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  1. > Disclaimer < My little pony: Vengeance of Dark Lord is a fan-made, non-profit and open-source project, its not associated with Hasbro Inc. or its subsidiary Wizards of the Coast, and claims no ownership of My Little Pony or any of its intellectual property; all online resources have given credit appropriately in the game. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > Introduction < This is a fan-made RPG based on My Little Pony:Friendship is magic and D&D(Dungeons and Dragons) rulesets, enter & explore Equestria, experiencing the history and start your own. Adventure awaits... > Features < ★D&D rules based! ● Dual-classing: An Earth Pony traveling around the Equestria with her animal friends, singing the epic histories; an Unicorn knows the arcane knowledge with handy picking tricks; a Pegasus ranger soaring into the night sky, hooves and eyes upraised toward the moon and chanting the glory of the moon. [you can still specialize only one class and reach the levelcap (normally 20) of that class first] ● Real-Time Combat with Tactic mode: Inspired by Baldur's Gate and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Help the ponies fight against the monsters from the Tartarus, protect the homeland from the demonic havoc, command your squads and bring the final victory! ● Mind your decisions: Your choices matters, maybe it will change the path you take. ● Dungeons and Puzzles: You gaze down into the darkness downstairs, light the horn and carefully step down to a secret room with numerous strange symbol carved on the wall around you, and an old stone table with six empty holes. Your wisdom and logic is your big gun. ● Vancian Spells: As known as "fire & forget magic", powerful than standard unicorn spells but need to prepare in advance and limited use, can be replenished via rest(e.x. sleep, most common method), special items or spells. ● Semi-Blockchain Transaction: This is a school project formerly, so this thing exists. Anyway, you have a chance to earn Chromastal during gameplay, which is a special currency in game and it can purchase special items, inherit save data and other features! ● Ponies! Headcanon contained, enjoy your pones!(definitely no white-color text in this line) > Story < ℐn the north of Equestria, there has nothing but chilling icy plains and mountains; however, there's a story untold...once Crystal Empire was stood in that pure white land for centuries, until a fateful war broke out...and it vanished in the mid air. 𝒜fetr a millennia, Crystal Empire has returned, Twilight Sparkle and her friends was sent to investigate the situation. Soon, they find out the thing returned not only the empire itself... > Character Attributes < There're several characters in the game, here only show the Mane 6 and Princess. ※Score ability is up-balanced due to nature of video game Twilight Sparkle A unicorn from Canterlot, she has amazing magical ability and loves reading. She is also Princess Celestia's personal student, wielder of Element of Magic. Unit Type: Hero, Ground, Caster Class: Wizard 1 Score Ability(78): Str: 10 Con: 11 Int: 18 Wis: 16 Dex: 9 Cha: 14 Skills: (+ = proficiency, ++ = double) Arcana+ History+ Insight+ Applejack A farmer pony that works and lives in Sweet Apple Acres, she is brave, strong and a little too straight, wielder of Element of Honest. Unit Type: Hero, Ground, Tank, Assault Class: Fighter 1 Score Ability(78): Str: 17 Con: 16 Int: 10 Wis: 11 Dex: 13 Cha: 11 Skills: Athletics+ Survival+ Acrobatics+ Pinkie Pie A partymanic raised in Rock Farm and lives in Ponyvile helps Mr. & Mrs. Cake run a bakery. She is extremely energetic, happy wielder of Element of Laughter. Unit Type: Hero, Ground, Support Class: Bard 1 Score Ability(78): Str: 12 Con: 14 Int: 11 Wis: 12 Dex: 14 Cha: 15 Skills: Perception+ Acrobatics+ Performance+ Rainbow Dash A talented and a little arrogant flyer from Cloudsdale, she is the only pegasus to pull of a sonic rainboom, her dream is to join the Wonderbolts. She is also wielder of Element of Loyalty. Unit Type: Hero, Ground, Air, Assault Class: Rogue 1 Score Ability(78): Str: 14 Con: 13 Int: 9 Wis: 11 Dex: 18 Cha: 13 Skills: Acrobatics+ Stealth+ Perception+ Rarity A vain yet generous pony who is also a fashion designer that runs Carousel Boutique in Ponyvile, she is the wielder of Element of Generosity. Unit Type: Hero, Ground, Support, Healer Class: Cleric(Light Domain) 1 Score Ability(78): Str: 11 Con: 12 Int: 12 Wis: 14 Dex: 11 Cha: 18 Skills: Insight+ Persuasion+ Investigation+ Fluttershy A kind, gentle and blushful pegasus lives in a cottage near the Everfree Forest, she loves animals and taking care of them. She is the wielder of Element of Kindness. Unit Type: Hero, Ground, Air, Support, Healer Class: Druid 1 Score Ability(78): Str: 9 Con: 12 Int: 14 Wis: 17 Dex: 10 Cha: 16 Skills: Animal Handling+ Medicine+ Nature+ Celestia Ruler of Equestria. Rules over the day and has great political ability. She is a kind and wise leader with over a millennium life, thus, she also has many legends and tales, often shaped as a sun goddess among the folks. Unit Type: Hero, Ground, Air, Versatile Class: Arch Mage 17/Epic Cleric(Light Domain) 1 Score Ability(120): Str: 18 Con: 20 Int: 22 Wis: 24 Dex: 16 Cha: 20 Skills: Arcana++ History++ Investigation++ Insight++ Medicine++ Perception++ Survival++ Persuasion++ Nature+ Deception+ Luna Co-ruler of Equestria, Rules over the night and widely known for her past as Nightmare Moon. She is Celestia's younger sister and has the ability to enter other pony's dream, help them fight against the nightmares. Unit Type: Hero, Ground, Air, Versatile Class: Arch Mage 20/Cleric(Moon Domain) 18 Score Ability(118): Str: 22 Con: 19 Int: 21 Wis: 21 Dex: 18 Cha: 17 Skills: Stealth++ Arcana++ Animal Handling++ Insight++ Perception++ Survival++ Intimidation++ Deception++ Nature+ Religion+ > Screenshots < > Downloads< Player's Handbook: https://goo.gl/xaAgu8 (Recommend to read before you play!) English: Download from Education Domain(TW) [Not available yet] Download from gamejolt (link to gamejolt site) Download from google drive > Looking for help < Please check this post for details > Open source magic < https://github.com/ken1882/MLPRPG_VODL/tree/master/Scripts > Team < Thanks for reading! Your brohoof & feedback is a big support!
  2. Currently, I'm working on a pony rpg and that is based on D&D(Dungeons and Dragons) mechanics using RPG Maker VX Ace, btw this game is originally a school project and I've put the download link under my county's education domain to avoid some C&D stuff (perhaps even not work anyway), well, that's not the point. For now, I'm building the whole game mechanics by my own, most crucial part is coding stuff, if you ask me why not just use the scripts on rpgmaker.net, well, sadly, because non of the script I found could really do what I want, so basically when I opened RMVA, I'm just doing my code stuff and barely having time to do the art stuff. So, I came here for help: I'm looking for artist that willing to lend me a helping hoof, even to join, and let's do this Quick introduce to this game, if you've played the game that made by Infinity Engine, such like Baldur's Gate, Planescape etc, you may be familiar with the following features: 1. Real-time combat (and some strategy) 2. D20 system(you won't actually need to click the 'roll' button, easy) 3 .Various class choice (in this game it's Dual-class for M6), of course, other stuff 4. Puzzles, yeah, D&D puzzles are always a challenge 5. Your enemies, for instance, in this game, smart creatures generally will use consumable items above Normal difficulty, strategy in higher difficulty 6. Books, game history backgorund in other games, but, it's sorta headcanon or something here... 7. Semi-blockchain system, it's originally a school project, after all so it's hard to cheat with in-game important values, if a cheat is detected, your save data will be encrypted, maybe 8. OPEN SOURCE MAGIC (link to my github) 9. In fact, there're a lots of things 10. PONIES, why I make this game Finally, here're the positions that I looking for, if you're willing to lend me a helping hoof, I'll be very, very very thankful; and of course, it'll be wonderful if you have experience (or RMVA) if you want to help, just reply here or email to: s310151@student.cysh.cy.edu.tw > Character sprites artist > Map artist > Beta Testers (if experienced in D&D mechanics, that's wonderful) > Icon artist > Musician > Any other that you want to help also, gamejolt site here (not totally completed yet) and a few screenshot from game, since I lacked drawing experience, so I used many online resources, all credits have been appropriately given in game, and the screenshot below may be different after release
  3. As the title says! What's your favorite class in the fun little roleplaying universe known as Dungeons and Dragons? Expansions, old editions, and games are allowed. Just have to be playable. Name of class and reason please!
  4. Meanlucario

    D&D Stories

    So, any one have any good D&D stories they would like to share? Which version it took place in doesn't matter, as long as it's a good story. I'll try to start. In a champaign I was in with a group of friends that was new to D&D, let alone DMing, I didn't know what to expect. The day before, we were sent into the forest to kill some ghouls, and was invited to stay the night at an old lady's house. As you would expect, she was the cause of the undead. After a fight, we tie her up, but she kills herself. Here's where the real story begins. We go into the basement, and we find a Bearded Dragon Shepard with his leg cut off. After a little conversation, we take him home. After we see the empty fields surrounding the home, we become suspicious. He directs us to his room, where we're to wait for him to return with our "reward". After awhile of shuffling, he emerges with a knife. Thinking he's trying to kill us, a member of the party shoots an arrow at his leg, and crits. He doesn't die, but he loses his other leg. His wife emerges, and has the head of a bearded dragon, size and all, and screams. Then a flood of bearded dragons come running out of their bedroom, and we learn the knife was a key to unlock a locked door. We left after that, feeling terrible. There's a story about the pregnant women in our, whose child is going to be a ghost since she got pregnant from a shadow, looking for some drugs, and ends with us killing some hookers, but that's for another day.
  5. Hi, I bought the starter set for D&D and I'm going to play it with my sister and her friends soon. I'm going to be the DM and I'm just here for any tips and advice because I've never played a tabletop rpg before and I would love to create adventure for my friends to play in, so I'm willing to listen.
  6. Hey, so i run a couple d&d campaigns, and that keeps me pretty busy, but i know a couple people who had very little experience with the game, and i kind of wanted to introduce the game to them. Then i realized, i could throw this out there, so anyone who wants to try out the game, could ask me. So if your interested, Go ahead and PM me
  7. Hey all, I'd like to preface this by saying I'm a total noob to dnd. I've wanted to play for a while but never been able to. If anybody has a group that could use another member, or is also interested in rolling the dice with me (metaphorically and literally), hmu. I live in the dc area, but I wouldn't mind playing on a stimulator. Thanks everypony!
  8. My little brother and I can not figure out how D&D works. Are there any good tutorial videos or text guides that explain stuff in a condensed format? Pretty sure there's not a thread like this. I checked Google. ↓Edits↓ We're learning the basic concept so we can start playing with a group of friends or family. What I'd REALLY like to know is how the math part works. How the d20 system works in the most straightest explanation possible.
  9. l am thinking of creating a new forum where ponies can do dungeons and make dungeons for others. Good idea? Cast your vote!
  10. Hey, me and my friend have been wanting to play d&d 5e, with me as the DM. I would rather only have 3 players, but i can work for more if needed. Ill be using the website roll20 to play, so all you really need is a laptop and a mic. If you do not know how to make a character i can help you make one over vchat. You do not have to have any prior knowledge of d&d, we will just walk you through it if your new. To organize stuff, we will just be making a skype group, so if you want to join, send me a FR to my skype, dittofunny, and tell me you want to play. Please though, if you want to join, make sure that you are available almost every session. We will figure out what time and day every week once we get all of our people. Thanks! EDIT: We have 1 more player now. That makes 1 DM and 2 players.
  11. Astral Jackpot

    Request I need two Elf Drawings (non MLP)

    Well as the title says I need two Elf Drawings for a D&D Campaign me and my friends are playing. If you could do this for me I'd be extremely grateful, well onto the nitty gritty. The elves I need are literally the same elven male, they have tanish skin with blue eyes and brown hair. One of them I need to be dressed like a thief and the other dressed like a rich noble, you can probably guess where they are going. Anything that you can do I will be extremely grateful for so thank you in advance. If you can do this for me send me a pm.
  12. I have been working on a campaign, and wondering if you guys have any tips for DMing. This is my first time DMing, so I'm pretty lost
  13. Savage Lee

    Gaming Post your D&d character!

    So i want to know your D&d character. Doesn't matter what edition, or if its homebrew (Class: Earth Pony ). I don't care what format you have, or if you do or do not list your stats. Do whatever! I'm a pretty big noob at the game, i have only played twice with my little group of equally nooby friends, but here is mine - Name : Zook Zook Zook Zook Zook (You can call me Zook thought(Gnomes have lots of names, but he can only remember one. So he just repeats it )) Race : Rock Gnome Class : Druid Alignment : He is Chaotic Good, and Insane Backstory : When Zook was around 200, He was a young adventurer, puzzler and scholar. But when he was searching through the tombs of... um... somewhere, he found a stone of youth, causing his aging to slow down, and stop right before when he would have died, at 450 years old. He is now 7,000 years old, and batshit crazy. He is rather gullible sometimes, and does whatever he can to help people, whether they are good or bad (Not that he could tell). He sometimes suddenly breaks into sanity, but he just acts cool about it. For the last few thousand years he has been something of a... a town pet i guess? Everyone in Neverwinter(I guess) knows him, and most of them let him into their house to eat and sleep. Background: Urchin Appearance: (I suck too bad at drawing(And grammar apparently)) He looks ancient, but has a springy lively stature that is probably preserved by the stone. He has a shortish squarey(REAL WORD) beard shaped like \ - /, wears like a little leather pilots cap without the glasses, and wears whatever he finds, especially if they have pockets. He also carries around tools a lot. He has dexterity of 14, and an intelligence and wisdom of 16. His strength and constitution are 11, but his charisma is 6 I kinda intended him to be the puzzle-master, able to move around easily and... well... solve puzzles! I thought it would just be hilarious to have the party search the place, and little crazy me just to walk in, look over, and hit a hidden button.(Pinkiepie Style ) I made him a druid because that class is very flexible and there are animals i could turn into (such as a cat, or a frog) that would improve my sneak/dexterity and my perception. I'm running with a party that is a Racist Charlatan Neutral Rogue Elf, Good Outlander Ranger Half-Elf, and a Lawful Neutral Soldier Fighter Blue Dragonborn. When you think about it our elf should not get along with any of us, Her being racist to our Half-Elf, stealing things around our awful Dragonborn, And she is probably going to scam my character sometime.
  14. Steel Accord

    Gaming Place for Tabletop RPGs?

    Okay, so I use to play Dungeons and Dragons every Friday with my friends in High School. It was some of the greatest fun I've ever had. That was years ago though and I'm feeling like a guy who tasted ice cream once but never again. Is there any place you guys know online that hosts DnD and other Tabletop games online?
  15. Rambling Puppet

    Ravenloft Plot Bunnies

    So this idea came to mind while making an offhand remark about an evil celestia from a FiMficition story, suppose somepony, one of your favorite villians or just an AU version of your favorite pony gets pulled into Ravenloft, the Realm of Dread where evil is widespread. Let's take it a step further and make him/her the dark lord of his/her own domain and the Dark Powers of Ravenloft begin tormenting her eternity. This Ravenloft could be the one from Dungeons and Dragons, or its own pony-version, but I was wondering if anyone had some ideas that would spring from this. Example: I see Xenolestia from the Conversion Bureau series set up almost like Count Strahd von Zarovich, that she has her own castle and an ordered land to rule, and she keeps the trains running on time. However every pony in her employ always ends up acting like newfoals, mindlessly grinning at her and speaking in a monotone voice that excites paranoia. In addition, she seems to have no control over the power of the sun here in Ravenloft, and perhaps the worst curse laid on her by the Dark Powers, when the sun goes down she herself transforms into a human woman, no matter what she does, no magic or potion can keep her from transforming every sunset. The ultimate punishment for the scourge of humanity is to be hunted by her grinning subjects until morning. And like every Dark Lord, she professes that her actions (genocide) were in the right, that she is the victim.
  16. So, based on the TV Series Game Of Thrones, what do you think the character's alignments should be? The character can be ALIVE or DEAD. Please use a spoiler tag if you wish to explain your choices! (Unless you're purely explaining their personality without referring to events) For those of you who don't know about alignment, here's an explanation from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alignment_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons)#Alignments I'll give my thoughts on a few: Edard Stark - Lawful Good Tyrion Lannister - Neutral Joffrey Baratheon - Chaotic Evil
  17. Ridiculous question, but would you still think Celestia (in some alternate universe from the show from across the multiverse) is good if she willingly taken the essence of Bhaal to become the new Lord of Murder from Dungeons And Dragons? She was good and thought she could use the essence of Bhaal for good. But she went insane and murdered everyone and wiped all life in Equestria, leaving no one but herself to be alone forever.
  18. Who here is familar with/ was or is a fan of the spoonyone? Personally I liked his stuff back in late 08' and 09' the most, and only really tune in now for his very occasional video game reviews such as his minority report review, and his the the ring terror's realm review. Which where extremely funny imo. Also since we are on the subject his channel trailer on YouTube is pretty amsusing. Anyhow what do you think of Spoony past and present MLP Forums? ^^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ShCgU_QA8
  19. DUNGEONS,DRAGONS, AND PONIES CHAPTER ONE: CITY IN TROUBLE Equestria, land of peace and friendship, ruled by the benevolent Alicorn princesses Celestia and Luna. For a millenia, this land progressed under the watchul eyes of said princesses. One fateful day, monsters raised against ponykind, invading settlements and even large cities. Although resistance from ponies was great, the attacks increased. No one could explain how primitive beings suddenly had the ability to gather in masses and strike, but they knew that something had to be done to keep them under control. This is a tale of four brave warriors travelling from distant lands into the heart of the maelstrom, should they fail their quest, then there is no telling what the fate of Equestria will be... The warm sun caressed the forest. Three figures walked through it, taking it as a shortcut to the city they were trying to reach. One of them, an orange earth pony fighter in armor, was in the lead, followed closely by a purple unicorn elf dressed in bright green clothing suited for this type of terrain and in the back, a shy cleric pegasus, her yellow coat in contrast with her pink mane and tail. All of them had their weapons held on their belts, saddlebags filled with bits and essential supplies on their flanks. The fighter took a fresh gulp of forest air and exhaled in bliss. "Ah love forests sometimes. However nothin' beats a warm meal an' a hot bath in the city. It is to die for." "Please don't say things like that." The pegasus said, blowing a flock of pink mane from her face. The fighter chuckled and hummed a tune while walking. The unicorn took out a scroll from her saddle bag and levitated it in front of her unfolding it using her magic. She was wearing a smile while inspecting it, then rolled it back and set it inside her bags anew. "If we hurry we might get a chance to converse with the locals about some quests to keeps us busy for the next couple of days. This is so exciting! It's not everyday I get to visit cities myself." "Heh, well, you sure have been one to think a city is the most important thing in the world, Twilight." The fighter said coyly. "Then again, I thought goin' thru this forest might've been a familiar thing for ya, with you being from one an' all..." "Yeah...what makes you think I would enjoy every forest just because I come from one, Applejack?" Twilight said a bit annoyed. The pegasus sighed and hoped they would not get into one of their usual conflicts the way they had ever since they encountered the unicorn elf that fateful day during their travels. A sudden rustle from the bushes near got her attention. She blinked and took no heed from it at first, but then the rustle grew more and she decided to break from the group to investigate. Applejack took notice of this and stopped looking at the cleric. "Fluttershy where in tarnation are you goin'?" "Oh, I have to know what that noise is, you never know if there's someone in need of help..." Applejack rolled her eyes and thought that she maybe heard some kind of land creature tangled in the bush or something. She had known Fluttershy the longest of times and knew of her kindness, not only for ponyfolk, but also for animals she tended to when they needed. She and Twilight decided to stop and let the pegasus let her hunger for curiosity be satisfied. In the meantime they both checked their saddlebags to see if they had enough provisions should they decide to visit the city's shoppes to restock. The cleric nosed around the bushes, trying to find the source of its rustling. She was about to give up looking when something jumped at her. With a small scream she retialiated, but the unknown assailant was on her back, trying to wrestle her to the ground. Soon after, two more small creatures appeared from the bushes, both armed with tiny swords and wooden shields. Her companions heard her cry and hurried to her as Fluttershy was now sorrounded by a trio of kobolds. The one on her back straddled and using her mane as reins mockingly turning her head around as the cleric tried to buck him off. The other two laughing and trying to poke her with the end of their small weapons. Twilight and Applejack drew their blades and charged. "Let'er go you filthy scum!" Applejack screamed ramming on of the creatures with her shoulder. Twilight raised the hilt of her blade at the other, trying to hit his head, but the kobold was fast for her attack and deflected it with its wooden shield, sending him back a few feet. The monsters snarled and charged back at them, leaving their friend alone with the still struggling pegasus. If anything, the ponies had the upper hand with their size advantage and their larger blades, but the kobolds were unusually resilient, not giving up despite their size difference. Even Applejack who has fought an owlbear by herself was having a bit of difficulty with one smaller foe. Twilight did her best not to bring down the kobold she was facing, wanting instead to knock him out. She always thought respect for the living was important, even if said living things would try to kill her. And as af this was of any circumstance, the kobold she was facing had now a murderous look on his eyes, snarling and striking with force no matter how small his blade was against her middle-ranged sword. In the meantime, Fluttershy managed to buck off the offending creature, sending it spinning on the floor. She shook her head and managed to grab her mace as the kobold reached for his own weapon. They soon clashed and joined the fight properly. Applejack gave a swift and strong hit at her opponent's shield and shattered it, leaving an awe struck kobold running away as soon as his means of defense were destroyed. Twilight jumped back, dodging the stabbing motions of the kobold. She took the chance as one strike missed her chest and deflected it with her blade, knocking it off from the tiny hand of the creature. The kobold gasped and hid under its tiny shield, to which Twilight then turned and gave a strong buck with her hind legs, sending him flying to the ground. The kobold defeated, ran away as well, leaving only one more to deal with. Fluttershy was swinging wildly at her own opponent, but the kobold just kept shielding each blow, trying as well to strike back at her. When he noticed that he was the only one left, along with the glare the other two ponies were now on him alone, he gulped and ran away from the cleric, dropping his weapon and shield in a panicked frenzy. Fluttershy kept swinging with her eyes closed, shouting to the now fleeting crerature to stay back. Applejack walked towards her, sheathing her sword in the process. "Whoa Fluttershy, calm yer fightin' instincts girl! They are gone now." The cleric stopped swinging once she realized she wasn't hitting anything anymore along with her friend's voice. She opened her eyes and blushed, hiding her face under her mane as she put her mace back in place. "Um...can we go now please?" Twilight and Applejack both let out a laugh. They encouraged her friend to continue their journey and soon they were what they believed was the edge of the forest. Twilight double checked the map to ensure that they would make it to the city in time. Applejack moved her head cracking her neck and gave out a sigh. Fluttershy kept looking sideways in case another creature like the ones they faced a while ago would make a jump on her again. Suddenly their ears perked at the sound of someone moaning within the trees. Fluttershy looked towards the direction of the sound, but this time she stood her place rather than blindly going to inspect. Twilight tried to figure out if this was coming from a pony or a creature, but when she heard it again she could actually make out words, even though they were prolonged with the sound of the voice rather than making any kind of language spoken. Applejack looked at her companions for suggestions and the other two nodded in turn. "Alright, this time we all go togheter to see what's that about..." They chanced straying from the trail into the side of the forest, and investigated to find the source of the noise. It wasn't long until Fluttershy noticed a pony soldier on his side, a kobold laughing and poking him with the end of his blade. The fiend got knocked by a magic missile shot by Twilight and was sent rolling away to a waiting rock, which he smacked his head and was left unconsious. The trio hurriedly approached the moaning soldier and knelt besides him. Fluttershy took out a canteen and offered water to the pony. After a few gulps, he started coughing and tried to lift his head to see his saviors. "Don't strain yourself..." Fluttershy said in a concerned tone. She held his head on her hooves and let the pony rest again on the ground. However, the soldier tried to talk to them with his eyes full of fear. "Monsters...invading the city...please help us..." Applejack and Twilight both looked at each other. They realized what they faced earlier was probably a faction of what was invading the city. Fluttershy tended to the wounds of the soldier as he gave more information about the situation. Soon, he was left behind at his request, stating that he would try to recover by himself as long as he was relieved some help was underway. They got back on the trail and soon reached the city. They noticed clouds of smoke on several spots from their standing point, and heard small cries of help. They all hurried towards it, their weapons drawn again expecting a fight soon. When they reached the skirts of the citadel, they noticed a group of fleeing civilians, all screaming for help as they ran towards them. The trio stopped abrubtly and tried not to get in their way, moving aside as each pony frantically ran for their lives. "Excuse me, hey watch it! What're you runnin' from? Hey!" Applejack futily tried to get their attention but it seemed the ponies were more concerned in running away rather than stopping to give in formation about what they would encounter in the city. Closing her eyes and trying not to get it to her, Applejack motioned her companions to go further into the city. If anything, they found that this part of the city they were on was eerily quiet after the outburst they just seen. Fluttershy felt more uncomfortable than the time she spent walking in the forest, eyes nervously looking around for any monster it might face her. Twilight let her horn glow in an attempt to locate anyone that may be around in need of help. Applejack had her blade steady, a look of determination in her eyes. She was walking past an inn when Twilight stopped and neared the door of the building. She pressed her ear on it, and heard muffled speech from within. Fluttershy stopped just behind her, a look of worry edged on her face. "Psst, Applejack! I think there might be civilians hiding in here..." Applejack turned to face the unicorn and neared the door. Looking at her companions she opened it slowly, then took a peek inside. She could not see anyone but did hear the sound of hoarse laughter nearby, along with some whimpers that came from behind a counter. She motioned to the other two to follow her lead inside. They walked silently in the inn and looked around. There were tables trashed everywhere, with bottles of empty liquor on the floor and a few scraps of food along with them. Twilight looked at the corner to notice a trio of gnolls feasting on large ammounts of food and downing bottles of liquor as if it were water. She was about to notify Applejack when one of said gnolls looked up at her, ears perked and a snarl coming from his snout, alerting the others of their presence. They all got up their seats, large axes in their hands and turned to the ponies. Applejack, aware of the situation, gave an annoyed sigh. "Horseapples, just when I thought things were goin' to get easy..." The trio braced themselves as the gnolls charged them, axes swinging dangerously at their bodies while their blades countered attacks from the canine-like beings. Applejack had it a bit easier this time, since the opponent she was facing was taller than the last, and she could swing her blade at the shaft of the axe to try and knock it away from the gnoll she was facing. Fluttershy squeaked as her mace deflected the axe everytime it swung towards her neck. Twilight dodged most of the strikes, apting to get the gnoll in a weakspot to inmobilize him and hoping she would not have to bring him down permanently. Applejack scowled at her, trying to let her know not every creature was as nice as she was, especially when said creatures didn't mind killing unlike her friend. The fighter dodged a hit on her own, and with a free hoof, uppercuted the gnoll straight in the jaw. The gnoll was knocked a few feet back, rubbing his chin as Applejack took this to her advantage and charged him. She pushed the gnoll through a window and he landed on his back outside, knocked out as his head hit the hard, stony ground. Fluttershy got pushed back as the gnoll kept striking at her with fury. She flapped her wings and got herself lifted in the air above him. Before the gnoll could bring his axe to slash her in mid-air, Fluttershy brought down her mace on his skull, knocking him outcold. She gave a quick apology to the fallen gnoll before going to aid Twilight with the last of the bunch. Twilight however, sheathed her sword, much to Fluttershy's horror and then the purple pony's horn glowed, her arms stretched to the gnoll. The gnoll stopped abrubtly, head tilted to one side, curious as to what the pony was attempting to do. "Polymorph others!" A small cloud enveloped the gnoll and with a whomp! it was trasnformed into a small fox, falling to the ground in all fours and looking around bewildered. Noticing the much larger pony and the fact that he could no longer hold his weapon among other things, he scampered off quickly towards the exit. Fluttershy squealed at the sight of the now cute gnoll turned fox and then raised her mace behind her, hitting the face of the other gnoll who was trying to get up out of his stupor. The gnoll fell back again, his face contorted in a pained expression while stars hovered above his head. The gnoll outside peeked his head through the window and found he was now alone, knowing he had little chance on taking on all three, especially after seeing what they did to his friends, decided to make a run for it himself, cursing the ponies along the way. Twilight closed her eyes, thankful they survived another encounter and walked towards the sounds of ponies behind the counter. She found two adults and a small filly, tied up and their eyes full of fear on them, looking up at her. Twilight untied them and cut off some of the rope using her dagger, letting them up. The grateful victims bowed their heads at her and gave a quick explanation of what was going on. Applejack was the first to speak after what they heard. "Any idea if there's more of you bein' held by these fiends?" "As a matter of fact..." the older of the group spoke, "When we tried to hide here, we heard pleads for help near the bridge connecting to the canal. You may find more prisoners there, but I also noticed a big ogre commanding a few kobolds, he might be the leader of the group attacking the city." The trio exited the inn and headed towards the location the other ponies gave them. Sure enough, as they neared the stone bridge, there were a small group of ponies tied up on the floor. They also noticed a few kobolds and a larger opponent, the ogre the male pony talked about. He stood high, tapping an equally large wooden club on his hands, laughing as the ponies whimpered for their well being. Just as before, the kobolds were amusing themselves by poking them with their sharp blades. Twilight was now seeing red at the sight to the point smoke was coming out of her body. Applejack quickly tapped on her shoulder, trying to calm her down. Twilight blinked and allowed to calm herself as Fluttershy felt relieved she wasn't going to turn into a fireball whenever she got incredibly upset. Applejack pointed at the enemy and led her companions to meet them in another unavoidable battle. The sound of hoofs on the hard floor got the attention of the ponies and the monsters alike, both looking at the heroes approaching them. The ogre gave out a hearthy laugh, swinging his club in the air in anticipation. "Haw, lookit the brave ones...about time there was some sort of entertainment..." The kobolds let out a cry and charged the ponies, while the ogre looked in amusement. Applejack, trying to evade the smaller beasts, ran a circle around them, a cloud of dirt enveloping the confused bunch while Twilight and Flutteershy clashed with them. The ogre looked down at the fighter and smirked, getting ready to confront what he assumed was the leader of the foolish trio. He swinged his club at her, missing as Applejack jumped to the side and countered with her blade. She found out that her sword was stuck at the tip of the wooden club, and tried to get herself free from it. The ogre however, found it comical and started swinging his weapon around along with the startled pony. Applejack kept cursing each time she was brought in the air until her blade got free, sending her down with an 'oof' from her mouth. She tipped her helmet up from view and glared at the laughing ogre, who apparently didn't think of her as a threat. Fuming, Applejack got up again and charged anew. She swung at the ogre trying to get his legs, which were the only target she could reach. The ogre countered each blow with one of his own, however Applejack was now careful not to strike as hard as she did before, not chancing another time for the ogre to get her in the air again. The ogre brought down his club on her, but she moved aside, hearing the sound of wood hitting stone. She thought that with that, his club might've splintered, but found out the weapon was as sturdy as it was before he brought it down, realizing how durable it was. She gritted her teeth and took a mental note on not getting hit by it, even if she was wearing armor she would not know if it could absorb the hit of such an opponent. Hearing a scream from Fluttershy behind her, Applejack got distracted and looked behind, allowing the ogre to have a free hit. He swung a fist at her, hitting her on the head and sending her rolling on the floor knocking her out and a dented helmet falling from her head. Applejack laid still. Twilight took notice of this, and turned her head to Fluttershy, who had a couple of kobolds pushing her near the edge of the bridge. However, as soon as she seemed lost to the kobolds, Fluttershy gave herself a boost of confidence and swung madly at them both, mace clashing with their shields and cries of surprise from the fiends as they now were the ones retreating. Twilight paid attention to her opponent and with a skillful flick of her elven sword, knocked the weapon out of the kobold facing her. The monster cowered behind his shield as Twilight ran past him, setting her sights on the ogre who, for some reason, refused to even take notice of her or Fluttershy and was looking in amusement at her knocked out friend. Glaring, Twilight's horn shone anew, preparing a spell. She lifted her glowing hooves as she got ready, and aimed at the overconfident ogre. "Lightning bolt!" A stream of lumincent energy struck the ogre, letting out a scream of surprise and pain. His body spasmed wildly as Twilight drained her rage with the bolt on him. A few seconds later, the ogre fell on his knees, dropping his weapon and clutching his chest in agony. He let out a moan of pain for a few moments before lifting his head, glaring at the unicorn who struck him. Twilight hesitated, thinking this would be more than enough to stop him. "S-stand down! Don't make me do that again! I will!" The ogre however was now trying to get up, his face having a look of anger instead of amusement. He reached for his club as well. "That. Hurt. No more Mr. nice ogre for you..." Twilight swallowed and tried to conjure another bolt or anything with her horn. As soon as she was preparing a spell, the orge was assaulted on his back by a recovered, yet dizzy Applejack, holding him with her lower legs wrapped around the ogre's chest. The ogre tried to shake off the pony, reaching with his free hand at her mane, but Applejack proved resiliant, not letting go as she reached for her blade with her front hooves. Twilight's eyes widened as she realized what her friend was about to do. "Applejack!" she cried, but Applejack ignored her concerned call, raising the blade high and then bringing it down hard on the exposed neck of the ogre. She drove it almost halfway in his body as the larger foe raised his head with his mouth open in a silent scream. His eyes watered by the pain, he took a few steps closer to Twilight, while Applejack was still holding the blade deep in his back. "That...wasn't cool..." he said, falling on his face as Applejack jumped off. Twilight's mouth fell agape at the sight, blinking as Applejack was trying to pry her sword loose from the now fallen ogre. She then realized they were the only ones out of the conflict as she turned to check on Fluttershy. Fluttershy however, was panting, clutching her mace and glaring at the couple of kobolds running away in the distance. Twilight gave a small grin at the courage the cleric showed and then walked towards Applejack. She tried to speak to her, but Applejack raised a hoof while holding the sword with the other. "Save it. It's either kill or get killed, and I highly doubt this here orge was going to give us a chance simply cuz you saw him laughing all the time while fighin' me. Ah'm not proud of doin' this mahself, but what the hay you wanted to do? Turn him into another cute critter?" Twilight scowled but said nothing. She doubted she could do another spell like that after spending a fraction of her energy with recent encounters. In fact, she wasn't sure if another lighting bolt would keep the ogre at bay, or at least, sent him to the ground without as much as a burned chest. Still, she didn't exactly wanted this result, but she shrugged and helped Applejack getting her sword out. Fluttershy turned away as the sickening sound of flesh was heard when the sword finally pulled out. Instead, she walked towards the tied ponies, who were also looking at the scene with unblinking eyes. They soon were cheering as their bonds were cut and some of them even hugged the heroic trio. One of the ponies, a green mare unicorn with golden eyes gave Twilight a magical ring as a sign of gratitude. She notioned her to put in on her horn, stating that it had a magical effect on weapons, and that it would affect everyone near her when she did. A faint glow enveloped their weapons indeed, as Fluttershy let out a gasp and commented that she could feel the increase of power on her mace. Twilight turned to the pony who gave them the item. "Thanks...er..." "Lyra," the unicorn replied. "Thank you so much for saving us, you are welcome to stay in our city for as long as you like!" The one called Lyra then turned and walked alongside another earth pony mare, cream coat and two colored mane and tail, purple and pink. Twilight heard the name of her friend as being Bon Bon. Moments later, a royal guard was talking to the trio expressing his thanks for defeating the leader of the raiding monsters. He explained that the royal army as fighting off most of the beasts in main parts of the city, but they could not cover some of the sectors like the one the trio defended. "Again, thank you for doing this, you could've just walk away without lending a hoof, pretty honorable for you to do this," the guard said. "Shucks, worth nothin', we could not be idly by and let these scoundrels hurt anypony." "I agree." Fluttershy said, although she kept hiding behind Applejack as she addressed the guard. Twilight, still contemplating her new item, took a moment to ask the guard about what happened and why all of the sudden this city was under siege. "I am not sure, really," the guard stated "All I know is that we are not the only ones under attack, we recieved messages of other cities under similar circumstances around the country, although we thought ours would never be under attack, of course look what happened because of our naive expectations." "Any chance as to who might get an idea of this sudden attacks?" Twilight asked, trying to get as much info as to what she was excitedly hoping to be a new quest. The guard looked to the side and then stared back at her. "I suppose you could inquire her highness, Princess Celestia about such information, since I heard the capital was among the first defended when the raids began. However, I suggest you take time to get ready since the road leading there is long and much dangerous than before. I am sure you had trouble when you were reaching our city." To this the trio nodded in unison. They thanked the guard and were on their way, but they stopped when he called to them. "Wait...before you go to the capital...I have a request to make." Applejack looked behind her and waited for him to continue. The guard cleared his throat and began to speak. "There is a fort to the westernmost side of here, I assume the monsters first passed through there before reaching our city. In fact, we did indeed recieved a distressed message of them being outnumbered, but we could not sent reinforcements while we were defending ourselves. We are affraid if there are any survivors by now, so I must ask...will you travel there first and make sure at least some of them survived?" His eyes were imploring them for help. Applejack looked down, wanting to get things over with, but not wanting to say no for an answer. They all huddled and spoke among themselves on this. After a few nods from both Fluttershy and Twilight, Applejack turned to the guard with a determined look on her face. "We will do what we can, sir." "Thank you! I will make sure you get a discount in an inn should you take a small rest." This made Applejack smile. They went to the nearest inn, one that was not thrashed, and decided to have a meal and a room to recollect their energy. As promised, said pampering came to almost no cost at all, the innkeeper also hearing of their heroic exploits. There was a knock on the door and when Twilight opened it, there was a cheerful looking white coated mare, holding a tray of drinks. She stated it was on the house and bowed to them, walking back to the hallway. Twilight entered the room again and they all shared the bottle with glasses filled to the brim. They all cheered and drank the contents, tasting the sweet taste of berries with a kick of alcohol in it. Applejack sighed contently. "Ah tell ya, bein' a hero sure pays off." Soon after, the ponies went straight to a shop and bought a batch of healing potions, some daggers, hammers, oil, and a quiver of arrows for Twilight. Like in the inn, the shopkeeper gave a small discount of his own, stating that one of the ponies they saved was his daughter. The trio exited the shop and headed towards the exit of the city, it was getting dark when they did so, but they figured out they would reach said fort before the sun was completely out. Twilight recommended taking a break should nightfall come, suggesting daybreak to continue to the forth. The others nodded, and were on their way, wondering what they would find on their new assigned mission...
  20. I've recently heard that Hasbro is suing over the planned production of a new Dungeons and Dragons movie. (I, for one, didn't even know that Hasbro had anything to do with Dungeons and Dragons) I was wondering if anyone knows more about how Hasbro has the rights to the franchise? Like I said, I hadn't heard anything about that before, and I was a little surprised to hear the news. Personally, I'd love to see a new Dungeons and Dragons movie, even though I've never played the games myself. Anything with dragons in it is okay by me! Here's a video about the situation:
  21. These are for dungeons and dragons. So I was reading my monster manuals, Wich I do alot, so I thought why not make stats for the ponies? They will all be lv. 20 because I feel like it. (except for Luna, parasprites, Celestia and Discord) Done: Twilightsparkle Fluttershy Parasprites Rainbow dash Royal Guard (Unicorn) Yet to be done: Applejack Pinkie pie Rarity Discord Luna Celestia Royal guard (Pegasus) Diamond dogs Timber wolves Zecora Queen Chrysalis Shining Armor Changeling Cadence ---- Twilightsparkle Rainbow dash Fluttershy Parasprites Royal Guard (Unicorn)
  22. It was a clear, average Saturday night in Ponyville and all was rather silent. Stars dotted the sky and the Moon shone with it’s bright, mesmerizing glow, just chocked full of enlightenment and inspiration. Ponies chattered and conversed with each other, most likely talking about their day or how work was. Four ponies were walking down the sidewalk, all of them new to the town of Ponyville. Each one nervous and shy, a fact unbeknown to anypony else in the town. “So, what are we gonna do when we get back home?” asked a dark violet-coloured pegasus as she fixed her headband tediously. “I don’t know, Willowmist.” a dodger blue stallion answered. “There’s so much to do here.” “Actually, i have an idea,” giggled a royal blue unicorn, who was quite cheerful at the moment. “What is it?” pondered Willowmist. No answer. “C’mon Sapphire, tell me!” The purple flyer skipped in place with anticipation, waiting for the name of the hopefully fun game that her lovable friend Sapphire brought with her. Finally, she spat it out. “I brought Dungeons and Dragons!” The baby-blue mare answered with glee. “Woohoo!” chanted a pastel green unicorn, as he jumped in the air repeatedly. “Ocean Blue, Sapphire brought DnD!” The blue stallion answered simply with “Awesome, Grass Green.” The four ponies continued to walk down the sidewalks of Ponyville until they reached their home. Ocean Blue politely opened the door and held it for the others, as they thanked Sapphire for bringing their favorite role playing fantasy game with them so they could enjoy it during their travels, stopping to thank Ocean as well for holding the door. As the rest set up at the dining room table, Willowmist got the snacks and drinks and brought them to the hungry ponies waiting in their chairs eagerly, while Grass Green, Sapphire and Ocean Blue set up the game’s pieces and maps. After 20 minutes of cooking, dinner was finally done. Willomist brought it to the table for everypony to enjoy, and sat down herself. As the four role playing ponies reminisced about their past adventures and treasure they had found back in their last endeavour, Pinkie Pie was waiting outside their door, with a big grin on her face, like she was greeting a best friend. She backed up, tilted her head, and dashed into the door. The door busted open, the knob flying off and breaking a flower pot sitting on a side table next to the door. “Surprise,” she cheered. “Happy happy housewarming!” She had a wide, gleeful grin, a cheery spirit, and 2 pans of chocolate cupcakes with birthday candles stuck into the top. Pinkie dropped both of the pans in the middle of the table, then lit each candle one by one. “Go on, blow them out!” she insisted, still keeping that wide, somewhat creepy grin. Sapphire took a deep, long breath and exhaled, blowing out all of the small candles. “Yay!” the pink pony skipped with joy. “Welcome to Ponyville!” Pinkie skipped out of the house and closed the door behind her with a bang. “Wow, she was really nice!” complemented Willowmist in a shy tone. “And energetic.” added Green Grass, who was still a little surprised of the random visitor. The four ponies got back to their game so they could finally begin. But at that moment, they realized they did not have enough players. Not nearly enough, actually. The ponies thought hard and long about who to invite, carefully thinking of everypony they heard about before they came to Ponyville. They needed 2 heroes and a dungeon master. With hard thought, they decided they would call Pinkie Pie and ask her if she would like to play with them. Ring. Ring. Ring. “Who is it!” Pinkie said in an energetic voice of delight. “It’s me, from the housewarming greeting you gave us?” politely answered Sapphire. “Oh, hey there!” the energetic pink pony greeted with cheer. “Hey. I was just wondering if you would like to play some Dungeons and Dragons?” “Definitely do-do-do! Can i bring my friends?” “Sure, that would be great!” “Okay, i’ll be up soon!” “Alright, see you here.” Pinkie Pie hung up and Sapphire followed. Assured that Pinkie was going to show up, the four ponies waited, and waited, and waited. It seemed like a few hours before, finally, Pinkie arrived, with Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash trotting behind her. “Hey everyone, we’re here!” The hot pink-maned pony cheered. Dash stopped and asked Pinkie, who was already sitting at the table and kicking her feet, “Uh, Pinkie? Where are we?” “We’re at the new ponies’ house to play a game, silly!” the deep pink pony answered with her seemingly everlasting joyous grin accompanying it. Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash sat down at the table, and at last, the game could begin. “First off,” Willowmist coughed. “We need a dungeon master.” Instantly, Pinkie jumped out of her seat and cheered “Me! Ooh, me! Pick me! Ooh ooh ooh!” like a 6 year old schoolgirl desperately trying to be picked first for show and tell. “Alright. Pinkie, you are the dungeon master.” declared the purple pegasus with little thought. “Now, what are your names?” asked the white-head-banded pony. “Thou go first, Milady.” she said, looking at Twilight Sparkle. “I am Twilita Stonewind, wizard of the Xorthas mountains!” The multi-colour-maned unicorn answered in a voice of bravery. And then the names continued around the table. “Awedashius, awesome rogue of Skyreach!” answered Rainbow Dash. “Zoltihar, cleric of the Holy Path!” answered Grass Green. “Turaeis, brave fighter of Guran Hall!” answered Ocean Blue. “Saphira, sureshot archer of Westwind!” answered Sapphire. “Good, welcome to the adventure, heroes!” announced Willowmist. “I, myself, am Mistius Willowbark! Skilled artificer of Wintercrest!” everypony at the table cheered in delight, quieting down after Pinkie rolled the first d12. Adventure #11 was the result. “You find yourself at an abandoned path, in the middle of the Forest of Frost Hilt. Several goblin cutthroats pursue you, and your only way of escape is down the tunnel. Yet this too is blocked by evil goblins, giving up their lives to have you dead. You must defeat them to get the parcel that was stolen from the shopkeeper.” Pinkie Pie announces dramatically. “What are you going to do, Twilita?” “I cast a spell of confusion,” Twilight announced with a strange sound effect that resembled “Ooooh.” And that’s where everything got strange. The world went black and silent, and there was nothing to be seen, anywhere. At all. Eventually, the blackness cleared up, revealing the 6 ponies inside a dark, snowy world, lying on the ground in the middle of a strange, medieval town. “Welcome to Wintercrest!” a zebra with a Mayor’s badge announced. “What?...” said a very confused Twilight. “What happened?” “Ugh, my head hurts. Anyone got some acetaminophen?” asked Rainbow Dash as she pressured her forehead with her front left hoof. “A warm towel? sinus clearers?” No answer. “Nothing?” finalized the cerulean pegasus. “Alright...” “Wintercrest...” Willowmist said in deep thought. “Oh. My. Gosh.” “What? What is it Willowmist?” asked Sapphire, who was completely in the dark on this situation. “I’m not Willowmist, i’m Mistius.” corrected Mistius. “We are in the Dungeons and Dragons world!” The band of heroes all gasped in disbelief of the fact that they, themselves, were physically inside the Dungeons and Dragons world of Pegasorien, the world they created out of their own imagination and architecture. They all found themselves wearing armour and carrying weapons. Twilita in a dark blue wizard’s robe and hat, carrying a staff with a purple orb on its tip, Mistius in light leather armour made from bear hide, carrying a repeating crossbow, Awedashius in light robes with a hood, carrying throwing daggers and hidden daggers, Zoltihar in chainmail with a white tunic covering it, carrying a heavy mace and shield, Turaeis in heavy plate armour with leather bracers, carrying a quite large greatsword, And, Saphira in light fur armour made of wolf fur, carrying a composite longbow and 50 arrows. The Mayor took a rather long look at the party of ponies, thinking whether or not they were up for a quest. She made her decision quickly, and stepped up to Mistius, who was also very confused. “I am Juliaris, Mayor of Windcrest,” introduced the Mayor.. “You look like a worthy band of adventurers for a little ‘task’ i need to get done.” The six got up, brushed the snow off of themselves, and all directed their attention to the Mayor. “A group of bandits in ninja suits snuck into town and robbed the treasury of everything in the vault.” she continued. “I need you to invade their palace up in the Xorthas mountains, where they keep all their stolen gold and treasures.” “We’d love to, Ms. Mayor.” Mistius said, accepting the quest. “Thank you, you are very brave adventurers indeed. Good luck to you all!” she said, waving them off. The six adventurers hiked up the Xorthas mountain to the large, white palace on the peak of it. They gathered up outside and prepared everything while Twilita used her powers of Mage Armor and Bull’s Strength on her friends, boosting their abilities. “Prepare, heroes. ‘Tis time we invade the Ninja Palace!” announced Mistius dramatically. “Since when did you come up with the name ‘Ninja Palace’?” complained Awedashius. “Just forget it.” replied a slightly annoyed Mistius. “Me and Twilita will scout ahead, you four will charge in once you hear fighting. Got it?” Everypony nodded and got ready as Twilita and Mistius went to enter. A plethora of golden statuettes and goblets filled the palace's interior. The walls were made of pure marble, and the floor was made of granite. This marble was different, though. Perhaps even strange. It appeared very fragile; dotted with it's distinctive imperfections and cracks. It was an unusual pastel white colour, and was covered in black-and-grey specks. As Mistius and Twilita wandered into the ancient marble palace, a large spider was watching them from above on it's neatly spun web, just waiting for the perfect time to attack the unaware adventurers who dared to intrude it’s palace. “Amazing,” Twilita muttered to herself. “Some of these are one of a kind, irreplaceable in every way.” As Mistius went to pick up a golden goblet with gems and designs embedded into it’s rim, four ninja-like bandits jumped down from their hiding places on the entrance pillars, and the massive spider skittered down the far wall, towards the floor. “Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear...” blurted out Mistius in quick succession. Saphira shot a force arrow between the ninjas guarding the door, blasting them backwards so Awedashius could continue with her plan. The rogue threw a knife into the hard marble pillar, sticking it in smooth and clean. Turaeis then threw a noose around it, tightening it by pulling hard. He ran backwards, then lunged forwards while holding the rope, and drew his sword in mid-air. He was swinging straight towards the unaware spider which was about to devour the unfortunate Mistius and Twilita. In a split second, the spider’s two front right legs were gone. This seemed to only make it angry, as it turned around, grabbed Turaeis, and chucked him into the wall. The handicapped spider then shot a trapping web towards the door, blocking it. This was no trouble for Awedashius and Saphira, as they shot arrows and threw daggers through the large holes in the web cocoon blocking their entry. The ninjas got up rather quick, and sprung back into action. Three of them piled on top of each other, while the fourth grabbed on to the top, pulled it back, and launched himself in the air, heading straight towards Turaeis. The shaken fighter jumped out of the way, just missing the ninja who had landed sideways on the wall, then flipped down onto the floor. And just as Turaeis was getting ready to attack, the black-suited bandito got into combat position, charged back, and jumped into a flying kick. Turaeis blocked it with his shield at the expense of knocking himself back, leaving him vulnerable. The ninja jumped backwards, and charged towards him as he got up. Turaeis rolled out of the way, and the ninja ran head-first into the wall, knocking himself out. Twilita used her freeze spell, cone of coldness, on the spider, freezing it instantly. As the spider became a living ice sculpture, Mistius loaded three explosive bolts, flipped her repeating crossbow from “Safe” to “Dead,” then fired at the large, creeping arachnid. The ice statue exploded into hundreds of shards of ice, and the spider was no more. The three ninjas, finally realizing that they were routed, got on their knees and lowered their heads. Twilita and Mistius ran down to secure the bandits, while Awedashius, Zoltihar, and Saphira eventually managed to cut down the webs and enter the palace to help. Zoltihar ran down to the fourth ninja, who was knocked out cold. He stared down at the unconscious pegasus, and looked for the right spell in his spellbook to use to break unconsciousness. He eventually found the right one, then used it on the injured bandit. Zoltihar grabbed him, sat him up straight, and looked him in the eye for a moment. Inspecting his suit, Zoltihar found something interesting. A picture of a drop of blood on both flanks. “What’s this?” the cleric said, looking closely at the strange imagery on the ninja’s flank. The ninja stared at Zoltihar, then brought his head back down, looking at the ground. The other three ninjas were brought next to the fourth, all seeming like they were ashamed to have failed, unworthy of life. The four ninjas were brought in front of the Mayor, along with the stolen gold. “Thank you, adventurers. These ninjas will be brought to-” the Mayor stopped, staring at the image of a blood drop on the flanks of all the ninja’s suits. “The Bloodmoon symbol... the Bloodmoon have returned...” The Mayor went inside her house, and came back out a few minutes later, carrying a red book, labeled ‘The Bloodmoon’ She opened the book, and showed it to the six curious adventurers. It read: “The Bloodmoon are an ancient hidden cult, dating back many years ago. Their band of possessed and evil souls terrorized all of Pegasorien under the command of Empress Bloodmoon, a legendary Alicorn. The Empyreans waged war against them, turning the entire world into an inferno, a battlefield of truth. Eventually, the Empyreans invaded Castle Blood and froze the royals and Bloodmoon herself in a pillar of ice, enchanted to never melt. Yet, the power of the Bloodmoon cult was still too strong for it, and after 500 years of peace, the ice melted and the Bloodmoon cult roamed free. Even today, they are recruiting more and more to their evil pact, bound in blood.” All of the heroes blankly stared at the Mayor, simply knowing what was coming next. Please no. Please don’t- “Heroes, i need you to help all of Pegasorien to defeat the Bloodmoon Cult.” For Celestia’s sake... “Destruction of such evil would free the entire world from it’s grasp.” declared the Mayor. The band of heroes stopped, looked at one another, and nodded. “We’d love to, Ms. Juliaris.” said Willowmist with a barely recognizable feeling of nervousness behind her words. “So, where are we going for our first quest?” “You are going to the Plains of Impartic, where you will steal battle plans from the Bloodmoon and bring them to me, quick and simple.” announced Mayor Juliaris. The group of heroes thought for a moment, and finally replied together, “Understood.” The Mayor waved them off and they got going to their destination with pride, courage and confidence. They never objected or asked questions, simply followed ‘orders’, or what were supposed to be orders. It seemed as if they were robotic, or at least cyborgs. Programmed to do what they are told the instant they are told to do something. They had walked almost three miles by now. It had been raining, and quite hard too. It can’t be long now. Just a little longer. Mistius could hardly feel her legs as she walked along the forest path in hopes that she and her band of heroes would make it to their destination soon. She was soaked, dirty, and covered in leaves and pine needles, her mane hanging heavily and limply over her dull, unamused face. As they trekked forth into the haze of the evening, stars danced in the sky with great pride as the moon floated romantically above the horizon with great elegance and grace. It had been five-and-a-half miles now, yet the heroes could not see their destination due to the eerie haze that surrounded them and the rest of the environment like a blanket, which limited them to about ten feet of view. As the band of adventurers trotted aimlessly into what they could perceive as nothing with that little view length in front of them, Awedashius had a clever idea. A very clever idea indeed. “Everyone,” shouted Awedashius as an idea struck her mind with a clash. “I can clear up this fog!” Awedashius flew about 4 feet in the air, then began to flap her wings vigorously, pushing the dense mist out of the way. The mist revealed a small clearing, followed by the edge of a cliff overlooking the plains. As the rest of the adventurers set up camp in the clearing and began to roast marshmallows, Saphira decided to go take a glance at the view from the cliff edge that provided a good view of the Plains of Impartic. She always loved great views and the beauty of nature. She slowly stepped off to the cliff, being careful not to trip on the large rocks that were near the edge. As she neared the end of the cliff, she peered down at the plains, and just stared at them. “Everypony?... You might want to see this,” said Saphira, mouth agape. The rest of the gang turned towards Saphira and stared confusedly at her. “What is it?” asked a very curious Twilita as she walked carefully towards the edge of the cliff. As Twilita approached the edge, she peered down as well. She instantly let out a deafening scream. Down in the plains was an army of Bloodmoon cultists, at least a hundred thousand of them. And there, on a podium accompanied by two stronger looking cultists, was Empress Bloodmoon herself. As the Empress took a deep breath, she stared at her audience with a deceiving look in her eyes. And then she spoke with a loud, evil voice. “TODAY, WE ATTACK WINTERCREST! TODAY, WE LOOT THEM OF THEIR VALUABLES! TODAY, WE KILL OFF THE HEROES WHO OPPOSE US! TODAY, MY FRIENDS, WE TAKE OVER PEGASORIEN!” ____________________________________________________________________________ I wrote this story in Google Docs about four days ago, and was denied from Equestria Daily for grammar issues :c. So i tried to make a FIMFiction which ended up saying the email was in use even AFTER making an entire new email account and glitched out, so i decided i'd just post the entire thing here. Hope you all enjoyed! -- Willow Mist