. And then what? What do you think'll happen when the fighting ends, if ever? Are you gonna leave? Is she? Would you really force that upon somepony, least of all your own sister?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 19, 2014, 04:24:41 pm
Thunder leaned in close to Backlash, so she could whisper quietly in her ear. "Keep her talking as long as you can, don't try and start anything," she warned. Obviously, talking wasn't going to work here. What they *needed* was something to put out that fire so they could get out of there! But, as long as Luna was talking, she wouldn't be trying to kill them. Then, as casually as she could, she stepped over to Cynder.

"Yo, firecolt," She said, trying to be inconspicuous. "Can you keep the flames from killing me for a second or so? If I burst outta here, I can get a couple storm clouds and rain on Luna's parade. I only need a moment." She bit her lip, hoping that Cynder would be able to help out.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2014, 11:42:54 pm
Luna was too busy glaring at Backlash to notice Thunder. "We are siblings, siblings fight sometimes. I intend to make sure that when she confronts me we will be alone so that no one get hurt. Anyway, she will almost certainly try talking first and I believe I can persuade her to see my point of view. Now enough of this; give me the Elements or I will take them and have my guards arrest you."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 20, 2014, 12:27:24 am
Backlash prepared herself to run. "What do you need the Elements for? How 'bout we hold onto 'em instead, that way you an' your sister can talk things out peacefully?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 20, 2014, 12:57:20 am
"I apologise, but I am not sure I can trust you not to simply give them to Celestia; you were opposed to my plan only moments ago. I intend to give them to my personal guards, since I know I can trust them. They will keep them safe until I have spoken with my sister."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 20, 2014, 02:58:31 am
Plumber stared his mind reeling. His feelings of betrayal turning slowly to anger.
"Well what about the ponies we hurt to get these things! where they just guards and agents doing their job. How many innocent ponies did we hurt for this "mission". You've used us, what's to prevent you "tying up the loose ends when this is all over? How can we go back to what we were?
He stomped his hoof tears forming in his eyes.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 20, 2014, 10:02:12 am
A flicker of guilt marred Luna's expression for a moment. "I regret that it was necessary for anypony to be harmed in this, escpecially all of you, but I was told that nopony had suffered any permanent injury. The guards you defeated to retrieve the Elements were clearly unfit for their jobs, so I consider this their punishment, and my loyal night guards that were keeping an eye on you knew the risks. Speaking of which, Sergeant Force?"

Brute Force flew over to Luna's side, The Element of Laughter in his grasp. "Your Majesty. May I ask, where are my comrades? Have Guiding Light and Sunbeam freed Lieutenant Dancer from her basement yet?"

Luna frowned as she took the gemstone. "I thought they had all been captured and held separately. Lieutenant Dancer reported in to say she was awaiting rescue. A squad should have broken her out an hour or so ago."
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 20, 2014, 01:52:24 pm
"They're both dead. Guiding Light and Sunbeam are dead. That's what happens when you have ponies fight for the Elements of Harmony with live weapons! We could all be dead right now! How selfish can you possibly fucking be!?"
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Post by: Mabbz on December 20, 2014, 02:43:22 pm
Luna and Brute stared at Backlash in mute, horrified shock.  Eventually Brute turned his tear-filled eyes to the princess, who recoiled as if struck. "N-no... They can't b-be..." Luna stammered. "I couldn't..." She took another step backwards, the fire extinguishing as she stumbled out the circle. Her guards were all staring at her, slack jawed.

"DON'T LOOK AT ME!"

At her shriek, Luna disolved into purple mist and flew into the forest quickly disappearing from sight.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 20, 2014, 05:54:35 pm
Thunder watched as Luna flew away, slowly shrinking into the night until she disappeared with a little twinkle in the sky. Everypony else was staring slack jawed or inactive simply awes by Thunder's magnificence too stunned to act, so Thunder decided to take charge to fill the leadership void.

"Okay, everypony!" She declared, rallying the troops. "We've still got to get the recovered elements to Princess Celestia before Luna realizes she's-" She paused, realizing that the guards may overhear if she mentioned out loud that Backlash had lied about the dead ponies.  "She's still strong enough to take the elements by force. Cynder, get some fire magic ready, you'll be taking point. Hazy, Plumber, watch our flanks, myself and Backlash will take the rear." Leaning over to Backlash and dropping her voice to a whisper, she added, "Good thinking with Luna. How did you know that lying about those ponies would shake her up so much?"

Then, she wheeled on the guards. "All of you! We don't want a fight, but if you give us trouble you'll end up like Brute Force's friends. Back off, and we won't stop you. Otherwise..." She trailed off, hoping that it sounded menacing. She was getting all the mileage she could out of Backlash's lie,  she didn't actually think they could beat all those guards.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 23, 2014, 04:44:12 am
Plumber stared at the spot where Luna had vanished, the feelings of despair returning to him. If a princess couldn't be trusted who could? He slowly shook his head and nodded at thunder. "sure... lets just get these stupid things to safety so we can be done with this horrific mission."
He peered  into his bag at the element he carried.
"are these things really worth all this misery?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 23, 2014, 01:51:36 pm
"The Elements of Harmony are among the strongest magical artefacts known." Cynder replied to Plumber. "If they fall into the wrong hands or into the possetion of those that don't kno they're in the wrong, then they can do a great deal of damage."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 23, 2014, 02:41:11 pm
"He's right," said one of the night guards. "From what I know, the Elements are apparently powered by emotional connections between their bearers, so they can only be used by two or more ponies that are good friends. Unfortunately having friends doesn't stop you being evil, so that's not a huge comfort. I will say this; Princess Luna never intended touse the Elements, she just wanted to hide them so that her sister couldn't over-react and try to use them."

The guard turned to his comrades. "You three will stay here and protect the injured Royal Guards until they awaken. The rest of you will acompany me; we need to find the Princess and keep her safe." He looked over at Cynder. "I recognise you and Hazy, I trust you to deliver the Elements to Princess Celestia. Beyond that, I have no authority over you. Do as you see fit."

The guard took flight, accompanied by the other two bat-winged pegasi, and began gliding over the forest. The other three - a unicorn and two earth ponies - began checking on the unconscious royal guards and on the distraught looking Brute Force.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 23, 2014, 02:48:08 pm
Hazy put a hoof on Plumber's shoulder. "You live in Everfree City, right? Well the fastest way there is back through the forest, and it looks like that's where we're going anyway. Honestly, I wouldn't blame you if you decided to depart when we get there. You're right, this whole mission has been a disaster. That goes for you to," he added, addressing Thunder and Pale. "You're civilians, you never should have gone through this."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 23, 2014, 03:18:54 pm
Cynder sheathed his sword. He looked at Brute Force, not sure what to say, then turned to the rest of his own group." It realy is going to be the last spot to jump off this ride. A couple extra hooves would be useful in getting them back to Canterlot, but don't feel you have to continue this path."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 23, 2014, 06:46:09 pm
Backlash watched the guards glide away over the forest. She turned to the rest of the group and offered her bag to nobody in particular. "If you guys are gonna take the Elements somewhere, then take mine. I'm gonna go try to find Princess Luna with the other guards. Whatever drove her to set up this crazy mission, it was obviously enough to break even a Princess, let alone one of us."

She directed at Brute Force, with an aside at Thunder, "I wasn't lying. Two of them were mortally injured. What did Luna tell you, Brute, about our group? Did she say we were trying to steal the Elements, and you were trying to protect them from us?

"An' what about all you guards? I feel like this whole... disaster with the Elements was a huge waste of time." She added quietly, "And life."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 23, 2014, 07:57:27 pm
Thunder was taken aback at Backlash's answer, the surprise making her lose her momentum. (Both figuratively and literally,  she stopped planning their escape into the woods and also fell to the ground after freezing in midair.)
"Wh-what?" She asked, confused. "B-but who? Everypony we fought either got tied up, knocked out, or ran away! D-did it happen while I was gone?" She didn't recall anypony mentioning a fight, but it was possible that they just hadn't brought it up.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on December 23, 2014, 08:35:46 pm
"If they ran, why did we have points of time where we had such little trouble?" Cynder grimly pointed out, sitting his haunches.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 23, 2014, 08:39:32 pm
"Some of the ones I fought weren't knocked out. Sometimes I kind of lose control... and that's what happens. But I swear, I thought they were endangering all of ponykind. I would never have fought like that if I'd known the truth."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 23, 2014, 08:51:23 pm
"S-so who did you kill?" Thunder asked. She wasn't sure if she really wanted to know, but she couldn't help but ask. "Was it somepony in the cave, or back at the house? It's okay, we all thought they were working for Sombra. It was an accident. I'm sure that any of us could have made the same mistake." Hopefully, that would be reassuring enough.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 23, 2014, 09:02:55 pm
Backlash twitched. "Have a little decency, will you?" She hated being asked such a question so casually, she hated being asked about it right in front of Brute Force, and she hated having to say things twice.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 24, 2014, 12:10:47 am
Brute glanced bitterly at Thunder. "You locked Fog Dancer and me in the cage, and claimed the others got away. Obviously they are the ones that got killed. Sunbeam and Guiding Light were sisters. Sunbeam was a unicorn and Guiding was an earth pony. We'd been friends in the night guard for eight years."

He took a moment to compose himself before facing Backlash. "Luna's been sliding into depression for years now. Almost everypony sees her sister as the real ruler of Equestria, while she is ignored and forgotten. Ponies' dreams nearly always show day as being good and night being scary. Celestia's even got a freaking religion dedicated to her. Luna doesn't; she just gets occasional mentions. I don't think she really wants to be worshipped, but having ponies worship her sister and ignore her hurts. And it doesn't help that Celestia doesn't seem to notice or care. I've seen her brush Luna aside like a minor distraction whenever Luna tries to talk to her."

"Luna just wanted to remind everypony that she existed. She planned to hold the moon in place for a while, just a few days. That way ponies would remember that Celestia isn't the only princess in Equestria, that Luna isn't just some petty noble. Also, Celestia would have to pay attention to her and listen to her problems. But to do that, she needed to make sure Celestia wouldn't just try to end the night by force. She needed to get the Elements out the way so that Celestia wouldn't try and use them. That's where you came in."

"We were chosen to keep an eye on the situation. Luna tricked you lot because she wasn't sure who she trust not to tip off Celestia. Meanwhile, we had to provide hints to keep you on track, as well as make sure you didn't get caught. When Patent got arrested, we had him transferred back to the Everfree guardhouse so he couldn't be interrogated. We tried to sneak into the safe house to see how you were doing, but somehow Anatalia caught Sunbeam and Guiding Light. We had to capture her and transfer her to another city so she couldn't blow our cover. We never expected you to find our house and attack us."

"We were originally going to cover the outside of the Element's Vault, preventing any of the guards from escaping and maybe finishing the raid ourselves if the guards subdued you. When you beat us the plan had to change; I faked the argument with Fog Dancer so you'd take me in and I could help salvage the mission. Honestly, I wasn't expecting it to got as well as it did." Finished with his tale, Brute wandered away to sit by himself, before calling out to Backlash "If you wanna search for Luna, you'd better catch up with the other guards."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 24, 2014, 12:35:05 am
Plumber stares at his hooves sniffling quietly not looking at hazy
"We'll see when We get there.. I'd rather not feel like i gave up after all this or it'll be for nothing.. I... just don't know what to do anymore.. It's still a bit before we get to ever-free city..
Plumber shifts nervously
"d-do we really have to go through the f-f-forest again?"
The fear was clear in his voice as he remembered his last visit to the everfree.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 24, 2014, 01:16:21 am
Backlash silently let Brute's information sink in until Plumber spoke. She paced in place to try to ease her nerves. "I think... I think as many of us should go to her as we can. She wants - hell, needs - her subjects to love her; well, that's us. If you don't wanna go, you can take the Elements to Celestia or whatever... but we gotta take care of the Princess just as much as she takes care of us. She's not goin' away anytime soon, and I don't wanna think about what would happen if she did." She glanced back the way the guards flew, then pulled her own bag close again.

"I'm gonna hang onto this one, actually. Gonna need all the help I can get."

She sighed and took off into the night, soaring low over the forest.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 24, 2014, 09:20:32 am
Thunder took a moment to do the mental math with Brute's supplied help, remembering which ponies had been where. It didn't take long to recall the fight, seeing as it hadn't been that long ago, but the details were a blur of excitement, danger, and adrenaline and she had to piece together who had been where from snippets of the fight that she had caught while zooming about. Backlash had definitely been fighting a Unicorn, that much she remembered, but... There had been that huge pony that Plumber had been wrestling against, the pegasus that Pale had knocked out... Then there was the unicorn Backlash had taken out, which made sense, she must have died while... while she was on the ground... But that only left...

"I'll go help find Luna," she said, snapping out of her train of thought. "We should leave right away."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 03, 2015, 08:04:28 pm
As Thunder took off to follow Backlash, the others prepared themselves for travelling through the forest. The night guards wouldn't follow; they had their orders to keep the unconscious guards safe. Trekking through the trees in the dark was definitely not an idea the ponies were keen on, and Plumber in particular was jumping at every shadow. Still, the walk proved uneventful until they decided to stop a few hours later when the canopy grew too dense for the moonlight to penetrate.

"Hey," said Hazy, peering into the distance as they started setting up camp. "I think I can see some ruins or something we could stay -"

"NO!" yelled Pale and Plumber in unison, before quickly glancing around in case the shouting had attracted any attention. "No bloody ruins. Never again. Ever."



With the other Pegasi carefully searching, it didn't take Thunder and Backlash long to catch up with them. The guards' leader didn't comment on their decision; he simply pointed them in separate directions to search. "And if you see her," he added gruffly, "you signal me. I've been on her personal guard detail for over a year now, i know her better than you and I think I'll stand the best chance of calming her down."

Several hours of searching passed uneventfully; the thick canopy made it difficult to see. Eventually, Thunder spotted movement. Swooping down to make sure it wasn't another random animal, she found herself in an area of trees that would have been unremarkable were it not for the Princess lying on her stomach, silent but visibly shaking. She was facing away from Thunder, so she hadn't noticed her yet.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 03, 2015, 10:26:08 pm
Thunder gasped upon finding Princess Luna in such obvious distress, but she knelt forward anyways, giving her all the deference she deserved. With any luck, she could do some negotiations here before things got worse.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 03, 2015, 11:04:39 pm
Cynder looked at Pale and Plmuber.
"What in Equestria has you two rattled?" cynder asked the two in surprise. "They're only ruins, hardly anything scary."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 05, 2015, 07:37:41 pm
Thunder gasped upon finding Princess Luna in such obvious distress, but she knelt forward anyways, giving her all the deference she deserved.

"M-my Princess," she said, quietly, taking a second to check over her shoulder for anypony else. She didn't want them to hear this. "I'm so sorry. I... I want to help you."

Digging through her saddlebags, she took out the element she had been granted, tossing it towards Luna. "It's yours, princess," she said, hoping that it would be a worthy enough offering. "Please, just forgive me..."

Luna didn't turn to face Thunder; for a long moment it looked as though she hadn't heard at all. Finally, she broke the silence.

"Forgive you?" she repeated bitterly. "I believe I should be the one begging for forgiveness... Two good ponies... They were my personal guards a few years ago. And now their blood is on my hooves. All I wanted was to be loved; now I see that I do not deserve it."

"M-my princess," Thunder said again, unsure how else to address Luna without sounding disrespectful. "It wasn't your fault. I-" her voice choked, and she struggled to keep her eyes from watering. She failed at that, but tried to continue speaking anyways. "I- I did it. It was all m-my fault. I t-told everypony we should attack. We were going to play it safe, but then I said we shouldn't. And when we did, I..."

She couldn't force the words out, no matter how much she wanted to say them. Wanted the Princess to absolve her of guilt, even though Thunder knew she didn't deserve any absolution.  Despite her best efforts, she started to cry. "P-p-please, Princess, I w-will always love you- I d-do love you, j-just forgive me," she pleaded, wiping her eyes and looking to Luna with a miserable expression.

"If it weren't for my insecurities, you wouldn't have been in that situation at all!" sobbed Luna. "It's worse than me killing those ponies; I've ruined your lives too! Everything's gone wrong... I don't want to feel this way any more..." The alicorn's cries paused for a moment, before she looked Thunder in the tear-stained eyes. "I know of a way to end our sorrows, to take away our pain. A magic that would let us live without the guilt, at least for a time. I- I cannot take this. Will you join me?"

Thunder was at a loss for words to begin with. She had not gotten her such badly needed forgiveness, exactly, but the Princess still seemed willing to help. Anything to wipe this away would be better than how she felt now, no matter the consequences.

"Y-yes," she said, wiping her eyes. "Please. Princess... Whatever your magic is, I will." She got back to her hooves, a little stiff from being prostrate that whole time, trying to look brave and confident in her choice.

"Magic isn't exactly the right word for it," murmured Luna hesitantly, before steeling herself. Her horn lit up, glowing brighter and brighter, until...

CRACK!

A small portal opened, it's edges crackling with energy. Beyond lay a pale grey landscape that could only be the surface of the moon. Thunder gaped in awe at the display, only to flinch back as a strange gas began seeping through. Purplish smoke coalesced into faces before them.

"Princess..." they hissed. "Have you finally decided to let us help you?"

"Yes," she moaned. "Take our pain. We can stand it no more." Immediately one of the creatures flew at her, flowing into her mouth. Luna gasped, but it was over as quickly as it had started and she appeared no worse for wear. Her fear and distress were gone, and she smiled at Thunder.

Thunder backed away in fear. "Princess? What are they? What's going on?"

"Relax Thunder," she said soothingly. "They want to help."

"I'm not sure I-" before she could finish, one of the beings darted towards her. Her eyes widened as the smoke flowed into her, merging with her and then her terror faded and she felt better than she had in ages. She laughed in relief, and Luna joined in, their mirth filling the trees and sending animals fleeing for their holes.

Nightmare Sky, Princess of Storms and Darkness, smiled wickedly at the Queen, feeling the newfound strength coursing through her. No more tears, she now felt nothing but mirth and joy at the absence of all that pain. She no longer cared if the guards heard. She was stronger than them, faster, better. They could not hurt her if they tried, but why would they try? They should bow down to their new Princess, pledging their lives and service.

"My Queen!" She declared, almost giddy with exhilaration. "Shall we take to the skies? I want to soar over our new kingdom to greet our subjects!" Furthermore, she had a score to settle with a certain Pegasus whom she knew was out there, somewhere, looking for them. Backlash, the liar, would have to pay for making a princess feel so terrible. Nopony would ever do that to her again, not once she and her queen took their rightful place. Besides, Backlash had one of the Elements of Harmony. Once they took the deceitful traitor, then she and her Queen would have three of the Elements, enough to neutralize the power of the others.

Nightmare Moon seemed to know what she desired. "Go forth, my daughter. Two Elements should be sufficient to prevent their use, but it wouldn't hurt to be cautious. Find the others and retrieve them. Let none stop you

Spreading her wings, she took to the sky, circling in the clearing and marveling at her new speed and strength. Her leather armor shimmered as she flew, color turning to pitch black, matching her coat. Wingblades glinting in the moonlight, she soared into the open sky, looking for a fight. It didn't take her long to spot something orange gliding over the forest. Her new form allowed her to remain unseen as she approached Backlash.

[spoiler=OoC]HectorSmash, you do not get to see Nightmare Sky coming. Please wait for her to introduce herself. Waaaghpower, if you wish to make a big entrance, have fun. If you wish to try a sneak attack, just post something about charging and then you can both send me three rounds rapid.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 06, 2015, 04:24:16 am
The night sky seemed to grow darker around Backlash as all around her, stars seemed to wink out one by one, leaving a ring of sky around her utterly black within seconds. Wings and wind could be heard, but little else until the laughter started, echoing through the ring of clouds that now encircled the burnt orange pegasus with the blue mane.

Lightning flashed from one of the clouds, revealing Nightmare Sky's silhouetted form. "Backlash," she said, her voice loud, low, and angry, echoing slightly to create a disturbing tone. "We have been looking for you! The Queen of the night has shown us the truth, and we come seeking your life as punishment for all you have done to us!"

Her eyes narrowed, circling Backlash and watching to see if she would try and attack or flee, ready for either option. "You made us feel such great pain!" She boomed, her voice growing in volume. As she flew around Backlash, her voice seemed to come from all sides, making it difficult to tell where she was except when lightning struck, revealing her shadow for a second. "Toying with our emotions! Lying to us! Making us hurt over the trivial deaths of a few noponies!" Lightning struck again, emphasizing her words as her speech came to a crescendo. "WE WILL HURT NO MORE!"

Satisfied, she came to stop in front of Backlash again, delivering her ultimatum. "Admit to your crimes, swear me the fealty I deserve as your princess, and I shall spare your life. Otherwise, you will suffer!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 07, 2015, 10:41:25 am
Backlash's anxious grimace turned to surprise as the weather grew nastier around her, blocking out her view of the forest and obscuring her vision with an opaque black fog. She could feel the air being controlled by somepony nearby... but who would do this?

Her surprise became confusion, then indignation as Nightmare Sky delivered her entrance. The lightning and darkness really was trying its best to hide the Nightmare pony, and being unable to see her opponent only served to anger Backlash further. Each flash of lightning made her jump; fear and fury battled it out in the middle of the storm, neither willing to let the orange pegasus have a moment's reprieve.

The voice sounded familiar. Thunder? No, Thunder was no Princess. She didn't put it past Luna to try another trick, although she had certainly expected better after the Night Princess' tearful escape.

"Who the hell are you?" she yelled at the shadow stopped before her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 07, 2015, 04:13:23 pm
"Who am I? Who am I?" Nightmare Sky declared, feeling torn between whether she should laugh or roar. "Is your tiny brain really so slow? We are Nightmare Sky, Princess of Air and Darkness!" She roared. "We rule the storms and shadows, and none save the true Queen can stand in our way! You should bow before us, petty mortal, and feel grateful to have seen us in my glory!"

She laughed, then, her tome lowering. "Put perhaps you wish to know who we were. You may have forgotten, your attentions were always so fleeting in the past. Did you, perhaps, concern yourself with remembering a pegasus by the name of Thunder Bolt?" She watched for a reaction, bemused. "That's right, we are she! You thought we were WEAK! You thought you could keep us in the dark, tell us lies, make us believe you cared only to toss away your affections like garbage when you thought us not worth the effort! Do you wish to lie to us now?" Lightning emphasized her final shout, creating a nice, dramatic presentation.

Stepping back, she tried to return to being a little more reserved. Her rant wasn't something that should have been witnessed by anypony. "Final chance, my simple, treacherous subject. Bow and swear me fealty on your life, or I shall end it here and now!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 07, 2015, 10:08:05 pm
Backlash looked shocked, and for a moment, a little hurt when she heard Thunder's name. She waited for the very shouty proto-tyrant to finish before she replied - either that, or she was too stunned to come up with a coherent answer in time to cut her off.

"Weak? Never thought you were weak... Y'all were cruel to Plumber. I can understand to a point, but you made him cry, and ya didn't even flinch." Her expression hardened as she took a pause. "Looks like I judged rightly in thinking you were a mean one.

"Not that that matters, 'cause I know you ain't Thunder. She woulda never had the patience for all this grandstanding and hard-blowing."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 07, 2015, 10:18:50 pm
"Plumber's Crack," Thunder said, grinning evilly as she considered the worthless Earth pony. "Once I've finished with you, he's next."

She sighed, though, disappointed by Backlash's resistance. She had hoped to end this with a new minion, but revenge would be fine. "Very well, then. If you would rather die then submit, I'll happily oblige you, though first I might pay a visit to that earth pony you care so much about, so you can see him die before I take you down. I killed a pony with my bare hooves without even trying, Backlash. How much stronger do I have to be to defeat him as well?" She waited for her words to sink in, then added, "Maybe you can find him first and deliver a warning. If you're lucky, maybe I'll get lost. Fly, little birdy, fly to your friend and try to save him."

And with that, she flapped her wings and took off backwards, disappearing into the clouds, leaving nothing but shadows and darkness in her wake to surround the orange Pegasus.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 07, 2015, 10:29:56 pm
Backlash charged after her fleeing enemy, hoping to plow headlong into something solid.

(In the event that Nightmare Sky is already gone, she's going to pop out the clouds on the top side.)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 07, 2015, 11:23:05 pm
The thunderclouds had been magically reinforced, not much, but enough to keep them from easily dissipating in the wind. Backlash wasn't expecting it, but was able to push through the resistance without anything more than a few small static shocks. Punching a hole through to the other side, she looked around for Nightmare Sky. She didn't spot her, but quickly found out where she was when something heavy smashed into her from behind. Backlash was sent spiraling head over hooves by the blow, and one of Sky's hind hooves struck her left wing, bruising it. She righted herself just in time to see Sky speeding towards her again, a manic glint in her eyes.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 08, 2015, 09:22:19 am
Backlash dived to one side as Sky barreled towards her, causing the insane mare to glance off her rear legs. Backlash was spun around again, but was otherwise unharmed. Sky meanwhile careened straight into the bank of thunderclouds; lightning coursed around her, singeing her coat before she rebounded away from them.

Backlash had just gotten her bearings when she spotted Sky charging her yet again. She only barely managed to dodge, and Sky was quick to recover from the overshoot. Up here, Backlash simply wasn't fast enough; it was all she could do to dodge, there wasn't any time for a counter attack or to get back to the others. She wasn't to win this flying contest and she knew it. Her best chance was to stop flying.

Diving as fast as she could, Backlash raced towards the trees. Glancing over her shoulder, she saw Sky hot on her tail and gaining fast. She'd be caught in five seconds, tops. Carefully drawing her hind legs in, she counted to five and kicked out, but connected with nothing but air. Sky had noticed what she was trying and dodged at the last second. Unfortunately for her, doing so had caused her to lose track of the ground; Backlash pulled up and skimmed the treetops, while Sky pulled up a little too late and crashed into them. She managed to re-emerge a several seconds later, covered in cuts and bruises, to see Backlash soaring at full speed towards some specks in the distance; the other pegasus guards. She could probably catch Backlash before she reached them, but they would definitely spot the fight and then Sky would be outnumbered four to one.

[spoiler=injuries]Backlash: bruised wing
Nightmare Sky: singed fur, cuts and bruises[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 08, 2015, 08:12:32 pm
[spoiler=rolls]Sonic thunderclap: 9, 18
Shockwave damage: 10, 8
Staying airborne: 13, 15[/spoiler]

Nightmare Sky growled as she took off in pursuit. "So Backlash thinks she can outfly me, does she? Time to show her why I used to be called Thunder Bolt."

The self-styled princess accelerated, gaining ground every second. As she grew closer a cone of wind formed around her, like the world itself was trying to make her slow down. It failed. She had done this even before her ascension; now it was as natural as breathing. The guards had spotted her and were trying to reach Backlash, but they would be far too late. Backlash herself had noticed their panic and looked around and attempted to dive again in the hope of avoiding her, but she would not best her this time. Nightmare Sky arced towards her, even now accelerating. The air pressure was getting more intense and she was nearly at her target. Something had to give.

And when she was around 10 metres away from Backlash, it did.

BOOOOOM!!!

The shockwave hit Backlash like a brick wall. She was sent tumbling, completely disoriented and deafened by the blast. For what seemed like an eternity she couldn't tell up from down. Eventually though, the confusion cleared enough for her to catch herself just before she hit the trees. Sky had completely overshot - impossible not to at that speed - and was speeding into the distance. The guards had almost reached her, which was probably a good thing since she didn't think she'd be able to fly much longer. Her whole body ached and she was trembling with shock.



There was a long pause at Cynder's question, before eventually Pale began to answer. " Well, you see, when we were coming through the forest a week ago, we-"

BOOOM!!

"What the...? Thunder? But there's barely any clouds!"



Nightmare Sky skimmed low above the trees, eventually setting down to land. She hadn't managed to get the Element her queen had sent her after, but at least she had taught that fool a lesson. Besides, she hadn't failed yet. There were three more Elements she might be able to get...

[spoiler=injuries]Backlash: bruised wing, full body ache, shellshocked
Nightmare Sky: singed fur, cuts and bruises[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 08, 2015, 08:26:42 pm
Thunde- Nightmare Sky landed beneath the treetops, glowering in a decidedly un-Princesslike manner for a moment before catching herself and trying to regain her regal calm. The petulant traitor Backlash had escaped, fleeing to the clutches of the guards. It was criminal. It was almost sacrilegious that she had fled what should have been her righteous and rightful end.

Still, Sky knew how she could take advantage of the situation. Her body shimmered as she reverted to the form she used to take, the one of the weak mortal. She made her injuries look worse, her body seem frail, did everything she could to look weak. A princess she may be, but until she had a few loyal subjects, she would have to play at being the victim. Getting her bearings, she put on the most panicked expression she could manage and took off quietly towards the others, those who hadn't yet seen her in her glory. She briefly wondered what her queen was doing, but put those thoughts aside, knowing that Nightmare Moon was fine. Nopony could hurt her, not with the whole royal guard as backup.

Putting on more speed, Nightmare Sky in the form of Thunder Bolt looked for those she had once called her friends, and now called her subjects and enemies. Pale and Hazy had done nothing to deserve their deaths, they would be given mercy and a seat on her royal council if they pledged loyalty, but Plumber could only hope for a lifetime of imprisonment in some country after he was banished, even if he admitted his guilt and swore oaths. Still, though, Thunder had to find them first. Royal biddings would wait, she first had to deal with the threat known as Backlash.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 09, 2015, 04:23:21 am
Backlash landed in the canopy of a tree, saving her last ounces of control in preparation for the worst yet to come.

...but come it did not.

Instead, some guards found her, shaking uncontrollably and chattering in the leafy bed, taking deep breaths to calm herself and pawing at her chest for a satchel securely fastened there. Her wings burned from the overexertion - she hoped to find where she left her armor in the woods, as she would unlikely be trying to fly again anytime soon. Trembling and on the verge of tears, she took the second healing poultice from her pouch, covered her aching wings in the soothing mulch, and waited for salvation to find her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 09, 2015, 10:38:42 pm
Pale Ale and Plumbers Crack looked at eachother before looking back at Cynder.
"The last ruin we found ourselves in, turned out to be a shrine of some kind to Discord" Pale started.
"We had just turned in for the night, when some sort of magic began to affect us" Plumber continued. It effected us all differently, to a point. Most just felt increadibly drunk, though Thunder wasn't so fortunate. I wouldn't want to know why, but she seemed to be effected in a more amorous way" Plumber stopped, and looked to his side becoming more upset as the story replayed in his mind. He rubbed his left leg with his right hoof.
"Plumber here was among the first to notice her... behaviour." Pale Ale took over. "Before it could get too far though, Thunder managed to snap herself out of it, but by that point, plumber was.... in a very compromised position we shall say....."

Cynder looked at the pair. He made a mental note to requeswt Celestia investigate Discord "Shrines" once this mission was complete...It he survived.
"I had no idea the group had been through something so horrible." Cynder looked away. "Alright, we won't camp out in any ruins, but we still need shelter."

"Yeah, and it would be a bloody great help if you guys got your flanks over here and put up this tent!" Hazy shouted at them, tangled in a tent with ohly his muzzle poking out, and his body positioned awkwardly from the tangled mess he was in.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 09, 2015, 11:30:57 pm
"Do we really have to camp so close to the ruins? I'd really like to get as far away  from that place.. really this whole blasted forest makes me feel really nervous. We should at least have somepony keeping watch at all times. Sisters only know what else is around here." Plumber shivered nervously and noticed he'd been subconsciously rubbing at his self inflicted injury, He stamped his foot on the ground in an effort to conceal the nervous tic and trotted towards hazy and the tent
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 09, 2015, 11:41:35 pm
"I'll take the first watch" Cynder made a small firelight to bob around his head.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 10, 2015, 12:15:38 am
The guards had been planning to stop the search for the night when they saw Backlash and Sky. By the time they reached her she was in no condition to talk, so they tactfully decided to wait until the morning. Setting up camp around Backlash, they settled down for the night. Meanwhile, some distance away, Hazy and Plumber had finally gotten the tent up and were doing the same. Hazy had gone to check the ruins and discovered they were just broken brick walls, which had eased Plumber's fears somewhat.

Early next morning, Pale awoke. He was still groggy, and initially dismissed the distant shouts as being a left over part of a dream. Slowly however it dawned on his that he really could hear shouting. He recognised the voice. "Thunder!" he yelled back, rousing the others. "We're over here!"



Backlash woke up feeling somewhat refreshed despite a somewhat fitful night's sleep. The guards were already bustling around her packing up camp. The captain spotted her and hurried over. "Ah Backlash, good, you're awake. How are you feeling? We need to talk about last night."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 10, 2015, 12:49:52 am
Nightmare Sky was weary by the time the hideous sun was in the sky, but she couldn't stop then. She had to find them before Backlash, or everything could be ruined. Finally, as dawn broke and the beautiful night sky faded away, she finally heard a voice calling for her, in response to her shouts. Smiling to herself, she put in a scared face and dove down.

She landed quickly, no longer having to fake exhaustion and weakness. Even a Princess needed sleep, especially after a day of fighting and a night of flying.

"Pale," she said, panting for breath. "P-please, where are the others? Backlash, she... she went insane," she explained, breathing heavily. "Attacked me... My element... The queen... I barely got away." Forcing herself to produce a couple tears, she said, "Sh-she tried to kill me!"

She crumpled into a heap of limbs and wings, looking helpless. "I need to catch my breath..." she said, "B-but we need to get to safety as quickly as p-possible."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 10, 2015, 05:01:30 am
Backlash's eyes shot wide instantly and she scrambled to her hooves, quickly becoming panicked.

"L-last night... I fell asleep!? No!" She looked around at the guards surrounding her. "There's something out there pretending to be my friend! What happened to the others? What happened last night?!" The irony of asking such a question while surrounded by many stallions escaped her frantic mind for the moment.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 10, 2015, 09:42:54 pm
"Ok, calm down," Pale said anxiously. "Hazy, Cynder and Plumber are just over here, come one." Using his magic, he helped Thunder to her hooves and led her to camp where the others were waiting. Once she'd calmed down a little, Hazy asked the question they'd all been wanting to ask.

"What happened?"



"I was about to ask you the same question," replied the guard. "All we saw was you flying towards us when some large black pegasus flew right past you at about mach 8. The sonicboom knocked you outta the sky, while the other pony flew off. No way we could catch her at those speeds, and you were in shock so we stayed here to keep you safe from the forest. Who was that? What happened?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 10, 2015, 10:41:27 pm
"And more importantly, who is this "Queen," Backlash attacked?" Pale cut in. "I've only just woken up, and could have misheard you *Pale Ale tried to lie* but I'm sure you just said Queen, and there is only the two Princesses."

As Thunder was brought to the camp, Cynder walked past Pale and Thunder, watching the horizon and skyline incase anypony or anything attacked.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 10, 2015, 11:12:55 pm
Thunder Bolt followed, a little shaky on her hooves but determined to tell her story  before she gave in to exhaustion. Waiting for the ponies to gather close and hear her tale, she sat down on the grass.

"We... we were searching for the Princess," she explained, "We split up. Tried to save time. Backlash... I was flying, when all these clouds came up around me, and this thing... She said she was Backlash, that she was a Princess, that she was serving the Queen of the Night... I don't know what she was t-talking about, I tried to talk her down, but... b-but she was so strong, and... She s-said she was going to kill me, and then come and kill all of you... I tried to fight her, but she was too fast, and she was so powerful, so incredibly strong, I... I..." She started to cry, just a little, trying to stay strong. "She t-took my Element. I only barely made it away. I'm so s-sorry..."

She finally broke down, a combination of weakness, weariness, and hopelessness all apparently making her finally break down.

As much as she hated them, Nightmare Sky's vivid memory of what misery and pain felt like definitely helped her performance. She knew that these simpletons would fall for a sappy, weak sob story, as long as she didn't break character. This was going to be so, so easy.

"It's all my fault..." Thunder Bolt whimpered, miserably.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 11, 2015, 07:34:01 am
Plumber had not slept well the evening before spending his entire guard duty peering into the darkness in fear haunted by memories of his last visit to the forest. His ear flicked irritatedly the lack of sleep gnawing at his senses.
"well catch your breath they'll probably be here soon. If Luna thinks she's a queen she'll be here and we'll probably all die."
Plumber rubbed at his head with a hoof and sighed loudly. "Any pony got anything for a headache my head is killing me"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 08:29:24 am
Backlash took a deep breath to try and calm herself while alarms blared in her mind, screeching that it may already be too late. "I dunno. She claimed to be a friend of ours, an' I'm not sure how much I believe her. All I know's, if she ain't Thunder, she's sure done a good job of spyin'. We gotta find the others, now." She tried to shoulder her way past the guards to get a clear look at the outside.

The guards, meanwhile, were torn as to what they should think or do. Procedure would be to protect the civilian at all costs, but this was hardly a standard scenario. One of them spoke up, "You know where your friends are? And what this criminal looks like? ...What about the Princess?"

"Yeah. Well, yes and no. I know what she looks like, but I dunno where my friends are. All I know is they're probably out lookin' for me and Thunder. I dunno what's happened to Princess Luna. I jus' hope we get to her before that thing does."

The guard smiled confidently and puffed out his wings and chest slightly. "The Equestrian Royal Guard is here to help. Stay behind us, miss. We'll take care of everything." He might have spoken a little more surely than last night's thorough ass-beating should have allowed, but after his squad's pride was so damaged, they couldn't help but jump on an opportunity to recover.

The guards took only a couple moments to ready their equipment before they were ready to go. Backlash cut in, seeing as they were all pegasi, "Uh, I can't fly very good. I'll jus' be followin' you guys through the woods, if that's alright."

"Nonsense. I shall stay by your side through the Everfree." Backlash felt a pang of annoyance, as the guard would certainly be of less use to a sneak than a box of Hearth's Warming lights, but she didn't feel like arguing with them after their quick decision to help her out. Besides, they seemed to know what they were doing.

The guards took off, flying low above the canopy, while the one who had first spoken up - whose name turned out to be Cloudy Daze - stayed behind with Backlash and 'helped' her traverse the woods.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 11, 2015, 03:25:44 pm
Thunder Bolt looked to Plumber as he spoke, and she tried hard to keep her face showing nothing but regret. Inside, she felt a rush of anger, frustration, maybe annoyance that such a creature as him was still alive... But, there wasn't much she could do about that, was there? She needed his help, or at least the help of his 'Friends', and attacking him openly would ruin her. Still...

Coming to a conclusion, she braced herself. This could turn unpleasant quickly, she knew, but she couldn't let the opportunity pass. Focusing on Plumber, she leaped at him, forelegs grabbing the surprised and confused stallion as she wrapped her wings around him.

Plumber was shocked to be receiving a hug from Thunder, but gingerly returned it as the Pegasus began crying into his shoulder.

"P-plumber, I'm so sorry!" You die first. "I've b-been h-horrible to you..." If any pony speaks a word of this, they will have their tongues ripped out for treason. "P-please, can y-you forgive me?" Still, maybe this will shut up your whining as long as I'm forced into your company.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 11, 2015, 09:30:52 pm
Hazy looked on in shock at Thunder's sudden attitude change, before eventually breaking out into a big grin. Finally, some respite from the interminable misery between those two! Some small, suspicious part of him refused to believe it, but he ignored it. Shaking himself he turned his mind to more important matters. "Somepony claiming to be Backlash attacked you and took your element? Did she say anything else?" The idea of Backlash as a traitor disturbed him. But no... she would never do that. It must be an imposter.

"Maybe you'd better start at the begining."



Maybe Cloud Daze wasn't so useless after all. Despite his chronic helpfulness and irritatingly cheery demeanor, it seemed his training as a member of the night guard included stealth and forestry. They were able to traverse the forest without incident thanks to the other pegasi occasionally coming back to tell them to detour around some obstacle or monster they'd spotted. Backlash's injuries meant it was slow going though.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 10:58:49 pm
Backlash eyed the guard, impressed, as he neatly dodged over an unassuming-looking plant - Tremble Triffid, a plain-looking kind of fern that gave anyone unfortunate enough to touch it a severe case of shakes. She stepped over it gingerly, and was amused to find that the guard had his mouth open to point out the flower by the time she made it past.

"Tremble, I know. There's a whole patch of it not far from here," she said with a smirk. "What, surprised?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 11:03:03 pm
"Forgive me." Cloudy Daze replied "I didn't know you had knowlegde of the more dangerous Flora and Fauna out here." Cloudy Daze thought for a moment, allowing the pegasis to trot up beside him. "What did you do before you were enlisted by the Princess? Before all this started?" Cloudy Daze figured they might as well pass the time getting to her friends.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 11:20:51 pm
"Pfff, don't worry about it." She stretched out for a moment in the small clearing, taking advantage of the safety to work out the kinks in her muscles.

"Before all this? Heh, well... I live out here. Somewhere... over there." She pointed off nebulously into the rapidly darkening distance. "Luna liked me for my subtlety. Funny, huh? ...Why do ya ask? I thought guards were s'posed ta be impersonal 'n' all that crap."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 11:26:01 pm
"Would you rather we walked aroud in utter silence?" Couldy Daze smirked at Backlash, though shifted awkwardly working up the nerve to continue talking. "What do you mean Luna likes your subtlety?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 11:39:36 pm
Backlash tossed the question around a little in her head, moving forward again through some strange airy reeds before answering.

"I guess it don't matter much anymore, since Luna's a little out of sorts anyway. I was a ranger, a sneak, an' a little bit a spy." She smiled wide for a moment before shielding her face from Cloudy with her mane. "Turns out orange is a pretty good color for sneakin' around, I guess.

"You always this chatty? You sure were eager ta run through the Everfree with a civvie."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 11, 2015, 11:44:50 pm
Thunder held on to Plumber for a second longer, before sniffling a bit, pulling away, and wiping her eyes. "I d-don't know what else to say," she told Hazy, 'thinking back.' Focusing, closing her eyes to 'try and remember', she said, "She and I had split up maybe an hour before," she said. "I was scanning the forest, looking for movement, when all these clouds formed around me and I had to stop to get my bearings. Then a Pegasus with an orange c-coat and blue mane flew up to me. She d-didn't look quite right, though, she was bigger and stronger, regal, and she just seemed so... Magnificent, I guess," As long as Nightmare Sky was describing what was essentially herself, she decided she might as well lay it on thick how great she looked. "B-but, in an evil way." She added that so she wouldn't sound like she actually liked the mare she was describing.

'It all came back to her', and Thunder opened her eyes to retell their 'conversation'. "She s-said that she was the Princess of the Sky, that she was working for the Queen - who I think was Luna - before she told me that she was going to kill me for wh-what I did to Sunbeam and Guiding Light. She blamed me for their..." She choked on the word, but 'hoped that everypony would understand what she meant' and, after a few teary seconds, she moved on. "She s-said I had been horrible to you all, and that I w-wasn't worth keeping alive even if I swore fealty to her..."

She slumped to the ground again, 'miserable'. "I was stupid to attack her, but I didn't know what else to do. She was so powerful, I was like an ant attacking a horseshoe. It w-was only a miracle I survived and g-got away, I managed to get going fast enough to do a Sonic Thunderclap, and I think it caught her off guard. Then I flew all the way here and didn't look back."

Thunder Sky looked up at the others, 'hopelessly', trying to see if they believed her story. It was all true, except for the names and a couple minor details. Nightmare Sky had generously offered Backlash a chance to live if she swore fealty, but otherwise things were pretty accurate.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 11:48:55 pm
"Swift Shadow and Leather Wing are a dull 'By the book, no of mission chatting' pair of Bat-ponies." Cloudy Daze responded to Backlashes question. "They'd have gone out of their way to shut you up to stay on mission, and probably wouldn't have kept an eye on you through the forest. I like talking to civilians, especially as being a Nightguard for Luna usually means I don't see many."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 11, 2015, 11:54:34 pm
she can't be serious after all she said
"A-are you serious... I thought you hated me... I-I should be asking y-you for forgiveness and n-now we're back in this terrible forest and Luna's probably gonna kill us!"
Plumber trailed off nervously the tension starting to drain from his body as her feathers rubbed against his sides.
"sorry this is all so much. I don't know what to do anymore. how do we know this whole thing isn't more hallucinations. i don't trust anything in this place.." 
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 12, 2015, 12:02:28 am
"Awwh... Yeah, I know how that is... Say, what's the deal with the bat wings, anyway? It's a spell, right? Or somethin' like that? What's it feel like?"

[spoiler=OoC]I am, of course, assuming that batponies in this universe are the result of an enchantment or something like that on normal pegasi. Hooray for unclear canon![/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 12, 2015, 12:09:03 am
"Yes, of course I'm serious," Thunder Bolt told Plumber's Crack.

You fool. Why would I want to forgive such a miserable wretch like you?

She shrugged, apologetically. "Backlash was horrible, but she was right. I was awful to you. I can't blame you for what happened in those ruins."

Of course I can blame you. Everypony else was under enchantment, but only you did what you did.

"Luna won't kill us, I promise," she reassured, trying to smile in spite of how horrible she felt.

She won't get a chance to before I do it, you sad waste of a stallion.

"How about we call it water under the bridge and move on? If you can just accept my apology, I'd be so grateful."

I will hang you by the tail and flay the flesh from your bones.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 12, 2015, 12:31:43 am
Plumber sniffed and dabbed at one eye with a fetlock.
"it really means a lot to me that you'd forgive me."
Plumber sniffled a bit again and tried to smile a ray of hope breaking through the inner turmoil of confusion and conflicting emotions that had been his thoughts all morning.
"thank you thunder i-it means so much to me"
Plumber found himself fidgeting with his bandage again and tried to look nonchalant as he hid the motion in digging in his bag pulling out the small sack of oats and munching on a hoof-full. His thoughts wandered and he found himself thinking about how Backlash had listened to his troubles in the cave as he had snacked on his oats. There was just no way she would have betrayed them. It had to be a trick of the forest she wouldn't betray us would she?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 12, 2015, 09:28:42 am
Cloudy Daze looked up as Swift Shadow came back with another route correction. He tried peering through the foliage to see what was in the forest, but it was too thick.
"The wings are a simple illusion." Cloudy replied to Backlash. "I don't know why Luna wants bat-winged pegasi, but I guess it helps distinguish us from the Royal Guard, who I believe have a similar enchantment to make them all white or grey with blue hair."
Cloudy chuckled for a moment.
"Are bat-wings something you look for in a pegasi?" He tried to put his friendliest smile on.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 12, 2015, 11:42:07 am
Backlash stopped, mouth half-open in shock. A moment later, she bolted to regain lost ground and retorted indignantly, "I care about more than some stupid wings! Like if somepony's kind, or friendly, or gentle!"

She seemed a little hurt by her own outburst and tried to hide her face from the guard again. "Sorry, didn't mean to come across so harsh. Guess it sounded funnier in my head... Um, your wings aren't stupid."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 12, 2015, 06:43:01 pm
Cloudy Daze had kept walkiong so hadn't notice Backlash fall behind after his comment. He was rather shocked when he heard her shouting at him from behind. As he looked back at her, she hid her face, which seemed a little weird. He felt he had upset her, so tried to lift the mood again.
"Heh, its alright, I personally prefer being off duty, so I can have my real wings on show." Cloudy put on a soft smile, and slowed down a little for the mare. He put a little emphasis on "real wings" by spreading his outwards and above himself and the female pegasis. He quickly pulled them back in, noticing the illusionary muscle fibres and blood vessels showing from the light above passing through the wing membrane.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 12, 2015, 07:02:38 pm
Thunder Bolt decided that Plumber's response was close enough to forgiveness for now, and with that business out of the way, she turned to address the rest of the group. "I can't go on much longer, I need to sleep," she said. "But I know we need to get the elements to safety right away. Please, can we stay here just a little while?" She decided to take a calculated risk. "I'm faster than any of you, especially in the air. Once I've had a little sleep I might be able to hurry the elements to Everfree City on my own. I know it's risky, if Backlash catches me I'm... Well, you know, but I don't think all four of us could stop her even if we stuck together."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 12, 2015, 07:15:02 pm
"It might be a better idea to combine both plans." Cynder spoke up. "You get some rest, and once you're feeling up to it, we'll start towards Everfree City. If Backlash, Princess Luna, or whomever else is trying to stop us, turns up, you can make a run for it, whilst the rest of us attempt to hold the line."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 12, 2015, 07:20:32 pm
"Fair enough," Thunder conceded. Nightmare Sky had to admit, it was the best she could hope for, considering. If Nightmare Moon, the Queen of the Night showed up, they'd willingly give Nightmare Sky all the elements before she flew straight over to her rightful leader. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. "Thank you all," she added, curling up right on the ground to get some sleep. She was too tired to get a cloud and didn't want to impose on anyponys sleeping arrangements. It was barely a few seconds before she was asleep.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 12, 2015, 08:16:21 pm
Backlash caught up again quietly.

"I dunno if I could be a Night Guard. I'd hate to, y'know, hide myself. Uh, my wings. I dunno." She shivered and hopped over a low branch.

"D'you guys get time off? Or is it like... every night? You get ta hang out, relax?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 12, 2015, 09:43:27 pm
"Depends on what the Princess is doing mostly." Cloudy replied. "As you can imagine we haven't been given much leave recently, but there is enough of us to allow a third of the force to go on leave for about a week. I like to head out to Las Pegasus, and party with my more social colleagues. It can get irritating when they're constantly trying to set me up with the various 'Show Mares' that in the bigger saloons." Without noticing, Cloudy Daze began walking a bit closer to Backlash.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 12, 2015, 10:31:04 pm
She raised a brow skeptically at that.

"If I was you, heh, I'd be insulted... I mean c'mon, you're a freakin' Night Guard. You could have any mare you wanted at the beat of a hoof!"

Backlash darted around in front of Cloudy, pacing backwards and fixing him with a challenging gaze. "What can a show mare do that I couldn't, huh? They're loose, I know that! Is it the tricks? I bet I could take all their jobs in my sleep... y'know, if I wanted to."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 12, 2015, 10:45:39 pm
Cloudy smiled with his eyes closed.
"Just becuase I can have any mare I want, doesn't mean I should go around taking any mare I want."
As he opened his eyes, he was surprised to see Backlash walking in reverse right in front of him.
"What can a show mare do that I couldn't, huh? They're loose, I know that! Is it the tricks? I bet I could take all their jobs in my sleep... y'know, if I wanted to."
Cloudy slowed down a pace, not wanting the mare to trip on something. He smirked playfully.
"I've never had a show-mare, so I have no idea what they can do." He breifly sped up so he was closer to Backlash, practical touching her nose with his, continuing to smile playfully. "Having said that I have no idea what you could do..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 12, 2015, 11:18:11 pm
Her eyes went a little wide as the challenging smirk gave way to a slack-jawed look of surprise. Backlash nearly stumbled over a rock behind her, so she took that as a cue to walk normally and took her place beside Cloudy, bumping him with each step gently but purposefully.

"When all this is over, maybe I'll take a vacation to Las Pegasus myself. I could use it..." She left his suggestion unanswered.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 12, 2015, 11:45:22 pm
Just then, Leather Wing swooped down and landed next to them. "We've spotted your friends, ma'am. They're in a clearing about 200 metres that way. Swift Shadow's gone to check they're ok."



Deciding it'd be better to approach on hoof than descend on them like a bat out of Tartarus, Swift landed just out of sight and stepped into the clearing. Coughing politely to get their attention, she held up a hoof in a non threatening gesture. "I'm Corporal Swift Shadow. Your orange friend and the other two guards that were searching for Luna are a little way back, they should be here in a minute. Your friend was attacked, so they've been hoofing it." She smiled awkwardly; public relations were not her talent.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 12:35:30 am
Thunder woke up at the sound of hoofsteps and talking, incredibly bleary but on edge to any danger. It took her a couple seconds to register what she had said, but once her brain was able to process the words, any sleepiness in her thoughts vanished. "D-do you mean Backlash?" She asked, looking at the sky anxiously. If that treacherous mare had brought the night guards with her, and Thunder's 'friends' decided to abandon her in favor of Backlash, this could turn ugly fast. She had to make sure she had their sympathy, fast.

Looking terrified, she lurched backwards, trying to find a tree or a rock to hide behind. "Please, don't let her near me!" She whimpered, pitifully.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 13, 2015, 01:12:00 am
"Reasonable request" Cynder said, drawing his sword out, and facing the Night Guard. "Has Backlash shown any aggression since you picked her up? Is she hurt?" Cynder didn't have his sword pointing at the Night Guard, but made sure it was ready incase what Thunder was saying was true.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 13, 2015, 09:57:32 am
Swift blinked in surprise at the reaction. "Backlash was attacked," she repeated. "We all saw it; she was attacked by a black coated pegasus. They looked a bit like you, actually," she added, staring at Thunder. "Quite a bit bigger though. Almost as big as the princess. According to Backlash, she claimed that she was Princess Nightmare Sky, servant of the Queen of the Night. She also said that she used to be Thunder Bolt."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 13, 2015, 10:15:13 am
"Thats interesting." Cynder remarked quietly. He didn't turn towards Thunder, but did have his sword in a more ready position, so he could attack or defend from either infront or behind himself. Movement cuaght his eye in the foliage, and he thought he could see Backlash and two other Night Guard coming closer.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 06:01:02 pm
Thunder looked up from her cowering place, confused. "Wh-what?" She asked, stammering out of perplexity rather than fear. "No, that's not what happened, she attacked me! She said she was a princess, I swear!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 13, 2015, 08:03:13 pm
Backlash cantered in from the forest when she came within earshot of the others, slowing to a stop beside Swift with just a glance back at Cloudy. She looked amazingly relieved, and -

"Thunder, you're okay!" Her grin fell as she registered the tension in the air. She continued, her voice betraying fear, "What's going on?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 08:07:03 pm
Thunder made a fearful whimpering noise as she saw Backlash, taking a step back, about to say something, when-
 
"Thunder, you're okay!"

Her eyes widened and Nightmare couldn't help but smile. Backlash didn't think it was her. Perfect. Thunder had to have a reason to smile, then, too, so she said, "B-backlash? But... I thought when you attacked me... Last night, what happened to you?" Already, Nightmare was forming a new plan. These simpletons were making things easy for her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 13, 2015, 09:58:01 pm
Hazy had been watching silently, ready to spring into action at a moments notice. So Thunder thought Backlash had attacked her, while Backlash had apparently been attacked by somepony claiming to be Thunder. Hazy's mind raced through possible explanations. An imposter? A misunderstanding? A traitor? He couldn't be sure. There wasn't enough evidence. He decided to hear out Backlash before drawing any conclusions, but one thought refused to go away. Earlier, Thunder had finally appeared to let go of her grudge against Plumber. The doubts he had dismissed came back strong; it seemed to good to be true. He kept his face impassive, and hoped his suspicions were false.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 13, 2015, 10:10:15 pm
"Yes, I'm curious to what your version of events is aswell." Said Cynder to Backlash. He noted to himself that Backlash seemed to be staying close to one of the Night Guard, who in turn acted in a way that betrayed him to be impartial to what was happening in front of him.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 14, 2015, 12:40:50 am
Plumber had been half dozing on a patch of moss when the commotion broke out. waking up with a jolt he tensed up expecting timber-wolves or assassins or something terrible.
"Backlash!.. wait what's going on?"
Plumber glanced at thunder then at Backlash and the night guards, then finally at Hazy trying to get some sort of a read on the situation
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 01:43:29 am
"My... version?"

Backlash looked from Swift all the way over to Pale Ale and back again.

"Right... Last night, after I left to find Luna, somepony jumped me over the woods. She claimed to be you, Thunder, an' she said her new name was Nightmare Sky. She went on about bein' all grandiose 'n' stuff, talkin' herself up. I think I made her mad though, 'cause then she flew off and said she was gonna try ta hunt down you, Plumber.

"'Course, when I flew after her ta stop 'er, she had ta sneak attack me. She couldn't fight to save 'er life when I took it to the woods, so she did some fancy thing with an explosion that knocked me around, and then... I was with the guards. An' then it was morning. An' then I found you guys.

"So where ya been, Thunder? Weren't you with the others?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 14, 2015, 04:54:48 am
Thunder blinked, stunned. "I... That's what happened to me!" She said. "I was searching for the Princess, same as you, when I got jumped! Except... You attacked me, n-not me, and I - uh, you didn't try and sneak attack me. Did she get your element?" She asked, anxiously.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 14, 2015, 10:26:28 am
Hazy narrowed his eyes. He was almost certain now. Somepony was lying.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 11:34:26 am
Backlash shook her head.

"No. The thing that worries me the most is that that Sky filly said some things nopony else shoulda known but you an' me... an' Hazy.

She took a deep, slightly shuddering breath. "Lemme come clean here: back at the house where we picked up Brute Force, an' those two unicorn sisters were slain, only one of 'em died because-a me. The other one ended up outside, where she hit somethin' too hard. I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain that was your doing, Thunder. I know you didn't mean it, an' you can't be blamed for fighting too hard, but that's just what happens when ponies lie. In particular... Luna. I had Hazy help me take care of the sisters, give 'em proper burials. An' then I tried to cover it up by claimin' responsibility for both of 'em. But, as always, the truth found its way to the top.

"I shouldn't-a lied, but, I was just trying to keep you from havin' the same life I've had ever since I got my cutie mark."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 14, 2015, 04:05:30 pm
Thunder shook her head, not wanting Backlash to feel too guilty. "I... I knew that," she said. "Last night, once Brute Force told me who had died, I was able to figure it out," she explained. This was going well, she just had to end this conversation before they were able to get her to contradict herself.

"We should get going," she suggested. "We have to get the elements to Everfree City right away."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 05:43:21 pm
"We have 'em all? I still got mine, I think..." Backlash fished around in her bag, producing the Element of Loyalty after a few seconds.

"Uh... this ain't the one I took, but it looks like one of 'em anyway."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 15, 2015, 03:45:46 am
Plumber heard nothing after the phrase "hunt down you, Plumber" his mind kept repeating it over and over in his head somepony wants to kill me not just the us together as the group. me. he stood up suddenly.
"I-I need a minute before we get going... just Hazy come get me when we're ready.. I just need a minute.."
Plumber wandered off towards the treeline without waiting for an answer and slumped down on a mossy stone just out of the field of everypony's vision. He set his head in his hooves and stared at the ground. Why is it always me? what did I do to deserve this He reached into his bag to pull something out and noticed a new stain on the bandage on his leg.
"shit.."
He slowly undid the rag and looked at the slash, it was a pinkish red somewhat moist still being right on the edge of a joint it wouldn't close, and now it was oozing yellowish pus from the corners.. He spoke again fear tinging his voice, he really didn't want anypony to know but the wound needed attention.
"H-Hazy.. could you come here for a second.. I need to ask you something privately"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 15, 2015, 09:56:58 am
Hazy strolled over. "What's the prob- oh." He spotted the wound. "Um... I don't really know anything about medicine. I think you'd be better with Backlash."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 15, 2015, 04:48:04 pm
"Luna has the Element I was carryig, but she got that from me giving it to Brute Force before we were told of what was really going on." Cynder continued from Backlash. "Not sure which one it was, but thats at least one for her and us. What about the rest?"

"How are you going to get to Everfree City quickly?" Cloudy Daze chirped up. "Backlash has been walking most of today, and is injured."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 15, 2015, 05:36:40 pm
"She has mine, too," Thunder admitted. "I don't want to fly on my own, if she shows up again, but flying is way faster. Maybe you guards and I should rush them to the city and regroup to decide what we have to do next. It's possible that all of us together could beat her, if we're lucky, but we shouldn't risk losing all the elements on a gamble. If she catches us in the air, our fastest flyer can take the elements while everypony else delays her."

She looked at the others, hoping to get the group's consent. Worst case scenario she could probably get at least one more element out of this, giving her queen a solid half of them.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 15, 2015, 09:37:33 pm
Backlash got an unnerved frown. "Wait, what do you mean, beat her? How'd she get yours? Did you find her out in the woods last night?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 15, 2015, 10:07:41 pm
"W-well it's only a guess, but I kind of assumed that it must be Luna who's impersonating us," Thunder Bolt explained. "She would have the magic to change her appearance, and the pony I fought was powerful enough to be a Princess, easily. And by 'Beat her', I mean knock her out or something. Fight her without all of us being killed." She shrugged, non-committally. "It's just conjection, but it makes sense."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 15, 2015, 10:10:20 pm
"If she was impersonating us to sow unease, surely she would have seperated us more, and acted against everyone." Cynder spoke up. "Why would she focus on just you two? And Thunder, you didn't say how you lost your element to Luna."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 15, 2015, 10:19:28 pm
Backlash pouted and stared at nothing in particular. "If it is Luna, then that just raises more questions. I wouldn't be so quick ta think she's turned evil." She did not mention that she had lost faith in her old idol, nor that she considered Luna a likely candidate for these troubles.

"But if she did... why wouldn't she just take us all down at once? She could do it; she's a Princess." Backlash did not consider that even Luna had physical and magical limits.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 15, 2015, 10:34:04 pm
"Well, this is just a guess," Thunder considered, "But maybe she only went after Backlash and I because we were both alone. You guys were all together, right? And, uh, she got my element while we were fighting, I guess. It wasn't in my saddlebag once I got away."

To Backlash, she had another theory. "Maybe somepony stronger is controlling her? If Discord escaped, he could be tricking her somehow. That would explain why she's not up to full power and is acting strange." In truth, the Dark Queen had simply come to her senses and run low on patience with her cowardly and ungrateful citizens, but Nightmare Sky wasn't about to say that out loud.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 15, 2015, 10:54:22 pm
Backlash grimaced. "Let's hope that's not it. I jus' wanna find Luna as fast as possible, an' try ta get to the bottom of this."

She stowed her Element smoothly and turned her attention toward Plumber and Hazy, who seemed to have distanced themselves during the conversation.

"Hey, uh, you guys okay? You still got your Elements, right?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 15, 2015, 11:22:50 pm
Hazy lifted his element out of his bag. "I have mine, honest!" he said with a small grin. "Anyway, I don't think splitting up is a good plan, not yet at least. It'll be slower, but I think we should stick as a group and walk there. We'll be harder to find under the tree cover, safer from smaller attacks and we can still split up if need be." A though occurred to him, so he turned to Cloudy. "You're the princess' personal guards, right? Does that mean you are going to keep searching for Luna, or will you help us?"

Cloudy pulled a face. "Our oath said that our first duty is to protect the princesses and Equestria. I guess whoever wrote that thought the two things would always mean the same thing. Nopony ever said what to do if those two duties conflicted." He sighed. "I don't know where to look for Luna. This is a big forest and she might not even still be in here. I guess the best choice is to stick with you until we get new orders."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 15, 2015, 11:39:48 pm
"Thank you for sticking by us then." Cynder responded to Cloudy Daze. "The next question should probably be when should we head off to Everfree City? If ponies are injured we should see to them first, and ensure everyone is rested."

Cynder finally sheathed his sword. Though now that he thought about it, it wasn't his. It was the weapon of a Soldier doing their job for the sake and safety of Equestria, and he was toting it around like some fairy tale adventurer finding some loot.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 15, 2015, 11:46:02 pm
"I know I could use some rest," Thunder Bolt agreed, yawning. "And I'm sore from my fight... If you think we're safe, I'd be fine with a little rest and recuperation."
Taking a few steps forward so she was right next to Cynder, she whispered to him, "Can I talk to you privately? It's... Important.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on January 16, 2015, 12:44:31 am
Cynder gave a quick nod and a grunt in reply to Thunder Bolt.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 16, 2015, 02:06:50 am
B-backlash could you come here... Please I need your help
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 16, 2015, 06:02:03 pm
Backlash trotted over to Plumber, leaving the others behind her.

"What's up?" she asked, softly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 16, 2015, 11:25:30 pm
Thunder Bolt and Cynder trotted off into the woods, getting out of earshot before they began their conversation. Little could be heard except low voices, and one louder proclamation of "I'm sorry!" From a voice that sounded like Thunder. A few minutes later, they returned, with Thunder looking a little disappointed and Cynder looking black and orange.
"I'm gonna get some sleep, I guess," Thunder said, sounding a little dejected.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 17, 2015, 12:52:20 am
Plumber turned his leg so she could see the oozing wound on his wrist.
"I didn't know it had gotten so bad... Hazy said you might be able to help."
He hung his head and avoided looking at Backlash as he held his leg out for her to inspect.
"I think it's infected...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 17, 2015, 01:26:48 am
Backlash knelt down and cradled his hoof in hers, holding it slightly off the ground to get a closer look.

"Yeah, unless you dipped it in cheese fondue, I'd say that's infected. Dammit, Plumber, you shoulda told me earlier you got hit... coulda cleaned it up easy at the pub with all that booze around."

She let his hoof down again and thought carefully for a moment before standing up. "I'm gonna need 3 different plants and some water if you wanna not get gangrene. Thankfully, they should all be pretty easy to find here in the Everfree, but it's certainly a bit tougher than jus' flushing it out with alcohol."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 17, 2015, 01:40:54 am
"is it bad? It keeps ripping back open when I move around. I guess I should have said something when it happened but... well that's *sniff* not important"
Plumber suddenly twitched and stared behind him at the bushes nervously.
"oh... guess it's nothing"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 17, 2015, 02:38:10 am
Backlash's eyes darted around to watch him startle at nothing; shortly after he looked back to her, she stood up and put a hoof to Plumber's face, moving it around quickly to check for fever. She chewed her lip and mused, "Poor honey, you need some rest. Heh, we all do. But we can't really rest 'til this is all over..." She sighed and rubbed at her eyes tiredly.

"Anyway, you really gotta say somethin' when you get hurt. This ain't a game, y'know, wounds get infected real easy. And -" she pointed at him threateningly, "If you even think about keepin' quiet to spare me the effort, you're gonna have a lot more than a swole cut to worry about when I find out. Honestly, it's a lot easier ta treat an infection than an amputation.

"How 'bout this, we'll figure out what our plan is for the moment and on the way I'll see if I can't scrounge up some nice flowers 'n' seed pods an' whatnot. I need to, anyway, ta refill my pouch." Her eyes went wide. "Oh no! Ugh, still need to find my armor again, too. But Luna's more important."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 17, 2015, 03:10:06 am
Plumber looked back at the bushes nervously.
"sorry I-I'll tell you next time. ummm so this mare that attacked you and Thunder... she said she wanted to kill me?"
He glanced backwards over his shoulder at the bushes again his left ear twitching involuntarily
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 17, 2015, 04:09:15 am
Backlash frowned, starting to grow concerned.

"Yeah. Well, the one that attacked me did. ...I dunno what to think about that. She didn't tell you guys anything she didn't tell me, did she? There's just so much about this that don't feel right." She sighed and shook her head.

"What d'you keep looking at?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 17, 2015, 04:40:42 am
"We  had one of the Princesses of the kingdom threaten our lives, I'm scared to sleep, If Luna really does want us out of the way every second of sleep could be worse than anything in this forest, Now I've got a maniac monster Pegasus who wants me dead!"

He eyed the deep woods around him nervously. listening intently for wingbeats or hoofsteps. He whispered loudly at backlash his eyes darting from her face to the woods at the edge of the clearing.

"honestly I'm kind of terrified. Anything that moves out there in this forest will most likely try and kill me. I can't stop listening for whatever going to try and sneak up and stab me in the damn back"

He thought for a second. looking around the woods his somewhat bloodshot eyes flicking from branch to branch

"actually last time I was in this forest I DID get stabbed in the back!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 17, 2015, 05:39:51 am
Backlash frowned and quickly shot back, "First Thunder, now you too're saying Luna's out ta kill us. She ain't a bad pony, she jus' made some real stupid, destructive decisions. Everypony has their moment of weakness, even Princesses. We should have faith in Luna. She mighta lied to us, but she would never try ta hurt us. But uh, what's that about gettin' stabbed in the back?" She edged unconsciously towards Plumber's side, trying to peek over at his supposedly stabbed back.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 18, 2015, 05:06:23 am
"Oh emm was actually he back of my leg and it was an accident but you get what I'm saying right?"

He turned to show the spot where the cut from Thunder's dagger had mostly healed.

"Hey... don't tell the others how scared I am.. Thunder's just starting to talk to me again without being really nasty.. I'm just having trouble keeping myself together."

Plumber tried to give her a smile but it came off more creepy as his bloodshot eyes continued to scan the edges of the clearing.

"so.. if this mare does try and kill me... you'll help me right?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 18, 2015, 05:14:50 am
Backlash raised a brow to the assertion that Thunder was beginning to warm up to him, but nodded.

"Of course. Just stay with me and you'll be the safest I can get ya. I think the guards are safe too. Cynder and Hazy seem alright, but you never know... And Pale's Pale."

She smiled then and reached out for a hug. "Hey, it'll be alright. Good guys always win."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 18, 2015, 09:33:24 pm
Plumber eyed Backlash with a tiny bit of suspicion before going in for the hug squeezing her tightly and almost lifting her off her hooves in the process.

"Backlash... Thanks"

He gave her a weak smile and began to head back towards the group

"so ummm you just need some plants to help this cut right anything I can help look for?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 18, 2015, 10:10:10 pm
Backlash walked with him back towards the others, shaking her wings out to get the feeling back in them after they were crushed by Plumber.

"We'll need some honeysuckle nectar and marrentill pollen to clean the wound, and then the seedpod from a silkenslime vine to dress it."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 19, 2015, 12:08:34 am
Thunder Bolt yawned, stretching her wings and glancing to the sky for a moment, before she saw what she was looking for. Taking the air, she nabbed a small, soft looking cloud, steering it down to the camp and fluffing it up a bit before lying down, curling up ready to rest when she heard Backlash's request coming back to the camp, looked up, and seeing the gross wound on Plumber's leg. "Ew," she commented, wrinkling her muzzle. "Wh-what happened to you?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 20, 2015, 05:43:19 pm
Plumber stared at the ground nervously as Thunder spoke to him

"Oh umm got hurt a few days ago... bit infected now.. nothing to bad."

He tried to smile up at her briefly before returning to staring at the ground.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 25, 2015, 02:47:18 am
Backlash led Plumber into the forest, pointing out different plants every few steps and guiding him through the brush. Only a few minutes after they had left the clearing, she pointed out a marshy glade.

"Oh, perfect!" She spread her wings and took a little glide towards an overgrown, hollowed-out log. As they approached, a sweet scent began to waft through the air. "Look here! Innis log... marrentill!" She reached into the log and, after foraging for a moment, pulled out a small anther.

"This thing should have enough pollen for your cut. And..." She tore a tough-looking pod off a vine and shook it gently, causing some kind of slime to fly off, before handing it to Plumber. "The pod! Aaaand!" She pointed at a small bush full of honeysuckle flowers a few feet away. "If we dig through that, we should get enough nectar to make a base for the cleaner."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 26, 2015, 05:39:04 pm
Thunder Bolt shrugged as they left, yawning and returning to her cloud before curling up, tucking a bit of cloud over herself as a blanket, and dozing off to sleep.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 29, 2015, 10:13:07 am
plumber eyed the bush for a moment.
"so.. the flowers? roots umm.. which part should I get?"
he eyed the trees nervously listening intently
"how'd you learn all this?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 30, 2015, 10:48:45 am
"Oh, I lived in the wilderness for a lot of my youth," Backlash replied as she showed Plumber how to retrieve the nectar and began dressing the wound. Once it was done the duo returned to the others to get some rest.

After lunch, the ponies packed up ready to leave. While everypony was busy, Hazy found a few rocks and focused. He was trying to make fake copies of the four Elements they still had so that he could switch them and make sure they couldn't be stolen. Unfortunately, he couldn't get the illusion to hold properly without him maintaining it. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4763595/) With a groan, he gave up.

They weren't going to reach Everfree city before sunset, but they wouldn't be far off. Trudging through the forest was quite boring; they were a large group so most animals avoided them. That didn't stop Plumber looking around nervously the whole time. So of course, an hour or so before dusk, he was the first to spot the cave in the rock face they were walking past. He waas also the first to hear the growling and darted away, yelling "look out!". A tremendous roar shook the ground as everypony faced the opening and saw the manticore snarling at them, ready to pounce.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 03, 2015, 09:01:26 pm
Nightmare Sky’s felt a brief jolt of alarm at the sight of the beast. It quickly passed though, as she remembered that she was being protected by eight ponies whose safety she cared nothing for. She certainly wasn’t going to risk her fur for them; in fact she might be able to make this work to her advantage...

Weapons were drawn all around Backlash. The situation could turn bad very quickly. Still, it was just a wild beast; they had probably just accidentally stumbled into its territory. If they backed up quietly, they might be able to get away without a fight. She opened her mouth to order everypony to retreat.

Suddenly, a piercing shriek echoed through the forest as Thunder zoomed up a tree. Backlash’s eyes shrank to pinpricks at the sound, terrified that the manticore would attack. Fortunately it seemed just as alarmed by the sound as she was; it retreated a step back into the cave and sank lower to the ground, still growling. Quickly taking the initiative, Backlash whispered as loudly as she dared. “Back up slowly, no noise.”

The ponies did as instructed with Thunder climbing down to join them. For one heart-stopping moment, Plumber tripped and nearly fell, but Swift Shadow caught him. The manticore’s growls rose in volume, but otherwise it didn’t react. Just before they got out of sight, they saw a second, slightly smaller manticore step up next to the first. Fortunately, they didn’t follow.

A few minutes passed in silence before they reached a clearing. “Well that was thrilling,” Cloudy Daze chuckled weakly, breaking the silence.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 03, 2015, 09:21:27 pm
Cynder resheathed his sword, and started walking again, but slowed so he was closer to the back. He kept his ears up in case the Manticore changed its mind.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 04, 2015, 02:54:52 am
Backlash swallowed the lump in her throat and sighed out some of the tension. "What the heck was that screech? Was that you, Thunder?" she asked, even though she half-knew the answer already.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 04, 2015, 02:25:34 pm
"S-sorry," Thunder Bolt said, blushing a bit and hanging her head. "I'm, uh... Not good around big cats. It's... a long story." Following along quietly for a moment before she added, "Er... That was smart thinking back there."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 05, 2015, 04:53:57 am
Backlash let a grin crack across her face.

"I dunno about smart... but hey, one way or another we didn't have to go hoof-to-hoof with the poor creatures. No blood. That's a win to me."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 08, 2015, 08:17:47 pm
Plumber glanced around eying the forest with suspicion half expecting the manticore to come back. His heart hammered in his chest and his breathing was fast and shallow as adrenaline coursed through him. With an effort he calmed himself down a bit before speaking.
"you think it's gone?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 10, 2015, 12:42:54 pm
"We're heading away from it" Cynder replied. "I'm sure if it was going to attack us, it would have already. I just hope we don't trip over a cockatrice or worse."



Cloudy Daze had somehow ended up next to Backlash.
"If there were any around, i'm sure the Manticore would have already been stone." He spoke up.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 10, 2015, 09:18:07 pm
Backlash blinked and gave Cloudy a sidelong look. She thrust her chin out a little, smiled, and countered, "I can tell you, from years of experience out here, no cockatrice would ever risk its life against a big beast like a manticore. Especially not one with a family. Nothin' for the poor bird to gain."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 10, 2015, 10:44:35 pm
The group stood awkwardly for a few more moments, mostly lost in their own thoughts of the close encounter. At length, Hazy roused himself. "Better get moving. I don't want to be in this forest any longer than we have to." The ponies got back to the tedium of walking through the forest. As the day wore on and the shadows lengthened, everypony was relieved to not run into any more danger. Unfortunately, the sun was setting and the team group still hadn't reached the city.

Cloudy flew above the treeline to check their position. A few minutes later, he dropped back down again. "We've still got a good two hours walk until we reach the city," he explained. "We can either make the trek in the dark, or we can stop for the night and get their in the morning."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 11, 2015, 03:02:49 pm
Backlash stared distantly past Cloudy as she answered, "I'm worried. We haven't seen anything of the Princess, and there's still at least one somethin' out here that doesn't like us. ...I think it might be a better idea to just group up for the night, stay safe."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 11, 2015, 05:42:05 pm
"I agree" Cynder followed after Backlash. "We don't want to be walking near blindly in the dark with threats about."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 12, 2015, 12:11:23 am
"I'm fine with that," Thunder Bolt agreed, nodding. "I-if you want, I can take a shift watching for danger, too, I'm feeling a lot better after sleeping this afternoon and I don't think I'll be able to get much rest right now anyways, I'm worried that the thing who said she was Backlash might come back." She chewed on her lip, waiting to hear somepony's assent to letting her stand guard.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 12, 2015, 07:33:40 am
"It would be best if we took the watch." The Night Guard Leather Wing responded to Thunder. "It is our duty to protect citizens from harm, and we won't be found sleeping on the job."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 14, 2015, 12:52:46 am
Backlash flitted around their campsite, absentmindedly checking in on everypony - and trying to decide what she should do to pass the night. The guards had only four tents total; they hadn't been expecting an entire hunting party's worth of campers. She knew that, if two ponies took a tent each, that would mean she had a pretty good chance of ending up with somepony... suitable.

On another note, she had pretty much given up hope of ever finding her equipment again. The forest was large and living, and some animal or another would have surely whisked her weapon and armor away by now. Not that she ever did any good with them, anyway.

"So, um... how're we doin' this?" She stood in front of the small campground, waiting for somepony less conspicuous to suggest sleeping arrangements.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 14, 2015, 02:39:15 am
Thunder Bolt bit her lip, considering the question. Four tents, enough ponies that she'd probably end up sharing. Stepping next to Backlash she quietly asked, "C-can I share a tent with you?" Waiting a beat, she added, "I don't really feel safe with anypony else. If you don't trust me, that's fine, I... I understand, I can sleep by myself. But I'd appreciate it."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 14, 2015, 03:36:18 pm
Keeping her voice low, trying not to arouse suspicion, Backlash looked apologetic and replied, "What about Plumber? I can't protect nothin' but myself in the state I'm in, sadly, and he'd feel a lot better too."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 14, 2015, 06:30:01 pm
Thunder looked at Backlash, deadpan. "I've apologized, b-but I don't know if I feel safe sharing a tent... If the forest starts acting up a-again, I have no way to defend myself," she explained. "I can't exactly wear wingblades to bed, and they aren't good for self defense either." A second went by, and then she asked, "Could I borrow your sword thing? Please?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 14, 2015, 07:50:27 pm
Backlash's brow arched in concern, and then she stifled a bitter laugh.

"I wouldn't give it to ya even if I had it. Plumber wouldn't hurt a mosquito, let alone one of us.

"Tell you what; I'll sleep in his tent. That'll keep him 'busy,' on the off chance he goes all crazy again. An' you-" she poked a hoof at Thunder's chest, "- should get to bed, you're goin' loopy on us. Get the guards to... um, guard ya. I'm sure they won't mind."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 14, 2015, 09:42:42 pm
Cloudy Daze had been sitting with the other Night Guards, Cynder and Hazy Image, as they discussed who would be taking watch over the night. He wasn't really paying much attention to what was being said as he couldn't help but listen to Backlash. He was hoping there would be a chance for them to share a tent, but it was looking like things weren't going in his favour.

"So we agree, Cynder and Cloudy will take first watch. You alright with that Captain Daze?" Hearing his own name brought him back to the conversion he was supposed to be a part of. All four of the other pnies were looking at him, Cynder and Hazy a little confused. "You're never going to get a promotion if you keep daydreaming during important planning Cloudy Daze." Leather Wing had a look of disappointment professionally decorating his face.

"Sorry." Cloudy instantly set himself in a more appropriate and trained position, not wanting to appear unprofessional in front of his underlings. "Two ponies per watch seems a little excessive though; we all need our rest and it doesn't take much time to shout a warning. We'll only have one per watch, so everyone gets a shorter watch. Being well rested seems more important to me."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 14, 2015, 11:08:50 pm
"That makes sense." Cynder spoke up.  "Hopefully the alarm won't need to be raised, but to assume good fortune is on our side is bound to bring us trouble."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 15, 2015, 07:53:46 am
Plumber had been sitting on a rock by the tent eyeing the forest with unease. He prodded at the bandage on his leg with a sigh, "so sick of this damn forest" he muttered angrily to himself before standing up. "so uh I've still got a few oats left if anyone's hungry" Plumber smiled weakly around him, his left ear twitching again slightly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 19, 2015, 09:25:09 am
"I'm fine, thank you Plumber" Cynder responded after what felt like an age.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 19, 2015, 09:29:33 pm
"Sure, I'll have some," replied Hazy, turning away from Cloudy who was rubbing his throat with a confused expression. "I don't remember when I last ate."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 19, 2015, 09:35:50 pm
Thunder Bolt sat, staring into the campfire with a vaguely happy expression, apparently lost in thought, perhaps fantasy of everything sorting itself or going well for the group. Hearing the question, she looked up from the flames, apparently losing her train of thought. "What? Oh, no thank you."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 19, 2015, 10:46:30 pm
Cynder looked at the Guards' bags.
"Only four tents?" He said "Will we be drawing straws for bunking, or will we sort this logically?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 20, 2015, 12:58:38 am
"Actually!" Plumber paused for a moment. "Cinder could you heat some water up I have an Idea that might make everypony feel a little better before we turn in." Plumber grinned weakly at the group hopefully
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 20, 2015, 07:10:50 am
Backlash perked up.

"Is it tea? I could use some nice herbal tea, I know just the stuff that'll knock out your sinuses and make ya feel great. It's called merryleaf, I'm sure I could find it..." She trailed off into a ramble about tea.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 22, 2015, 10:02:07 pm
"I won't try to heat the the water directly, but I have a folding saucepan that should work." Cynder replied to Plumber. He rummaged through his bag pockets, and pulled out a folding suacepan, and set it on a small collapsable stove on the flatest patch of ground he could find in the campside. "Bring your oats over here plumber, and I'll start heating the water." After filling the pan with the remains of his canteen, Cynder began to create a small spark of fire, which crackled and flickered beneath the saucpan.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 23, 2015, 02:58:44 am
Plumber slowly stirred the rest of his oats into the hot water.
"no I don't actually have any tea but a hot meal always makes me feel better. Don't suppose anypony has cinnamon or anything"
Plumber chuckled weakly looking between his friends hoping for a smile.
"but this oatmeal should taste pretty good in a few minutes when it's done."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 23, 2015, 08:48:32 am
"Darn, I knew I should have brought my spice rack," chuckled Hazy. "Although actually, I'd prefer sugar. Significantly more sugar than is healthy. As in, several tablespoons per bowl. It's a bad habit I picked up as a foal."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 24, 2015, 04:07:56 am
"well we may have to do with plain and that... is the last of my personal food supply"
Plumber stirred the pan which contained now at least several servings of slightly watery oatmeal with a grin reminiscent of his old demeanor.
"anypony want some? it'll go hard if it sits to long"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 24, 2015, 08:17:34 pm
Backlash sniffed at the steaming meal and smiled at Plumber, despite its plainness.

"If I'd-a known you were makin' oatmeal, I woulda gone off to find some more honeysuckle. Sweet as can be...

"Hang on, I don't actually have a bowl or anything. I guess I could try to cup some in my hoof." She halfheartedly began experimenting with a hoof to see how she could use it as a makeshift bowl.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 24, 2015, 11:18:45 pm
"You're gonna burn yourself like that, and probably spill it everywhere and waste half of it," Hazy said, bemused. "Hang on, I have an idea." Concentrating, Hazy summoned a blue glow around the oatmeal. A large blob floated out of the pan, suspended in his magic (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4786199/). It drifted over to Backlash before stopping, letting Hazy relax somewhat. He gave Backlash a small smile. "Help yourself."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 25, 2015, 05:53:46 am
The pegasus' lips formed a little 'o' of wonder as the ball of oatmeal floated over. She broke herself from her trance - being mindful of the effort Hazy was putting into moving all that for her, of course! - and uncertainly blew on the blob gently before taking a dainty nibble.

It was plain, of course, and very warm, but its trip through the cool evening air had cooled it off somewhat. She decided it was quite safe to eat after all, and found the gentle tingle of Hazy's magic quite enjoyable, so the glob was quickly finished off.

"Thank you, Hazy," she murmured with a grin, wiping her mouth daintily with the backside of a hoof.

After just a moment of quiet connection, she wheeled on Plumber and Narric. "And thank you guys for cooking! Nothin' like some warm comfort food ta bring back a little piece of home out in the woods."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 25, 2015, 10:28:14 pm
Cynder nodded back to Backlash, smiling.
"I'm sure someone would have had a bowl for everyone to share and use." Cynder gave a quick wink to Hazy.



Cloudy had just finshed walking around the camp, checking for any small creatures that might be an issue in the night, and to have a good idea of what the surrounding area looked like so he could discern normal background to an hostile. He returned to the camp just has Hazy was levitating a"Bowl" of the Oats for Backlash. He felt a small pang of jealousy at Hazy for being a Unicorn, and for a breif moment wished he could do magic. But then he remembered that unlike the spy that Hazy was employed to be, Cloudy knew that Hazy probably would never be recognised publically for his actions protecting Equestria. As a soldier in the royal army and as one of Luna's personal Guards, Cloudy was more likely to be recognised for his achievements.

He heard what cynder said, and quickly remembered what was in his saddle bags.
"Ahem" he coughed, pulling out a trio of small lightweight bowls out of his saddlebags for the ponies to use. "I'm sure I heard somewhere that Unicorns can feel what is touching their magic. Hazy, must you be so forward with the lovely lady?" Cloudy was smiling, trying to subtly poke fun at the illusionist pony. He winked at the Unicorn, just as the other two Night Guards landed after doing a quick aeriel survey of the area.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 25, 2015, 11:14:24 pm
A faint blush appeared on Hazy's cheeks, but he quickly collected himself and flashed a sheepish grin to Backlash. "Sorry, I forgot that you might not know that fact about magic. I hope I wasn't being to forward. Although," he added in a lower voice as his smile turned sly. "I seem to recall you being a little forward yourself."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 26, 2015, 04:29:03 am
Plumber smiled at the thanks.
"y'know I always loved cooking"
he stared at the ground as he spoke
"kind of a hobby I guess... not than I ever get a chance to share it"
he looked up again and noticed the glance between Hazy and Backlash and flushed slightly his left ear flicking involuntarily again
"i'll erm... use that bowl.. over there... by the tents.. yeah..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 26, 2015, 06:18:32 am
Backlash blushed when Cloudy mentioned the thing about unicorn magic, and then blushed even harder when Hazy called her out - not that anyone could tell, past her sunset-colored coat.

"What's that s'posed to mean? You were leadin' me on!" Her eyes flicked over to Cloudy. "Should take lessons from Cloudy. He knows how to have a decent conversation. Right?" She smiled sweetly at the pegasus captain, with a competitive glance at Hazy.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 26, 2015, 07:39:46 am
Woohoo, score one for me, Cloudy thought to himself. Though now he realised that Hazy and Backlash had a small bit of history together. Maybe he could prank Hazy in such a way that he would look bad to Backlash? He needed to be subtle about it, which was going to be difficult.



Cynder saw the looks in the three ponies faces. It reminded him of when hemet his own special somepony. Cynder decided he'll leave the trio to their own drama though if Cloudy or Hazy came forward asking for advice, he'd probably not refuse to help.
Cynders ears perked up.
"If cooking is something you love, why the butt on your butt?" Cynder asked plumber, only now due to proximity noticing the blue ponies cutie mark.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 26, 2015, 08:27:14 am
I was leading YOU on? Hazy thought. And what's Sergeant Cloudy got to do with- oh ponyfeathers. He's been showing an interest, and she's playing us off against each other? Well, she got the wrong idea about me in the first place, so I guess it shouldn't bother me... Hazy's heart sank at the thought of giving up on her. Or not. Well, the right thing to do would be to out gentlepony him, so let's go with that for now.

"I'm sorry you felt I was leading you on." Hazy kept his voice low; this should be a private conversation, after all. "I can assure you that wasn't my intention. And I'm sorry I haven't paid as much attention to you as should have, but you know my reasons for that." One of the annoying side effects of being a spy was that he had near perfect control over his expression. He wasn't faking the feelings of hurt that he felt, but he had to force himself to let it show on his face otherwise it would have remained professionally blank. On the plus side, he had enough practice to ensure the look appeared as natural as it should have been.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 26, 2015, 09:43:48 am
Thunder Bolt had heard just about enough of this. Backlash had really gone after not one, but two different Stallions after leading her on mere days ago?

Kicking at the dirt with her hoof once, she got up and bristled. "I'm going to check the area," she said. Any more of this and she was liable to lose her temper and bring down the fury of the night on Backlash and her harem of lovers, and even the princess of the sky could not defeat this many ponies.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 26, 2015, 08:22:29 pm
Backlash didn't know how to process Hazy's hurt expression. She had thought he would argue back, maybe playfully, and egg her on, but she had actually just hurt his feelings.

"Oh..." She visibly deflated in the span of a second. "I didn't mean it for real, I was just messin' with ya. I know it's not your fault, heck - I was just gettin' close to ponies I like. Don't you guys do that?" She threw an appealing pout to everypony in the camp in turn, starting with Cloudy and Hazy and ending with the retreating form of Thunder.

Watching Thunder walk away - not for exactly the reason she supposed, but near enough - caused a tightness to form in her chest, and she fell back on her hind legs looking quite defeated.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 26, 2015, 09:05:53 pm
Cloudy instantly regreted his plans for trying to win Backlash's heart. He quickly tried to think of a solution.
"Eheh, well," He fumbled with the words in his head, but did his best to smile at Backlash. "I'd try and get close to Leather Wing and Swift Shadow but they're not the most hug-able ponies." He wasn't sure how Hazy would react to all this, but Cloudy decided he'd at least try and be a comfort ot Backlash. He slowly made his way over to her side, sat down, and gently rested his hoof on her shoulder.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 26, 2015, 09:26:29 pm
"Apparantly I need to get to know you better; I thought you were genuinely upset with me." Hazy smiled reassuringly at Backlash, trying to show her he wasn't angry. He wasn't the sort to be jealous, so he didn't mind Cloudy's hoof. If it cheered her up then it was fine by him. Now, he needed a joke to break the ice a little...

"Oh, and if you wanted a hug Cloudy, you should have just asked!" Hazy grinned sadistically, before glomping the Pegasus with enough force to knock him to the ground.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on February 26, 2015, 09:59:01 pm
"blargh!" Was all the noise Cloudy could get out of his system as the Unicorn punced him.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 27, 2015, 04:04:09 am
Plumber turned his attention away from Backlash Hazy and Cloudy looking fairly flustered he took a bite of the oatmeal from his bowl.
"umm cooking is more just a hobby an' I just started a few years back.. My erm... cutie mark I got when I was younger I was always taking apart all the pipes in the house, and well I guess ponies started seeing more of my rump than my face, poking out from under the sink.. or the crawlspace, or from under the boiler turned out that was my calling..."
He trailed off as Hazy tackled the Pegasus just inside his field of vision, distracted and still eating he missed his mouth with the spoon and jammed the spoon against his nose before spluttering and coughing as hot meal got in one nostril
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 01, 2015, 12:15:05 am
"Oh-!" Backlash jumped by reflex as Cloudy was pounced out from beside her.

"Oh, eheh." She allowed herself a thin smile at the sight of the normally-serious military ponies playing like foals. "Tickle 'im! Go for the wings!" she cheered, knowing full well that - at least for her - the wings were quite vulnerable to tickle attacks.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 01, 2015, 12:38:43 am
"Tickle his wings?" Hazy asked innocently, rolling off the seargant to look at Backlash. "You mean like this?" Hazy's telekinesis began sparkling over and under Backlash's wings, using the lightest touch he could manage.



"I got mine when back during Discord's reign," replied Pale, trying to ignore the facts that Plumber was blowing porridge from his nose and that Backlash had just collapsed to the floor. "Ponies needed a way to deal with the chaos, so a lot of them turned to alcohol. It actually worked quite well; Discord usually didn't bother messing with drunk ponies. I guess he figured they caused enough chaos without him. Anyway, I found out I had a knack for mixing drinks and got a cutie mark for it."

Idly glancing over his shoulder, Pale spotted Thunder pacing through the trees on the edge of camp. "She looks kinda ticked off. Do you think we should go talk to her?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 03, 2015, 09:05:33 am
Backlash shivered and her wings shot open, flailing and tumbling with her in a fit of giggles as she fell on her backside.

"N-noooo! Hey-!" She gasped in a short pause, squeezing her wings together in a desperate attempt to defend herself from the magical attacker - but to no effect.

"Quit! Luna 'bove!" It was as if Hazy had unleashed a pack of clowns into a school, bottled up the laughter, and weaponized it to be deployed right in the middle of the evening forest. She wasn't going to be getting anywhere near Hazy anytime soon, but then again, she might not have wanted to. Whatever the case, the occasional faltering of magic seemed to be giving her plenty of opportunity to breathe, so at least she wasn't in any lasting, physical danger from the sudden and brutal tickle assault.

Emotional scarring of the hilarious kind? Maybe.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 03, 2015, 12:35:56 pm
Cynder turned to pale, then over to Thunder.
"Might be a good idea." Cynder replied to Pale. "I'd go, but the oats will go cold if I go too far. I think she said she was going to check the area, but the Guards just came back from doing just that."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 03, 2015, 07:18:33 pm
Plumber coughed and wheezed finally clearing his nostril with a foolish look on his face.
"sorry I eh-heh was distracted"
he looked about the camp feeling somewhat apart from the group as he did so.  He blushed slightly as his eyes flicked past Hazy and Backlash. Quickly reverting his glance to Pale and Cynder he spoke.
"yeah.. guess we should.. make sure she's ok.."
his voice cracked betraying nervousness and he pawed at the ground unconsciously
"between us though... She kinda intimidates me."
he stared sheepishly at the ground as his ear flicked again betraying his nerves.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 04, 2015, 12:05:29 am
"Hey." Thunder whirled at the voice, to see Pale, Cynder and Plumber wandering towards her. "It was getting really awkward with Backlash and co," Pale continued, rolling his eyes towards camp, where Backlash's laughter could still be heard. "Mind if we join you?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 04, 2015, 01:29:55 am
Nightmare Sky had been trying to decide if it was worth it to bed down with these ponies after all to try and steal another element. It seemed unlikely that her plan to kill the guard and torch the camp would be successful, it might be a good idea just to leave while she was ahead and free.

Then she heard other ponies and whirled around, startled. She'd been too lost in thought to hear anypony coming up behind her.

"Uh, yes. Sure, fine, I guess," she said, regaining her cool. "There's, uh, nothing over here though, we're safe from this side. How is Backlash doing," she said, saying the name like it was a swear word.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 04, 2015, 07:35:02 am
With Hazy's distraction of magic tickling Backlash Cloudy managed to escape the glomp. He whirled around and started using his hooves to try tickle Hazy's side.



Cynders ear flicked at Thunder's tone when she mentioned Backlash.
"She's doing alright." He responded. "I think shes managed to be the lucky one and have two people try andpick her up. And us guys are left to mope in our own time" Cynder tried to sound light hearted and makea joke of the situation, but he wasn't too sure what Thunder was thinking.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 04, 2015, 09:33:05 am
Hazy flung himself to the side to avoid the hooves. Scrambling up, he started running as Cloudy chased him, trying desperately to dodge the far more physically fit pegasus. Only luck had spared him thus far. "Hey," he panted, noticing something. "Where'd the others all go?" As he said that, a mass of fur and feathers slammed into him and Hazy found himself unable to speak through the giggling.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 04, 2015, 02:49:19 pm
Backlash had just pounced on the fleeing Hazy while he was distracted, and was about to get her tittering revenge - !

"Huh?" She looked around from on top of the unicorn, swishing her tail in an altogether alerted manner. "Shhh-shh," she hissed, trying to see if she could hear or see where the others had gone. She was not about to be left alone, or split up, again.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 04, 2015, 06:39:37 pm
"Yeah. Funny how that happens," Thunder spat out, sounding a little bitter. "It's almost as though she hasn't been totally honest with everypony." She was doing her best to ignore the tickling melee going on back at the camp, though it was difficult considering how obnoxious they were being. Wandering further away from the camp, she waited only a second to see if anypony was following.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 04, 2015, 08:06:27 pm
Cynder stopped in his tracks.
"Thats an awfully specific thing to say." Cynder spoke aloud. "Especially considering earlier today your stories didn't quite match up..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 04, 2015, 08:46:42 pm
Thunder Bolt froze suddenly, mind racing. Kill him, a thought flashed, but that was stupid. He was becoming a nuisance, he had betrayed her trust and confidence, (Something she was in short supply of,) but taking him out wasn't an option. Too many witnesses, no guarantee of escape. Even if he just disappeared in the night, it'd be too suspicious. Lie, the next idea she had. But she was spinning too many stories, any more lies would get her caught eventually. The truth? Actually... That could work. It'd take a little acting, but...

Finally moving, she turned and said, "You- You promised not to say anything. You promised." Tears started to form in her eyes as she looked between the other two witnesses. "I... I'm sorry," she started.

Hmmm... Would it be too dramatic if I turned and ran off in tears? Nah. Might as well go all the way. Starting to cry, she spun around again and galloped away from the camp.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 04, 2015, 09:53:07 pm
"What in the hoof was that about?" Pale said, bewildered. He turned to Cynder for an explanation. Suddenly his expression went alarmed as the extent of the situation dawned on him. "We need to go after her! She can't run around the Everfree alone at night!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 11, 2015, 11:50:24 pm
Pale darted off into the trees. After all the problems they'd had in the forest before, there was no way he could leave Thunder on her own. Cynder hesitated for a moment, but quickly decided to follow the other unicorn. "Tell the other's what happening!" he called back to Plumber.

Quite glad to be able to help without running through the Everfree, Plumber hurried back into the clearing. "Something weird's going on between Cynder and Thunder," he said. "Cynder mentioned something about Thunder contradicting herself, and Thunder burst into tears and ran into the woods. Pale and Cynder are chasing her."

After finding out the direction they had gone, two of the pegasi flew above the treetops, to see if Thunder had taken to the skies. They needn't have worried though, as a minute later, Pale slid to a halt. Cynder followed suit and saw Thunder curled up amongst some roots, shaking with sobs.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 12, 2015, 06:48:31 pm
Backlash stayed on the ground this time; her wings still ached from the terror of the night before. Instead, she led the charge of grounder ponies, staying just beside Plumber on their dash through the woods.

She didn't say anything, but the exhausted determination in her eyes said enough for anypony who might have been watching.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on March 23, 2015, 07:07:01 pm
This is not going to end well. Cynder thought to himself.

"Thunder?" Cynder softly spoke up, not wanting to startle Thunder into running further into the forest.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 24, 2015, 05:21:50 pm
Glancing over her shoulder with red eyes and a runny nose, Thunder glared at Cynder. "What do you want?" She asked, sniffling slightly, her tone lost somewhere between angry and crushed. "Just leave me alone."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 03, 2015, 11:04:22 pm
Pale glanced at Cynder, feeling that he should take the lead. Something he'd said had made her run off, after all. He seemed to be struggling for words though, so Pale felt compelled to act. He couldn't say anything without knowing the situation, so he went decided to show support in the only way he could think of. Sitting down next to Thunder, he awkwardly rested a hoof on her shoulder.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 06, 2015, 12:18:36 am
"Thunder..." Cynder softly spoke. "I'm sorry for what I said, especialy considering what we talked about." Cynder glanced at Pale Ale. "When I'm not in a life or death situation, as I am when undercover, I tend to speak out before considering the consequences."

Cynder looked back in the direction fo the camp, seeing shadows of the rest of the group quickly gaining on their position. He returned his gaze to Pale Ale and Thunder.

"We all need to agree that this was a misunderstanding." Cynder was trying his best to think quickly. "Thunder, I think it would be understandable if the stress of this whole situation put you on edge, and you misunderstood something I said. Pale, please go along with this, and if you can convince Plumber the same."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 06, 2015, 12:24:38 am
Pale was confused. He really wanted to know what was going on, but whatever it was had led Thunder to run into the forest at night. He didn't want to upset her any further. Anyway, he could trust Cynder, and maybe ask him about it later when they were alone. Slowly, he nodded in agreement. "I'll help convince Plumber not to make a big deal of this. But at some point, you have to tell me what's happening."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 06, 2015, 03:23:51 am
Thunder initially pulled away from Pale's hoof, but after a moment of indecision she let him loom as Cynder added his two bits. She glared with watery red eyes, but nodded at his plan. "Fine," She said, gritting her teeth. "Pale, I'll tell you about it tomorrow, once we can get some privacy."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 08, 2015, 06:44:46 am
Backlash and her companions pulled up to a stop across from the other three, concern clearly stuck on her features. It seemed like that expression never went away.

"Is everything-?" She cut herself off. She knew that answer. "What's going on?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 08, 2015, 08:43:35 am
Cynder sighed, trying to put on a convincing smile.
"Everything is better now, somewhat." Cynder said as he turned to the group. "Thunder was still filling stressed over this wholeaffair, and it put her on edge. When we were talking she took something the wrong way, and needed some time alone to think."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 09, 2015, 05:29:02 pm
"Took it the wrong way my ass," Thunder said, giving Cynder a mild shove and getting to her hooves. Winking to one side so that only Cynder and Pale could see, she added, "Joking about Discord's cult is not okay." Taking a breath, though, she followed up with a small concession. "I know you weren't there when I... When we camped out on the first night. It's still not cool."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 09, 2015, 06:25:52 pm
Cynder quickly regained his footing.
"Alright!" Cynder bowed his head to Thunder. "So everyone knows, I'm sorry thunder. It was out of line for me to say what I did." Cynder realised that his apology worked on more then one level.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 09, 2015, 11:15:25 pm
"Right! So, now that's sorted, shall we get some sleep?" Pale was hoping they'd be able to dodge any awkward questions. Anyway, he was tired. He was really looking forward to this whole mission being over so he could go home to his family.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 10, 2015, 08:37:13 pm
Plumber had watched everyone dahs off into the woods away from the clearing.
"Not running off out there again."
He remarked more to himself than anything. For once im not going to run off from camp. He thought to himself and selected a tent to lay down in dozing off fairly easily after the restless night before.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 10, 2015, 11:13:56 pm
Thunder nodded, wanting to get to bed as soon as she could. She wasn't too tired, but once everypony except the first watch was asleep, she could make a break for it. "I promise you that I'll be totally honest with you once I explain everything," she whispered to Pale. "Just trust me tonight, okay? It's not like I'm gonna set the camp on fire or anything."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 10, 2015, 11:18:26 pm
"Ok. I trust you." Thunder could be abrasive at times, but she hadn't given Pale any reason to distrust her before now.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 11, 2015, 12:23:38 am
Backlash frowned. Wasn't that water under the bridge? Plumber didn't deserve all this; he's just a big, soppy, well-meaning civilian.

Enough was enough; she felt a fire rise in her chest. "Why're you still goin' on about the cult crap? And why're you guys runnin' off into the woods ta do it?" She looked from Thunder to Cynder and Pale, then back again. "What's all this sneakin' around an' lyin' for, huh? You know who Plumber is? He's a big ol' lumpy sweetheart, he ain't got a violent bone in his body! How dare you treat 'im like this! He's practically fuckin' fallin' apart!"

She looked around for the others and saw nothing. With a shock, she realized that she alone had run out here from the camp.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 11, 2015, 01:13:42 am
"Whoa, back the hay off," Thunder said, feeling a surge of defensive anger.  Planting her hooves, she glared at Backlash and took a breath in. "Plumber isn't even a part of this. I know you love to jump down my throat, but get off your high human until you actually have a grip on what happened. Got it?" Nostrils flaring, she snorted angrily before continuing. "Cynder made an insensitive joke. I got upset. You may not have noticed, but Plumber's not the only one on edge lately."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 11, 2015, 01:34:16 am
Backlash returned the gesture. "Filly, please. Don't think I didn't catch you two running off alone yesterday." She glanced at Cynder doubtfully, then returned to snarling toward Thunder. "I don't know what you're trying to do, but running off in secret like this is gonna doom everypony. You already lost one of the Elements because you ran off alone before. So why can't you - why can't we?! - just be a team? Act like bucking friends? Like we were, just a few days ago?!"

She had lost her rage and moved on to desperate screaming.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 11, 2015, 01:56:04 am
Thunder glared, nostrils flaring. She wanted to shout some more, to poke out the glaring holes in Backlash's argument, but there was no point. Backlash wouldn't care that everypony, not just her, had been alone when they were out in the woods looking for Luna. She wouldn't care that Cynder and Thunder hadn't been 'running off,' they were having a private conversation. "I don't need this," she said, turning to trot towards her tent.

Pausing just for a moment, she added, "A few days ago, we didn't know each other. We learn."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 11, 2015, 03:42:44 am
Backlash worked her jaw, not sure how to comprehend what had just been said.

"You don't need friends?" her voice cracked, and she motionlessly watched Thunder walk off.

She gave Pale and Cynder a worried appeal, waiting for their response.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 11, 2015, 07:31:31 am
"What happened in those ruins on the way to Canterlot was pretty upsetting," Pale said slowly. "For Plumber and for Thunder. I don't know about yesterday, but this was just about Cynder accidentally touching a nerve and upsetting Thunder. Friends have little spats sometimes, and it was sorted out pretty quickly. As for her friends remark... I think she was talking about you. Trying to upset you in an 'I'm not your friend anymore' kind of way. You did kinda jump down her throat."

Pale averted his eyes hesitantly. "Maybe... you should go talk to her? You could both apologise, and we'd all be friends again."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 13, 2015, 10:20:45 am
Cynder sighed.
"Perhaps we need to focus on getting this over with sooner, rather than later." Cynder itched his forehead. "Backlash, I'll follow you if you talk to Thunder, but I'm not sure if I'd be much help."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 13, 2015, 07:43:38 pm
Backlash narrowed her eyes. "If we're gonna do that, we're bringin' everypony along. Plumber an' Hazy too. We're gonna have a heart-to-heart. Jus' get it all out there. No more loose ends, no more secrets, no more hiding. Whatever's out there huntin' for me... I ain't about to let it split us all up." She paused.

In a lowered voice, she added, "An' if any one of us is gonna put personal differences before the Elements, an' Princess Luna, an' the fate of Equestria... you're no better than a dirty traitor. I'd-a gone home a long time ago if I wasn't fightin' for something good."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 13, 2015, 07:58:15 pm
"Hey, I'm on the Diarchy's payroll. Its my job to put the Elements, Luna and Equestria in front of my personal opinions." Cynder tried to make it sound like a joke, but in hindsight, it could have been taken the wrong way. "That said, I never like to see a group split apart. We should try and resolve this as cleanly as possible."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 13, 2015, 10:08:16 pm
Meanwhile, at the camp...

Hazy produced a deck of cards and began playing Free Cell. He won, easily.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 14, 2015, 08:37:39 pm
Backlash wordlessly led the way back to the camp. It didn't look like anypony was particularly busy, maybe now would be a good time... Standing in the middle of the camp, she cleared her throat quite loudly and announced, "Hey everypony?" She looked around at the others nervously, not knowing how they might react. Not knowing what she was doing, either.

"Could I get everypony to c'mere for a minute? I'd like us all to be here..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 14, 2015, 09:00:21 pm
Cynder made himself comfortable a short distance from Backlash, sitting facing her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 14, 2015, 10:42:40 pm
Having just gotten into her tent, Thunder poked her head out and, seeing Backlash, faltered. After a moment of hesitation, though, she stepped out to join the rest.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 14, 2015, 11:09:53 pm
Abandoning his second game, Hazy wandered over and sat down, along with Pale and the three guards. "What's up?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 16, 2015, 05:37:29 am
Plumber groaned loudly from inside his tent and stuck his head out
"Wasgoinon?"
He stared about blearily
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 17, 2015, 10:28:36 pm
Backlash smiled momentarily. Seeing everypony stop for a few seconds to sit down and talk... it almost made up for all the pain over the last few days.

Almost.

"Thanks, guys. I want to talk. I feel like," she rubbed a foreleg nervously, "I feel like we ain't as close as we should be. Like we ain't friends or somethin'. Maybe it's jus' me, I dunno. That's kinda why I wanted everypony here, so we could get everything out there. There's too much at stake for us to not act as a team. You guys know: the only reason anypony's been hurt so far is 'cause we ain't on the same page. Brute didn't know Luna's plan, an' neither did Sunbeam or Guidin' Light. Even Luna doesn't always know what's right.

I say that ends right now. Nopony else needs to get hurt. But that can only happen if we look pas' our differences and just get it all out there. No secrets. Startin' with me."

She swallowed hard and cleared her throat to try and keep it from tensing up. "I live alone, most the time. All I got for company is... silly magazines for fillies, an' whatever animal stumbles through the garden. Sometimes the postmare shows up when I'm around, but we never talk. I don't know how ta make friends. I thought it'd be easy if I jus' threw myself at you guys," her eyes darted between Hazy, Cloudy, and Thunder as she kicked the dirt, "But that don't make friends. All it does it get ponies hurt. Heh, honestly, I don't get why...." She stopped herself.

"Well, that's somethin' else, eheh. I'm sorry, everypony. I didn't get it before, an' I still don't think I do, but I know better now."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 20, 2015, 08:44:36 am
"I have no idea what's going on," said Leather Wing, breaking the awkward pause that had met Backlash's speech. "I only met you lot the other day, and I wasn't aware of any internal trouble. Do I have to be here?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 21, 2015, 01:18:31 am
Plumber glanced at the guard grumpily.
"Leave if you want makes no difference to me."
He sighed an ran a hoof through his mane.
"You want no more secrets? Fine. I also live alone I spend my free time in bars or reading, I don't have very many friends"
He glaced around nervously before staring at the bandage on his leg.
"I...I did this to myself..."
He stared at the ground feeling miserable again and trying not to tear up.
"I'm terrified i'll never see my home again but even if I do it's not like there's anything waiting for me and I'm even more terrified of whatever's out there!"
He gestured at the edge of the forest while stiflling a sniffle he was sure this wasn't what Backlash had had in mind, he had even almost felt like things where going to be ok for just a few moments when he had been sharing his food with his "friends" but really what was the point
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 22, 2015, 10:20:10 am
Cynder shifted over and put a hoof and leg over Plumbers' shoulders.
"I'm sure we'll all get through this trail in one piece, all of us." He tried being comforting. "Not sure its much of a secret as I can't remeber if its come up, but I am a married stallion, which from what I've heard is a bit unusual and most of my peeers have kind of looked down on. They've said it puts me at risk of being emotional if the kingdom is ever threatened by something horrifically malicious."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 24, 2015, 11:07:20 pm
When a long, silent pause went by and nopony else seemed willing to say anything, Thunder cleared her throat, making sure the whole group was looking her way before she spoke. "I have secrets," she confirmed. "I think everypony knew that already." A pause long enough to take a breath, and she added, "They're secret for good reasons. None of you deserve my trust."

Pausing, she quietly conceded, "Cynder knows, and I trust his judgement. I believe my secrets won't hurt anypony, and if it turns out that I'm wrong then he can tell you all."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 26, 2015, 12:14:48 pm
Hazy cleared his throat. "I trust Cynder. I'll do things your way for now, but bear in mind, I am a spy. Finding things out is what I do." There was another pause. "Oh, I suppose it's my turn to talk about myself?" Hazy said sheepishly. "I'm not sure what I could say that you don't already know..."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 26, 2015, 07:48:01 pm
Cynder chuckled and smiled at Hazy.
"Maybe you could final admit which tail you're chasing?"



Cloudy Daze shifted uncomfortably on his patch of dirt. He wan't to admit to everyone that he was crushing on Backlash, but his fear of how she really felt about him held him back. That and the Thunder Bolt mare seemed to have an issue with people being affectionate around her, or was he just reading her wrong?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 26, 2015, 09:08:03 pm
"Ponies think I'm chasing more than one?" asked Hazy, alarmed at the possibility of accidentally leading somepony on. "Who do you think I'm chasing?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 26, 2015, 10:18:49 pm
"Not to imply that you can't decide between our lovely mares" Cynder continued to smile. "OR perhaps its one of the stallions that are more your taste?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 26, 2015, 10:32:10 pm
Hazy relaxed. "Oh, I thought... never mind then. I got a little confused. As for your question..." Hazy paused for a moment to ponder what she should say. Suddenly, he frowned as he considered Backlash's earlier confession. "Well, I thought Backlash and I had something, but in light of what she said earlier," Hazy glanced hesitantly at the mare. "I'm not sure what's happening there. Still, I think that's a conversation to have in private, if that's all right."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 26, 2015, 11:03:58 pm
Cloudy Daze shifted uncomfortably again.
"Privates good" He said quietly, more to himself.



Cynder laughed lightly.
"Well so longas you don't plan on stealing the elements from us in our sleep, i think thats one private conversation that is within reason."
Cynder hoped his little banter with Hazy had done something to lift the other pon's spirits.



Pale Ale stared off. He would've felt more comfortable if he had a cleaning cloth and a cider tankard in his hooves. This wasn't the normal kind of conversation he usually partook in. At least no ones was going to get drunk and start a fight. At leats, he hoped not.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 27, 2015, 06:58:05 pm
Backlash nodded along appreciatively with the others as they took their turns, even averting her gaze as Hazy mentioned her promiscuity, before half-smiling and focusing in on Thunder and Cynder. "Sorry hun, I ain't as tactful or patient as Hazy, an' I disagree. Equestria's worth anything. If you don't think so, I don't think it'd be hard to get you locked up for treason at a time like this.

"So do you wanna spill the beans, or are you gonna make Cynder do it for ya? We ain't got time for games." The others' efforts at lightening the situation were lost on her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 27, 2015, 07:13:00 pm
Thunder Bolt narrowed her eyes at Backlash, anger smoldering. "Are. You. Bucking. Kidding me?" She asked, anger seeping through. "Hazy I would understand. Pale. The guards. But you? You don't get to lecture me on honesty. You shouldn't get to lecture anyone. Half the ponies here have been led on by you. I... I killed a pony and you-" She choked for a second, clearing her throat before she could keep going. "You didn't bother telling me. You lied to me, and you would have kept lying if I hadn't figured it out for myself. So when the horseshoe's on the other hoof, you have no right to drop the act and say that we should all talk about our feelings 'cause you're the one left in the dark for once."

Blinking away tears, she said, "It doesn't matter. It's not going to hurt anypony. But sure, if you want to lock up the pony who got the elements for us in the first place because you don't like being treated the same way you treat us, that's your problem. I'm going to bed." Glancing at the fire Unicorn, she quickly added, "Cynder, I trust you." Then, she pushed herself to her feet and started trotting to her tent.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 27, 2015, 07:33:55 pm
Backlash watched her walk away. She said to Cynder, "I gave up a lot, and I would give up everything for the Elements. Would you do the same?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 27, 2015, 08:55:16 pm
Cynder Fixed Backlash with a stone face of grim honesty.
"In truth my hooves are tied on the matter, but trust in my judgement that the secret Thunder and I are keeping is gravely important to the success of this mission" Not once did he break eye contact. "The most I can say is to be alert, and don't lose you head when we need you most."

Cynder got up, and slowly walked towards a vacant tent.



Cloudy felt a chill down his spine at Cynders words.
He waited a moment while Cynder was walking to the tents. He swallowed his fear and slowly stood up and walked over to Backlash, gently sat next to her, and rested his hoof on her shoulder.
"I'll stay with you if you want an impartial pony to talk to" He tried to sound as reassuring as possible.

Leather Wing and Swift Shadow already knew the plan for guard duty for the night, and were already resecuring the perimeter.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 27, 2015, 09:19:43 pm
Backlash gently pushed herself away from Cloudy. She looked over the camp once; her hollowed, distrustful eyes came to rest on each one (or their tent) in turn, ending at the guard captain. Without ceremony, she slunk away toward the woods.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 27, 2015, 10:13:07 pm
Cloudy looked over his shoulder at his fellow guards. He could see them going the motions and putting the plan into action. He got up and slowly followed Backlash, though making sure to give her space incase she did something suddenly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 27, 2015, 10:32:36 pm
Backlash traipsed off into the woods, and it didn't look like she'd be stopping anytime soon. As she mounted a small bluff, though, she turned around briefly. Her eyes went wide when her double-take confirmed that Cloudy had followed.

"Why're you following me?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 27, 2015, 11:44:10 pm
"Why'd you all wake me up if no one bucking cared what I had to say"
Plumber mumbled angrily to nopony in particular. He was starting to feel pretty fed up with some of his companions. He had shared what had hurt him most and only Cynder even seemed to notice. Just like them to ignore his problems really. With friends like that why bother with enemies he thought bitterly before wiping at his eyes and heading back to his tent.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 28, 2015, 06:58:50 am
Cloudy flinched from Backlash's remark. He collected himself quickly.
"I followed you becuase I was worried about you, and nopony should be wondering off alone." Cloudy showed his concern on his face. He took a couple steps toward Backlash slowly. "That, and what I said was true, I'll stay with you incase you need someone to talk to." A couple more slow steps, and he was right in front of her, his head pulled down to stay at Backlash's eye level.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 28, 2015, 07:29:45 am
Pale followed Plumber. "I not going to pretend to know exactly what you're going through," he began quietly. "But I get the feeling Backlash only really set this whole meeting up to try and get Thunder to talk. Honestly, I'm starting to get a little tired of listening to them bickering. Anyway, if you ever want to talk about anything, I'll lend an ear." He offered a faint smile. "That's what bartenders do, after all."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 28, 2015, 08:39:32 pm
Backlash shrank away, seeming almost intimidated by Cloudy's gesture, though her expression stayed as tired as ever.

"I appreciate it, I really do. But I just need to be alone now. Tryin' to work with other ponies ain't playin' out so good. Never does." She made no effort to dismiss him or leave.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 28, 2015, 10:18:11 pm
Cloudy noticed Backlashes reactionto his forwardness, and felt a pang of guilt for seemingly forcing himself upon her.
"As I said, nopony should be alone at the moment, but I'll leave you your space."
Cloudy slowly took himself roughly ten paces away from Backlash, and sat down side on to her, his ears flicking at the sounds of a forest in the night, and his eyes watching for any movement.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 28, 2015, 11:03:25 pm
Backlash sat down on the slope, watching through the trees in the direction of the camp. After a few seconds of night silence, she faced Cloudy and said, "I jus' think it's weird that... all of a sudden, everything's goin' so bad. We stayed at an inn, um, before we came out here. We got chased out here, an' then we ran into Luna. I thought everypony was on the same page. Then, all of a sudden," she throws a hoof aside weakly. "Luna went nuts, she ran off with an Element, everything kinda fell apart. An' then! On top-a that! Then Thunder lost hers too, there's this... thing running around in the woods, an' everypony's on Thunder's side when she's the biggest liability of anypony!

"Am I jus' crazy, or does it sound like somethin's goin' on with those ponies? Heh, like, are they turnin' against me or what? Who's really tryin' to save Equestria? After Luna, I jus' don't know what to believe or who ta trust anymore." She realized what she just said a moment later, and her gaze hardened on Cloudy, but she said nothing more.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on April 29, 2015, 06:23:02 am
Cloudy shifted on the spot, turning to face Backlash.
"I agree, something is certainly amiss, but I don't think anypony is trying to go against your specifically, with a small chance of Thunder being like that. But imagine how us guards feel knowing we're protecting ponies who could potential be planning to harm Luna. We know you're not, and we also know Luna is not herself, but that still leaves a huge grey area on what we're supposed to do when the time comes. Should we follow our heads or our hearts?"

Cloudy sighed, rubbing his head.
"At the moment, my head and heart lean in the same direction. We'll protect yourgroup becuase you're citizens of Equestria. But if Luna shows up, I'll be conflicted. My head tells me I should follow her orders regardless of her condition, but my heart says I should continue to protect you." When he'd finished speaking, Cloudy realized he'd put emphasis that he wanted to protect Backlash, rather than the hole group. He sat there waiting for her reaction, worry begining to form in his mind.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on May 02, 2015, 07:19:38 pm
Backlash blinked, then looked away dejectedly. She didn't seem to pick up on Cloudy's slip at all. "You're doing a good job. You're doing what I'd do, heh. But I don't know if it's enough. Luna's sick. She needs... well, I dunno what she needs, but I'm gonna help her. But, if Luna can get sick, so can anypony else. It's no wonder nopony's been sleeping good lately," she mused.

She smiled at him, though. "I'm glad somepony else understands. Even if ya don't agree with me... well, at least maybe you can relate." Suddenly, she began to tear up. She quickly turned away and hunched over, hiding her face quite thoroughly from Cloudy. She was good at this, reclaiming control from tears. At least, outwardly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on May 02, 2015, 08:55:58 pm
Cloudy slowly and softly walked back up to Backlash, and rested his hoof on her shoulder lightly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on May 02, 2015, 09:02:05 pm
Backlash put down the wing she'd been half hiding behind and gave him a shameful glance. Without warning, she attempted to hug onto him very tightly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on May 02, 2015, 09:27:34 pm
Cloudy was surprised by Backlash's sudden hug. He stood there with her around his neck, and a hoof in the air where her shoulder used to be. As the penny dropped in his mind, he sat his hindlegs down and properlly embraced her, slowly and gently spreadinh his wings around them both to give a sort of double hug of comfort. He stayed quiet, thinking it better to just be there rather than say anything.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 02, 2015, 10:10:52 pm
Over in the shadows, Hazy watched the two ponies embrace and felt a pang of jealousy. Still, if Cloudy made her happy, how could he complain? Careful not to be noticed by the pair, he crept back to camp and went to bed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 03, 2015, 03:52:19 am
Plumber sniffled and turned to Pale.
"there's nothing really.. to talk about, not right now anyway. How about when we're out of this acursed forest and had some real sleep?"
He tried and failed to fake a smile before turning back to an empty tent and throwing himself down miserably into a bedroll.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 09, 2015, 08:47:27 am
The night rolled on and the ponies slept. The guards planned to switch every three hours, with Cloudy taking over at ten o'clock. All was quiet as he protected his charges, and he soon grew bored. At one stage he considered waking Thunder, but she was resting peacefully and he didn't want her to be tired the next day.

Eventually, weariness overcame him and he woke Swift Shadow. "It's about midnight. Sorry for waking you early, but I can't keep awake much longer." Swift Shadow grumbled a little, but took over nonetheless.

After a few hours, Swift was too tired to continue. She wandered over to Hazy and shook him awake. "Your turn."

"Huh?" groaned Hazy sleepily, squinting at the sky. "But it's only midnight. I thought you even weren't starting until one?"

"That can't be right..." Swift mumbled. "It was midnight when Cloudy woke me. That was ages ago, I'm sure."

Hazy looked troubled. "You get some sleep. Maybe you're just more tired than you think."



Cynder awoke feeling refreshed, as though he'd had a full nights sleep. Oddly, it still seemed to be dark. Getting up, he walked over to Hazy, who was sitting, staring at the full moon directly overhead.

"We have a problem," said Hazy, not looking around. "It's been midnight for at least the last eight hours."

"How is that possible?"

"No idea. Do you have a watch?"

Cynder rummaged through his bags until he found it. It was 8:37 in the morning. Dawn had not come.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on May 09, 2015, 01:06:37 pm
"We need to get everybody up and moving to Everfree city as soon as possible." Cynder bolted to the guards first. They would be better prepared to get into action faster and would help get the other ponies ready to go.

Cloudy felt nudging at his shoulder and awoke, seeing Cynder stand over him with a stern look on his face.
"whats wrong?" He asked confused.
"Everybody up, now! We need to get moving!" Was all Cynder said before explaining further.

Cloudy got up and geared up before he started waking the other ponies, doing exactly as Cynder had done, telling them to simply get up and ready. He started with Thunder, then to Plumber, Pale, and Backlash last. As she was getting up, he made sure nopony was looking their way and lent toward her ear and gently whispered.
"Whatever happens, stay close to me, please."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 10, 2015, 05:17:23 am
Thunder shot awake, glad to see it was still dark out. Her queen was still in power. Excellent.

It didn't take a lot of brainpower to figure out what had happened. If the queen hadn't lowered the moon, Celestia couldn't exactly raise the sun. The two wouldn't fit up in the sky all at once now, would they?

Climbing out of the tent, she said, "Pegasi should scout on ahead. We're faster than you, we can deliver a warning to the city and keep an eye out for danger while you follow behind.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on May 10, 2015, 05:58:23 am
Backlash woke quickly. She tilted her head at Cloudy's remark. "What's going on?" She got up and stuck next to him, as told.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 10, 2015, 09:54:17 pm
Plumber tried to drag himself out of the tent, still not enough sleep to feel rested.. why was it still dark out.

"what's going on... AUGH!"

As he spoke Plumber tripped over the tent post and fell over pulling the tent over on his head

"MOTHER OF CELESTIA WHO PUT THAT THERE!!!"

Plumber flailed about under the canvas only succeeding in tangling  himself further in the tent

"SOMEPONY GET THIS STUPID THING OFF ME!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 12, 2015, 02:03:10 pm
Hurrying over, Hazy pulled Plumber free of the tent. Pretty soon they managed to get everyone together, at which point Hazy addressed the group.

"Right, if any of you are wondering why we've gotten you up at midnight," he said hurriedly, "then trust me, we haven't. It's actually nearly nine in the morning. The moon hasn't moved for several hours now. This can only means that something is happening with the princesses. We need to get to the Castle of the Royal Pony Sisters as quickly as possible; the Elements might be needed. Anyone have any questions or anything, or can we go now?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on May 12, 2015, 10:33:25 pm
Backlash shook her head tightly. She rummaged through her bags to make sure her Element was still there, and then stood at attention between Plumber and Cloudy.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on May 12, 2015, 10:47:21 pm
Cynder looked to the guards and Hazy
"What is the best plan to get there fastest?" He asked. "We could send half our elements with the pegasi, and the rest on the ground. At least if something hapens to one group, only half our elements are lost."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 17, 2015, 11:02:10 pm
"I'm not letting go of mine till I give it to Celestia"

Plumber spoke calmly his face and twitchy ear betraying his nerves

"so which way are we going?"

He looked expectantly to hazy trying his hardest to hold his face impassive
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 18, 2015, 09:12:28 pm
"I'm... reluctant to have us split the Elements up. We've already lost two of them, and that was because we split up the group. We're only a few hours away from the city, so let's start walking."

The journey passed in silence; even the normal sounds of the forest were muted, the animals spooked by the lack of the dawn. Eventually, our heroes reached the walls of the city. All seemed unnervingly quiet. The ponies reached the gates to find the streets deserted. As they neared one of the guardhouses they spotted movement in one of the window. As they made their way over, the silence was broken by a mocking voice that seemed to echo from all around.

"You can't hide forever, dear sister..."

Looking around wildly for the source of the voice, Cynder saw it first and pointed. Gliding over the city was somepony that looked almost like Princess Luna.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on May 18, 2015, 09:49:54 pm
"Unless you want a personal audience with Luna, I reconmend everyone get into cover quick!" Cynder urged the rest of the group, hurrying to the closest doorway.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 18, 2015, 09:56:25 pm
Leather Wing backed into cover, speaking in hushed tones. "Okay," he said, "We have had trouble with her in the past, but I think if we stay divided and use our advantage in numbers, we can keep her at bay until the Princess shows up. I'll try and-"

Bracing herself, Thunder spread her wings in an aggressive manner and, without consulting the group, cried out, "Alright, let's do this! THUUUNDEEEER! BOOOOOOOOLLLT!"

She took off towards the princess at top speed, leaving a cloud of dust in her wake.

"Oh my Celestia," Leather Wing commented. "She just flew up there."

As Thunder approached the princess, she tried to get her attention without making it clear that she was communicating. As quietly as she could (while still being heard) once she was on Nightmare Moon's level, she said, "The rest of the elements are down their, my queen. Held by no more than a few soldiers and the civilians."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on May 18, 2015, 10:42:30 pm
"I wasn't being serious about the whole audience with luna thing" Cynder said as he looked up, utterly surprised by what had happened.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on May 19, 2015, 03:50:15 am
Backlash merely watched from cover. "That pony looks like the thing that attacked me in the woods..." she breathed.

She eyed Thunder and the other pony intensely. Cogs in her head worked and creaked furiously, trying to piece together some kind of conclusion - in vain. But for once, she didn't feel bad about not rushing to the rescue.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 21, 2015, 10:34:03 am
Nightmare Moon whirled to glare at her servant. "So, to be clear, you failed to retrieve the Elements, instead deciding to bring them here for me to clean up your mess? I am disappointed. I had thought you competent enough to complete this mission on your own." The alicorn began flying in the direction Nightmare Sky had indicated. "I suppose I shall have to do it myself. If you wish to redeem yourself then join me."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 21, 2015, 02:11:23 pm
Nightmare Sky's eyes narrowed, and she swooped in front of her queen to block her path. "I tried, but this is based on a children's show and my actions were far to grim." "Had I tried, I could have gotten one element at best. Now, we can take them all. Attack me, if you don't mind." She smirked. "If I seem to fall in their defense, they'll surely send somepony out to aid me. We can exploit that." Then, raising her voice, she shouted loud enough that the others could hear. "STAY AWAY FROM MY FRIENDS!" And sped towards the queen... Much less quickly than she could really move, but enough to be convincing at a distance.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 21, 2015, 03:06:36 pm
[spoiler]Endurance test: 11, 8 (https://rolz.org/info?X1581361)[/spoiler]

Nightmare Moon grinned. "As you wish."

Next thing Sky knew, a massive cloud of darkness slammed into her from above. It didn't especially hurt; Nightmare Moon was pulling the strike, but it easily swatted her out of the air. Even though she was expecting it, she was caught off guard and couldn't quite right herself in time to land safely. A shot of pain went through her wing; it didn't appear to be broken but it was still fairly painful. It'd probably affect her flying for a little while. She was lying in the street, not far from the rest of the group but in plain view of Nightmare Moon.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 26, 2015, 04:37:48 am
Plumber saw thunder crash to ground, this time he could help, this time it wasn't his fault. Without thinking he pulled a length of pipe from his bag.
" cmon we stick together we can save her!"
He started forward looking expectantly behind him at his companions
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 28, 2015, 12:59:14 pm
"We can't let that... thing get her hooves on the Elements," hissed Hazy. He thought for a moment before continuing. "We could split up, a few of us could take the Elements while the rest try to help Thunder. I have a lot more experience staying hidden than fighting, so I should probably do that. Everyone else can make up their own minds, but if you have an Element and want to fight, hoof it over now."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on May 28, 2015, 03:53:03 pm
Backlash stayed by Cloudy, trying to hide the uncertainty bubbling away in her thoughts. "Friends"? Are we, really?

She gave the guard pegasus an appealing glance for comfort, but held her ground. "We should jus' take what we've got to Celestia. If she's really in trouble, well..." She shook her head and sighed, swearing under her breath. "She revealed herself for no reason. We'll be lucky if we don't get found too, 'cause-a that."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on May 28, 2015, 08:40:41 pm
"I'm with Backlash on this." Cloudy spoke up, stretching his wings out. "Swiftwing, you're with me and Backlash. We'll take the Elements to Celestia."

Cynder sparked three small fireballs above his head.
"Unless anypony has anything else to say, lets move!" Cynder strode quickly through the door directly to Thunder bolt.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on June 02, 2015, 04:55:30 am
Backlash nodded curtly and spread her wings, ready to go. "Okay."

She didn't think or relish the thought of everyone else staying behind, but that was their choice. She only hoped she was making the right one.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 03, 2015, 10:55:07 am
Hazy lobbed Honesty to Swift Wing, before charging his horn. A straight up fight wasn't his usual approach, but then this was hardly a normal situaiton.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 05, 2015, 11:47:36 pm
Pale Ale tossed the Element of Magic to Cloudy, then followed Plumber, Leather Wing and Cynder out the door. “If we get split up, where do we go?” Backlash quickly asked Cloudy as the captain was stowing the gem in a compartment his armour.

“The Memorial Gardens,” he replied after a moment’s thought. “It’s pretty central and there’s plenty of hiding places among the statues.”

“Get moving!” ordered Hazy. “I’ll hide you as best as I can.”

Outside, Leather Wing was charging in a curved path towards Nightmare Moon, presenting the most obvious target he could without being suicidal. The distraction proved sufficient as the grinning Alicorn unleashed half a dozen telekinetic bolts at him. Only one hit and his armour absorbed the worst of it, but he was still sent hurtling backwards. Nightmare Moon’s smile faded somewhat as she felt a pressure in her head. Glaring down, she spotted two unicorns. One was conjuring fire while the other was concentrating on some kind of mental attack. Irritated, she easily brushed away the influence, although while she was distracted, the air shimmered as three mostly invisible Pegasi darted out the building. Keeping low, they flew silently toward the gate, to lose themselves amongst the trees.

By now, Leather Wing had recovered and was again heading straight for the enemy. Before he could reach her though, she dissolved into a purplish mist dotted with stars. The mist spun itself into a tornado that hurtled into the midst of the Unicorns and Earth pony, knocking them sideways before reforming into pony form. Her horn ignited as she prepared to attack Pale, but suddenly she spotted three shapes heading through the gates. “A diversion,” she snarled.

Thunder had nearly limped over to the group at that point, but hesitated as her mistress appeared. Faking a fall, she tried to look as hurt as she could. Since Nightmare Moon was distracted, Pale hurried over to help. “We can’t fight her, she’s too strong!” gasped the Pegasus.

Desperate to keep her away from the fleeing Pegasi, Hazy did the first thing he could think of; he shone the brightest light he could in the Alicorn’s face. Suddenly blinded, Nightmare Moon span wildly, causing Plumber to swing wide with his wrench. Cynder flung a pair of fireballs at her, singing her coat and making her screech in anger.

It only took a few moments for her to recover, but when she looked around the Pegasi were nowhere to be seen. It would be nigh impossible for her to track them through the Everfree with that head start. She did however see Hazy, his horn glowing again. Before he could react, she grabbed him with her magic and flung him into a wall. Plumber reacted by smacking his plumbing tool against her Alicorn sized rear. This didn’t seem to have much of an impact; Nightmare Moon simply hopped forward slightly with a startled squawk. The movement was slight, but it was enough to make Cynder’s final fireball pass harmlessly behind her head rather than hitting it.

[spoiler=Status]
Swift Shadow, Backlash and Cloudy have escaped and are heading around the edge of the city as a group

Leather Wing: unhurt, flying towards melee
Pale Ale: unhurt, helping Thunder up a short way behind NMM
Thunder: injured wing
Hazy: very dazed, unlikely to contribute much for the moment
Plumber: unhurt, possibly a little embarrassed, right behind NMM
Cynder: unhurt, to one side of NMM

Nightmare Moon: lightly singed, furious and possibly a little embarrassed and maybe aroused?
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on June 09, 2015, 11:34:38 pm
Cynder readied another volley of fireballs.
"Please Princess, stand down." Cynder called to Luna/Nightmare Moon. "What you're doing is only going to get ponies hurt!"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 10, 2015, 10:28:24 pm
Nightmare Moon ignored Cynder’s plea and evaporated into smoke again, this time flowing rapidly towards Plumber. Reforming directly in front of him, he didn’t have time to dodge before her hoof came round and slapped him in the face. “How dare you presume to lay your weapon on my royal flank?!” she fumed as Plumber keeled over, dazed by the strike.

Glancing up, she spotted her former guard zooming toward her face, armoured hooves outstretched. Sidestepping, she allowed him to fly past and plough into the ground. He managed to avoid crashing, but nonetheless overshot. Pale and Cynder both tried to use magic on her, but both spells fizzled. Nightmare Moon noticed them though, and flung a few magical blasts in their direction. One struck Cynder and sent him sprawling, but he was unhurt aside from a few scrapes.

Recovering quickly, Leather Wing caught the Alicorn off guard and finally managed to actually land a strike on her. Without the big run up he’d been trying earlier, he wasn’t able to achieve much, but he did at least send her stumbling sideways. Pale grabbed her in his telekinesis, unbalancing her enough to knock her to the floor. As Thunder and Plumber both hurried away from the fallen princess, Cynder once again flung a fireball at her, catching her in the shoulder and leaving a bald patch.

Hissing in pain, Nightmare Moon dissolved once more. As she disappeared into the night sky, she berated herself for her mistakes. Most of those ponies weren’t even trained, yet they had escaped with the Elements and held their own in combat. She had underestimated them, as well as overestimating her vassal. I never should have trusted that fool, she thought. Not only is she incompetent, but cowardly as well. Nightmare Sky? Once I being my reign proper, she’ll be Nightmare Janitor, Princess of scrubbing floors.

[spoiler=Status]
Leather Wing: unharmed
Pale Ale: unharmed
Thunder: injured wing
Hazy: very dazed, unlikely to contribute much for the moment
Plumber: a little dazed
Cynder: unharmed

Nightmare Moon: moderately singed, furious and leaving [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on June 10, 2015, 11:30:46 pm
Cynder kept a trio of fireballs ready as he watched Nightmare Moondisappear. He didn't feel easy knowing their "enemy" could easily reappear whenever.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 26, 2015, 09:41:51 pm
Leather Wing flew over to check on Hazy. He was very dizzy, forcing Leather to practically carry him over to the others. Once they were all assembled and Hazy was able to see straight, it was time to discuss the situation.

"I can't believe Luna would do this," Leather Wing muttered. "I know finding out how badly her plan went can't have been easy, but this? Attacking civillians, refusing to raise the sun, threatening her own sister? How could she?"

"Well when you find out, let me know," said Pale. "I'm going home. I have a family, I have to make sure they're safe. I'm going to take them away from here."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on June 26, 2015, 10:00:10 pm
Cynder stepped forward and shook Pale Ales hoof.
"You stay safe." He said ernestly. "Princess Luna has seen you, so avoid being seen by her by yourself."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 27, 2015, 05:17:45 pm
Plumber looked somewhat dismayed when pale announced his intent.
"I'll miss you pale, I'd go home too but.. I just can't."
He offered a quick hoofbump to pale
"I'll.. see you around when this is all over maybe?"
Plumber tried to stifle a sniffle as his thoughts moved to home but wasn't entirely successful
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on July 06, 2015, 11:01:55 pm
Cloudy Daze looked back and slowed his pace a touch, making Swift Wing and Backlash come up deside him and to fly slower.
"How well do you think they're doing?" he asked the two mares, a pang of concern in his voice.

"Battle is crucible in which all warriors are forged." Swift wing replied, deadpan. she didn't look back, nor react in any other way. She just kept her eyes on the horizon and her mind on their destination. So far as she could tell they were roughly half way around the city towards the castle were Princess Celestia would hopefully be waiting.

"Yes, and I'm sure you've never lost anyone important in that crucible" Cloudy responded to her. It was good to have such a stern soldier by his side, but he sometimes wondered if Swift Wing was too good at being emotionless.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 17, 2015, 09:17:41 pm
"Come on," Hazy said after Pale had said his goodbyes and left. "We need to meet up with the others, find Princess Celestia and the other Elements and finish the job."

"Where are we meeting them?" asked Cynder as the ponies hurried after Hazy, trying to keep hidden in case Luna did come back for revenge.

"Better not say. We could be overheard, and if Luna got to them before we did, there's only three of them."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on July 17, 2015, 09:24:44 pm
"Considering how much of a headstart they had, I'd assume Princess Luna to head directly to Princess Celestia to intercept the elements." Cynder puffed as they ran to the castle.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 17, 2015, 09:41:03 pm
"Only if she knows where Celestia is," said Hazy, as he turned down a road leading away from the castle to confuse any pursuit.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 19, 2015, 09:16:22 am
About fifteen minutes later, the ponies were sneaking down yet another street. There had been no sign of Luna, or anything else for that matter. They had checked some of the buildings and found them deserted. "What do you think happened to everypony?" asked Plumber.

"I don't know," replied Leather Wing. "They probably saw the Princesses fighting and fled the city. I wouldn't be surprised if the guards went with them to keep them safe."

"Wouldn't they help Princess Celestia?"

"Many would want to, but plenty would want to help Princess Luna too. To be honest, there could have been a civil war."

"Unfortunately true," said a voice from a nearby alley. "But as nopony wanted that they were happy to leave this disagreement to my sister and I. A pity, as I am sure with their help this could have been over by now."

A large figure emerged from the alley. Princess Celestia had definitely seen better days. There were numerous cuts and bruises, and she looked even more tired than they were. Despite this, her eyes were filled with cold determination.



Pegasus Wing Alpha, as no one had called them, had been circling round to the southern gate. As they reached it they saw lights in the distance, south of the city. The ground leading out of the gate was a mess of hoofprints, all heading towards the lights.

"I guess that's where all the civillians went."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on July 19, 2015, 09:21:56 am
"Princess." Cynder bowed low to Celestia.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 26, 2015, 10:22:00 am
"Arise, my little ponies," the princess said after a moment's pause. "I saw my sister attacking you earlier, but I was too far away and in any case I couldn't risk revealing myself without the Elements. I am pleased to see you escaped with your lives. Now tell me; why did she try to harm you in the first place? Up until now she's seemed more concerned with finding me than harrassing my subjects."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 28, 2015, 05:25:02 pm
Plumber let out a muted croaking noise that sounded like "princess Celestia" seemingly loosing command of his speech he attempted to stutter out an explanation. Feeling more and more nervous to be in front of the princess he shut his mouth shuffled his hooves and focused on a pebble on the street muttering something about elements. The sight of Celestia, the most powerful pony in equestria, looking tired and beat up seemed to have robbed plumber of his senses leaving him stuttering and nervous like a teenage asking someone to prom.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on July 28, 2015, 06:19:04 pm
"Princess" Cynder started as he stood up straight. "We were acting as a diversion for another group to get the Elements to the castle, so that you could use them. They were taking a longer route to ensure Princess Luna couldn't catch up to them too quickly."

"Unfortunately" Leatherwing continued "We only had four of the six elements, as Luna had managed to obtain two before we got to the city."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 28, 2015, 07:03:06 pm
Thunder glanced from side to side at the group, formulating a plan. "I'm the fastest pony here," she said, quickly. "Er... Princesses notwithstanding. Since we don't know where Luna went, it's dangerous to go out in the open. You should tell me exactly the route they went by, I'll fly top speed to catch up with them while you hide here with and guard Princess." She glanced up at Celestia, avoiding eye contact. "If, uh, that is your wish. My-" she tried not to grimace visibly. "My Princess."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 29, 2015, 12:09:15 am
"Your plan makes sense to me, Thunder Bolt." Celestia gave herself a quick once-over. "A pony of my size and colouration does rather lack subtlety." She eyed the rest of the group. "Where are your compatriots?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 06, 2015, 06:31:50 pm
Hazy paused for a long moment before answering. "Are you sure it's safe to speak, Your Majesty? What if Princess Luna is listening in on us? Thunder would be no match for her alone. I feel we should go together."

"Nightmare Moon, as she prefers to be known now, is not here at the moment," replied Celestia. "I would be able to tell if she was."

"But if she catches Thunder-"

"We are going to provide a diversion. We do not have time for delay, so do not question me any further. Where are the Elements?" Celestia was looking more than a little bit irritated at this point. Hazy gave in.

"They left the city to circle around to the south. We planned to meet at the Memorial Gardens. They wont be there yet though."

"But I have a direction to search in," said Thunder. "I'd better get going."

"I had intended to be the one to fetch them, but this way does make more sense. Fly as swift as you are able, my vassal."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 06, 2015, 11:26:59 pm
"Princess?"
Plumber finally found his voice and spoke meekly
"a-are you ok? i've got s-some spare bandages in m-my bag"
he gestured at the cuts and bruises nervously while thinking of the strips of cloth Backlash had foisted on him to change the dressing on his leg
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 07, 2015, 12:00:58 am
"Thank you for your concern, my little pony, but they aren't as bad as they look," Celestia smiled reassuringly at Plumber. "A few grazes are to be expected after being thrown through a wall. Save your bandages for something serious."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on August 07, 2015, 06:18:13 pm
"Princess Lun.... Nightmare Moon is incorporeal somehow. How are we going to know how to get her attention a second time?" Cynder started. "She surely will not fall for the same trick twice."



Cloudy could just about see the closest edge of the Memorial Gardens as he and the two mares flew on.
"Looks like we're almost there. Lets hope the others managed to get to the gardens in time, otherwise we're going to need to find somewhere to hide until they do." He shouted over his shoulder. He knew swift wing would be able to handle the prolongued flight, but had no clue of Backlashes endurence, especially considering all she had been through.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 08, 2015, 01:51:03 am
"She'd s-show up if she thought the elements where there.. r-right?" Plumber stammered nervously "we l-lure her out w-with something she thinks is the e-elements perhaps?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 12, 2015, 08:59:58 pm
The ponies watched as Thunder flew off in to the night, before turning back to the matter at hand. "She might come after us if she thinks we have the elements," Celestia said, "Or she might be wary of their power and stay away. I think it more likely that she would strike if she thought she were catching me off guard. I'm the one she wants dead. But how can I reveal myself without it being obvious? Or without her simply vanishing at the first sign of trouble?"

"Also, shouldn't we try to find the other Elements?" asked Hazy. "They're useless without all six."

"Yes, that's true," Celestia nodded.  "Utterly worthless. But where would she have hidden them?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 17, 2015, 05:12:14 am
"probably s-somewhere right in plain sight that's where the best hiding places are"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 21, 2015, 10:01:50 pm
"But where in plain sight?" mused Hazy. "It's a good idea, but what's the most obvious place? The castle? The magi tower?" Hazy gazed up at the moon in the sky, absent-mindedly scratching his face; it felt strangely itchy all of a sudden.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on August 21, 2015, 11:01:30 pm
"It would have to be high up, to ensure it can be seen further away." Cynder responded. "The Magi Tower may be a good option, as I could try and completement the Princess's light with my own fire magic. Nightmare Moon will likely see it, and hopefully will investigate. Maybe she'll believe Princess Celestia has claimed the final four elements and is using the power herself."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 23, 2015, 04:08:36 am
Plumber crinkled his nose and rubbed at his head absently glancing up nervously at the sky. "somewhere in the sky maybe?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 30, 2015, 12:44:53 am
Nightmare Sky flew towards her prey at- Ahem.

Thunder Bolt flew towards her friends as top speed, wanting to catch them before they got too far off. She *certainly* didn't want Celestia to get the elements, but she had to keep her cover as long as possible. If she could just get one away, they'd be a set of useless rocks, so all she had to keep things going along for now and keep an eye on things. Heck, she may not be a match for Celestia, but she could certainly fly fast enough to get away if she had a distraction to escape. So, get the group all together, slip away with an element, and then get the whole group of ponies AND Celestia all in one spot so they could be ambushed.

Yeah. That was a good plan.

"Hey!" She shouted, as she saw the others and got up close to them. "It's me! Thunder! We found Celestia!" It probably wouldn't be wise to be shouting across such an expanse of sky, but since Nightmare Sky wasn't about to ambush her favorite loyal right-wing pegasus, they were probably okay.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 30, 2015, 08:51:35 am
Finally, his destination was in sight. He had been cautious up until now, slipping through the night to avoid his foes, but with his hearts desire so close he threw caution to the wind and started to gallop as fast as he could. He managed to stop short of smashing through the doorway; he didn't want to startle his targets. The door was locked, but he had a key. Quietly entering, he found the room deserted. Where could they be?

They would have been hidden, of course. These were turbulent times, and something that precious would be kept safely hidden away. Probably in the basement. He carefully made his way down the stairs, but found the basement to be pitch black. He was about to head back upstair to get a candle, when he heard something. Breathing.

"Amber?" he whispered. "Ginger?"

"Da-Daddy?"

A there was a blaze of light as a candle was lit. He caught a brief glimpse of his beer barrels before his vision was obscured by yellow. He fell back on his rump, eyes filling with tears as he embraced his daughter. His wife was only a short distance behind, smiling the most beautiful smile he had ever seen. Well, he thought as he looked down at his daughter. Maybe the second most beautiful smile.

"Are you ok, daddy?" his daughter whispered.

"I am now," said Pale Ale. "I'm home."

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Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 12, 2015, 05:13:47 am
Backlash's eyes went wide in astonishment. "Thunder? You made it! What happened to... to Luna?"

She airbraked with the other two pegasi and turned around. "Where is Celestia? She's not in the castle?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 12, 2015, 07:24:13 pm
The wheels turned in Thunder's head, gears grinding as she considered her options. She could use the opportunity to her advantage very readily if she only played her cards right. It seemed unwise to spill all the beans right out of the gate, but on the other hoof a penny saved was a penny earned... Playing her cards close to her chest seemed like the winning bet. Unless it wasn't.

Alright, make up your mind. Plan time.

"Luna found us," she said, a little out of breath from the top-speed flying. "I barely got away. We need to find Celestia, now."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 16, 2015, 12:05:51 am
Eventually it became apparent that nopony had any better ideas. "The Magi Tower then," said Celestia in a tone of finality. "Come, let us see what we can find."



Swift Shadow frowned at Thunder. "Find Celestia? But a minute ago you said you already found her."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 16, 2015, 05:36:54 am
Thunder blinked, then shook her head. "I... Sorry," she said, coming up with a quick lie. "Luna was using some kind of trick, messing with our heads. We all thought it was Celestia. I only got lucky and managed to figure out it was a trick, but the others still think they're with the real Celestia."
She didn't add: 'Because they ARE with the real Celestia,' since that kind of candid addition would have ruined the lie.
"It's blurry, I can't be sure what was real back there, but I can tell you we need to get the real Celestia and get her to the others before something really terrible happens to them. We should keep circling towards the gardens."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 17, 2015, 08:17:18 pm
There was little talk as they made their way to the magi tower, and though on several occasions there were false alarms as they jumped at the shadows, the ponies made it to the tower unmolested. Hazy was actually a little suprised by how well rested he felt, considering how hard they'd been pushing themselves today, but eventually put it down to Celestia's proximity. It made sense, he decided, that the presence of the Princess of the Day would make people feel more awake; Alicorns had Earth pony magic after all.

The tower had a huge front door of dark wood that loomed over them as they approached. As Celestia pulled it open with her magic, the normally well-oiled hinges creaked ominously. Inside was a long hallway lined at infrequent intervals with dribbling candles and closed doors. They didn't open any of them though, as everypony wordlessly knew that if the Elements were here, they would be at the top.

After walking doen the hall for what felt like hours to Plumber, he finally decided to break the silence to say something that had been on his mind for a while now. "If Nightmare Moon did hide the Elements here, shouldn't there be guards, or traps, or something?"

As his words sank in, the floor opened up beneath them, sending them plummeting into a dark basement. Celestia was the only one that didn't fall, but before she could glide down to join them the ceiling closed back up, plunging them into pitch blackness. As the noise of their landing faded, they could make out several low growling noises, coming from all around.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Narric on September 17, 2015, 11:16:10 pm
In the abyssal darkness, Cynder stumbled himself onto all fours. The growling seemed to come from every direction. Knowing that the group wouldn't last without being able to see what was around them, the best thing Cynder could do at this moment, was to create some light (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4870915/). He brought the magic into his horn, and summoned the knowledge to create an array of small candlelights to hang in the air. His eyes were closed, but in an instant the upper half of the room was filled with small suspended fireballs, illuminating the entire room, showing the creatures that threatened the group.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 19, 2015, 04:59:37 pm
Plumber picked himself off the floor with a grunt as the wound on his leg ached painfully.
"me and my big mouth."
at the sounds of growling he shivered and backed closer to his companions
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 24, 2015, 06:33:31 pm
Backlash's mouth pulled into a tight frown. "Where are they, though? How did you get out, and not Hazy? Why aren't you back there, helping them? We're fine, you were supposed to be sticking together and keeping Luna busy."

Her eyes went wide suddenly and she backed towards the guards, looking around nervously while still trying to keep some kind of hostile glare on Thunder.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 24, 2015, 09:50:20 pm
"Back where you left them," Thunder Bolt said, answering the myriad questions in order. "I think I got a little lucky, but I also knew what her illusions looked like. Remember? When I thought you'd attacked me, and the same with you. And then there was the... thing... in the Everfree forest. Trust me, I'm on guard for illusions and stuff screwing with my head. I knew what to look for."

She paused, looking for words. "It didn't seem like I could help, so I..." she swallowed, blushing. "I ran away. Because I was scared and I didn't know what to do.

"Now believe me when I say, we need to find the Princess."
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on October 01, 2015, 01:45:37 pm
Backlash snorted and let the wind carry take her towards the castle, the way she'd been going before Thunder showed up.

"Well, go back and do something for 'em! What good's it for you ta be over here tellin' us to do what we're already doin'? Go, go on, now ain't the time for butterflies and stupid games, filly!"

She turned her back on the dark pegasus, ears perked as she made to leave her behind.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on October 01, 2015, 07:50:30 pm
Thunder felt a hot response building up before Backlash had even finished speaking, but she bit it back for a second. She was chomping at the proverbial bit to shout something angry and bitter, but she at least wanted to be prepared. She needed ammo for an argument.

That wasn't hard. The past few days gave her plenty of experiences to draw from the she could throw back at Backlash and say 'See? I've put up with more crap than anypony here!' The sleep-deprived exhaustion, her injuries, the scorn and abuse and lies that everypony, (Backlash especially,) had given out... Their first night in the forest... The pony she had... killed...

Turning her face away quickly, Thunder wiped her eyes and hoped that nopony was looking at her. Dammit, don't cry, not now, she told herself, trying for an angry response at Backlash to serve as a cover for her impending breakdown. "I-" she choked out, but that was all she managed before her throat closed up completely.

Some ten or fifteen seconds later, her tears started landing on the ground far beneath them.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 01, 2015, 08:26:37 pm
Suddenly the creatures were all darting towards the ponies.  Cynder lobbed a fireball at the one going for him, but this merely brought him a moments respite at it whipped out of the way and continued its attack. A bear claw came out of nowhere, and the next thing Cynder knew he was sprawled across the floor.

Hazy flinched away from the snapping, crocodile like jaws of his foe, trying to push it away with his telekinesis. The thing was proving nigh impossible to keep hold of though, as it thrashed around in impossible ways. Dodging another snap of teeth, he lost his balance and fell. The draconequus pounced instantly, and Hazy found himself struggling desperately to fend off its many limbs.

Plumber nearly froze at the sight of a tiger's teeth, a dark grey hoof and an octopus' tentacle flying towards him, and did the only thing he could think to do. Jabbing blindly forward with a length of pipe, he was rewarded by a choking sound. Looking down he saw the monster coughing on the floor, trying to dislodge the pipe now holding its mouth open. Quickly glancing around, he saw Leather Wing nearby, wrestling his enemy to the ground. Deciding he was probably OK, Plumber ran over and bucked Hazy's draconequus across the room. It was strangely light for a creature of its size.

Cynder saw a giant wasp stinger stabbing towards him and rolled out of the way. The hybrid switched directions in a heartbeat, so Cynder lunged forwards, horn blazing. Tumbling over it, he turned to see it thrashing about in a panic, trying to put out the fire now engulfing it. Suddenly it glowed blue, and before Cynder could react it had frozen solid.

The one Plumber had downed rose into the air, pipe lying nearby. It spotted Plumber, and in a flash it had coiled around him, trying to choke him. As he fought for air, he saw a flash of light. A golden glow encompassed the monster and pulled it off him, before collapsing into a blindingly bright spark, then vanished leaving no trace of the creature. The one Plumber had kicked fled into the darkness, closely followed by Leather's as it broke free from the pegasus' hold.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 12, 2015, 07:33:23 am
Plumber wheezed as the breath came back to him he coughed loudly.
"w-who, *COUGH* who saved me?"
he glanced around the room looking for the source of the glow that had pulled the creature off before he choked
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (RP thread)
Post by: Mabbz on October 12, 2015, 12:08:23 pm
"That would be me," said Celestia, landing gently after having floated down through the hole she had cut in the ceiling. Her horn lit up and bathed the basement in a silvery light. It appeared to be a fairly normal basement, full of boxes and other random items. There was a set of stairs at the far end, which appeared to be the only exit to the room. "I suppose we should go that way then."