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Illiad Easle

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@Props Valroa

The signage indicates that it is Equestrian, pre-war.

The area is surrounded by a fence, but there are plenty of holes in it.

From the fence line she can see what looks like a bunker, and there seems to be a strange glow coming from the area that the bunker is facing.

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.... Sure he is an earth pony.... There's earth pony magic..... 

But losing that magic would turn him into a weak nerd of some sorts?

I mean .... He does focus on mercenary stuff... Weapons .... Building up strength fromit?...

Or maybe the thing he tasted doesnt really drains magic but life itself?.

So your telling me kuya is actually just using magic this whole time to walk.... And without magic. He is actually some weakling.......

Im actually a magician who unknowingly casts buff magic on myself?.... Or is this a reference to tirek taking the magic away from ponies?🤔

Is this whats happening? Id expect him to notice some changes but making him weak like that... 🤔

Can i get a resistance from it though?

 

How weak did it get me? Like without the earth pony magic how much did that affect kuya?

Like 10% of my strength is of earth pony magic was helping my strength?ets say im at 100%

How much percent is kuya now that i have poison 1.

So i van RP accordingly? Like can he shrug it off

" Mehh I've been to worse."

Or 

" Holy shit! I'm drunk!?"

Or

"........."

*Takes a knee*

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Approaching the bunker, the eyepiece she had been given started to vibrate, and she also started to feel... powerful? Like there was an excess of energy coursing through her. If she pulled down the eyepiece to see what it said it would clarify: "Thaumatological radiation detected! Warning, prolonged exposure without adequate protection can cause irreparable and unpredictable effects."

A gauge on the eyepiece would appear indicating how much radiation had been detected, and how much before damage might occur. Judging by how quickly it was rising, she had a few minutes before it would reach dangerous levels.

She would also remember having overheard on the Æther how Thaumatological residue was often the source of this type of radiation, and could be used to make magic boosting effects in small doses.

The shack itself registered higher levels of Thaumatological radiation, if she could be in and out in under a minute she'd be safe, but otherwise she'd likely want to find some form of protection before staying too long.

Although, with how good she felt being in the radiation... maybe she didn't have to leave quite so soon? She felt positively glowing in fact.



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On 2023-11-01 at 6:48 PM, StrawberryMilk Simp said:

So your telling me kuya is actually just using magic this whole time to walk.... And without magic. He is actually some weakling.......

I'm saying that Earth Ponies rely on magic just as much as the other pony types do. Their magic allows them to have much stronger and heavier bodies without as much strain, and allows them to bulk up with less effort. Kuya, having strengthened himself his whole life, has acquired quite a bit of muscle mass, which without his magic he must now support by himself. I'd liken it to having the power steering suddenly go out in your car. You can still turn, it just takes quite a bit more effort.

In terms of stats, we'll say he's lost 2 strength, and 1 endurance, which would be his racial modifier. In terms of roleplay, we'll say he feels like he has a bad cold, he feels weakened and lethargic, and pushing himself will cause soreness and fatigue until the effect wears off.

On 2023-11-01 at 6:48 PM, StrawberryMilk Simp said:

Can i get a resistance from it though?

While under antimagic poisoning you gain a resistance to magical attacks at 33% times the poison level, so at antimagic poisoning 3 (It's in your bloodstream) you are fully immune to magical effects.

Repeated exposure won't give you a resistance to antimagic.

While poisoned you should not ingest Thaum, while it will counter the anti-magic effect it will turn the antimagic inside you to tar, which can be deadly depending on where it is.

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4 hours ago, Illiad Easle said:

@Props Valroa

Approaching the bunker, the eyepiece she had been given started to vibrate, and she also started to feel... powerful? Like there was an excess of energy coursing through her. If she pulled down the eyepiece to see what it said it would clarify: "Thaumatological radiation detected! Warning, prolonged exposure without adequate protection can cause irreparable and unpredictable effects."

A gauge on the eyepiece would appear indicating how much radiation had been detected, and how much before damage might occur. Judging by how quickly it was rising, she had a few minutes before it would reach dangerous levels.

She would also remember having overheard on the Æther how Thaumatological residue was often the source of this type of radiation, and could be used to make magic boosting effects in small doses.

The shack itself registered higher levels of Thaumatological radiation, if she could be in and out in under a minute she'd be safe, but otherwise she'd likely want to find some form of protection before staying too long.

Although, with how good she felt being in the radiation... maybe she didn't have to leave quite so soon? She felt positively glowing in fact.



@StrawberryMilk Simp

I'm saying that Earth Ponies rely on magic just as much as the other pony types do. Their magic allows them to have much stronger and heavier bodies without as much strain, and allows them to bulk up with less effort. Kuya, having strengthened himself his whole life, has acquired quite a bit of muscle mass, which without his magic he must now support by himself. I'd liken it to having the power steering suddenly go out in your car. You can still turn, it just takes quite a bit more effort.

In terms of stats, we'll say he's lost 2 strength, and 1 endurance, which would be his racial modifier. In terms of roleplay, we'll say he feels like he has a bad cold, he feels weakened and lethargic, and pushing himself will cause soreness and fatigue until the effect wears off.

While under antimagic poisoning you gain a resistance to magical attacks at 33% times the poison level, so at antimagic poisoning 3 (It's in your bloodstream) you are fully immune to magical effects.

Repeated exposure won't give you a resistance to antimagic.

While poisoned you should not ingest Thaum, while it will counter the anti-magic effect it will turn the antimagic inside you to tar, which can be deadly depending on where it is.

Oooohhh okeh i get the symptoms.

So thats it... I get a cold and a reduced stats?...

So if im fighting a mage i can ingest it or throw it into the air to cancel it out huh? Hmmmmmmm.....

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As Carnelian approached the bunker she would notice the vibration of the eyepiece she has as well as this sudden feeling of being powerful. She'd pull down the eyepiece to view what it said. "Avoided bandits. Now walking into an irradiated area..." she spoke. "Just my luck." she rolled her eyes as she saw the rising levels of radiation on the gauge. Looking to the bunker, she decided that she would take the risk and head into the bunker.

Though due to how good she felt - she wondered, was it because she was a Crystal Pony? Was there some kind of specific reaction that Crystal Ponies would have for this radiation? Entering into the bunker, she'd go in with the plan of getting out within a minute or so but it crossed her mind. Was she immune to it's negative effects? 

Crystal Ponies were not like normal ponies, for the most part. They had a completely different bodily chemistry and make-up than other types of ponies. So in her mind, it was possible. "So Crystal Ponies are the superior race after all, heh heh..." she smirked to herself. 

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Thaumatological burnout means that magical energy replenishes slower, and makes it harder to concentrate on spells, which is likely a minor concern for her. It also means magical stimulants will be less effective. For her this just means that her surgomancy packs will be less effective until the burnout wears off.

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Nebel’s ears perk up as he hears noises from the service station, seems their efforts to remain undetected had been thwarted. Nebel freezes up, unable to decide what they should do.

Nightfall yells at her brother to break him out of his trance. She sees the military force at the glowing tower and takes off as fast as she can towards it. Nebel follows, and due to his taller physique, can run much faster. He places her on his back as he heads towards the tower.

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Heading in the direction of the glowing tower, Carnelian comes across a pair of farms, the one on the left seems relatively untouched, which the one on the right seems to have been raided recently. There is also some hoofprints in the dirt, a pair of ponies passed through recently, headed along the road heading to the left.

Carnelian can also hear what sounds like some large creatures moving to the left, on the other side of a hill, heading her way.

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Arriving at the farmstead on the right, she could see that beyond some foodstuffs, there wasn't much of anything worth gathering. 

To the east is the relatively untouched farmstead, to the west is the ruins of a city blanketed in a purple mist, to the south the terrain forms into a shallow canyon that seems to head in the direction of the glowing tower, to the south-west it looks like she can go around the canyon.

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I have some questions about the lore. How did the Trojans become the NCR, and how did Celestia keep the existence of Troy a secret? And what would the general relations be between the NCR and the Solar Legion be, currently? I imagine that the ancestors of the NCR were the ones who destroyed the Crystal Empire, correct?

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13 minutes ago, Props Valroa said:

How did the Trojans become the NCR

I would say the same way that America became the NCR, in that technically, they didn't, but their descendants who survived by living in Deep Science Vaults, and were brought up learning Trojan ideals, eventually came together with local survivors to form the NLR as a fusion of what they liked from Trojan history, as well as new ideas from experience in the wasteland. They are comparable to Troy with regards to some of their philosophies, such that they believe all sentient creatures should be treated with respect and that no creature is inherently more valuable/capable than any other creature, but they are less hostile towards Equestrian lineage and don't have the same respect for the dead that Troy had.

18 minutes ago, Props Valroa said:

how did Celestia keep the existence of Troy a secret?

Troy was a secret from the period of Nightmare Moon to a few years after Nightmare Moon's return. It helped that this was during a period where travel was expensive, no one questioned Celestia, and Troy was far away from the other Equestrian cities. After Troy's rebellion during Nightmare Moon Celestia announced that Troy had been destroyed. No one thought to question her, so no one went to check if it were true. Those who were curious enough to ask were sent to Eponsilon, which was destroyed during the Trojan fight for independence, so their curiosity was sated.

As Equestria renewed it's expansion into the Mild West with Dodge, Appaloosa, and Las Pegasus, Equestrians were once again exposed to Troy, but being confronted with the revelation that their leader had lied to them, or that their history books were wrong, gave them enough pause to not want to spread the news around. Troy was fine with this arrangement, as after being cut off from Equestria they strengthened their ties with the other nations, like Cervidas, Zebrica, and Gryphonia, and their culture being influenced by Changelings led to an isolationist doctrine.

In short, Troy remained a secret because no one dared to call Celestia out on it, information takes too long to spread with the technology they had, and Troy didn't much care to make themselves known to Equestria.

25 minutes ago, Props Valroa said:

what would the general relations be between the NCR and the Solar Legion be, currently?

The Solar Empire is enemies with the NLR. The Solar Empire asserts that all of what was once Equestria belongs to them, and that all who oppose them are trespassing and must be eliminated so that true Equestrians can once again inhabit the land. The NLR asserts that all creatures ought to be able to choose who will lead them, and that Equestria is dead and as such its lands available to others.

Discord's Legion wants to see everything brought down. Discord's original plan was to destroy Troy and Equestria so that new, better, civilizations could rise from the ashes to take their place. (Essentially things had grown stagnant before so no progress was being made.) Now that the table has been flipped and new pieces are being set up, Discord has left the scene content, but those who worshipped him think the work is unfinished, and so are continuing without his help or guidance.

29 minutes ago, Props Valroa said:

I imagine that the ancestors of the NCR were the ones who destroyed the Crystal Empire, correct?

It was Troy's weapons that destroyed the Crystal Empire, yes. But the NLR can hardly be held accountable for that. Still, it is reasonable that Carnelian would hold a grudge.

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I would say the same way that America became the NCR, in that technically, they didn't, but their descendants who survived by living in Deep Science Vaults, and were brought up learning Trojan ideals, eventually came together with local survivors to form the NLR as a fusion of what they liked from Trojan history, as well as new ideas from experience in the wasteland. They are comparable to Troy with regards to some of their philosophies, such that they believe all sentient creatures should be treated with respect and that no creature is inherently more valuable/capable than any other creature, but they are less hostile towards Equestrian lineage and don't have the same respect for the dead that Troy had.

This makes sense. Troy was a Democracy who was opposed to the Monarchy. This is quite the opposite to what Carnelian believes.

 

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Troy was a secret from the period of Nightmare Moon to a few years after Nightmare Moon's return. It helped that this was during a period where travel was expensive, no one questioned Celestia, and Troy was far away from the other Equestrian cities. After Troy's rebellion during Nightmare Moon Celestia announced that Troy had been destroyed. No one thought to question her, so no one went to check if it were true. Those who were curious enough to ask were sent to Eponsilon, which was destroyed during the Trojan fight for independence, so their curiosity was sated.

As Equestria renewed it's expansion into the Mild West with Dodge, Appaloosa, and Las Pegasus, Equestrians were once again exposed to Troy, but being confronted with the revelation that their leader had lied to them, or that their history books were wrong, gave them enough pause to not want to spread the news around. Troy was fine with this arrangement, as after being cut off from Equestria they strengthened their ties with the other nations, like Cervidas, Zebrica, and Gryphonia, and their culture being influenced by Changelings led to an isolationist doctrine.

In short, Troy remained a secret because no one dared to call Celestia out on it, information takes too long to spread with the technology they had, and Troy didn't much care to make themselves known to Equestria.

I have seen a similar setup to this in other fictions I have read. That the world is larger than the common citizens believe, due to Equestrians wanting to keep the populace submissive and believing that they live in the best society there is. As well as to keep external influences outside of Equestria, as a way to maintain the social order. 

 

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The Solar Empire is enemies with the NLR. The Solar Empire asserts that all of what was once Equestria belongs to them, and that all who oppose them are trespassing and must be eliminated so that true Equestrians can once again inhabit the land. The NLR asserts that all creatures ought to be able to choose who will lead them, and that Equestria is dead and as such its lands available to others.

Discord's Legion wants to see everything brought down. Discord's original plan was to destroy Troy and Equestria so that new, better, civilizations could rise from the ashes to take their place. (Essentially things had grown stagnant before so no progress was being made.) Now that the table has been flipped and new pieces are being set up, Discord has left the scene content, but those who worshipped him think the work is unfinished, and so are continuing without his help or guidance.

It was Troy's weapons that destroyed the Crystal Empire, yes. But the NLR can hardly be held accountable for that. Still, it is reasonable that Carnelian would hold a grudge.

Carnelian believes that Crystal Ponies are a superior race of ponies and that they are something that should be an upper or elite class in all cases. This is due to her upbringing by the Crystal Empire's elite. Carnelian would have had a special hatred for the Equestrian leadership, in the show's timeline as she would see Equestrians appointing the leadership rather than Crystal Ponies ruling themselves.

But here, the Trojans destroyed the Crystal Empire with their values of freedom and democracy - something that Carnelian sees as a means to an end, makes the Solar Empire a far more appealing option for Carnelian to seek on an ideological basis. Though, Carnelian has no real care about "Equestria" at all, just so long as anyone remotely responsible or against the Crystal Empire's ideals is dealt with.

What is likely for Carnelian to do - is depending on the answer she gets in my post, she may or may not help the NLR on this one issue in exchange for things. Her goal is to survive, gather up resources, and eventually find others who are more amicable to her ways of thinking to then build up some kind of political influence, something, maybe. 

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