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Fallout: Beyond Equestria 35: Northern Blues (Part 18.1)

Scorch_Mechanic May 8th, 2013 59 Never
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  1. [2013-05-08 13:24:54] <Kkat> 3Bookwright "Then let us depart, O False-Luna."
  2. [2013-05-08 13:25:04] <Kkat> 3Mitzi compares the rarity 3 gem to the one on her collar. It was about the same quality, but considering her siblings had each cut a piece from the same large gem to make matching collars, she definitely appreciated the one she was wearing more.
  3. [2013-05-08 13:25:09] <Kkat> 3CopyCat leads the way outside but pauses before they cross the turret line. "Are we sure these won't shoot us now?"
  4. [2013-05-08 13:25:15] <Kkat> 3Bookwright "Uh... No. In fact, I think they might try. We haven't been able to force them to recognize us a friendly, and we can't shut them off because that would leave the zebras helpless."
  5. [2013-05-08 13:25:21] <Kkat> 3CopyCat hangs her head and casts her shield. "Well, best be prepared then. Follow me and try to look friendly if any turrets aim at us." She sets off at a trot along the path recently taken by Kid.
  6. [2013-05-08 13:25:27] <Kkat> 3Bookwright follows, the back of his neck itching.
  7. [2013-05-08 13:26:12] <Kkat> 3Fallout: Beyond Equestria, Session Thirty-Five: Northern Blues (Part Eighteen-point-One) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KIsa8-aXpk
  8. [2013-05-08 13:26:25] <Kkat> 3--- Session Begins ---
  9. [2013-05-08 13:26:42] <Kkat> 3Kid is still facing a locked cellar door when the party converges.
  10. [2013-05-08 13:28:01] * Kid is rather upset by the fact that it's still denying her entrance. "Somepony open this damn thing!"
  11. [2013-05-08 13:28:54] * Get_Lost follows the rest of the reoup, taking a look at the door when kid complains "i could try...."
  12. [2013-05-08 13:29:34] * Kid whips her foreleg across. "Well, you get on it before I get a crazy idea 'r two!"
  13. [2013-05-08 13:31:17] * Get_Lost starts tinkering with the door; it's quite evident that she isn't a pro, but hey, attitude is what matters the most, right?
  14. [2013-05-08 13:31:46] * CopyCat weaves a path through the rubble and ruin towards the others, following the path originally taken by Kid and hoping not to get shot by turrets.
  15. [2013-05-08 13:32:47] <Kkat> 3The cellar door's lock gives up to Get_Lost's cyberpony skills.  
  16. [2013-05-08 13:32:47] * Bookwright follows CopyCat step-for-step, hoping against hope.
  17. [2013-05-08 13:33:07] * Get_Lost after a few minutes of sweating and mumbling, the mare spits the pin back in her stash "i think it worked"
  18. [2013-05-08 13:36:53] * Shatara looks around nervoiusly between the others.
  19. [2013-05-08 13:36:57] * Kid attempts to first quietly open, and then swiftly kick open the door, shotgun pointed out and into the entrance like a... Well, a pissed-off prospector.
  20. [2013-05-08 13:38:40] * Bookwright "I opened the floor safe. There were stun grenades in it. Maybe we should use them?"
  21. [2013-05-08 13:42:00] <Kkat> 3The cellar door swings open to reveal darkness.  And a single point of red light.  BEEP!  BEEP!  BEEP!
  22. [2013-05-08 13:42:49] * Bookwright backs up rapidly and around a corner.
  23. [2013-05-08 13:43:00] * Shatara squawks in warning and claws for altitude
  24. [2013-05-08 13:43:09] * Kid motions for the grenades. And then spotting the red light, immediately shuts it.
  25. [2013-05-08 13:45:39] * Get_Lost looks at the beeping thing "hey, what's that cute thi-"
  26. [2013-05-08 13:47:39] * CopyCat gasps as Kid spots the light and tries to yank her nearest friend away from the door with her telekinisis. Her shield was up, if she could get in the way in time...
  27. [2013-05-08 13:52:53] <Kkat> 3Kid slams the door back closed.
  28. [2013-05-08 13:53:30] * Kid then jumps to the side. "Git out th' way! Boom's incomin!"
  29. [2013-05-08 13:54:04] * Get_Lost "boom? who's supposed to be this boom guy?"
  30. [2013-05-08 13:58:14] * CopyCat attempts to stand between 'Boom' and her friends. "Boom is bad, get down!"
  31. [2013-05-08 13:59:12] <Kkat> 3Get_Lost's question is answered with the mine goes of, flinging the cellar doors open with a flash of concussive force.  The cellar doors take the brunt of the explosion.
  32. [2013-05-08 14:00:05] * Bookwright draws his weapon. "Get ready!"
  33. [2013-05-08 14:04:11] * Shatara covers the blown-out hatch with his rifle.
  34. [2013-05-08 14:04:40] * Get_Lost "get down? but that dance is impossible to make without stop mot-" the explosion stops get's sillyness
  35. [2013-05-08 14:12:30] * CopyCat winces but she she hardly feels a thing. Most of the explosion's remaining force is stopped by her shield and she smiles widely.
  36. [2013-05-08 14:13:43] * Get_Lost "ooooh! THAT'S the boom! now i get it!" the mare stops for a moment, as if she remembers something "ah... is everypony fine?"
  37. [2013-05-08 14:14:15] * Kid is currently lying face-first in asphalt, covering her ears with her forelegs. Nopenopenope we aren't doing the explosions thing I lost one eye and most of my bones once, and I'm not going to do it again. Nopenopenopenope.
  38. [2013-05-08 14:17:20] * CopyCat is feeling a little too pleased with herself and turns her countenance towards the others. "Do not fear for We have protected you, as is Our responsibility to Our friends."
  39. [2013-05-08 14:21:10] * Shatara circles down, landing beside Kid and lifting her to her hooves. "I think it was just one boom..."
  40. [2013-05-08 14:22:25] * Get_Lost checks CopyCat's wounds "you seem quite alright.... thank you, copy... but don't start stealing noble's lines" the mare giggles
  41. [2013-05-08 14:23:13] * Bookwright 's eyes are darting around. "I don't mean to interrupt, but if I had set that trap I would follow it up with an immediate attack while my foes were still disoriented."
  42. [2013-05-08 14:23:19] * Kid still has her ears plugged with her hoof. Okay. Okay, I'm going to get up in about five more seconds. Make that ten. Fifteen. Alright, make it twenty. Okay, one minute. I'm going to get up in one- Oh. One boom. Is it over? Yeah. Over. Hoo. "Uh. Yeah. Cool, Shatara. Hey, thanks fer comin' over. Wouldn't've known nothin' if ya'll hadn't." She coughed, seeming slightly embarrassed. "Uh. Ya'll...
  43. [2013-05-08 14:23:20] * Kid ...ready t' hit it?"
  44. [2013-05-08 14:25:18] * CopyCat falters. "I err... oh. Sorry." She looks down bashfully at her hooves.
  45. [2013-05-08 14:25:27] * Shatara looks over kid oddly, before fiddling with his pistol holster a bit.
  46. [2013-05-08 14:25:52] * Get_Lost "aw, i'm just kidding... thank you, big pony"
  47. [2013-05-08 14:27:51] * Kid coughs into her hoof. "Right. Watch'r step. Knowin' our luck, that's just a warnin' shot." Right. No more explosions. Right. She had to psyche herself up to go into that cellar, but eventually she attempted to descend down into the unknown. "Anypony got a light?"
  48. [2013-05-08 14:28:24] * Bookwright focuses inwards for a second, closing his eyes. When he opens them again, they glow amber.
  49. [2013-05-08 14:29:00] * Get_Lost "'ve got night vision... is that okay?"
  50. [2013-05-08 14:30:31] * Shatara has pretty good night vision,being a fusion of sharp-eyed predators, but probably doesn't add up to the magically and cybernettically augmented equines.
  51. [2013-05-08 14:31:10] * CopyCat nods at Get_Lost and appologises again. "Sorry it's a habit, and um, you're welcome."
  52. [2013-05-08 14:32:44] * Kid rolls her eyes. "Well that ain't h-helping me now." Get it together, Kid. You are a stone-cold survivalist. You eat danger for breakfast. She takes a look around. "Right! Uh. Looks, um. Yeah." She was kind of at a loss for words for once. She was mostly looking for more red hell lights, but her instincts tended to prod her away from anything dangerous looking.
  53. [2013-05-08 14:45:42] * Kid , rather, attempts to open what's left of the door.
  54. [2013-05-08 14:46:36] * Noble_Heart moves up to the passage. "We can provide light, should it be necessary."
  55. [2013-05-08 14:47:16] <Kkat> 3The cellar steps go down into darkness, turning a corner about half a dozen steps down.  Bookwright is able to detect two others just around the corner, waiting in the dark of the cellar.
  56. [2013-05-08 14:48:54] * Shatara checks his pistol, preparing for close-quarters fighting.
  57. [2013-05-08 14:50:36] * Bookwright lets his spell fade. "Right there are two entities down there, just around the corner. I suggest we lob a concussion grenade in there. I want to take one of these alive."
  58. [2013-05-08 14:54:02] * Get_Lost mutters "are we sure they are enemies?"
  59. [2013-05-08 14:54:56] * Noble_Heart frowns. "We do not have such a weapon." She looks towards the others. "Do any of you?"
  60. [2013-05-08 14:54:59] * Bookwright "They're waiting behind a corner and they hung a mine on the other side of this door. I'd say yes. And if they're not, a concussion grenade won't hurt them.
  61. [2013-05-08 14:55:01] <Bookwright> "
  62. [2013-05-08 14:55:29] * Bookwright floats one out for Noble_Heart to see. "Yes. Yes I do."
  63. [2013-05-08 14:55:36] * CopyCat smiles. "We can ask them when they wake up."
  64. [2013-05-08 14:58:54] * Kid huffs. "Anypony any good with those?"
  65. [2013-05-08 15:00:07] * Shatara glances away and rubs an arm. They didn't call him 'butterfingers' for nothin...
  66. [2013-05-08 15:00:52] * Kid stares back into the cellar depths. "Then I recommend we stick t' things we know."
  67. [2013-05-08 15:06:50] * Noble_Heart frowns. "We shall go first then." She levitates the crystal lance from her bags, casting her shield anew.
  68. [2013-05-08 15:08:28] * Bookwright "Yes of course they're hostile. Just... don't kill them both, okay?"
  69. [2013-05-08 15:13:03] * Shatara 's still ringing ears twitch, picking up a...rather peculiar sound. "Err...there's...somethin down there that's not pony, I think..." He checks his EFS for the red dots, for whatever good it'd do in the vertically-disorienting basement-tunnel-starewell-thing.
  70. [2013-05-08 15:13:21] * Bookwright pauses for a moment. He blinks a few times, and now his pupils have little pinpricks of amber light in them.
  71. [2013-05-08 15:15:56] * Kid raises her shotgun high. She didn't like using this in close quarters. The sound became a bit much. Not like she had a choice, though. "Where are they?" She whispered.
  72. [2013-05-08 15:16:10] * Get_Lost not being really good at weapons, decides to let the others do the exploration.
  73. [2013-05-08 15:16:57] * Bookwright cocks his head. "There's something... I... Hm. I think I just heard a strange sound... Hmm... Static, maybe? I'm not sure. They're down there, just around that corner." He points with a hoof.
  74. [2013-05-08 15:18:19] * Noble_Heart frowns. "We shall go first, then." She began to descend into the darkness. Seeing through her shield was difficult, and the dark light wasn't helping any either. But right now, she was also the one best suited to survive any attack.
  75. [2013-05-08 15:18:31] * Get_Lost statics? like.... robots?
  76. [2013-05-08 15:18:40] <Get_Lost> ""
  77. [2013-05-08 15:21:22] * Kid attempted to creep up alongside Noble. She didn't like trying to be stealthy while she was close to a magic, bright glowing barrier, but she banished the thought and kept on going. Can't be helped.
  78. [2013-05-08 15:22:51] * Get_Lost finally notices that noble isn't in a good shape "ah, noble.... may i take a look at your wounds before we proceed?"
  79. [2013-05-08 15:25:59] * Noble_Heart pauses, checking herself, she did seem to be burned, exploded and generally not looking so great. "We suppose that may be wise." Pausing in her proceedings she let her shield drop briefly for Get Lost to apply her skills.
  80. [2013-05-08 15:26:31] * Shatara pauses to check himself over a bit.
  81. [2013-05-08 15:28:19] * Get_Lost tends rapidly to the alicorn's wound... maybe a little too rapidly, but it seems to be effective at least for what was mostly needed
  82. [2013-05-08 15:30:09] <Kkat> 3With her shield up, Noble_Heart takes up the whole staircase, moving down into the cellar.  She turns the corner and finds... a door.  This one clearly isn't part of the original construction.  The brightly-colored door is covered in graffiti warning strangers away or else with anatomically disgusting imagination.
  83. [2013-05-08 15:30:38] <Kkat> 3The placard on the door suggests that it was scavenged from the "little stallion's" bathroom somewhere.
  84. [2013-05-08 15:31:51] * Noble_Heart keeps her shield up as she moves further forwards. This was unusual. A brief shove with her telekinesis to check whether or not the door was unlocked. If they could simply enter that would be most useful. But right now she was not expecting it. "To be frank, We are surprised these heartless are coherent enough to write such things. Or create such weapons. They are not like
  85. [2013-05-08 15:31:51] * Noble_Heart the feral ghouls We have fought before..."
  86. [2013-05-08 15:33:40] <Kkat> 3The door does not appear locked (or even properly lockable), but there seems to be something heavy blocking it from the other side.  
  87. [2013-05-08 15:38:00] * Kid rolls her eyes. "Stupid." She's seen this kind of thing before a hundred times back in the bog. Reminded her of what usually happened when raiders try to calm down for a while. They get all sorts of antsy and seal themselves away behind whatever corrugated tin and threats they could scrounge up. "Hey. Need some help gettin' that thing open?" She whispered.
  88. [2013-05-08 15:39:15] * Noble_Heart frowns, finally dropping her shield. "We are not certain what is on the other side. Without seeing it, We cannot move it with Our magic. We will need help shifting the door."
  89. [2013-05-08 15:40:51] * Get_Lost what if we knock?
  90. [2013-05-08 15:43:43] * Kid "Then they get th' first shot. We do this meeting on our terms." She shouldered her weapon and inspected the door itself. "Alright. Can't tell if it's stuck on or bolted down. Get yer shoulders ready, everypony." With that, she wiggled it out... And then remembered the last time she opened a door down here. "What'd we got in terms 'a tools, Shatara? D'you have a screwdriver?"
  91. [2013-05-08 15:45:24] * Bookwright "I've got a screwdriver set."
  92. [2013-05-08 15:46:32] * Get_Lost starts checking her bags "got a pickaxe, a shovel, a scalpel.... hey look, i still have that equestrian sisterhood poster!"
  93. [2013-05-08 15:48:43] * Shatara checks his back. "Err, I should have one in here...."
  94. [2013-05-08 15:50:07] * Bookwright blanches. "I can hear chittering. I don't know what's on the other side of that door, but I don't think it's heartless."
  95. [2013-05-08 15:50:44] * Noble_Heart frowns slightly. "Radroaches, perhaps? But if not Heartless, then who would have put this here?"
  96. [2013-05-08 15:50:46] <Shatara> "I heard that too...>.>"
  97. [2013-05-08 15:52:29] * Get_Lost mutters "there's something running around on several legs, on the other side of this door....."
  98. [2013-05-08 15:52:48] * Get_Lost "that's gross"
  99. [2013-05-08 15:56:58] * CopyCat is curious. "There are ponies down the passageway? Hmm."
  100. [2013-05-08 15:59:24] * Get_Lost "we will never know until we open it.... maybe there is this famed shroedinghay everypony is talking about.... sure this guy is harder to find than waldo..."
  101. [2013-05-08 15:59:40] * Kid still dislikes that group. "Will you put that rag o' those gun-hatin' kooks away?" Yeah. Sure. She'd love to see them come along here with no guns or anything. She bet that would put a hamper on their argument. "Yeah, okay. Shatara, put a hole in this wall so we can get a peek-see.
  102. [2013-05-08 16:01:15] * Get_Lost pouts at kid "it's not that i don't like guns.... but they don't like me for sure.... i'm almost sure it idn't my fault..."
  103. [2013-05-08 16:01:27] * Shatara nods, gesturing with his wings for the others to back up. He takes aim, careful to angle so the bullet wouldn't come back should it ricochet.
  104. [2013-05-08 16:02:11] * CopyCat closes her eyes and concentrates from her position behind the group.
  105. [2013-05-08 16:02:36] * Kid shakes her head. "Not with that! With the screwdriver! Or a drill, you got one of those?"
  106. [2013-05-08 16:03:12] * Noble_Heart backs up behind Shatara, not wanting to risk getting shot.
  107. [2013-05-08 16:06:41] * Shatara blinks. "Oh. Uh. Eheh..." He reholsters the pistol, and digs through his toolkit for a suitable hole-make-o-mat.
  108. [2013-05-08 16:10:07] * CopyCat puts a hoof to her head. "I... sense a mind behind the door. They are hostile but I sense fear most of all." She opens her eyes. "They may only be hostile because we have invaded their home... maybe we should try talking first? Bookie and I would have ways to tell if they tried to lie to us."
  109. [2013-05-08 16:10:33] * Get_Lost offers again her pickaxe
  110. [2013-05-08 16:12:23] * Noble_Heart looks down at the pickaxe, reaching out with her magic to heft it and spending a moment getting a feel. "We shall try." She steps forwards, to punch a hole int he door.
  111. [2013-05-08 16:22:37] <Kkat> 3Noble_Heart pierces the displaced bathroom door with Get_Lost's pickaxe, creating a nice viewing hole.
  112. [2013-05-08 16:23:21] * Bookwright cheerfully calls in, "Helloooo!"
  113. [2013-05-08 16:23:23] * Noble_Heart pulls the weapon back offering to return it to Get Lost. "We thank you for your contribution." She smiles as she looks to the hole. "now. Who wishes to take the first look?"
  114. [2013-05-08 16:23:36] * Bookwright "I volunteer!"
  115. [2013-05-08 16:23:54] * Bookwright steps forwards and peers inside.
  116. [2013-05-08 16:28:17] <Kkat> 3The cellar inside is divided into two parts, the rear half encaged by fencing.  A neon Sparkle~Cola sign on the back wall illuminates the room is warm, strange colors (yellow, orange and pink), as does a Sparkle~Cola lamp.   The backlighting turning objects in the room into silhouette.  
  117. [2013-05-08 16:31:15] <Kkat> 3Within the fenced section is a small living hovel, including a workbench a couple Sparkle~Cola bar stools, a Sparkle~Cola vending machine ("It's like a buck to the face!  With radishes!"), a Sparkle~Cola fridge, some furniture that has seen better centuries, and a lot of garbage.  The bucket in the corner is probably foul..
  118. [2013-05-08 16:31:17] * Kid coughs. Yeah, she ain't going to lose another eye.
  119. [2013-05-08 16:32:41] <Kkat> 3On this side of the cellar, something moves in the darkness, chittering.  Bookwright cannot quite see it... or them... but he can see the mess of kennels stacked about the room, each emblazoned with a familiar symbol and the word SOLARIS.
  120. [2013-05-08 16:33:22] <Kkat> 3The kennels are open... and several look badly damaged.
  121. [2013-05-08 16:35:28] * CopyCat yells from behind Bookwright. "Pony behind the door! Drop your weapons and greet us peacefully and we will not harm you. If you do not, then my friends and I will be forced to fight. You will not be able to stand against us all. I ask you again, please greet us peacefully."
  122. [2013-05-08 16:35:35] * Noble_Heart stands by frowning, glancing around the small area again. "You are certain this is where the Heartless went?" She looks down to Kid curiously.
  123. [2013-05-08 16:37:53] * Bookwright stands back from the hole. "I didn't see any ponies in there, but there's something... insectile crawling around in there. It looks like somepony was living in here relatively recently. I can see SOLARIS marked kennels in there, but they're empty. I think whatever's moving around in there came from them."
  124. [2013-05-08 16:38:11] <Kkat> 3From behind the couch, the Heartless responds with a shout of "Die motherfuckers!" and several wildly-aimed shots from a telekinetically-lifted pistol.
  125. [2013-05-08 16:38:44] * Get_Lost "i think there is at least one pony, too..."
  126. [2013-05-08 16:39:51] <Kkat> 3> Pew! < > Pew! < > Pew! < > Pew! < > Pew! < > Pew! <
  127. [2013-05-08 16:40:27] * Noble_Heart flattens her ears at the sudden random gunfire, frowning. "We could cast Our shield again and teleport to the far side of the door. Once inside We might be able to move the blockage... With a good idea of the layout of the room it should not be too dangerous. Unless you wish to try and force the door?"
  128. [2013-05-08 16:41:08] * Get_Lost yells back "why can't we be friendeS!?"
  129. [2013-05-08 16:42:26] * Kid ducks behind something and quick when shots start getting fired. "Okay! I might or might not'ta lost 'em! But I'm /damn/ sure this is him! I am!"
  130. [2013-05-08 16:45:35] * CopyCat hangs her head. Robots were smarter and this one. She whispers to Shatara, "Can you recognise that weapon from the sound of its gunshots? Either way, keep a count. Noble teleporting in while he's reloading might be a good idea." To the door she yells, "We outnumber you over five to one. If you try to fight us you WILL fail. Drop your weapon. Be smarter than the pony we fought outside. Live."
  131. [2013-05-08 16:45:49] <Kkat> 3The pony behind the couch pauses, seeming to actually consider Get_Lost's suggestion.
  132. [2013-05-08 16:46:59] * Get_Lost waves at CopyCat asking her to go on
  133. [2013-05-08 16:51:00] <Kkat> 3The pony considers further before shouting back, "Just go away!  Leave us alone!"
  134. [2013-05-08 16:53:54] * Bookwright bites back an angry response and yields the floor to CopyCat.
  135. [2013-05-08 16:54:40] * Kid looks at Copycat with a rather curious, if not somewhat cautious look. "Us?" She mumbled.
  136. [2013-05-08 16:55:38] * Noble_Heart frowns and furrows her brow. "Tell Us, why do you attack the Zebras!? Why do you attack those who come to this place? We have been twice assaulted by your kind without provocation! And now We find you trying to attack the surviving Zebras! What reason is there for this?"
  137. [2013-05-08 16:58:15] * CopyCat answers, "That's no way to treat your guests. You led my friends to a closed door, which is practically rolling out red carpet as far as they concerned. Be good hosts and let us in without anymore of this silliness and we will play our part and be gracious guests in return. A gracious guest would /not/ harm her host, of course."
  138. [2013-05-08 17:00:56] <Kkat> 3The pony answers, "You're not guests.  This is our place!  You don't belong here!"
  139. [2013-05-08 17:03:04] * CopyCat has an idea as their "host's" mind flickers between interests faster than thought. "Noble_Heart, do you have any more of that special Sparkle Cola? This pony might be a collector of sorts."
  140. [2013-05-08 17:03:43] * Kid rolls her eyes. "Who is this plural he's talkin' about?"
  141. [2013-05-08 17:03:47] * Noble_Heart frowns. Digging into her bag she pulled a bottle of Sparkle~Cola Rainbow Crash. "We have one remaining. Though We wished to save it for a special occasion. We suppose that We can give it up..."
  142. [2013-05-08 17:03:49] * Bookwright has an idea. Quietly, he mutters in CopyCat's ear, "Offer the Crystal Heart!"
  143. [2013-05-08 17:06:36] * CopyCat tries another tactic. "What if we gave you a gift? We happen to have a very rare bottle of Sparkle~Cola Rainbow Crash that would be a lovely addition to your collection. If you let us in and do not try to hurt us, of course."
  144. [2013-05-08 17:09:58] <Kkat> 3Another pause.  Then, "Okay... heh heh... come on in."
  145. [2013-05-08 17:12:49] * Noble_Heart frowns, casting her shield again. "We recommend remaining behind Us... The things living within may still be hostile and dangerous." She moved to try and open the door again...
  146. [2013-05-08 17:14:06] * Kid immediately got all kinds of suspicious. "... Got it." Staying in the back, for once, seemed like a good idea.
  147. [2013-05-08 17:14:59] * CopyCat sighs and casts a spell. "He's got some plan or other. Be careful. We're going to have to do this by force afterall. Sorry everypony."
  148. [2013-05-08 17:15:54] <Kkat> 3--- End of Session ---
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