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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  A1C Bronymous on Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:17 pm

Well I wasn't planning reentering Whisper's cabin at all, but I guess they had to rejoin her at some point.

Door Kicker forced his grating teeth into a smile when Whisper spoke to him, but it became more authentic when he was introduced to Jungle. "A fan, huh? Cool, nice to meet you. We always love to meet fans, especially Whisper. I'm Door Kicker." He nods to the grey mare, then glances at Oasis. "Oh, and this is Oasis."
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Post  Senshuken on Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:33 am

"It's the very least I can do." Silver explained to Show, somewhat ignoring what was coming out of Blue's mouth at the moment. Maybe it was a little rude but Silver couldn't help but feel that it was hard to be rude to a parrot in pony form; Talking up Show almost mindlessly regardless of what the situation was about. Taking a deep breath in order to get his thoughts together before speaking, Silver sighed a little before speaking once more "You know, I was thinking of trying to get some of the cast together and visiting the palace a bit later on. Not only would this give us the chance to meet some of the ponies we'll be playing but I thought of it as a chance for us all to get to know each other outside of a work environment while blowing off a bit of steam and taking the chance to unwind afterwards. While I would like you to join us, I would understand completely if you wanted to take the chance to just spend a few hours on your own to zone out and relax. Today has been rather stressful and hectic for everyone after all."

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Post  GreyVestibule on Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:50 pm

Oasis kept silent for a moment, looking inquisitively at this mare who seemed to be having a rather amiable conversation with Whisper. In particularly she found herself looking at the bell on her collar, the percussive piece making Oasis think about elements of a dancing outfit.

When she realized she was being introduced though, Oasis found herself bowing slightly, with a somewhat bashful smile. She had not quite expected to be pulled into an introduction alongside Door Kicker.

"Greetings, Ms. Jingle. I'm eh... Not familiar with fans of Whisper, but it is pleasant to meet you."
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  mjh6 on Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:14 am

This time Lark didn't surpress the groan. Just what they needed, Blitz going off on her own. "Well, get her back here ASAP. We're moving the organ, and need all hooves on deck. Also, next time you notice something like that, it might be helpful if you tell somepony." Lark clipped the walkie-talkie to her belt, and turned to supervise the handling of the organ.

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Perception check as insurance for observing the proper dissembling of the Lightning Organ
4+6=10
Well, then. Maybe not.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Doc pseudopolis on Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:13 am

"I'll fetch her as fast as I can, if I need any help I'll check back in."
Bonham ducked into the pillar acting as though it was perfectly normal for zebras to duck into pillars near ancient artifacts, climbed the stairs and chose a pony who looked like he knew the layout of the castle.
"'Scuse me but I've been told go to one of the first floor rooms, not sure what it's called but it has a higher up window than the other first floor rooms."
Again technically true, he hadn't said who told him to go and why, but Bonham wished he had taken a look through the window so he could describe the room better.
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Persuasion to find out which room the window Blitz climbed into is connected to. Persuasion skill is 10 base, No bonuses. He also hoped Blitz would be there when he got there.
1D20+10 = [18]+10 = 28

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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  TheCavalry on Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:08 pm

Blitz

As the door opened, a gruff voice spoke. "This used to be the Kings study," it said. "The staff prefer to pretend it doesn't exist."
"Which makes it perfect for whatever clandestine purpose you wish to put it to, I presume," a second, higher and distinctly female voice replied.

Two figures crossed the room far beneath Blitz, both seemingly oblivious to her presence, both decorated in the same rock-tastic outfits as every other pony in the aftermath of Blitz rock. Unlike the nobles and common ponies, however, neither of them seemed overly distressed, still exuding an almost palpable air of authority despite their ridiculous looks.
One- the first who spoke- was a crystal pony whose coat sparkled like black gemstone, wherever it wasn't concealed by spike-covered armour. He held his back hoof in an odd way, as if trying not to put weight on it, despite the blade hanging from his hip.
The second pony was significantly taller, a crown of bats atop her brow and horn, and a deep Crimson cloak pulled behind her, to reveal her wings.

"We must admit to being curious, however," Luna, princess of Equestria and the Night, continued. "Such secrecy would suggest thou do not wish our niece to be aware of these proceedings, general."
"Princess Mi Amore Cadenza is the reason I'm meeting with you. She is about to make a decision which would be... ill-advised for the empire."
"You are referring to Cadenza's refusal to demand Diamondia acknowledge you as a Sovereign State, are you not?"

Stuck upside down on the ceiling, even blitz couldn't miss the smirk that crossed Luna's muzzle. Her companion didn't seem to either- he stopped for a moment.
"...You are as perceptive as you ever were," he said, "Nightmare Moon."
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Door, Oasis

If Jingle or Whisper noticed the implications behind Door's sentiment, they didn't show it; the latter seemed too self-pleased to notice, while the unicorn seemed too excited to care. She did, however, seem to notice Oasis gaze, as she suddenly pointed at the collar around her neck.

"My dad's," she said, grinning. "And my cutie mark." She twisted to show off the corresponding bells on her flank. "Figures, right? You get a cutie mark, and your special talent is playing an instrument, and it's bells. Not like you guys," she added, grinning again. "Singing? Dancing? Whi5per has one of the best voices in music, and Door Kickers got the best moves! No wonder you two are dat-"

Before she could complete the words, two crystal ponies entered the traincar. They glanced at Whi5per's company for a minute before speaking.
"Welcome to the Crystal Empire, please enjoy your stay. You two,"- they pointed at Oasis and Jingle-"come with us for a moment."
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Lark
If any springs, or cogs, or pipes, or storm formations came loose during the dismantling, ready to sabatage the next pony who tried to re-assemble it...well, Lark didn't see it. And one would assume that between Mist Storm, Lark, and the various technicians, if a piece did happen to get away, they would notice.

"Um. Is this important?"
A line winded around the small musician group, ending up at a rope just before the Crystal Heart. Here and now, however, a unicorn was carrying a tiny spring in a ruddy aura, floating it towards the crew.

Mist grumbled as he took the piece, shooting a dark look at Lark as he did.
"Uh...is this your instrument," the pony asked aloud. "Cause that whoosh you guys did before was awesome."
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Bonham
There was an energy in the air as Bonham ascended the castle, with numerous ponies running one way or another in costumes that looked surprising,y similar to his own. Probably not their usual ware, of course, but then, servants, maids and butlers were the roadies of the royal world...

The first pony he found who wasn't too busy to answer his question, however, clearly found it distasteful... supposing it wasn't just his stripes she found objectionable. After a moment's dithering, she gave him the directions.

(Confession; I was going to send you to a different location. But Persuasion 18 was too good a roll to ignore so... the directions you got will lead you to the study of King Sombra. Since it's the servants way, you are avoiding the various guards patrolling the halls. when you arrive at the Study, however, the door is locked.)
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Silver

"I... I don't know." Show sniffed, pulling out a tissue and blowing rather noisily- and Welty- into it. "I don't think they'd want- I mean, it's been a long day. I should get some rest."

"Aww, c'mon Show," Blue said, glancing at Silver. "He's right, it's going to be a great opportunity. You've been working so hard, so who cares what those other losers think. You deserve it, and besides- me and Silver both want you to go, don't we? It won't be any fun without you."

Blue looked at the stallion again, slightly stubborn. It may not have been the way he would have put it, but it seemed as if, for once, she and Silver agreed on something.
And even if they weren't the words Silver would have used, they seemed the ones Show wanted to hear. She looked over the edge of her mascara-runny tissue weakly.

"Well...alright. I guess watching the opening could be fun... I just need to get all...this fixed, first..."
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  A1C Bronymous on Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:16 am

One could be forgiven for thinking the sound heard at that moment was the door opening, and not Door Kicker's brain physically screeching to a dead stop at the almost mention of he and Whisper dating. Disgusting. Vile. Horrendous. Of course, back when they were dating he may have felt differently, but that's not his fault. And besides, he preferred to leave the tattered remains of their relationship-that he so skillfully razed into dust- in the past.

And just because Whisper didn't actually know they had broken up doesn't mean they weren't. She just wasn't paying attention. He closed his eyes for a bit longer than a blink, allowing the the two new ponies to draw attention, and hoping no once else had caught the comment. "Checking for tickets now? A little late for that."



Several weeks of inactivity can certainly change situations. I'm taking this to all new places I wasn't expecting.


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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Senshuken on Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:28 am

Silver sent a small glare towards Blue for her words. While it would help get Show to consider joining the rest of the cast for the opening, that push to boost her prideful ego wasn't exactly welcome. Still, he wouldn't call her out on it in front of Show just yet. Rolling his shoulders a little and politely bowing his head, he offered Show a smile as he said "Alright then. I'll swing by a little later to keep you in the loop about what's happening. Take care. "

Turning towards the door to leave, Silver suddenly 'remembered' something before turning back around. "I almost forgot. About what happened earlier with the filly... While the situation isn't really my business and its completely up to you how to deal with it, if I can offer some advice?" Walking back over and taking a spot next to Show Stopper, Silver continued anyway. "Yes, the filly messed up. We've all done it at one point or another and maybe she needed someone to take her aside and have a private word with her. Exploding at her in front of everypony to the point of reducing her to tears was really not the way to handle this because it crossed a lot of lines that upset a lot of ponies. I'm not going to judge you on that because I know that you're under a lot of stress from many different directions and things that I'm mostly the dark about and all the girl really did to earn your ire was be the straw that broke the camel's back."

Taking a moment to sigh and reach out to place a hoof on Show's shoulder, he took a breath before saying "My advice for you would be to offer the filly a heartfelt apology. It might not magically fix everything but it would definitely help you rebuild some bridges with the cast and the stage ponies. Showing a little humility and kindness wouldn't cause you or your reputation any harm at least." Silver glanced towards Blue Bell as he said that, hoping it would cut off any arrogant 'But she's better then them's' off at the source. But as I said it's up to you how you handle it. "

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Trying to convince Show Stopper that apologizing to the filly she yelled at wouldn't be a bad idea: Roll(1d20)+17: 3,+17 Total:20
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Crystalite on Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:16 pm

Upon seeing the Princess of the Night entering the room - in full metal gear, no less! - Blitz opened her mouth to make a squee noise, and promptly shut it again when she remembered she wasn't supposed to be in here. The conversation unfolding seemed to confirm her unwanted presence; she had no idea what "Diamondia" or "Sovereign State" meant, but she did understand "secrecy", and knew you didn't call a princess Nightmare Moon lightly. While she hadn't met Princess Luna personally, she had heard her to be one of the generally awesome ponies who understood when she got caught like this. This Gener Ale pony, though... She decided Gener Ale was probably Not So Awesome. Although, with a name like that, anypony would be kind of grouchy, she supposed. She elected at that point to simply try and leave without being noticed. She started creeping across the ceiling towards the same door the two below her had come through...

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Schneaking. Note, I am not going through the door just yet - I, as a player, want to hear more of the conversation, and Blitz will need to make a quick distraction to make it through the door.

Result: 1d20 [11] + Stealth [9] = 20

Pretty good. As long as I'm making checks, let's use You Don't Know Where It's Been on the yearbook, please.

Result: 1d20 [20] = NAT 20 AGAIN!? Moar screencaps incoming. Total would be 44, if it matters.


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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  mjh6 on Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:37 pm

Lark glanced at the spring, still preoccupied with where Blitz and Bonham went. " It's actually Blitz's organ. We just transport it and set it up. The filly really is  brilliant." If only she had just stayed put...

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Perception check on spring

Natural 1! +7= Doesn't actually matter, cause Nat 1

The problem with natural 1s on Perception checks, is that they're so passive, they don't have as much potential for hilarious misfires. But if you have any ideas there, I'm welcome to them Smile
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Doc pseudopolis on Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:52 pm

Bonham reached the door, reached for the knob and stopped himself. If Blitz was still in there just trying to rush in would probably make her run and raising a ruckus chasing her would bring the whole castle down on their heads and getting the star of the band in trouble when he's supposed to be shadowing her would be a pretty bad way of finishing his first day.
He shifted his weight subtly, so he wouldn't leave any footprints to panic any paranoid guards, and softly turned the knob...to find out that the door was locked.
That...posed a problem, if there was anypony in there Blitz may have been chased off by them or escorted to the castle guards or she may be chatting with them or one of a hundred other things, if there was anypony else in the room andno Blitz he could ask them where the foal had went from there. Or the room may be empty and Blitz wandered off which would leave him right back at square one. In either case he would probably need to either knock (which would alert Blitz) or try to subvert the lock somehow (which would look suspicious to any staff wandering around) and checking who, if anypony, was in the room.
The zebra silently cursed himself for not just going right after Blitz held his ear up to door and strained his hearing, hoping to hear if there was anypony in the room.
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Using Roadie Tricks (Enchanting) (2) – 3/Day for
Roadie Step (Undetectable) – Enchantment
Preparation Time: 5 seconds
You and up to five target allies leave no trace of your presence for the next five minutes (you leave no fingerprints, no magical impressions, no tracks etc.).
Only on myself given there are no allies in sight to target.
And then I'm going to...
Perception to try and hear if anyone is present in the room, perception skill is 11 base, no bonuses.
1d20+11 → [10,11] = (21)

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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  GreyVestibule on Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:21 pm

Oasis glanced up a little as Jingle talked but otherwise followed the subject of conversation with eyes as well as she could. So the bell was an heirloom from her father? Fascinating... Oasis began to wonder what sort of music Jingle participated in to be proficient with them, but didn't have long to wonder on that before having her attention riveted by the focus on Whisper and Door. Door certainly seemed to receive high praise from this mare, was he better than he gave himself credit for? Maybe Oasis really could learn something from him after all.

And then there was the matter of those final words. Oasis swore she heard a hint about dating? That did not seem likely given how opposed to her presence Door seemed, but Oasis wondered what else such words possibly could have been. She didn't exactly have long to think though, with the presence of the new ponies. Oasis blinked a few times in confusion, both at the request of her presence and at Door's comment.

“Um... sure,” she finally responded to the ponies as she stepped forward towards thems. Her eyes tightened back with mild anxiety, feeling a little worried about whatever this could possibly concern, “Is there a problem?”

Did they perhaps mistakenly suspect she had not paid for passage? Oasis was quite certain she'd done everything right, bought a ticket and everything, but why else would they be confronted like this on the train?
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  TheCavalry on Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:48 am

Blitz
(You succeed on the nat 20, obviously. Though I admit,mI'm trying to figure how to upgrade successful  concealment to SPECTACULARLY successful concealment.)


The room went quiet. Quiet enough that the two occupants must have heard the near but-not-quite-silent sound of Blitz' hooves, tapping against the ceiling...

"That title does not hold the meaning, nor respect, that it once did, Diamond Cutter." Luna's voice was softer than before, but somehow harder and colder. "Given the Empire's long exile, we shall presume you were simply unaware of that, but we prefer to be addressed as Luna. Princess Luna."

The other pony- General Cutter- gave a grunt. "Of course, princess."
"Cadence's decision's regarding the Empire are her own concern," Luna continued. "As princess of Equestria, it is not our place to judge those decisions- just as we would expect her not to interfere in those of mine, or my sisters."

"The decisions of the pony princesses," the general replied slowly. "The Crystal Empire is... not familiar with such a concept. It would help ease it's transition to the modern era if Her Majesty had taken the title of Empress... Or if someone else were to."

The room once again went quiet.
"We were expecting Princess Celestia to arrive with you, your Majesty-"

Enough!"
Luna slammed a hoof into the floor as she shouted, the action sending cracks across the floor. It almost felt as if the ceiling was shaking, though that could have been a result of the Royal Voice as much as the stamp.
"Our Sister has not been supplanted! Celestia- She is currently detained with Royal Matters in Canterlot. She was most regretful that she could not attend this event, but if she knew she would spend her trip being accosted and accused of the highest treasons, I suspect her displeasure would be lessened. I am a princess of Equestria, and you should consider it good fortune that I am fond enough of my niece that I do not wish to cause her discomfort by demanding your head!"

"Most of Equestria once belonged to the Empire-"
"Once. Times- and ponies- have changed. If she were to ask my advice, I would tell her to stay this course. In the Empire's absence, Dismondia has flourished from a mining outpost to a great nation. Hopefully it will not take Princess Cadence a thousand years to do the same with the Empire itself."

Lark

"Oh...so it's custom-made," the unicorn replied, tilting her head. "I thought it looked unfamiliar... Still, you set it up. That's a pretty important job; if you didn't have everything aligned the right way, it would end up a disaster...

"Oh, sorry! I'm rambling. I... have a 'thing' for knowing how stuff works. My sisters say I'm obsessive about it. I'm Libby. Well, Liberty, but  my friends call me Libby!... You can call me Liberty if you want..."

Door, Oasis

"Random security check," the guards said, the doors opening covering the slight snort Jingle made. "You folks are free to go on through- welcome to the Crystal Empire, and please enjoy your stay."

They waved a hoof towards the station. The other train cars and carriages had already opened, and were spilling a large group of excited, grinning ponies, miniature, goats, cows...actually, someone from just about everywhere in Equestria. Between the ma Rush to get luggage, the crowds getting off the train and the crowds meeting the crowds getting off the train, bustling didn't really begin to do the place justice.

"Now, you two." The guard glanced over Oasis and Jingle, his eyes noticeably lingering on their horns. "Is there anything you want to admit before we search you."[/b]

Bonham
For whatever reason, the corridor is surprisingly deserted. Clean, of course, but there is a cold feeling in the air, a feeling as if the ponies who keep up this wing of the castle do so diligently, but as quickly as possible.

Still, at least it means the Zebra won't be interrupted... not that there is much to interrupt. Straining his ears, there are sounds in the room, but they are hushed, difficult to make out.
at least, up until the hoof stamp.

The sounds of a pony practically shouting reached through the wood and to Bonham's ears just fine.

[Bongam can hear Luna's shouting, though he can't make out anything else; Cutter is too quiet, and Blitz creeping across the ceiling would be drowned out by Luna's reaction anyway.)

Silver


Blue returned the glare as good as she got, but it was Show that spoke up.

"If she can't handle a little criticism, she shouldn't be here," the pink pony muttered, her voice husky behind the snot-stained rag. A brief, smug look flashed across her fan girls muzzle. "This is far too important to- to the princess to let some filly mess it up.

"... But maybe I should have been a little more... constructive with my criticism," she added. Show lowered her muzzle, looking-0 -for once- bothered by her actions rather than the others attitudes, or her new look. It wiped the lsmirk off Blues face, at least, the unicorn opening her mouth to object, before Show held up a hoof.

"Thanks, Blue, but honestly? Silver's right. That filly might not be as good as I'd have liked, but I shouldn't have snapped at her... I'll... make it up to her. Somehow."

3 might not seem like a great roll, but given how Silver has been- for lack of a better word- working on Show, it makes sense to let it through.


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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  A1C Bronymous on Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:01 pm

"Admit? What is this, an Inquisition?" Door Kicker doesn't like the way the pony is eyeing the two mares. "I think I'll hang back and make sure everything goes ok here." He says to Whisper and the others. "Not like we're gonna be getting anywhere soon in that mess anyway."
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Post  GreyVestibule on Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:41 pm

"Eeeh... admit?" Oasis repeated with some worry.

The unicorn had not been entirely sure how to take this. A random security check? She could respect the need for safety with a termendous event such as what was happening here, especially with all the ponies and other creatures she could see bustling outside.

Still, she couldn't help but wonder why she and Jingle were being singled out. They said it was random, yes, but surely they must have had some slight reason to believe they were supsicious, didn't they? She didn't feel quite as bold as to agree with Door's expression of this being an inquisition, but it deal feel a little... acussational to ask what they had. It did feel a little comforting for him to be there and not leave her behind. He was a kinda pony indeed. The direction of the crystal ponies' gazes upon the space just above her eyes--her horn--had not gone unnoticed either. They didn't believe she would use magic on them, did they? She breifly looked between Jingle and the guards before gentle shaking her head.

"Um, no I don't believe so," she said uncertainly. She really hoped she had not broken some law unintentionally. She couldn't possibly possess anything that could be considered contraband, could she?
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Crystalite on Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:43 am

Blitz cringed into the corner at the imposing sound of the Royal Voice. Forget Nightmare Moon, she's scary enough all by herself, she thought. She glanced down at the door. She still needed some kind of distraction to get through: Luna's rant would have done the trick, but Blitz had been to startled to act on it.

At that moment, she noticed a flicker of movement across the room where she had found the yearbook. One of the adjacent books had been tugged out a bit along with the year book, and was now teetering on the edge. She saw an opportunity, willing it to keep teetering and fall. They would turn to look at it, offering her a chance to escape...

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Reflavoring Audiomancy as dumb luck, to create the sound of a book falling off the shelf. I'm going to make a couple of checks in advance: once they turn to look, Blitz will be moving quickly and silently (I hope) down the wall and through the door. I'll be using Acrobatics and Stealth respectively. Assuming we reach the other side, there's also a Perception check to see if anyone sees her there.

Quickly: 1d20 [17] + Acrobatics [9] = 26

Silently: 1d20 [12] + Stealth [9] = 21

Watching: 1d20 [11] + Perception [9] = 20
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  mjh6 on Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:23 pm

Lark nodded to the babbling pony "Thank you, anyway, Ms. Liberty. May I take the spring?" The spring was a part of something, and later on, she could examine them all for damage.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Doc pseudopolis on Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:40 pm

Bonham flinched away from the wall, ears ringing slightly. After an outburst like whoever was in there would probably be leaving soon which would give him a chance to search in there for Blitz, though if they caught him coming out then it would probably cause a lot more problems, of course said outburst may have scared Blitz off if she had been in the room at the time.
After glancing around to make sure nopony was already watching him he stepped into the shadows by the door, while keeping an ear out just in case, he may as well wait for them to leave.
Roll:
Using Stepping Out of the Spotlight (Stealth Mode) themed as simply stepping into the shadows...or the background if there aren't any shadows available.
Stealth Skill to avoid detection when Luna/The General leaves the room. Stealth Skill is 16 Base, +10 Bonus from Stepping Out of the Spotlight.
[13]+16+10=39
Also using perception to keep an ear on the room, though given earlier performance its mostly hoping. Perception skill is 11 base, no bonuses.
10+11=21

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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Senshuken on Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:43 pm

Silver offered Show a friendly smile before politely bowing his head. "That's all anyone can ask of you. I'll swing I'll swing by a bit later once I've taken care of a couple of things to tell you what's happening, alright?" Once she gave her answer, Sliver would take off his hat and bow out of the room with style.

Once the door was closed behind him, he took a deep breath before wondering off to find a couple of backstage ponies without anything to do. If his little planned excursion was going to take place, he was going to have to send some invitations to the other cast members, inform the ponies that needed to know that he was heading off set and visit the palace to try and set up a formal meeting between the cast and the royals that they would be recreating the wedding of.

Quickly finding a couple of ponies who could do the job, Silver delivered his polite requests to them before taking his leave to travel to the palace located in the middle of the city.

Sliver's rolls.:
To convince the ponies he left messages with to invite the cast/inform ponies he was heading off to actually do it instead of just saying they would and forgetting about it: Persuasion 17 +17 Total:34

To find his way to the crystal palace (And to the right entrance of it at that) without getting lost: Streetwise 12,+9 Total:21
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  TheCavalry on Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:42 pm

Door, Oasis
Whisper frowned, looking as if she were about to start whining. Before she could speak, however, one of the guards turned their way, scowling.

"Interfering in the line of duty of one of the royal guard is punishable by jail time," he said. His eyes narrowed to dagger points; his friends never left the two mares.

"Uh... I have this?" Jingle said. Her horn glowed- a faint green aura wrapping around the collar- and the guard watching them flinched. A smirk crossed her muzzle as she held the collar, and the bell, up.

It was too far, and too cumbersome, for a pony to wear. A catbell, or one of Oasis' would have been one thing; this was more like a cowbell. The clapper inside touched the edge- so lightly- and a sonorous sound erupted. The guards flinched again.

"Their looking for enchantments. And magic. This is your first time at the Crystal Empire?" Jingle looked at Oasis, and laughed under her breath as the guards took her collar.
"Unicorns aren't exactly popular here. Ever heard of a king named Sombra?"

Blitz
"That sounds uncommonly like a threat, your majesty-"
The general was interrupted by the sound of the book falling to the floor. He and Luna both turned in the direction of the noise, leaving Blitz a route across the room.

A fairly clear and direct one, in fact. All she had to do was get down the wall without making a sound-
Other than the tiny clipping of feet on the wall, of course, but beneath the din of the book falling, who was going to notice that?-
And towards the door. It was closed, but not locked; General Cutter had said ponies didn't like to come here, hadn't he? He probably didn't expect any visitors while he and the princess were...negotiating.

The door opened with a click and Blitz escaped. Pretty lucky, all things considered. The way the other two ponies were standing, Princess Luna almost completely blocked Blitz from the general.

Lucky. Except that when Blitz closed the door behind her, Luna was looking at her. The princess of the night nodded, as the door shut.

Bonham
A roadie was supposed to be able to vanish off-stage, as if they were never even there. Bonham was quite good at it, to vanish so completely into the shadows. As bright as the Crystal Empire might have been, no one, it seemed, was very inclined to upkeep the candles in the chandeliers on this corridor.

That must have been what made it ideal of Luna's meeting. It also meant that Bonham saw Blitz before she saw him.

From behind the door, there was the muffled sound of the conversation beginning again:

So, Blitz was checking if no one in the room saw her, which I'd say makes it fair to assume the idea of her roadie hiding outside never occurred to her. Congratulations Bonham; you are, currently, invisible.

Lark
"Huh?"

Liberty's celadon eyes blinked, seemingly interrupted from examining the item in question.
"Oh! Right! Sorry. Um. Sorry." She wrapped the piece in an aura matching her eyes, and lifted it towards Lark.

As Lark took it, there was a brief jolt, like static, a pain that flashed opportunity a moment. Liberty seemed to feel it too, the unicorn wincing and raising a hoof to her horn.

"Ow," she muttered, rubbing out. "Sorry. I'm not used to using telekinesis yet. Or magical dampners. Ow. Um... Sorry. For taking up your time, um... I look forward to seeing you all lperform later! You were really cool!"
She flashed a broad, nervous grin, before turning back to the crowd lining the heart, mumbling under her breath and rubbing her horn with irritation.

Silver

Finding the castle isn't difficult; it towers over the rest of the city. As Silver walks through the streets, he can see vendors setting up stalls, buskers on street corners, and more than a few business ponies getting ready for the coming celebrations.

As he approaches the palace, he can see what's left of Blitz crew dismantling the machine. The public entrance- or at least, the ones the ponies would use if they brought petitions to their Majesty's- are closed, the door closed firm with ponies mounting the steps.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  GreyVestibule on Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:44 pm

Oasis' ears folded back for a moment at the guard's harsh words. Even if Whisper had been a bit chatty for her liking, the threat of being punished by royal authority was... intimidating.

Oasis then eyed the bell for a moment as Jingle's magic highlighted it. It was magic? Interesting. Though she figured it made sense if it was truly an heirloom from Jingle's father. The guard's flinching did not go unnoticed either. Oasis looked back uncertainly at jingle as she explained what the guards were looking for – and what was perhaps a hint as to why they were “randomly” chosen. Her mouth drew back in an uncomfortable frown, both at the attitude from Jingle's mirth of taunting the guards as well as the news about what her unicorn nature might spell for her visit here.

“I – I am familiar with the stories of King Sombra, yes. But I didn't think, ah...” Oasis managed to hesitantly say before she looked back to the guards, bowing deeply, “Please, forgive my ignorance, I do have magical things to admit.”

Even if the policy felt unfair to Oasis, she recognized there was nothing to be gained from antagonizing the guards. She was a stranger in a strange land, after all. Remembering the guard's adverse reaction to the magic Jingle displayed, Oasis instead opted to remove her enchanted gear by hoof.

“There's these...”

Oasis started by removing some from metal bands from around her legs and placing them in front of her self. A closer look would reveal magical markings faintly indented on the surface.

“And this...” She then reached up to her neck, undoing her slightly dirtied white cloak she wore, gracefully and respectfully placing it on the ground as neatly as she could. This also showed her dancing outfit that she was wearing underneath. It seemed rather eye-catching, one might call it flamboyant, with it's bright blue, silken fabric.

“And this.”

Oasis undid the sash that was tied about her midsection, holding it out. If one were to move their eyes past the flashy metal and beads, they could see the magic sigils stitched into the fabric.

“That should be everything,” Oasis said at last with a nod.

And it should be. To her knowledge, there was nothing else magical she was carrying. Everything else, her bits, her ticket stub, the travel brochure, were mundane.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Copper Rose on Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:47 pm

You've done it again, haven't you? Blast thinks to himself, You've gone and gotten lost in an unfamiliar place, with nobody around! How ar- Blast jumps with a squeak as suddenly one of the doors opens near him, a filly of about his age crawling out - and at the top of the door, too. After a moment he takes a breath and turns to the filly. "Er- Hello, I'm lost. Do you know where we are?"
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  A1C Bronymous on Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:24 pm

Door Kicker cocked his eyebrow, watching as the magical items were revealed. However, he remained defensive towards the guards. "Ok, so is that it?" He asks them impatiently.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Crystalite on Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:58 am

Blitz snuck a look back as she slipped out the door, and was suddenly glad she did - Princess Luna was looking right at her! And... Winking!? A surge of adrenaline shot through her as Blitz closed the door behind her, putting her back to it as she slid to the floor, panting lightly as she considered the implications.

Something tickled her ear. It sounded like... words? A question? She looked up to see who they belonged to. A pegasus colt, about her age. Well, that was new. Asking where they were?

Blitz shook her head "No" once she had fully registered. "Nope. Don't go in there, though," she said quietly, nodding to the door behind her.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Copper Rose on Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:51 pm

Blast quirked an eyebrow. "What's in there?"
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