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Fallout: Beyond Equestria 39: Northern Blues (Part 22)

Scorch_Mechanic Jun 12th, 2013 48 Never
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  1. [2013-06-05 13:34:42] <Kkat> 3Kid huffs. "Well, I'm plenty familiar with all kinds of fungus, but it ain't anything I read or seen in Equestria. Must be a Crystal Empire thing."
  2. [2013-06-05 13:34:48] <Kkat> 3Bookwright cocks his head. "Weird. It reminds me a little bit of Punga, but it's clearly not. It's also definitely foreign. Maybe from the Zebra lands? I don't advise eating it, but if we can find a soda bottle or something to put it in, I'll take a sample with me."
  3. [2013-06-05 13:34:53] <Kkat> 3Kid nods. "Yeah. Might jus' be able t' cook somethin' up with it." Kid drinks the bottle of pure water that she got from the ponies that ambushed them. With a little left, she gave the bottle to Bookie. "'ere you go. Be sure t' poke some holes in th' cap. Stuff like this gotta breathe.
  4. [2013-06-05 13:34:59] <Kkat> 3Bookwright nods, using a handy shard of crystal to scoop some into the bottle, then punches a nice hole in the lid before snapping it back on. "That'll have to do. Shatara, have you found any parts we can use to fix this thing up? I'm gonna see if there's a building around here we can shelter in overnight."
  5. [2013-06-05 13:35:22] <Kkat> 3Shatara notes that while most wagons are in extreme disrepair, many have worthwhile parts that can be scavanged.  The firehouse engine is an Equestrian design meant to be pegasus-flown, but has been refitted for use by earth-bound crystal ponies.  A few of the right parts, and it could be made to fly again.
  6. [2013-06-05 13:35:35] <Kkat> 3Noble_Heart looks up in surprise as Shatara produces an actual shovel. "We did not think any of Our companions actually had a shovel." She carefully wrapped it in her magic to levitate. "Do you mind if We borrow this to assist? It is the least We can do as Our presence here was far too late to help."
  7. [2013-06-05 13:35:42] <Kkat> 3Shatara mrfs and nods in agreement, letting the alicorn claim the tool as he looks over more of the mechanical devices, glancing over the other carts for anything that might make for good spares.
  8. [2013-06-05 13:35:48] <Kkat> 3Noble_Heart's attention turns to the earthen area just beyond the lot.  Soft hills of grass, spotted by the skeletal forms of park benches and picnic tables.
  9. [2013-06-05 13:36:35] <Kkat> 3The torn banner ("Crystal Empire Squirts 32 Annual Wagon Wash!") ripples in the wind with the sound of whipping canvas.
  10. [2013-06-05 13:36:55] <Kkat> 3Fallout: Beyond Equestria, Session Thirty-Nine: Northern Blues (Part Twenty-Two) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KIsa8-aXpk
  11. [2013-06-05 13:40:24] * Noble_Heart stood quietly on the small patch of grass beyond the parking lot, working the shovel into the relatively soft earth with her magic. The alicorn kept her head facing away from her friends as she worked, to hide the small tears which ran down her muzzle at the thought of the ponies who died here. Ears flattened in her efforts to dig graves for foals who had passed two centuries
  12. [2013-06-05 13:40:25] * Noble_Heart before.
  13. [2013-06-05 13:41:18] * Mitzi is a good digger, doesn't need shovels
  14. [2013-06-05 13:45:37] * Shatara glides down and begins checking one of the carts for parts, only to stop as his gaze gets drawn towards Noble_Heart. He shifts a bit uncomfortably, glancing around to the others.
  15. [2013-06-05 13:47:13] * Mitzi lumbers over to where Noble_Heart is and begins to aid her in digging. This wasn't the first time she had seen someone too young buried.
  16. [2013-06-05 13:47:15] * Kid smirks. "You hold onto that an' gimme it whenever we get by them stripey folk, alright Bookie? Maybe I can cook it int' somethin' useful."
  17. [2013-06-05 13:47:37] <Kkat> 3--- Session Begins ---
  18. [2013-06-05 13:48:14] * Bookwright shrugs, "Certainly, certainly. Not sure what you're gonna do with just a small sample though. If you want to make something useful out of it you'll need to have a lot... of... it."
  19. [2013-06-05 13:48:22] * Bookwright sighs. "You're going to gather a lot of it now, aren't you?"
  20. [2013-06-05 13:49:48] * Mitzi is a very quick and efficient digger, but she seems to be deliberately pacing herself in this case. She looks to Noble_Heart, "How many yu need?"
  21. [2013-06-05 13:52:12] * Noble_Heart glances briefly back to the car park. "Too many." She turns back to continue digging, working to try and get enough graves dug for the dead in the lot.
  22. [2013-06-05 13:53:58] * Kid looks around fervently. "Sorry, wut?"
  23. [2013-06-05 13:54:33] * Mitzi nods and continues her assistance, "Uh had tu watch ur sistur buried unce. Eet's so sad. Eet's why Uh want tu help wit ponies. Ponies saved rest of Ur litter frum disease that took Gigi."
  24. [2013-06-05 13:56:16] * Kid smirks at Bookwright and pauses her search for now. "We're prolly gon' find a lot of the stuff if whut yer' sayin' about the stuff is right. So, best find a use now, right?" Right.
  25. [2013-06-05 13:56:40] * Shatara quietly busys himelf tinkering with the innards of a cart.
  26. [2013-06-05 13:57:25] * Bookwright "These foals, they were once... they were once squirts, right? Surely they had names... at the very least a group number, right? They'd have had a squad leader or something, an adult. Has anypony here seen an adult skeleton that could be the squirt squad leader?"
  27. [2013-06-05 13:57:58] * Kid kicks up some dust. "Might find somethin' useful on him."
  28. [2013-06-05 14:02:15] * Noble_Heart continues to dig, watching the graves quietly. "We had a sister once." She paused, contemplating something. "We are sorry for your loss. But glad that ponies would live up to what they could be and help, even those who might terrify them." She looked up to Mitzi with a smile. "We will not fail Our friends." Then back to digging.
  29. [2013-06-05 14:02:37] <Kkat> 3The lot is adjacent to a small park where Noble Heart has been burying the dead.  Across the street on the opposite side is the semi-intact facade of a Joe's Java and Donuts, complete with a giant donut that had decayed enough for it's inner skeleton to be visible in multiple places, and a steaming cup shaped from neon that hasn't worked in many generations.
  30. [2013-06-05 14:03:46] * Kid plods around where they're digging their graves. "I don't get why yer' doin' this. Th' important part o' them been gone fer a long, long time."
  31. [2013-06-05 14:04:51] * Mitzi nods, approving of the once cold alpha pony.
  32. [2013-06-05 14:05:52] * Noble_Heart briefly sniffles, wiping the remains of the tears away when she notices Kid. "We do what is right. Because it is right." She continues the process of grave digging with a more serious look. "We would not expect one so young to understand. We are sure you will when you get older."
  33. [2013-06-05 14:08:28] <Kkat> 3Shatara manages to find far more than she expected.  Not only enough to repair the fire engine and get it up and running, but almost everything necessary to make it capable of being flown.  The only part missing is an arcane flux regulator... and she has an idea of where she can get one of those.  
  34. [2013-06-05 14:09:23] <Kkat> 3There should still be one in fair working condition in one of broken down military vehicles amongst the military buildings just north of the SRAC.
  35. [2013-06-05 14:09:26] * Kid shakes her head. "No, I think it's gon' be confusin' fer me then, too. I mean, th' important part's their soul, right? But their soul's not there. I hope not, at least. It's gone."
  36. [2013-06-05 14:09:50] <Kkat> 3(he, even!)
  37. [2013-06-05 14:13:29] * Noble_Heart sighs quietly and hangs her head, looking down to Kid. "It matters to Us." She frowns and looks at the graves a few moments. "Call it sentimentality. We wish to give them a proper resting place. We have failed in the past, and do not wish to do so again. Nor be reminded of it..."
  38. [2013-06-05 14:15:51] * Mitzi looks to Noble_Heart, continuing to speak as she digs. "Old alphas stubborn. Lost Old Home und many hounds tu big blast, but Uh was just newborn den. Not so blindly attached tu see dat ur kind eez een truble."
  39. [2013-06-05 14:16:54] * Shatara looks over the helpful list he had compiled on his PipBuck, eyes lighting up as he checks off virtually everything on it.
  40. [2013-06-05 14:18:21] <Kkat> 3http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH01FhqMdc8
  41. [2013-06-05 14:18:23] * Bookwright "It's not just sentimentality, O noble one. It's the right thing to do. Now I'm gonna have a look around and see if I can more firmly nail down the identify of this troop of Squirts."
  42. [2013-06-05 14:19:00] * Kid frowns, and sits down for a moment, mulling that over. Everything she's doing, she's doing to escape from something. Some action she'd done in the past. No, escaping would mean that she's trying to get away from it. She's just stewing there. "... Y'know, I wouldn't call sittin' in a hole ya'll think you made gettin' out of th' damn hole." Kid stands up and looks at Bookie. "Why?"
  43. [2013-06-05 14:20:22] * Bookwright looks at Kid as if she's daft. "Because an anonymous mass grave is almost as bad as not being buried at all, that's why. I want to put a name to this. The Tomb of the Unknown Ranger is one thing, but I want to do better if I can."
  44. [2013-06-05 14:20:30] * Noble_Heart looks to Kid quietly, then sighs and returns to digging the graves. At least for now she seemed distracted with Bookwright.
  45. [2013-06-05 14:23:19] * Kid pauses to think about that. "Then why th' hell would puttin' somethin' in the ground that gets eaten by th' ground preserve 'em? Ya'll should put somethin' up that ponies can see and'll last for a while."
  46. [2013-06-05 14:25:32] * Mitzi continues speaking to Noble_Heart, wanting to fill the silence of te newly dug graves with something. "Ur bruthers und sister know dat Ur kind needs to wurk wit ponies fur bettur future, but Ur father, un ov da alphas, eez stubborn, und hates ponies. Ur muthur killed een blast dat destroyed old home. Nevur knew hur."
  47. [2013-06-05 14:27:25] * Noble_Heart frowns, sighing quietly. She stared into one of the graves a long moment before responding. "Those who choose war have no right to complain about deaths. That goes for Us as much as for anyone else." She looks up to Mitzi. "We are sorry for your loss. That day was a painful day for many, ponies and hellhounds alike. But also a day of hope for some." She bowed her head. "We
  48. [2013-06-05 14:27:26] * Noble_Heart hope that it could be the day your kind found a new path as well."
  49. [2013-06-05 14:29:21] * CopyCat shuffles her hooves. She'd stayed silent up until now and still didn't seem keen to make herself heard. "If nopony remembers then it's like they were never even there," she says quietly.
  50. [2013-06-05 14:30:24] * Mitzi nods, "Manee younger hounds see da futilitee uv conflict wit ponies, und even old hounds know better den to make war, since we'd lose. Young hounds, like Ur sistur und bruthurs, want to wurk wit ponies, but alphas wurd eez law. Dat's why Uh'll become Alpha. Defeat Ur father und start moveen towards bettur future."
  51. [2013-06-05 14:31:01] * Mitzi smiles a bit, "Ur sistur eez expecting a littur uv her own soon. Uh want her pups tu have gud future."
  52. [2013-06-05 14:31:46] * Noble_Heart tilted her head slightly, curious. "What is it that you need to do to be an 'alpha'?" She wasn't very familiar with Hellhounds, after all. Other than that they were very big, very smart, very fast and very deadly. Or at least three of the four, most of the time.
  53. [2013-06-05 14:35:16] * Mitzi looks to Noble_Heart, "Challenge und defeat an existeen Alpha. Smart alphas know when dey beat, und give up dere place, but stay on tu advise new alphas wit dere wisdom. Only dumbd Alphas take challenge tu da death."
  54. [2013-06-05 14:35:37] <Kkat> 3Underneath a once-blue wagon whose left-side wheels had collapsed, Bookwright discovers a small lockbox.  The lockbox is labeled as belonging to Squirts' Troop 107.  The contents may hold more information, although from the sound when moved, it is mostly full of bits.
  55. [2013-06-05 14:36:12] * Mitzi stops digging and fishes into her jacket, pulling out a tattered photograph showing a massive hellhound with a smaller hound on its shoulders. "Dis Ur father und Uh."
  56. [2013-06-05 14:37:08] * Bookwright tugs it out and sets it on the trunk of a convenient nearby wagon. "Well, whaddawehaveheah? 'Squirt's Troop one-oh-seven', it seems, was the name of this group of poor, unfortunate souls."
  57. [2013-06-05 14:37:50] * Bookwright fumbles around in some pockets on his barding for a bit before extracting a bobby pin and a screwdriver. "Let's have a look inside then."
  58. [2013-06-05 14:38:02] * Noble_Heart looks at the photograph curiously. "He does not look so tough. Though We know that looks can be decieving. But We would assume that you wish instead to return in such a state that he could not help but abdecate to your superior power and legend?" She looks up to Mitzi. "We cannot imagine it being so bad you would wish to be forced to kill your father to save your siblings."
  59. [2013-06-05 14:38:03] * Noble_Heart She paused, then frowned. "No. That is a lie. We can imagine such a situation. Though We wish We could not."
  60. [2013-06-05 14:41:07] * Mitzi nods, "Uh luv Ur father, und Uh wud not kill him, but Ur future eez more important den his past grudges. Dat's why Uh'm out here. Make gud wit ponies so dat when Uh'm an Alpha, Uh can start tu bridge. Und don't call him small tu his face, he got dat bone offa dragon."
  61. [2013-06-05 14:44:40] * Noble_Heart frowns, tapping her chin a few moments before returning to digging. "We shall help you as best We can."
  62. [2013-06-05 14:45:12] * Mitzi smiles, "Uh have tu face him un on un, but Eef yu help me learn more abotu ponies und support Ur growth, Uh wud be grateful."
  63. [2013-06-05 14:46:13] * Noble_Heart bows her head to Mitzi. Then sighs quietly. "Ponies are complicated. And ponies now are not what they once were. We are most sad at this." She closed her eyes briefly, then shook her head. "But We shall help as best We can."
  64. [2013-06-05 14:49:44] * Mitzi smiles and pats Noble_Heart on the shoulder, "Tanks."
  65. [2013-06-05 14:50:09] * Kid waves her hoof. "I think I'd be best t' jus
  66. [2013-06-05 14:50:22] * Shatara pokes his head out of a cart he is stripping. "Tanks? Where!?"
  67. [2013-06-05 14:51:13] * Noble_Heart smiles up to Mitzi. "You are welcome. You have proven a loyal and worthwhile ally." She resumed digging the graves.
  68. [2013-06-05 14:51:37] <Kid> ' try and not end up like these folks before thinkin' of bigger stuff." She looks at the diner. "Speakin' of, who wants t' go take a look o'er there?"
  69. [2013-06-05 14:56:16] * Mitzi resumes digging as well, a little quicker than before
  70. [2013-06-05 14:56:51] * CopyCat perks up, eager for a distraction. "I will join you, Kid  if... if that's okay."
  71. [2013-06-05 15:01:15] * Kid smirks. "Sure. Though, I hope ya'll don't consider it an insult if I say that I really hope I don' need your help." She begins to wander to the coffee shop and peeks in through the windows, if available.
  72. [2013-06-05 15:01:15] <Kkat> 3The lockbox does indeed hold mostly bits, as well as a handful of small gems -- the Squirt's earnings for the car wash.  It also holds a sheet of paper will all the Squirt's names, most of them with check-marks by them.  A roll-call, it looks like.  
  73. [2013-06-05 15:01:15] <Kkat> 3A note mouth-scribbled in the corner notes that three of the foals whose names were not checked were going to be with their parents at the Crystal Tower.
  74. [2013-06-05 15:01:49] <Kkat> 3A note mouth-scribbled in the corner notes that three of the foals whose names were not checked were going to be with their parents at the Crystal Tower.
  75. [2013-06-05 15:02:39] * CopyCat follows Kid and peers through windows above the smaller pony.
  76. [2013-06-05 15:08:36] * Bookwright dumps the bits and gems into a convenient pocket and examines the roll call list more carefully. Then he walks slowly over to Noble_Heart. "I... I found a list of their names. All but three of the troop was here. The other three were at the Crystal Tower, and presumably still are. I need something to put their names on. Something more permanent."
  77. [2013-06-05 15:10:18] * Mitzi looks to Noble_Heart, "Also, aneeting yu can teach us dat's useful und we can pass on to uthers wud be gud."
  78. [2013-06-05 15:13:23] * Noble_Heart looks down at the list curiously, tilting her head to one side. "We will need an appropriate material to mark. A crystal, rock or piece of metal of suitable size to record these names." She looks up to Mitzi curiously. "Do you know much of botany or farming..?" Not that she expected much of anyone to know anything about that, really.
  79. [2013-06-05 15:14:12] * Mitzi shakes her head, "No, Hounds eez mostly carnivores."
  80. [2013-06-05 15:22:09] * Shatara glances around. "How permanent? We've got plenty of scrap metal..."
  81. [2013-06-05 15:24:18] * Noble_Heart contemplates that. "One of the crystals like those which make up the streets would be ideal. But even just the metal from the side of a large chariot should be fine." She taps her chin thoughtfully. "Or a rock of suitable scale would work as well." She looks up to Mitzi and ponders that briefly. "Where do the hounds get their meat now? Do you know..?" She had a creeping
  82. [2013-06-05 15:24:18] * Noble_Heart suspicion she wasn't going to like the answer, but it was important to ask.
  83. [2013-06-05 15:26:02] * Mitzi nods, "We hunt game where und when we cun find eet. Mostly tings dat come out of Everfree. Mutated creature meat not bother us much. Radigator eez Ur favourite."
  84. [2013-06-05 15:27:45] * Noble_Heart nods her head and contemplates that. "Returning home with the skills to farm and maintain a stable of foodstuffs would be a powerful tool to show your worth." She sighs quietly. "Rearing animals is not something We are terribly familiar with, unfortunately. Plants would be more convenient." She frowns and stands, looking to Bookwright. "We can help transport something for
  85. [2013-06-05 15:27:46] * Noble_Heart a memorial. But Our skills are doubtful sufficient to etch a proper notice."
  86. [2013-06-05 15:28:21] * Mitzi nods, "Land cun support plans now, yes, but dat would be supplement at best. Not gunna turn hounds off meat, nor wud Uh really want tu."
  87. [2013-06-05 15:29:02] <Mitzi> *plants
  88. [2013-06-05 15:29:56] * Mitzi looks at her claws, "Uh can carve een Crystal. May not understand ponee squiggles much yet, but can copy ting uh see pretty well."
  89. [2013-06-05 15:32:27] * Noble_Heart contemplates that with a frown. "You can trace over images, yes? We know a spell which might work to allow you to copy the materials more accurately, without needing to try and duplicate what is on the paper."
  90. [2013-06-05 15:32:42] * Bookwright turns to Mitzi, "Well, now is as good a time as any to learn. For this, I want you to write as small as you can. Practice on some smaller lumps first. See that character there? That's the 'ess' sound character. In this case, the first sound of the name 'Sprightly'..."
  91. [2013-06-05 15:33:40] * Mitzi observes the character carefully, then traces it in the dirt with a claw. Surprisingly, in spite of her size, Mitzi demonstrates that her claws, when given a light touch, can be quite dexterous.
  92. [2013-06-05 15:40:38] <Kkat> 3There are no windows available for Kid to peek through.  They are all broken... save for one that was so plastered with posters and advertizements that the collage is still holding the broken glass together.  Many of the posters are signs about missing family, friends or pets.  Plus, the Crystal Berry Band was apparently going to perform live in the park.
  93. [2013-06-05 15:41:36] * Kid notes this, and then looks inside the non-windows.
  94. [2013-06-05 15:42:54] * Noble_Heart smiles at Bookwright's efforts. "We have a simpler solution for this purpose. But We agree of the importance." She spreads her wings and heads up into the air, surveying the surroundings for an appropriate sized piece of metal, stone or crystal which was free for their use.
  95. [2013-06-05 16:10:00] <Kkat> 3The interior, while badly weathered and littered with broken glass and debris, is still recognizable as a donut and coffee shop.  Checkerboard designs of pink and white dominated the establishment, mixed with fixtures and accents of chocolate brown and once-polished brass.  
  96. [2013-06-05 16:10:05] <Kkat> 3The donut display case is cracked and empty.  Perfect-looking coffee cups are scattered everywhere.
  97. [2013-06-05 16:12:12] * CopyCat eyes the coffe cups curiously. "I wonder how they stay so pristine?"
  98. [2013-06-05 16:16:52] * Kid gracefully hops in. "Earth pony magic, usually."
  99. [2013-06-05 16:18:58] * Kid takes a look around for anything useful, shotgun slung out, nose out for trouble.
  100. [2013-06-05 16:20:41] * Bookwright smiles upwards as Noble_Heart flies the friendly skies. "Don't get shot or anything, okay?"
  101. [2013-06-05 16:21:48] * Noble_Heart circles the parking lot looking for something suitable for a memorial for the foals.
  102. [2013-06-05 16:22:02] * CopyCat attempts to enter through the door since she's probably too big to hop through a window. "They must have been great wizards to build this place."
  103. [2013-06-05 16:28:36] * Kid shrugs. "Nah. They probably don' even know they did it right."
  104. [2013-06-05 16:31:07] * CopyCat searches with Kid. She wasn't very good at it but she wanted to join in.
  105. [2013-06-05 16:39:18] * CopyCat finds coffee cups... lots of them. She starts a collection.
  106. [2013-06-05 16:48:25] <Kkat> 3The donuts are all eaten.  But Kid finds a couple bags of flour, and a small, locked walk-in cooler that may contain something still safe to cook with.  The deep fryers look like they could function if the pilot light was replaced and the congealed gunk was cleaned out.  In one cupboard, Kid strike gold, finding a large, unopened can of coffee grounds.
  107. [2013-06-05 16:50:20] * Kid smiles brightly. "Bookie! Bookie, C'mere! I found a present fer ya!"
  108. [2013-06-05 16:51:02] * CopyCat builds a pyramid of coffee cups.
  109. [2013-06-05 16:51:41] * Bookwright comes inside. "Okay, okay, whaddyafind?"
  110. [2013-06-05 16:51:49] * Shatara rests from his tinkering, wandering into the coffee shop and plopping down near CopyCat's cup-pyramid, blinking at it.
  111. [2013-06-05 16:52:29] * Kid shows him the large, unopened can of coffee. "D'ya love me?"
  112. [2013-06-05 16:53:19] * Bookwright "I would kiss you, but that would lead to troubling ethical questions so I'll settle for a great big hug!"
  113. [2013-06-05 16:53:27] * Bookwright hugs Kid really hard
  114. [2013-06-05 16:56:37] * CopyCat looks at Shatara. "Don't stare, you're making them nervous."
  115. [2013-06-05 16:57:26] * Kid hugs back and smiles, giving a few awkward pats on his withers. "Love y' too, Bookie. Now, how's about you take a look at that door o'er there?"
  116. [2013-06-05 17:01:31] * Bookwright walks over to the locked-out-walk-in. "Uh. Okay. I'm looking at it. Now what?"
  117. [2013-06-05 17:02:38] * Kid blinks. "I 'unno. Do stuff t' make it open." She didn't understand how to unlock a door without a key, or a big enough blast.
  118. [2013-06-05 17:03:26] * Bookwright "O...kay." He gets a good look at the lock.
  119. [2013-06-05 17:05:16] * Kid takes the hint and looks outside. "'Ey! Anypony good at openin' stuff?"
  120. [2013-06-05 17:05:45] * Shatara glances between CopyCat and the Tower'o'Teacup.
  121. [2013-06-05 17:09:02] * Bookwright stares at the lock. The lock stares at him.
  122. [2013-06-05 17:09:10] * Bookwright looks into the lock. The lock looks into him.
  123. [2013-06-05 17:09:45] * Bookwright unpeels his eyeball from the lock. "I think I can get this open... where's my bobby pins... Okay. Let's try..."
  124. [2013-06-05 17:10:08] * Bookwright snap
  125. [2013-06-05 17:11:48] * Bookwright drops the bits of broken bobby pin on the floor. "Okay. Again. Here... goes..."
  126. [2013-06-05 17:13:06] * Bookwright snap
  127. [2013-06-05 17:13:40] * Bookwright "...nothing." He sucks his teeth. "Alright... one more try... maybe if I..."
  128. [2013-06-05 17:13:48] * CopyCat suddenly spreads her wings in celebration of the porcelain pyramid and announces: "I am become Ozimareias, Mayor of mares. Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
  129. [2013-06-05 17:14:12] * Bookwright clik
  130. [2013-06-05 17:14:56] * Bookwright looks up as the walk-in unseals with a sticky vinyl sound. "That got it!"
  131. [2013-06-05 17:15:37] * Kid blinks at CopyCat. Never in her life has she been more tempted to throw a rock. "That's... Real good Bookie."
  132. [2013-06-05 17:16:21] * Shatara somehow manages to blink more blankly at CopyCat.
  133. [2013-06-05 17:18:12] * CopyCat extends a wing and... with a tap the tower comes tumbling down. "Nothing besides remains."
  134. [2013-06-05 17:19:11] * Bookwright looks over at the sudden sound of crashing porcelain, but spies not the shatter'd remains he did expect to see. Forsooth.
  135. [2013-06-05 17:19:19] * Kid covers her ears. Oh god that would've been a horrible idea. So much loud clattering!
  136. [2013-06-05 17:22:52] <Kkat> 3The cups fall and clatter, but not a one breaks.  CopyCat's collection of coffee cups, nearly three dozen in number, is still whole and pristine.  And all over the floor.
  137. [2013-06-05 17:23:33] * Shatara squawks and covers his ears with his wings.
  138. [2013-06-05 17:24:26] * CopyCat nods at a job well done and turns, smiling, to Shatara. "Okay, now it's your turn!"
  139. [2013-06-05 17:24:49] * Kid stares at the now still cups. "... CopyCat, ya'll's are silly.
  140. [2013-06-05 17:24:52] * Bookwright stares. He stares some more. Continues staring. Turns slowly away.
  141. [2013-06-05 17:26:14] * Bookwright suddenly snaps his head back and... nope, nothing's changed. Turn slowly away again. Slowly. Sllllloooooowly. Yes.
  142. [2013-06-05 17:26:34] * Shatara glances between CopyCat and the cups, and begins to stack a few.
  143. [2013-06-05 17:27:27] * Kid stands still. Smacks her lips. "Welp, ya'll two crazy kids have fun. Snacks are in th' Fridge, an', uh. Yeah."
  144. [2013-06-05 17:28:02] * Kid goes to the walk-in thingy and opens the door. "Right, what's in here?"
  145. [2013-06-05 17:41:32] * CopyCat seems easily distracted and balances a coffee cup on her nose.
  146. [2013-06-05 17:45:03] <Kkat> 3Inside are tubs of ice cream crystalized with ice, piles a black slime that might have once been fruit, frozen jugs of centuries-old milk and cream, and several containers full of donut toppings.  Including coconut shavings, teeny-tiny chocolate chips, and five varieties of sprinkles.
  147. [2013-06-05 17:45:14] * Kid frowns.
  148. [2013-06-05 17:48:23] * Bookwright stands back and tries to avoid the stench. "I'm no expert on frozen foods, but none of that looks especially delicious to me."
  149. [2013-06-05 17:53:09] * Kid is sad that they were lacking food for those zebras. She feels worse because of the waste of food it was. "... I think we best get goin'."
  150. [2013-06-05 17:54:49] * CopyCat asks: "What about the sprinkles?" while hanging a cup from her horn.
  151. [2013-06-05 17:55:02] * Bookwright "Actually, I elect we stay here for the night. It's nearly dark and I personally don't want to try hiking at night.
  152. [2013-06-05 17:55:04] <Bookwright> "
  153. [2013-06-05 17:55:44] * Shatara blinks and pokes at he cup on CopyCat's horn, making it swing a little.
  154. [2013-06-05 17:55:49] * Bookwright addresses CopyCat in the most serious, deadpan fashion he can muster. "Please, do. Tell us how they are."
  155. [2013-06-05 17:55:50] * Noble_Heart swooped down... Not exactly gracefully, but not clumsily either, towards the ground to collect one of the larger sections of metal from a chariot in dire need of repair. Slowly and carefully wedging it into the ground above the graves. She set about taking the list which Bookwright had given her and using her magic to create illusions of the words on the surface of the
  156. [2013-06-05 17:55:50] * Noble_Heart metal, to let Mitzi carve them into its surface.
  157. [2013-06-05 17:55:57] * Kid looks outside. "'Ain't too defensible, unless we're goin' int' th' cold room."
  158. [2013-06-05 18:03:10] * CopyCat takes up the challenge and takes some sprinkles out of the fridge (unless they are frozen in place) and eats a few.
  159. [2013-06-05 18:04:12] * Shatara looks over the windows and such, pondering ways to make the position more defensable.
  160. [2013-06-05 18:07:03] <Kkat> 3CopyCat eats some of the sprinkles. They are delicious and sugary.
  161. [2013-06-05 18:09:39] * CopyCat glances around surreptitiously and eats some more. "Oh these are... not good, yes. You wouldn't like them I'm sure," she says with her mouth full.
  162. [2013-06-05 18:12:54] <Kkat> 3The sky has begun to grow dim as dusk sets in.
  163. [2013-06-05 18:14:29] * Bookwright "Well, I really don't want to sleep inside the freezing coffin if I can avoid it here, but I think we've spent too much time dawdling here doing other things to get to Stable-Tec before nightfall, and I don't relish the idea of traveling in the dark.
  164. [2013-06-05 18:14:32] <Bookwright> "
  165. [2013-06-05 18:16:59] * CopyCat tactlessly sends a suger-fueled thought to Shatara and the group. {Hey, we could make little piles of coffee cups around the building so anyone approaching would knock them over and make noise... these are tasty. Omnomnom.}
  166. [2013-06-05 18:17:47] * Bookwright gives CopyCat a look of unreserved horror
  167. [2013-06-05 18:17:51] <Kkat> 3The fire engine is largely repaired and is awaiting an arcane flux regulator.  As Noble_Heart and Mitzi finish the grave marker, the others are looking at the Joe's Donuts & Java as a potential place to bed down for the night.  
  168. [2013-06-05 18:18:10] <Kkat> 3The chocolate sprinkles are chocolatey.
  169. [2013-06-05 18:18:17] * Shatara 's eyes go all @.@ as bizzare, coffee cup and sugar related thoughts get forced into his mind.
  170. [2013-06-05 18:19:10] <Kkat> 3--- End of Session ---
  171. [2013-06-05 18:19:29] * Kid cracks up. (CopyCat, you can't eat all those sprinkles! Ya'll gon' get a wicked tummy ache."
  172. [2013-06-05 18:19:40] <Kid> )*
  173. [2013-06-05 18:20:54] * Bookwright <CopyCat, eat all the sprinkles you want! Yaaaaaay sprinkles! So delicious! So yummy! So sprinkly! Yaaaaaaay!>
  174. [2013-06-05 18:21:11] * Bookwright bows before ozymarious
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