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Post  Paper Shadow on Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:03 pm

"Fine, dragon then. I suppose if we die I'd be infinitely happier being eaten by a dragon than anything else..."

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Post  Senshuken on Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:36 pm

Broken sighed a little. "Dragon it is then..." before following along with the rest of the group. After all, he was the guy who was most likely going to be doing the fast talking in the near future.
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Post  A1C Bronymous on Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:19 pm

The twins trot along with the group, happy that they finally made a decision.
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Post  AleneShazam on Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:30 pm

The group make their way downhill, heading towards the Great Outdoors. The areas in between zones are actually fairly sparsely populated, with only a few easily avoided keepers going about their business, not really keeping an eye out for quite frankly unlikely intruders.

Passing cages of exotic but not overly unusual looking birds, lizards and other low-profile animals, the group exits the boring zoology section and heads northwards to the Great Outdoors. The volcanic biome surrounds a tall, imposing volcano, issuing thick black smoke and constantly dripping with fresh flows of magma. It's surrounded by a wall of jagged black stone spikes, separating the biome from the rest of the Zoo. Weird fiery creatures can be seen within, salamanders and efreets and phoenixes among other things, bathing in fire or lounging about on super-heated rocks. The gates of the biome is guarded, an imposing stone-skinned centaur-like golem with intricate lines carved into its body standing before the gates, gauntleted arms crossed intimidatingly.

Before the group can get in, they must contend with either getting over the jagged wall, or getting past the guardian golem.




For a while, all Recon can sense is darkness. Then, light emerges - a point of light that quickly enlarges into a strangely familiar sight. It's a veranda, overlooking the grand cavern of what was once Imaga's hive. All the details are the same - the same bio-luminescent growths, the same grand spires, the same sweeping bridges spanning massive fissures in the earth. There's a carved stone table with a set of chairs on the veranda. Sitting in one of the chairs is Princess Celestia, calmly sipping at some tea from a tea-cup, with a tea pot and another cup set out on the table.

Recon looks down, and rather than her metallic changeling body, she's in her old, former glory.
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Post  jaguargamma on Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:16 pm

Queen Imata glances about in confusion.

She's...home? And she's her old self?

She takea moment to admire her old body...and then her changeling wings sag.

"No," the changeling queen deadpans. "The place isn't crawling with changelings, and the pony Princess is sitting here unharmed with boiled herb-water. Of course I'm not that lucky."

She trudges to the table and sits opposite said Princess.

"I thought I was acquainted with all of the little insanities that came with my current predicament. Are you the one that I missed, or are you new?"

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Post  Espresso on Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:41 pm

As the party comes up to the magma biome, Iota stares at the golem for a while. Its interior glows briefly as it scans the surroundings. "...Door... only opened by golem." Iota rasps, stepping forward. "...Conclusion: capture golem."

Iota suddenly dashes forward, rushing up to the golem and placing a clawed gauntlet on the golem's armor. Focusing on the magical energy undoubtedly animating the golem, Iota reaches in and grasps hold of the main magical vein that controls the golem's allegiances. Iota has done this with demonic constructs before - a pony construct should be no challenge at all.

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Post  AleneShazam on Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:00 pm

The golem moves to swipe at Iota, it's massive gauntlets about to swat Iota into the air - when it suddenly stops, frozen in place.

Recognizing new Curator... A flat, emotionless voice emanates from the golem, and it stands to attention in front of Iota. Energy signature: Demon. Awaiting instruction, Demon Curator.




Celestia idly takes another sip from her tea, before setting the cup down and smiling genially at Imata.

"No, I am not the genuine article, unfortunately. That one is still trying to round up changelings around the city, while issuing orders to contend with the demonic incursions on all sides." Not-Celestia, despite acting exactly as Imata remembers Celestia acting, says.

Rather - She conforms a little too much to how Imata remembers Celestia.

"I'm the shreds of what remains of your loyalty brand. I suppose you could call me a conscience. Please - have a seat. It's your own mindscape, after all."
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Post  jaguargamma on Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:08 pm

Imata's eyes narrow.

"Slave brand," she spits back. "And I already have a conscience. You'll find her accommodations in the back. If you're going to stay here, you might as well move in with her; I'll ignore you both either way."

Imata swirls the tea in her cup, gives it a sniff, and then dumps it out onto the floor.

"Don't waste your time trying to convince me to turn away from being evil. I've seen where that road leads, and I'm not interested in being glittery and looking like rainbow vomit."


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Post  Espresso on Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:32 pm

"...Open gate?" Iota commands tentatively, gesturing at the large gate.
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Re: Token Evil IC

Post  AleneShazam on Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:24 pm

The golem nods and promptly moves to push open the great gates. A burst of heat hits the party as the volcanic atmosphere bleeds out, and immediately it feels blisteringly hot, though not unbearably so.

Once the door is open, the golem beckons for the party to advance. Task complete. Gate can only be opened a minute at a time. Please pass.

A sign at the base of the gate reads: "Beware of incineration, melting, spontaneous combustion. Caution is advised."




"Well, I'm a fair bit more persuasive than a simple idea of doing good. I am a magical enchantment, albeit the remnants of one."

Slave-Brand-Celestia says, smiling faintly. "I'm not trying to convince you to turn a new leaf - you can't teach an old dog new tricks, after all. But I'd like to confirm what you'll be using Discord's wish for. To reclaim your army and take over Canterlot... was it? Seems a little... stereotypical."
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Post  jaguargamma on Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:38 pm

Imata gives the image a strange look. It wasn't long ago that this apparition was the bane of Imata's existence, burning the inside of her skull any time she had so much as an ill though against Celestia. That combined with Imata's history with the real Celestia as Little Walker made the changeling queen unsure if she can trust anything about this image. For all she knew, she may be conversing with the real Princess through this slave-brand image of her.

"Reclaim the army, yes," she answers, choosing her words carefully. "But I won't be attempting to infiltrate and invade Canterlot again."
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Re: Token Evil IC

Post  Senshuken on Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:48 pm

Broken watched the whole situation with the golem pass without incident. Nodding his head in slight approval, he walked towards the now opened gate in order to get this whole process of finding the stupid eggs on the road.
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Post  A1C Bronymous on Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:16 am

The twins, who had been expecting a trial of some sort and definitely not to just be let in, take a moment to snap out of it and trot along behind, saying nothing.
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