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[6/10/2014 12:16:50 AM] Moxypony: ooh, what if, when the stasis chamber is opened, Cherry Bloom first sees Moxy and momentarily mistakes him for Moxi, thinking some of her old friends are still alive.
It'd be an early chance for them to see a crack in her facade
[6/10/2014 10:14:48 AM] Cherry Bloom: I like that. Gives a bit of significance to the moxi/moxy thing.
[6/10/2014 10:57:24 PM] Cherry Bloom: If the megaspells have an underlying framework that's physical ain nature and if they're supposed to be an expy for nuclear weapons, the way that nuclear weapons work is they use dynomite as an explosion to thrust the atomic payload together in order to cause the nuclear detonation.
[6/10/2014 10:57:49 PM] Moxypony: but the way Balefire works is necromantic fire
[6/10/2014 10:58:07 PM] Cherry Bloom: That means that the physical apparatus would still have to have physical parts to move in order for them to be able to be dormant
[6/10/2014 10:58:18 PM] Moxypony: …OH
[6/10/2014 10:58:21 PM] Moxypony: OH!
[6/10/2014 10:58:28 PM] Cherry Bloom: Especially since Zebra themselves do not have unicorn magic to trigger them
[6/10/2014 10:58:40 PM] Moxypony: okay, I see, you don't mean physically containing the explosion
[6/10/2014 10:59:33 PM] Cherry Bloom: just trying his damndest to keep the physical part from converting into the magical part of the process.
[6/10/2014 11:00:45 PM] Moxypony: that's definitely more reasonable than what I was imagining, but I suppose that would be indicative of a planted bomb rather than a dropped one, or missile
[6/10/2014 11:00:53 PM] Moxypony: do we want to go with a plant?
[6/10/2014 11:00:57 PM] Moxypony: heh heh heh
[6/10/2014 11:01:19 PM] Cherry Bloom: Planted at a place that would do the most damage to both the tree and the palace.
[6/10/2014 11:01:44 PM] Moxypony: that can work
[6/11/2014 6:01:59 PM] Moxypony: considering her illusion magic would be the only thing preventing the town from being discovered by Red Eye's army, it might be better to hold off on them finding Cherry Bloom until after the events surrounding the Cathedral go down
[6/11/2014 6:09:43 PM] Cherry Bloom: Makes perfect sense. also for that reason it might be best to wait to start out until after that point in the mane story. so that they don't run into any one. and if there's enough commotion from the event that might be something that draws the group out initially.
[6/11/2014 6:10:26 PM] Moxypony: my plan was for them to start their journey before then, they're caught outside during the conflict, and return to find Luneria after
[6/11/2014 6:23:04 PM] Moxypony: I imagine they left after Littlepip, so they spent less time in the wasteland prior to the whole war thing
[6/11/2014 6:23:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: is the eff/cathedral part mentioned?
[6/11/2014 6:24:21 PM] Cherry Bloom: if you can find that you have a narrowed field to look through fin reference to timing of events.
[6/11/2014 6:25:49 PM] Moxypony: I think the Cathedral is destroyed in Chapter 43
[6/11/2014 6:27:28 PM] Moxypony: okay, this is gonna get complicated unless we want them involved in the fight with the Enclave...
[7/11/2014 8:14:52 AM] Cherry Bloom: What's the numerical designation for the Luneria vault?
[7/11/2014 8:26:56 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: A very good question
[7/11/2014 8:28:02 AM] Cherry Bloom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_wordplay So I'm thinking we could give special meaning through this.
[7/11/2014 8:36:38 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: 37564
[7/11/2014 8:37:34 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: 39 can be read as "san-kyu" (thank you); or "mi-ku"
[7/11/2014 8:39:25 AM] Cherry Bloom: http://rut.org/cgi-bin/j-e/FG=r/inline/dokanji?index=t&ivalue=386e%7C3b7d&
Go- Ji - 510 "Protection"
[7/11/2014 8:41:54 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: ooh
[7/11/2014 8:42:01 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: 510 would be perfect,
[7/11/2014 8:42:51 AM] Cherry Bloom: Goji is also Wolfberry's Japanese name
[7/11/2014 4:23:40 PM] Moxypony:
|[Friday, July 11, 2014 8:40 AM] Cherry Bloom:
<<< Go- Ji - 510 "Protection"
|[Friday, July 11, 2014 8:43 AM] Lorelei Hoshi:
<<< 510 would be perfect,Except that the last Stable built was Stable 101
[7/11/2014 4:25:11 PM] Moxypony: also, Moxy's back from work and finally gets to sleep in for once
[7/11/2014 4:26:11 PM] Cherry Bloom: The last known one. Since luneria itself isn't listed anywhere in FO:E...
[7/11/2014 4:26:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry Bloom hugs Moxy!
[7/11/2014 4:26:39 PM] Moxypony: it's stated that it's the last finished Stable, as I recall
[7/11/2014 4:26:55 PM | Edited 4:28:26 PM] Moxypony: which would make any higher numbers incomplete even if they do exist, wouldn't it?
[7/11/2014 4:28:27 PM] Cherry Bloom: How complete is ours and again, we already have things that deviate from both the shows and FO:E's canon. we could have one of the Stable tec ponies get a special numbered stable for her unlisted location.
[7/11/2014 4:30:28 PM] Moxypony: eh... I don't know, it doesn't really seem necessary to me
I can appreciate the whole Japanese number wordplay thing, but there are still plenty of Stables within the first hundred which haven't been used yet, even if we count the side story Stables
[7/11/2014 4:31:02 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'd rather ignore the side story ones .. since the side story ones also both ignore the side story and the main story as well
[7/11/2014 4:31:03 PM] Moxypony: if everypony wants to go with a higher number, I'll concede to popular demand, but the idea doesn't really speak to me
[7/11/2014 4:31:30 PM] Moxypony: yeah, I'm just saying that even the side stories haven't used all the numbers available yet
[7/11/2014 4:32:32 PM] Cherry Bloom: Some have used 2, and a huge number have used above 101
[7/11/2014 4:33:44 PM] Moxypony: I know the side stories have gone above 101, but I tend to feel they're overstepping their bounds by doing so..
[7/11/2014 4:34:14 PM] Moxypony: and who's used 2??
[7/11/2014 4:34:34 PM] Cherry Bloom: And we are already going beyond because our FO:E universe is a branch from an already branched universe that again has elements in tit that aren't canon to the show, eg. Luneria at all.
[7/11/2014 4:34:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: I mean
[7/11/2014 4:35:01 PM] Cherry Bloom: There's two different side stories that both use 12
[7/11/2014 4:35:13 PM] Moxypony: I've already got a plan for explaining Luneria away in the Fo:E canon
[7/11/2014 4:35:48 PM] Moxypony: information of the town was clamped down during the war to prevent the Zebras disrupting the supply lines for medicine from Luneria
[7/11/2014 4:36:22 PM] Cherry Bloom: And then you'd still have problems with other aspects such as Cherry Bloom at all who in the luneria timeline is a crusader with Apple bloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle at all
[7/11/2014 4:36:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: And again, we can still have it be one that wasn't listed, since its supposed to be hidden at all, and could still be a non-sequential stable.
[7/11/2014 4:36:53 PM] Moxypony: all of that is simple enough to work around without violating Fo:E canon
[7/11/2014 4:37:19 PM] Cherry Bloom: This also adds a layer of protection even if they were to discover other aspects about an additional one they'd be looking for information about a 102
[7/11/2014 4:37:40 PM] Cherry Bloom: Okay, why was stable tec only three when there were five crusaders?
[7/11/2014 4:38:02 PM] Moxypony: Babs and Cherry Bloom are involved, not CEOs
[7/11/2014 4:38:17 PM] Moxypony: upper management or something
[7/11/2014 4:38:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: And why wouldn't Cherry be who was there as a founding member of the CMC?
[7/11/2014 4:39:11 PM] Moxypony: well, she's a foal, so that'd be an apt enough explanation as to why she was less involved
[7/11/2014 4:39:56 PM] Cherry Bloom: She looks like a foal, she's the same age as the CMC.
[7/11/2014 4:40:47 PM] Moxypony: looks and acts, for the most part
[7/11/2014 4:41:08 PM] Moxypony: which would likely cause her to grow apart, at least partially, from any friends who are growing up without her
[7/11/2014 4:45:09 PM] Moxypony: like I said, I'm willing to adjust, I'm just putting forward my opinion
[7/11/2014 4:46:45 PM | Edited 4:46:53 PM] Cherry Bloom: I figured if we were already diverting from canon from the show that other allowances wouldn't be that much. Because again there was already stable 101 in the ever free and there was no mention of a second one being in the ever free itself. So to put one in luneria means that it'd have to be unlisted or a diveration from canon. and if its unlisted we can put whatever number on it we want, especially if one of the higher up childhood friends of the CEOs wanted a specific number.
[7/11/2014 11:40:44 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: As for Stable number, I am okay with whatever though going a number totally off he spectrum does pretty much nullify the chance of doubling up in another fic
[7/12/2014 12:31:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: So one issue I noticed is that Luneria and the School at Little Horn serve sort of the same purpose. and also that Luneria has a Luna Academy in it. So that is it a bit of a break in canon from FO:E.
[7/12/2014 12:33:06 PM | Edited 12:33:08 PM] Moxypony: yeah, it'd probably be best if we simply avoided mentioning the school in Legacies, out of sight, out of mind, right?
[7/12/2014 12:33:31 PM] Moxypony: or even have it reformatted into the MoP hub I was suggesting before
[7/12/2014 12:54:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: Like Blue got fried in the living armor process and his soul was split into two, being partially in his sword and the other in the suit. the part in the sword being seemingly dormant outside of a few odd qualities about the sword. tmost of it is in the suit which animates it and gives it some of his abilities, but his "humanity"/"moral center" what have you is in the sword. and at some point the soul is reunited in the sword when the sword gets run through the seemingly mindless suit.
[7/12/2014 12:55:20 PM] Cherry Bloom: When reunited the sword becomes one of those magic items with a personality and the ability to change the element the sword is enchanted with.
[7/12/2014 12:56:20 PM] Cherry Bloom: But there's no ability to be vocal in either the suit or the sword so its a scene where the mane characters of legacies will have to figure out what happened. possibly through more audio logs or memory orbs or something.
[7/12/2014 12:38:30 PM] Cherry Bloom: Okay, so Luneria is supposed to have had information clamped down on it so that information isn't leaked and supplies aren't cut off that would be needed for the long sleep.
[7/12/2014 12:38:54 PM] Cherry Bloom: However would it be listed in a possibly publicly accessible database or one that might be accessed by spies?
[7/12/2014 12:39:19 PM] Moxypony: hard to say...
[7/12/2014 12:40:10 PM] Moxypony: I'd imagine that it'd be some cooperation between the MoP and maybe the MoM, so the degree to which the secret was kept could vary
[7/12/2014 12:40:32 PM] Cherry Bloom: http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Secret_Vault Or would it be possible for there to be a non-sequentially numbered Stable that's not listed in order to maintain its secrecy?
[7/12/2014 12:42:30 PM] Moxypony: so... are you thinking of having our Stable be the one monitoring all the other stables?
[7/12/2014 12:42:49 PM] Moxypony: ...all feeding back into the central computer...
[7/12/2014 12:42:54 PM] Moxypony: O_o
[7/12/2014 12:43:09 PM] Moxypony: XD
[7/12/2014 12:43:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: Could be that that might be why Cherry is not paying 100% attention to the Luneria stable.
[7/12/2014 12:43:45 PM] Cherry Bloom: But more over the point is that there is a secret vault in Fallout so we could have a secret one in Luneria
[7/12/2014 12:44:24 PM] Moxypony: yeah.. but the Secret Vault wasn't opened to civilians, was it?
[7/12/2014 12:44:30 PM] Moxypony: well, it's a possibility in any case
[7/12/2014 12:46:19 PM] Cherry Bloom: It's not discovered visibly when moving about the EFF because of Cherry Bloom's magic, its not listed in the list of stables Little Pip gets to keep it out of Zebra Hooves. Its maintained by an alicorn that's not from Equestria so the Zebra wouldn't know about Cherry Bloom.
[7/12/2014 12:47:35 PM] Cherry Bloom: It's not numbered sequentially so that if anyone finds a discrepancy in any reports or logs(The amount of supplies, power redirection etc) they wouldn't be able to look for the number since its out of sequence.
[7/12/2014 12:48:03 PM] Moxypony: Moxypony nods, "a fair point"
[7/12/2014 12:48:06 PM] Cherry Bloom: There's also the thought that 101 was the last to be finished chronologically, so any vault numbered above that was finished prior to 101 being finished.
[7/12/2014 12:48:11 PM] Moxypony: okay, I think I can agree with your reasoning
[7/12/2014 12:58:15 PM] Moxypony: hmm... this whole Secret Vault thing actually gives me some new ideas...
[7/12/2014 12:58:45 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah?
[7/12/2014 1:00:45 PM] Moxypony: maybe there were a large number Stable-Tec researchers/higher ups living or working in Luneria and the facility was intended for them, hiding a research facility under the Stable that the locals don't even know about.
Mayhaps an altercation between them and the natives somewhere in the past might help in explaining Luneria's militaristic defense policies.
[7/12/2014 1:05:20 PM] Moxypony: throwing ideas at the wall at this point, I'm still unsure on how we're going to want to handle the details
[7/12/2014 1:08:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: It's perfect if you wanted to include some reference to the real world Japanese tech savvy into the mlp world since we have the Neihghponese thing going.
[7/12/2014 1:10:04 PM] Cherry Bloom: Plus it could help explain why the MLP world goes from tudor with a few oddities like video games to actual robots and pipbucks. it might be mostly spell based but there's still the physical unit to condut the magic matricies as specific spells. the interactive feedback trather than simple triggers.
[7/12/2014 1:12:33 PM] Cherry Bloom: Plus this guy:
[7/12/2014 2:13:27 PM] Moxypony: it's got SS (Secret Stable) written on the door, they always just thought it was Stable 55
[7/12/2014 2:13:31 PM] Moxypony: :D
[7/12/2014 2:52:25 PM] Cherry Bloom: 55 In a hidden valley near the mountains which border the Griffin Kingdom Thrice the size of a normal stable, Stable 55 features tries to create a peaceful society by inhibiting its (primaly earth pony) inhabitants sense of desire. Fallen Angels
[7/12/2014 2:53:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: Why would they label it so obviously? Also it might be best to avoid SS that looks similar to 55
[7/12/2014 2:56:28 PM] Moxypony: the residents of Luneria are obviously going to be aware of the town, they're already a contained security risk, the labeling could be to ward off suspicion of the locals
[7/12/2014 2:57:28 PM] Moxypony: I dunno, it was just a funny idea
[7/12/2014 2:57:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: I still like 510 Secret Luneria Outpost
[7/12/2014 2:58:20 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well it might have worked better if the Nazi's didn't have the stylized SS thing and then the fact that it was used in another side story.
[7/12/2014 2:58:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: Though whichever we yuse avoiding 4 and 9 since those are bad numbers in Japanese.
[7/12/2014 2:58:53 PM] Moxypony: well my thinking was that they'd find out about another Stable 55 and realize theirs wasn't an ordinary Stable
[7/12/2014 2:59:48 PM] Cherry Bloom: Are they going to go to the griffin kingdom?
[7/12/2014 3:00:02 PM] Moxypony: Moxypony waves a dismissive hoof, "unlikely"
[7/12/2014 3:00:23 PM] Moxypony: more likely they'd find information about it in a Stable-Tec building
[7/12/2014 3:01:15 PM] Cherry Bloom: So it could still be any number since information about it is not in the Stable-tec HQ, to prevent it from being discovered through spying or whatever.
[7/12/2014 3:02:41 PM | Edited 3:02:51 PM] Moxypony: but you're assuming roughly 400 secret Stables, given how the community spreads, I wouldn't be surprised if it came to that, but still
[7/12/2014 3:03:01 PM] Cherry Bloom: Why would I assume more than one secret stable?
[7/12/2014 3:03:17 PM] Moxypony: by choosing the number 510
[7/12/2014 3:04:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: By having a sequence that leads up to 510 it is not a non-sequential numbering.
[7/12/2014 3:08:29 PM] Cherry Bloom: it obfuscates it by preventing it from being predicted by a usual pattern. part of the point if anyone looked for diversions of power or supplies being higher than expected, rather than looking for a next in sequence number e.g. 102 they wouldn't be able to deduce a pattern in the placement of stables as it's not sequential, it breaks pattern, it wouldn't show up in a predicted pattern.
[7/16/2014 1:44:18 AM] Cherry Bloom: Well, since you're so set on having a sequential number what if we ignore whatever side story uses 52 and use 52 since that can also be goji?
[7/16/2014 9:27:05 PM] Cherry Bloom:I had a suggestion about the Stable vault number.. but I have some... Reservations about the suggestion.
[7/16/2014 9:27:15 PM] Cherry Bloom: So, another number that reads as Ji is 2, so if we disregard "Just Like Clockwork" we could use 52 Or if we go off of another Suggestion we don't disregard Just like Clockwork and ours is actually SƧ rather than 52.
[7/16/2014 9:27:54 PM] Cherry Bloom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C6%A7
[7/16/2014 9:28:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: That way we don't have to be in excess of 101.
[7/16/2014 9:30:41 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Either or works well with me, I am unsure how big Just like Clockwork is with FOE
[7/16/2014 9:31:22 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: So long as we dont go over FOE, Pink Eyes and Project Horizons which seem to be the core fics
[7/16/2014 9:33:09 PM] Cherry Bloom: Also there are parts of Heroes that I like.
[7/16/2014 9:33:31 PM] Moxypony: I'm not worried about running into other side stories, but I'm still curious as to what Catch thinks
[7/16/2014 9:47:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: So what do you think of the idea?
[7/16/2014 9:48:13 PM] Moxypony: It's good with me, if you and everypony like it I'm down
[7/16/2014 10:46:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: So, here's a thought. if we were to do something special with Wolfberry, we wouldn't be the first to make our own new type of ghoul. There's quite a few other side stories that have their own new type of ghoul. So for Wolfberry, what if he was like a reverse glowing one? Due to 200 years of focusing on preventing and magic amber from one of Gaia's world trees, Wolfberry rather than giving off radiation was rather good at absorbing radiation?
[7/16/2014 10:46:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: Also an idea of incorporating into the story a Neighpon ghoul which is more akin to the clickers from The Last of Us, where by there are fungal parasites that have taken over the Ghoul ponies
[7/16/2014 10:48:27 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: For the absorbing is it a conscious effort or a constant thing?
[7/16/2014 10:48:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: First one then the other.
[7/16/2014 10:48:51 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: and would he also give it off, like Derpy after the Rad boom?
[7/16/2014 10:50:33 PM] Cherry Bloom: He wouldn't bleed it off, he'd just bulk up and get bigger. It'd give Catch something fun to play with if we have an encounter with a creature akin to a super-behemoth that isn't an alicorn.
[7/16/2014 10:50:43 PM] Cherry Bloom: Since Neighpon has all new horrors to play with. We can toy with some of the Japanese yokai...
[7/16/2014 10:50:53 PM] Cherry Bloom: or heck, we can even have a non-canon sub-story one off with Kaiju.
[7/16/2014 10:51:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well not so much bleed off as use up, as his body metabolized it his muscle mass would shrink back down.
[7/16/2014 10:52:32 PM | Edited 10:52:49 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I do rather like that concept, I just recommend weighing positives with negatives as we go. His being able to be a portable radiation remover may attract attention from others to use him as such, Red Eye being one I thought of right away, forcing him to keep a rather low profile?
[7/16/2014 10:53:27 PM] Cherry Bloom: Wolfberry would never encounter Red-Eye. They probably never would have even met given the time table moxy is talking about.
[7/16/2014 10:53:44 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Well bad example I guess,
[7/16/2014 10:54:18 PM] Cherry Bloom: If there was a Neighponese Red-Eye it'd give a villain for Moxy and Catch to play with.
[7/16/2014 10:54:49 PM] Cherry Bloom: Thing is I'm not certain. since he's going to be there until our characters discover him in the amber.
[7/16/2014 10:55:17 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Captain Nippon
[7/16/2014 10:55:18 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: >.>
[7/16/2014 10:55:44 PM] Cherry Bloom: so he'd be rather unknown... unless there's an antagonist scientist that's theorized about him and there's a crew trying to get him (and the remnants of the megaspell) out of the amber for some reason.
[7/16/2014 10:58:20 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: A megaspell is pretty much some of the most power you can get in the Wasteland, would be granted someone would be after it. In a game of biggest guns its pretty much an ace. Basics
◆ Name: Toxic Heart
◆ Age: 8
♦ Birth date: 2273
◆ Sex: Filly
◆ Species: Pony
♦ Race: Bat Pony
◆ Cutie Mark: Purple bubbling heart
♦ Naturally talented with toxin brewing (Love is poison)
◆ Description: More of a listener than a speaker, this is not to be mistaken with shyness she simply finds little use in pointless talking. Often seeming dettached she is a difficult pony to read, some may mistake this for simple stupidity, Often speaks with an intelligence beyond her years, offering insight or wise words unexpected of one her age, this unfortunately can be shown in quick retorts to others. Fluent in sarcasm.
[7/16/2014 11:07:35 PM] Moxypony: Equiyoto Ghoul - Following the Balefire Holocaust in the Neighponese wasteland, a fungus within the Neighponese World Tree 'Sekaiju,' mutated to feed off of Balefire Radiation. It spent years growing within the tree, soaking up Balefire Radiation from the amber of the dead world tree.
Eventually, the fungus managed to release spores into the outside world, but the harsh wastes could not support their life. The spores could only survive by attatching themselves to the living creatures of the wasteland.
From this unholy union the Equiyoto Ghoul is born. The spore overtakes the pony's entire body over a period of time, bombarding their cells with radiation from the inside, those ponies who ghoulify become overtaken by the spore's need to seek out sources of radiation, and those who do not ghoulify are left in a puddle of pony in the Neighponese Wasteland.
[7/17/2014 10:33:03 PM] Cherry Bloom: So there's a question for you. How do you think Watcher will factor in?
[7/17/2014 10:34:12 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: ..hm
[7/17/2014 10:34:27 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Well he will be drawn to them since a group travelling through the wastelands
[7/17/2014 10:34:35 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: But Cherry is kinda the key factor there
[7/17/2014 10:34:39 PM | Edited 10:34:41 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Since he will know her
[7/17/2014 10:34:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah.
[7/17/2014 10:36:23 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Does Cherry retain all her memories from before the Stable or are they fragmented?
[7/17/2014 10:36:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: Hmm... Would need to ask Moxy and Catcher what would be better storywise.
[7/17/2014 10:38:25 PM] Cherry Bloom: Gamewise fragmented, that way she'd have the same skills level wise as a level 1.
[7/17/2014 10:43:45 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Yeah,
[7/17/2014 10:44:02 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I know catch and moxy wanted to have the element of finding out who their ancestors were in the story
[7/17/2014 10:44:16 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Which is kinda nullified if Cherry can just tell them right off XD
[7/17/2014 11:01:33 PM] Willow Wisp: Well, I guess that is all dependant upon whether or not CB can keep a secret
[7/17/2014 11:02:08 PM] Willow Wisp: Maybe it could be that she does remember, but holds that information when the others voice their desires to learn who their ancestors were
[7/17/2014 11:04:11 PM] Cherry Bloom: "A question of motivation" Out of story in the meta, its because Moxy and Catcher want them to discover it. In story out of meta what reason would she have for keeping that secret from them?
[7/17/2014 11:10:09 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Without reason it kinda seems cruel to withhold it
[7/17/2014 11:10:23 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: You want to know your ancestors story? Well good luck with the wastelands
[7/17/2014 11:10:23 PM] Willow Wisp: True
[7/17/2014 11:10:53 PM] Willow Wisp: It could be for personal reasons,though how that works out is not for me to say
[7/17/2014 11:20:22 PM] Cherry Bloom: And you can't exactly point to Cherry being in a lifesigns minimalization state so "she doesn't know" since there are some that are the spitting image of their ancestor *coughMoxycough*.
[7/17/2014 11:31:09 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Yeah haha XD
[7/18/2014 1:26:52 PM] Moxypony: maybe eventually, even when Watcher managed to find them he probably wouldn't believe his eyes when he saw Cherry Bloom, probably watch for a longer time before attempting to make contact assuming that it could be some coincidence or some sort of monster taking her shape
[7/18/2014 1:27:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: Chaaangelingggssss.
[7/18/2014 1:28:18 PM] Moxypony: a perfect example
[7/18/2014 1:30:33 PM] Cherry Bloom: So in this story, its Watcher's turn to make assumptions of identity.
[7/18/2014 1:31:49 PM] Moxypony: yeah
[7/18/2014 1:32:39 PM] Moxypony: also, I was thinking of including a moment near the start of their trip in which a Sprite Bot stops to watch the Legacies for a little while during/after a fight, but simply starts back up and leaves without saying anything
[7/18/2014 1:33:09 PM | Edited 1:33:16 PM] Moxypony: basically having Watcher dismiss them as potential element bearers
[7/18/2014 1:33:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: Also wanted to look over the timeline you have laid out you wanted the world tree to go off at the same time as the "GECK"?</p>
[7/18/2014 1:34:20 PM] Moxypony: that's what Catch was thinking
[7/18/2014 1:34:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah.. that's not going to happen if we have them leave after the cathedral thing.
[7/18/2014 1:35:02 PM] Moxypony: ?
[7/18/2014 1:36:03 PM] Cherry Bloom: Think about the timing. It's actually not that long after the cathedral thing that FO:E wraps up. At least not compared to traveling to Neighpon, dealing with things there and getting back.
[7/18/2014 1:36:36 PM] Moxypony: it's about two weeks, but they'd leave before the Cathedral
[7/18/2014 1:38:07 PM] Cherry Bloom: It happens during the Fillydelphia arc, doesn't it?
[7/18/2014 1:38:46 PM] Moxypony: we don't really have much of a set time for when it begins, just that they don't come back to Luneria until after the Cathedral
[7/18/2014 1:42:53 PM] Cherry Bloom: Basically what you have is them going out and finding information about Cherry Bloom. "The Goddess that sleeps free under the moon" And coming back After the cathedral event. then the group using Cherry Bloom's Knowledge of the neighponese world tree to travel to Neighpon, right?
[7/18/2014 1:44:09 PM] Moxypony: yeah, therein lies our problem
[7/18/2014 2:36:16 PM] Moxypony: how long are we assuming it would take them to get to Neighpon?
[7/18/2014 2:39:00 PM] Cherry Bloom: According to that timeline the fillydelphia arc is 10 days. Do you really think you can get there, deal with what's going on there, find the Seed and get back within 10 days?
And we were having Cherry Bloom leave after the Catchedral event so Luneria would stay safe from Red Eye since Cherry is what's Keeping Red Eye away.
[7/18/2014 2:40:17 PM] Moxypony: yes, but like I said, we don't have to stay within the timeline of the book, they could leave before Littlepip does
[7/18/2014 2:43:23 PM] Cherry Bloom: Before little pip leaves vault 101 or before Little pip leaves the cathedral?
[7/18/2014 2:43:31 PM] Cherry Bloom: er
[7/18/2014 2:43:34 PM] Moxypony: Stable 2
[7/18/2014 2:43:39 PM] Cherry Bloom: yeah, stable 2
[7/18/2014 2:43:43 PM] Moxypony: haha
[7/18/2014 2:04:49 PM] Moxypony: yeah, Cherry probably wouldn't know what most of the ponies were up to specifically during the war,
plus they don't find her unitl a while after they've already been on the road
[7/18/2014 2:05:11 PM] Moxypony: and I would imagine her time in the war and with Stable Tec would probably leave her a little less trusting
[7/18/2014 2:06:06 PM] Cherry Bloom: Trusting of who?
[7/18/2014 2:06:12 PM] Moxypony: everypony
[7/18/2014 2:06:25 PM] Moxypony: the CMC, the mane 6, Luna
[7/18/2014 2:06:48 PM] Moxypony: everypony was completely different by their end, the war changed ponies, even if ponies couldn't change the war
[7/18/2014 2:09:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well she'd probably still trust the CMC. Especially if that's who she spent the most time with during the war. She might not completely agree with all of the decisions but she'd probably still trust them... and by extention 3 of the mane six. Since Scootaloo still had absolute faith in Rainbow Dash and Applejack and Rarity were the other Crusader's sisters.
[7/18/2014 2:10:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: She might not trust Pinkie as much near the end, could be another reason for the whole secrecy thing. But without trusting the Crusaders you have the whole issue of a stable in Luneria has a Crusader Maneframe in it.
[7/18/2014 2:11:55 PM] Moxypony: when I say 'everypony' I mean 'ponies in general'
[7/18/2014 2:12:06 PM] Moxypony: the Legacies are basically strangers to her
[7/18/2014 2:12:15 PM] Moxypony: even if they're descended from her friends
[7/18/2014 2:13:59 PM] Cherry Bloom: So a question would be did she still trust her friends, Like Moxi? Since she's still basically giving up a huge chunk of time to protect Moxi and the others who got into the stable?
[7/18/2014 2:14:29 PM] Moxypony: yeah, but they're all dead and she's alone
[7/18/2014 2:14:51 PM] Moxypony: maybe she's worried how the Legacies would react to some of the things she knows, maybe she's afraid of being alone again
[7/18/2014 2:15:21 PM] Cherry Bloom: So would she give them some rose colored history?
[7/18/2014 2:15:33 PM] Cherry Bloom: Fitting seeing particular things about Cherry...
[7/18/2014 2:16:37 PM] Moxypony: yeah, maybe she'd be able to tell them about before the war, but when the war started either eveypony went too wide for her to really know, or Cherry Bloom knows what they did and wants to cover it up
[7/18/2014 2:17:05 PM] Cherry Bloom: Losing track of them could work.
[7/18/2014 2:17:35 PM] Cherry Bloom: In order for her to be afraid of becoming alone again, she'd need to be aware of her time in stasis. to be aware of being alone.
[7/18/2014 2:17:49 PM] Moxypony: not necessarily
[7/18/2014 2:18:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: It's mostly the again part.
[7/18/2014 2:18:37 PM] Moxypony: she wakes up in the wasteland and everypony she ever knew is gone, that's immediate loneliness
[7/18/2014 2:18:38 PM] Cherry Bloom: How could you be afraid of returning to a state you were unaware of? I could understand afraid of being alone.
[7/18/2014 2:19:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: Rose colored tunnel vision nostalgia goggles.
[7/18/2014 2:20:28 PM] Cherry Bloom: Rose colored because she's the element of Joy, tunnel vision because she was unaware of what went on during the war, or at least the specifics, nostalgia goggles because the stories she tells was still back from when she was chronologically a foal.
[7/18/2014 2:20:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: ooooh... no wait you're right.
[7/18/2014 2:21:00 PM] Cherry Bloom: that was a core part of who and what she was.
[7/18/2014 2:21:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: She has a deep seeded fear of being all alone.
[7/18/2014 2:21:37 PM] Cherry Bloom: That's actually one of the contributing factors behind whay she's so loving and cuddly.
[7/18/2014 2:21:58 PM] Cherry Bloom: She hates to be alone and she doesn't handle rejection well.
[7/18/2014 2:23:39 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: ;;-;;
[7/18/2014 2:23:45 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Lorelei cuddles the Cherry forever
[7/18/2014 2:24:35 PM] Moxypony: and the Legaces would know she was Stable Tec by the time they found her, making at least some of them wary of trusting her
[7/18/2014 2:26:54 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry Bloom snuggles Lore!
[7/18/2014 2:44:04 PM] Cherry Bloom: So a good chunk of the story won't involve Cherry bloom?
[7/18/2014 2:45:28 PM] Moxypony: yeah, like I said, she's gonna have to come in later in the story
[7/18/2014 2:45:53 PM] Moxypony: it's a necessity, given Luneria's perilous location
[7/18/2014 2:46:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: That's kind of sad. I was hoping she'd get to venture out with the group for some locations involving the remains of some of her freinds that didn't get laid to rest.
[7/18/2014 2:47:33 PM] Moxypony: well... there's one way to do that and still keep within an arc that won't make their quest completely moot
[7/18/2014 2:47:39 PM] Moxypony: fail Luneria
[7/18/2014 2:48:02 PM] Moxypony: come back and find the town destroyed, could push them into the 'Good Fight'
[7/18/2014 2:48:27 PM] Moxypony: that'd be pretty Fallout Equestria
[7/18/2014 2:48:28 PM] Moxypony: XD
[7/18/2014 2:49:09 PM] Cherry Bloom: Fallout Equestria isn't that bad. I mean there are town that are established that don't get completely destroyed.
[7/18/2014 2:49:46 PM] Cherry Bloom: So... revisiting the robot idea...
[7/18/2014 2:52:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: It's not fully her, since she's still partially in the sleep like stasis.
[7/18/2014 2:53:54 PM] Cherry Bloom: We could do a pyrovision/Little Sister vision thing so she's not fully aware of what's going on so couldn't ... be a more figurative ... of what she literally would be...
[7/18/2014 2:55:08 PM] Cherry Bloom: She wouldn't be able to tell them of the past since she's not fully aware.
[7/18/2014 2:57:08 PM] Moxypony: that could work, or even just having a connection to somepony's PipBuck, now that I think about it
[7/18/2014 2:58:31 PM] Cherry Bloom: The bot would be swapped for the actul Cherry, perhaps have a gap where the bot was either destroyed or badly damaged. Give the Legacies a Chance to bond with this shade of cherry before they encounter the real thing. Might add to the dramatic tension when she reveals herself and isn't quite the same.
[7/18/2014 2:59:16 PM] Moxypony: yeah... I kind of like the idea.
[7/18/2014 3:05:05 PM] Cherry Bloom: So on the note its badly damaged, but given the time bonding with it they don't want to just discard it, it can also still store items for them, they take it back to Luneria (when they return) and when they take it down to the maintenence area an algorythm triggers to start in an automated repair on the bot. Hadn't been needed before the bot was never damaged that badly. in so doing something shifts revealing the passageway to the chamber where Cherry actually is. Not being aware that she sorta was the bot and still expecting a full sized alicorn when they finally figure out the clues to where Cherry is.
[7/18/2014 3:05:23 PM] Cherry Bloom: That way the bot could be repaired and used as a character for something else if we should need it.
[7/18/2014 8:26:49 AM] Cherry Bloom: Well I just finished drawing a really nasty looking pony.
[7/18/2014 8:27:36 AM] Cherry Bloom: http://luneria.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout_Equestria:Ghouls
[7/18/2014 8:32:37 AM | Edited 8:32:44 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: That's awesome but creepy
[7/19/2014 12:25:20 AM] Moxypony: regardless, Equiyoto Ghoul works better as the name for the fungus ghouls, if Wolfberry winds up being a different kind, we'll just have to come up with another name
[7/19/2014 12:26:30 AM] Cherry Bloom: Such as?
[7/19/2014 12:27:07 AM] Moxypony: dunno, but Equiyoto Ghoul should be used for a classification of a full type of ghouls, rather than a unique anomaly
[7/19/2014 12:27:40 AM] Moxypony: I suppose what we'd call it would depend on the specefics of what makes him unique, what happens to him exactly?
[7/19/2014 12:27:56 AM] Cherry Bloom: Sorry, didn't mean for that to sound obstinant, legitimatly curious about suggestions.
[7/19/2014 12:28:17 AM] Moxypony: all good, I don't really know
[7/19/2014 12:29:06 AM] Cherry Bloom: He temporarily gains Mass ans strength with hirgher levels of radiation. when he "bleeds" it off his system simply metbolizes it and he shrinks back down to his default size. Sort of like Strong Guy from X-Factor with kinetic energy.
[7/19/2014 12:29:29 AM] Moxypony: or the Hulk
[7/19/2014 12:29:56 AM] Cherry Bloom: I suppose after you hit that usual lethal levels of radiation he starts to act like a glowing one where he reaches a saturation point and simply stops being able to absorb anymore in.
[7/19/2014 12:30:14 AM] Cherry Bloom: Oh gosh.
[7/19/2014 12:30:26 AM] Cherry Bloom: and balefire is green too.
[7/19/2014 12:30:30 AM] Moxypony: oh, honey, please tell me you realized you were making the hulk here
[7/19/2014 12:30:31 AM] Cherry Bloom: Didn't think about that
[7/19/2014 12:30:36 AM] Moxypony: XD
[7/19/2014 12:30:56 AM] Moxypony:
|[Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:18 AM] Cherry Bloom:|
[7/19/2014 12:31:06 AM] Cherry Bloom: Because he wouldn't start to turn green until the upper levels of lethal levels.
[7/19/2014 12:31:29 AM] Moxypony: Berserker Ghoul?
[7/19/2014 12:31:55 AM] Cherry Bloom: He wouldn't be a Beserker though. He doesn't lose sentence.
[7/19/2014 12:32:29 AM] Cherry Bloom: Unless you wanted to go the flutterhulk route.
[7/19/2014 12:33:35 AM] Moxypony: Moxypony shrugs
[7/19/2014 12:33:56 AM | Edited 12:34:18 AM] Moxypony: I'm rather a long ways off from the point when I'll be thinking of what to do once he's actually involved in the storyline
[7/19/2014 12:34:44 AM] Moxypony: he's another factor that's cropped up that changes the math
[7/19/2014 12:34:45 AM] Moxypony: XD
[7/19/2014 12:36:03 AM] Cherry Bloom: For each +2 to his strength he gains, he gets a -1 to his inteligence.
Base S 8; I 5
Minor S +1 I -0
Advanced S +2 I -1
Critical S +3 I -1
Deadly S +4 I -2
End S 12; I 3
Or something like this.
[7/19/2014 12:36:32 AM] Moxypony: that sounds like it'd fit the berserker title fairly well
[7/19/2014 12:36:55 AM] Moxypony: makes him twitchier, quicker to anger
[7/19/2014 12:36:55 AM | Edited 12:38:13 AM] Cherry Bloom: Well added the IQ drop thing to fit more in line with the beserker as an explination for it.
[7/19/2014 12:38:02 AM] Cherry Bloom: And of course as the radiation "bleeds off" he shrinks back down in mass from flutterhulk at deadly, to bulk biceps at advanced, Bigmac at minor and normal Stallion at Base.
[7/19/2014 1:23:15 AM] Cherry Bloom: Also with that in mind I had an idea for discovering one of Cherry's siblings, alive and well... Mostly. He wouldn't be going anywhere with them, he doesn't fancy himself an adventurer and isn't going anywhere. So he's just sort of an ally that they might find in Neighpon.
Strawberry Song. On top of his usual medical magic he's learned himself some necromancy. His Love interest/wife, Kiwi Berry, is still around too! But wait.. Kiwi was just a pegasus... but now she's a ghoul, Not a feral one ( Though initially the group might think she is due to her being aggressive toward the group because she thinks they're ghoul hunters who kill ghouls regardless of if they're feral or regular). And Strawberry has taken to capturing ghouls (Only feral ones but the initial discovery of him doing this could leave a lot of questions about that) and studying them... not always in the most humane-er equine ways.
[7/19/2014 1:24:20 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Lorelei notes to self not to become a ghoul
[7/19/2014 1:26:09 AM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah, Personally I have no prejudices against ghouls. Never had a problem with them in any of the games... unless they behavior was dickish, in which case I'd treat them the same as non-ghoul jerks. if their behavior was bad enough (like talon company) I'd put them down.
[7/19/2014 1:27:46 AM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah I'm not saying that talon company in the games were ghouls, just that those jerkwads had to go.
[7/19/2014 1:30:28 AM] Moxypony: what is your thinking for how he survived so long?
[7/19/2014 1:30:41 AM] Moxypony: or rather, for surviving the bombs
[7/19/2014 1:33:24 AM] Cherry Bloom: Either wound up in a Neighponese stable or was out of country at the time.
[7/19/2014 1:33:24 AM] Cherry Bloom: I'm thinking Plum might not be around, but might have sent the other siblings out of country. So Plum is gone. But used his future sight to get the others out. but sadly couldn't see a way for himself to be out of the country as well. Any future that had him out of the country one of the others would return being worried about the country. So he sacrificed himself to ensure the others were away. Kiwi wound up becoming a ghoul however.
[7/19/2014 1:36:21 AM | Edited 1:36:33 AM] Moxypony: so... we already have a minimum of 4 ponies alive in our story from before the war at this point
[7/19/2014 1:36:50 AM] Cherry Bloom: "alive"
[7/19/2014 1:36:56 AM] Cherry Bloom: Two are ghouls.
[7/19/2014 1:37:19 AM] Cherry Bloom: Two of the 'survivors' are "minor characters".
[7/19/2014 1:37:52 AM] Cherry Bloom: I think the others of the family will be fate unknown.
[7/19/2014 1:38:32 AM] Cherry Bloom: No record, no trace, no audio.
[7/19/2014 1:38:39 AM] Cherry Bloom: No memory orbs.
[7/19/2014 12:39:32 AM] Cherry Bloom: If a unicorn with him learned to cast balefire as a spell, they'd be able to charge him up as well. Now there's an eeirie thought. a unicorn casting balefire.
[7/19/2014 12:40:12 AM] Moxypony: necromancy.. maybe have somepony come across a smoothed obsidian slab...
[7/19/2014 12:40:51 AM] Moxypony: haha, sorry, that's how Wrath speaks to his followers from the Ethereal
[7/19/2014 12:41:39 AM] Moxypony: though casting balefire would probably be nearly impossible with just one pony...
[7/19/2014 12:42:31 AM] Moxypony: it's dragonfire and necromancy, they'd have to be able to produce dragonfire and modify it with necromantic magic simultaneously, seems like it'd be enough to ruin even the strongest unicorns who might attempt it alone
[7/19/2014 12:44:39 AM] Cherry Bloom: So two minimum? One casts a dragonfire spell the other a necromancy spell that modifies it into balefire?
[7/19/2014 12:45:26 AM] Moxypony: probably. and dragonfire would probably be a tough spell to even produce, much less find/develop
[7/19/2014 12:46:03 AM] Moxypony: without access to prewar data and technology, I don't think they'd really have much chance of doing it
[7/19/2014 1:08:59 AM] Cherry Bloom: Might wind up being a worthwhile persuit in an odd way. Don't ghouls need the radiation to live? And once the world is restored, wouldn't that mean no more radiation? Would that mean that the good ghouls, like Ditzy and the one taking care of the ghoul foals and the ghoul foals for that matter would die off? Or would they be able to live just on necromantic energy that unicorns might be able to cast?
[7/19/2014 1:09:47 AM] Moxypony: I don't think the ghouls need it to survive, just to heal, right?
[7/19/2014 1:10:53 AM] Cherry Bloom: Would they need the out and out balefire? Or would just the necromantic energy work?
[7/19/2014 1:11:19 AM] Moxypony: depends where the radiation comes from, I suppose..
[7/19/2014 1:11:39 AM] Moxypony: it's not nuclear radiation, so we don't really know exactly how it works
[7/19/2014 1:13:54 AM | Edited 1:14:50 AM] Moxypony: I suppose the ghouls, being that they're actually dead unlike Fallout ghouls, must be animated by the necromantic energy, so I suppose the necromancy is the important part. The dragonfire would just destroy them, even a ghoul doesn't want to take a balefire egg to the chest
[7/19/2014 1:17:31 AM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah. Standard fare that the undead are animated by necromancy.
[7/19/2014 1:19:56 AM] Moxypony: that's gonna be tough magic to get ahold of
[7/19/2014 1:42:37 AM] Cherry Bloom: Oh gosh, I just thought of a really horrible idea not sure if you'd approve of having another "survived".
But had the thought of Eternal Blue being a feral ghoul. And Wolfberry has to take her out. And he does it by absorbing the energy out of her. So he's holding her, while she's trashing and damaging him. As he slowly dairns the "life" out of her. and she "dies" in his arms as it were.
[7/19/2014 1:43:23 AM] Cherry Bloom: The injuries she inflicts on him dissappear and reappear on her as he absorbs her to death.
[7/19/2014 1:43:32 AM] Cherry Bloom: Gads that's a depressing idea.
[7/19/2014 1:43:49 AM] Moxypony: heh, very Fallout Equestria
[7/19/2014 1:45:46 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: I love that idea
[7/19/2014 1:45:52 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Lorelei obsessed with tragedy
[7/19/2014 1:45:55 AM] Willow Wisp: Very much so
[7/19/2014 1:49:09 AM] Cherry Bloom: And Cherry could be critically injured because its about this point she gives up. Seeing her mother like that and Eternal Blue nearly beats her to death. Only to be saved by Wolfberry having to fight Eternal Blue. Cherry manages to survive which would part of the point of having Strawberry Song around. Since he's an Alicorn who's special talent is healing. The element of joy could be seemingly broken for a while. Her mask cracked. Her emptyness revelead in full force.
Eventually she'd recover... but one wonders how fully she recovered, or if it was her mask that recovered instead.
And she could remain with the smile that feels empty. Until...
At which point she's start a real recovery. Not just a "Barley hanging on due to your virtue for the sake of the others."
[7/19/2014 1:55:46 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Wow, I adore that concept for Cherry
[7/19/2014 1:56:11 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Sad, but the chance for growth and adaption to the current world and seeking hope for it would be incredible
[7/19/2014 2:08:27 PM] Cherry Bloom: Also I'm going to have to compensate for someone at Bethesda being a moron. Other than Luck his entire SPECIA Stats are effected. His Physical Stats go up while his mental ones go down. Strength, Endurance and Agility all go up. Perception, Charisma and Intelligence all go down.
[7/19/2014 2:09:04 PM] Cherry Bloom: Who was the genius that decided that unarmed skill was based on Endurance?
[7/19/2014 2:09:34 PM] Moxypony: making his perception low enough to run over landmines, but his endurance high enough not to notice XD
[7/19/2014 2:09:44 PM] Cherry Bloom: Pretty much.
[7/19/2014 2:09:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: He's going to be our group's tank.
[7/19/2014 2:12:39 PM] Moxypony: 'kay, here's what I'm thinking we might do
there are other Berserker Ghouls, but very very few as the amount of radiation exposure requred to create them normally destroyed ponies bodies before they could even ghoulify, but most Berserker Ghouls lose their sanity in the process, and it's only due to a risidual amount of the world tree's sap (in his ears, or something) that was Wolfberry's saving grace
how's that sound to you?
[7/19/2014 2:13:27 PM] Moxypony: make them also a badass enemy we could have the team encounter
[7/19/2014 2:16:15 PM] Moxypony:
|[Saturday, July 19, 2014 1:48 PM] Moxypony:
<<< something like the radiation simply supercharging his cells, maybe causing him to take on a heavy glow during the tranformation (but I'd also want to make him dangerously radioactive within a short radius during this period if that's the case)^ with this being the explanation for what's specifically happening?
[7/19/2014 2:25:53 PM] Cherry Bloom: Fairly close. One of the dangerous things about hostile ones is that they don't glow and give off radiation until they're up beyond the lethal level (1000 rads). So unlike glowing ones they' don't click until they're already super dangerous.
[7/19/2014 2:26:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: well detectors don't click
[7/19/2014 2:26:49 PM] Moxypony: yeah, I'm thinking maybe the others can't metabolize the radiation as well as Wolfberry, so they're always (or almost) in berserker mode
[7/19/2014 2:27:09 PM] Cherry Bloom: If you're not cautious in an area that has one, you could wind up walking into one before you realize it.
[7/19/2014 2:27:52 PM] Moxypony: they're just walking through town, minding their own business and one smashes through the wall in front of them. "welcome to Neighpon, motherbucker"
[7/19/2014 2:28:02 PM] Moxypony: XD
[7/19/2014 2:29:32 PM] Cherry Bloom: Screw it, I wanna call Wolfberry the Big Daddy varient of the Beserker ghoul. Just for the bioshock reference. Because its not like Fallout doesn't have other references in it.
[7/19/2014 2:29:44 PM] Moxypony: haha
[7/19/2014 2:34:59 PM] Moxypony: eww.. San Diego...
[7/19/2014 2:35:04 PM] Moxypony: XD
[7/19/2014 2:39:45 PM | Edited 3:00:10 PM] Moxypony: I can see how he'd get the name too.
The team sees him go Berserker for the first time, but when they see that he's not attacking Cherry Bloom they realize that he's not like the others. Somepony mentions that there's not even a term for a sane Berserker Ghoul, and after a moment of silence while they watch Cherry Bloom and Wolfberry together, Dullahan just pipes up, "Big Daddy."
[7/19/2014 3:10:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: -^-^- I rather like that.
[7/21/2014 6:40:34 PM] Cherry Bloom: Unicorns have three additional statistics which other ponies do not. Versatility, which is equal to (Intelligence/2) rounded up, Potency, equal to (Endurance/2) rounded up, and finally Strain, equal to (30 + [Endurance * 3] + [Intelligence * 3]) and gain (Int + End) Strain each level.
[7/21/2014 6:40:52 PM] Cherry Bloom: Int is for knowing many spells, end is for casting the spells bigger and strain is like mana [7/21/2014 6:40:59 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cascade's a sword user.
[7/21/2014 6:41:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: He might even be Toxi's sensei on the matter of sneak and melee weapons.
[7/21/2014 6:41:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well...
[7/21/2014 6:41:38 PM] Cherry Bloom: melee weapons
[7/21/2014 6:41:56 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cascade and Toxi are like Samurai and Ninja
[7/21/2014 6:42:07 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : ..pretty much yeah XD:
[7/21/2014 6:43:01 PM] Cherry Bloom: She teaches him Sneak, he teaches her Melee. And he's the one that vouches for her joining the party despite being a foal.
[7/21/2014 6:43:05 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : Toxic would align as Chaotic Good i guess, but her own take of good which may not perfectly align with others.
[7/21/2014 6:43:40 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : I did want to bring up a tribe of blood drinking bats at some stage,
[7/21/2014 6:43:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: Sort of like Cherry who's either True Neutral or the actual pure good (Neutral Good).
[7/21/2014 6:43:49 PM] Moxypony: I was thinking she and Dullahan would sneak along with the others and not be noticed until it was too late XD
[7/21/2014 6:44:11 PM] Cherry Bloom: And then Cascade could vouch for her when the inevitable argument broke out
[7/21/2014 6:44:32 PM | Edited 6:45:20 PM] Moxypony: when Moxy inevitably calls for them to be brought back
[7/21/2014 6:45:16 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : I think that works rather well for me, Cascade may be knowledgable about her being a blood drinker aswell but his honor may prevent him from informing the others.
[7/21/2014 6:45:32 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : "A ponies path should be her own"
[7/21/2014 6:49:21 PM] Cherry Bloom: one rule though, no drinking blood from Raiders. If its crazy its tainted.
[7/21/2014 6:50:05 PM | Edited 6:50:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: I wonder if any goup has incorporated that one quest line.
[7/21/2014 6:50:21 PM] Moxypony: kind of... I mean
[7/21/2014 6:50:22 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : I had thought Toxic being caught out exactly before taking that very action, which is kind of where everything comes out into the open.
[7/21/2014 6:50:22 PM] Moxypony: Arbu
[7/21/2014 6:50:32 PM | Edited 6:50:47 PM] Moxypony: though she made it Andale instead of Arefu
[7/21/2014 6:50:50 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : The Raider disease was only PH wasn't it?
[7/21/2014 6:50:54 PM] Moxypony: yeah
[7/21/2014 6:50:59 PM] Cherry Bloom: Moxy knew exactly which sub-plot I was referring to
[7/21/2014 6:51:03 PM] Moxypony: :D
[7/21/2014 6:51:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah, but PH is one of the big stories.
[7/21/2014 6:51:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: Stepping on hooves and all that.
[7/21/2014 6:52:04 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : Yeah I know, and I still support the raiders disease though I don't think it covers all Raiders i guess
[7/21/2014 6:52:12 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : Or Arbu wouldn't of made sense at all
[7/21/2014 6:52:19 PM] Cherry Bloom: wait.. no not that quest Moxy the other one in the train tunnels
[7/21/2014 6:52:22 PM] Moxypony: the raider disease is only present in raiders in Hoofington, I think
[7/21/2014 6:52:30 PM] Moxypony: yeah, Arefu
[7/21/2014 6:52:53 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : Ahh okay,
[7/21/2014 6:52:58 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : Well..
[7/21/2014 6:55:04 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : We could possibly use two with hacking knowledge
[7/21/2014 6:55:22 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : Given pegasus terminals can only be acessed by Pegasus and alicorns,
[7/21/2014 6:55:23 PM] Cherry Bloom: yeah... But they didn't touch the questline even if they took the name of sorts.
[7/21/2014 9:44:25 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : Reading up on the Family event in FO3, that would be a fun one to ponify
[7/21/2014 9:45:12 PM] Moxypony: haha
[7/21/2014 9:45:20 PM] Moxypony: that's the one CB and I were talking about earlier
[7/21/2014 9:45:29 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : oh oops, sorry!
[7/21/2014 9:45:45 PM] Moxypony: we didn't say specifics for anyone who hasn't played FO3 yet
[7/21/2014 9:45:58 PM] Moxypony: but yeah, that's the Arefu questline
[7/21/2014 9:46:32 PM] Moxypony: Kkat took the naming idea from Arefu and used it for Arbu, but based its questline on FO3's Andale
[7/21/2014 9:48:40 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : Oh I see
[7/21/2014 9:48:56 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : Though The Family is far different from KKat's take on them
[7/21/2014 9:49:19 PM] Moxypony: like I said, she based it off of Andale instead
[7/21/2014 9:51:22 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : >Strange meat
[7/21/2014 9:51:22 PM] Lorelei Hoshi : ew
[7/25/2014 8:42:14 PM] Moxypony: so I was thinking that, since they're both MoA, at some point Alicia serves with/under True Blue, was thinking it might be cool to give them their own little team
[7/26/2014 12:21:20 AM] Cherry Bloom: That would be cool.
[7/26/2014 12:27:31 AM] Moxypony: my current thinking is a 4 pony team.
- Alicia as the primary stealth operative (she was initially recruited because of the fact that her magic doesn't cast a glow)
- An Earth Pony sniper (maybe codenamed "Tombstone"?)
- A Pegasus pilot for a vertibuck or something along those lines
- And True Blue as the captain and backup muscle with his power armor (which will later become his soul's prison)
[7/26/2014 12:29:55 AM] Cherry Bloom: Sounds good. So part of it actually is writing what happened to the characters during the war. Writing out scenes and the like. then breaking up the wuring the war story into pieces to be in memory orbs or audio logs and the like. So you're not wrong for wanting to write about these times.
[7/26/2014 12:31:40 AM] Moxypony: I actually started working on a piece with this team, it follows Alicia sneaking in to check a suspected Zebra talisman lab, she goes in to check the place and when it all goes to shit they drop Blue in through the ceiling
[7/26/2014 12:33:47 AM] Cherry Bloom: sounds awesome!
[7/26/2014 12:35:31 AM | Edited 12:35:37 AM] Moxypony: also, what do you think of the idea of Alicia getting a new rapier forged during the war with an enchantment that creates a poison to prevent blood clotting (and, of course, having the Legacies find said weapon)? [7/26/2014 12:36:28 AM] Moxypony: enchantment or built-in talisman
[7/26/2014 12:36:37 AM | Edited 12:36:48 AM] Cherry Bloom: Sure, a blood thinner sort of thing to promote bleed.
[7/26/2014 12:37:05 AM] Moxypony: maybe even have her use both swords on the battlefield. "Snow and Sting"
[7/26/2014 12:56:15 AM] Cherry Bloom: So one is an ice tailsman?
[7/26/2014 12:57:17 AM] Moxypony: I was thinking it might, but the sword is already named "First Snow," regardless
[7/26/2014 12:57:47 AM] Moxypony: maybe they find it and the talisman has been left unattended for so long that it's frozen a big chunk of land around it
[7/26/2014 1:15:42 AM] Cherry Bloom: Could be interesting.
[7/26/2014 1:58:34 AM] Moxypony: also was tossing around the idea of having Alicia learn her talisman stuff from Zecora and then having their raid on that facility turn up some of the first 'evidence' of her being a traitor
think that idea has any potential?
[7/26/2014 1:59:40 AM] Cherry Bloom: Lots.
[7/26/2014 2:00:27 AM] Moxypony: rockin'
[7/26/2014 1:42:34 AM] Moxypony: given that the only other bat ponies I know of in Luneria are Ebon Heart and his descendants, I've realized there's a decent chance of Toxic Heart also being a descendant of Alicia/Ebon Heart
|[Friday, July 25, 2014 11:36 PM] Moxypony: <<< also, what do you think of the idea of Alicia getting a new rapier forged during the war with an enchantment that creates a poison to prevent blood clotting (and, of course, having the Legacies find said weapon)? Could be an interesting character moment with her.|
[7/26/2014 2:11:53 AM | Edited 2:12:38 AM] Moxypony: so, another idea that I've been pondering re:GeoPolitics
- Germaneigh and Prance are not fond of one another, and while they've recently calmed down enough to begin at least some trade, I can still see the possibility of Germaneigh throwing in on the side of the Zebra nations and engaging in a (proxy) war with Prance, who is in on the side of Equestria
[7/26/2014 2:26:03 AM] Cherry Bloom: That's an interesting idea. more on the side of the zebra does make the war less onesided against them, makes them a more credible threat.
[7/26/2014 2:32:27 AM] Moxypony: Precisely my thinking. And Germaneigh's diverse population, capitalistic mentality, and general disdain for the Fansie makes it the ideal candidate in my eyes
[7/27/2014 10:10:18 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Trying to think of the easiest way to word this, but I had some concerns about Luneria after the bombs fell. That while I feel making it so descendents can survive is rather vital, its a little too perfect I guess?
[7/27/2014 10:11:15 PM | Edited 10:11:26 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Finding a reason to make them leave is going to be difficult, as save the Enclave, Luneria is essentially a utopia in the wasteland
[7/27/2014 10:12:11 PM] Cherry Bloom: As Stables tend to be as well, difference being they're underground.
[7/27/2014 10:12:23 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I could be way off, but thats just been my view on it of late. I worry for the sake of story.
[7/27/2014 10:12:51 PM | Edited 10:13:03 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Yes, but they often have experiments that offer some negative we kind of half sidesteped that but our stable isn't even needed
[7/27/2014 10:13:06 PM] Moxypony:
|[Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:12 PM] Berru:|
[7/27/2014 10:13:31 PM] Moxypony: they'd also know practically nothing about what the wasteland is really like, just sort of a vague concept
[7/27/2014 10:14:16 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: That is also my worry, given they have lived such an oblivious life so far the likelihood of most of them being slaughtered instantly is pretty high
[7/27/2014 10:14:19 PM] Moxypony: that, and at this point I'm planning on making Luneria (at least early post-war Luneria) less of a utopia
[7/27/2014 10:15:11 PM] Moxypony: I wouldn't rule out the possibility of more than one Legacy dying during the story
[7/27/2014 10:15:34 PM | Edited 10:15:37 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Unless you were planning on the utopia thing being a part of the story, and others trying to force the Lunerian's from it to claim it as their own?
[7/27/2014 10:15:44 PM] Moxypony: but LittlePip and Blackjack made it out okay, and the folks from Luneria would have more experience with danger than they did
[7/27/2014 10:15:55 PM] Cherry Bloom: Plus Cherry Bot.
[7/27/2014 10:17:11 PM] Moxypony: I was thinking of the idea of some sort of radioactive debris falling up river, the ponies in town aren't aware of it because the radiation levels rise slowly, but eventually a decent portion of the population is sterilized or made sick before they realize the river is the problem
[7/27/2014 10:17:33 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: They have a fully functioning stable with an experiment that offers no true downside, an township also available that will offer further land, despite living in one of the most dangerous places in Equestria they are protected-I understand the Killing Joke being stopped but everything else puzzles me, you want them to have no cloud cover,
[7/27/2014 10:17:35 PM] Moxypony: but that's something else entirely
[7/27/2014 10:18:01 PM] Cherry Bloom: Not all of the stables were experiments. Some were just survival stables.
[7/27/2014 10:18:22 PM] Cherry Bloom: Like stable 2 where you had some Stable-tech family.
[7/27/2014 10:18:24 PM | Edited 10:18:27 PM] Moxypony: no, I think it was stated in the original story that the Everfree wasn't affected by the Pegasi
[7/27/2014 10:18:37 PM] Moxypony: if I'm wrong, that's fine, that's just what I remember
[7/27/2014 10:19:05 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I've bene over Everfree's FOE Wiki page which offered no help either way there
[7/27/2014 10:19:28 PM] Moxypony: yeah, I imagine we'll have to reread the early chapters of Fo:E to find out
[7/27/2014 10:19:34 PM] Moxypony: I don't really care that much either way
[7/27/2014 10:19:49 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Again could just be my take
[7/27/2014 10:19:57 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: But while the characters themselves are fine
[7/27/2014 10:20:08 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Its kind of like they are starting at the most perfect point
[7/27/2014 10:20:34 PM] Moxypony: Moxypony shrugs
[7/27/2014 10:20:53 PM] Moxypony: there's mutated flora and fauna all around them, they might be safe but they're trapped in a cage
[7/27/2014 10:21:10 PM] Cherry Bloom: Technically that's usually the way vault dweller stories work. Everything is hunky dory until...</br> - Velvet Remedy left, thus causing Little Pip to go out looking for her.
- Stable 99's Overmare opened the stable doors
- The waterchip broke
- Dad left the vault
[7/27/2014 10:21:29 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: They still have the over ground, so as far as caged goes they already beat Stables
[7/27/2014 10:21:32 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah figuring out how to get out is the tricky part.
[7/27/2014 10:22:55 PM] Moxypony: part of me likes the idea of a secret underground railway built by Stable-Tec to bring certain officials to the observation stable
[7/27/2014 10:23:19 PM] Moxypony: the team uncovers it and uses it to leave, maybe it's destroyed in the process so they can't just take an easy road home
[7/27/2014 10:23:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: But they'd still need to get back IN somehow.
[7/27/2014 10:24:31 PM] Moxypony: yup, but if we don't have them going back until after RedEye torches the surrounding area, their way home would be a bit safer than the way out was
[7/27/2014 10:24:48 PM] Cherry Bloom: True.
[7/27/2014 10:24:52 PM | Edited 10:24:54 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Though that will leave Luneria more exposed?
[7/27/2014 10:25:01 PM] Cherry Bloom: What will?
[7/27/2014 10:25:11 PM] Lorelei Hoshi:
|[Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:25 PM] Moxypony:|
[7/27/2014 10:26:24 PM] Moxypony: yup, Luneria after that point (and Cherry Bloom's subsequent removal from the stable) will render Luneria an ordinary town
[7/27/2014 10:26:45 PM] Moxypony: which means, as of midway through the story, it's probably got an expiration date
[7/27/2014 10:27:28 PM] Cherry Bloom: So at some point we might want to include the idea of retaking ponyville. Cleaning it up and having the surviving lunerians move there.
[7/27/2014 10:27:54 PM] Moxypony: or, simply take the short road.
[7/27/2014 10:28:19 PM] Moxypony: remove Cherry Bloom from the stable a lot sooner and have the destruction of their home become a true driving point for the characters.
[7/27/2014 10:28:33 PM] Moxypony: it's brutal, but very Fallout Equestria
[7/27/2014 10:28:44 PM] Moxypony: in fact, it seems to happen every time...
[7/27/2014 10:29:18 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well that's not exclusive to what I said about the surviving ones being moved to Ponyville at some point. even if there's a needed rescue from REd Eye's operations.. but that was all the way in fillydelphia wasn't it?
[7/27/2014 10:30:04 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: The last Raider's encampment in Ponyville is only cleared out by Little Pip near the very end of her adventures.
[7/29/2014 8:20:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: So i had an idea for the ponification and incorporation into the Legacies story to add to the neighpon arc the MuvLuv Valkyries So a sort of Neighponese Power armor division (since although mechs/giant robots are cool, might not work out the best in a fallout setting. It would certainly add content.
[7/29/2014 8:26:36 PM] Moxypony: like an elite pegasus power armored squad?
[7/29/2014 8:27:22 PM] Cherry Bloom: Haven't decided if they'll all be pegasai. but basically.
[7/29/2014 8:53:40 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I will be adding the Gemini twisn to Legacies, they will be before the bombs fall though with no descendents
[7/29/2014 9:09:28 PM] Moxypony: ..how far into PH are you?
[7/29/2014 9:09:37 PM] Moxypony: XD
[7/29/2014 9:12:34 PM] Cherry Bloom: she's well past that point.
[7/29/2014 9:12:55 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'm on 18 and that's in previous chapters.
[7/29/2014 9:13:59 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Well
[7/29/2014 9:14:07 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: thats why I want them prewar
[7/29/2014 9:14:08 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: with no descendents ^^:
[7/29/2014 9:14:24 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: *twins
[7/29/2014 9:14:34 PM] Moxypony: Haha, gotcha. As long as you know they're there.
[7/29/2014 9:15:00 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Yeah I do =p
[7/29/2014 9:15:06 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I am 29 chapters in or something
[7/29/2014 9:15:13 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I havent read it in awhile granted ^^:
[7/29/2014 9:16:03 PM | Edited 9:16:08 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: My Gemini Twins (As opposed to PH) would be working in the Ministry of Image, in particular with some of its lesser public projects such as Soul Jar's
[7/29/2014 9:18:40 PM] Moxypony: Sounds like that'll be fun to work with
[7/29/2014 9:51:22 PM] Moxypony: also gives us opportunity for how to learn about them, given True Blue's fate
[7/29/2014 9:52:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: That's what I was thinking.
[7/29/2014 9:53:42 PM] Moxypony: question, is True Blue still... y'know... inside the armor?
[7/29/2014 10:01:24 PM] Cherry Bloom: As in...?
[7/29/2014 10:01:59 PM] Moxypony: are his remains entombed within a roving piece of nigh-indestructible rage-fueled armor?
[7/29/2014 10:02:01 PM] Moxypony: XD
[7/29/2014 10:03:28 PM] Cherry Bloom: I decided I want to have the Valkyries mixed species. One of which (and the first I decided on the species and only have a cutie mark left to decide) is a bat pony based on Hayse Mistuki with the Equestrian Name "Moon Water".
[7/29/2014 10:03:59 PM] Cherry Bloom: I know what her special Talent will be I just need to figure out how to translate that into a cutie mark.
[7/29/2014 10:05:35 PM] Cherry Bloom: Like the Harnesses from Old World Blues?
erk... Well I just sorta made it so it'd be rather fitting.
[7/29/2014 10:05:54 PM] Moxypony: precisely
[7/29/2014 10:07:02 PM] Moxypony: my thinking was that when the process was complete, the suit wanted True Blue to be inside of it, but was insane and so forceful that it wound up killing True Blue (and likely the researchers performing the transfer) in the confusion
[7/29/2014 10:07:50 PM] Moxypony: after that it's either contained until after the bombs fell, or escapes and is lost out in Equestria when it happens
[7/29/2014 10:10:08 PM] Cherry Bloom: Killing true blue?
[7/29/2014 10:10:28 PM] Moxypony: yeah, didn't we have him dying when the suit went haywire?
[7/29/2014 10:12:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: I was thinking he might have "died" in the process since they tried splitting his sould into two sould jars. so part of his soul is in the armor and part is in his sword that' returned to his family and Cascade winds up with it. like they were trying to transfer all of his soul into the armor leaving behind a veritable vegitable. his sense of "self" is in the sword and the rest is in the armor. without the self the armor does go beserk.
[7/29/2014 10:14:24 PM] Cherry Bloom: Eventually the two parts are reunited in the sword (because the armor winds up being badly damaged in the process) Now this doesn't mean any sort of reliable communication with True Blue. He's effectively gone. It just means an upgrade to the sword as now it is an indestructable sword that can switch elemental properties.
[7/29/2014 10:14:46 PM] Cherry Bloom: I suppose killing the body could be what you meant. yeah.
[7/29/2014 10:15:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: It was trying to get the self back not fully realizing that the self was in the sword rather than the body.
[7/29/2014 10:15:34 PM] Moxypony: It was Lenny
[7/29/2014 10:15:45 PM] Moxypony: it just wanted the bunnies...
[7/29/2014 10:15:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah.
[7/29/2014 10:16:00 PM] Moxypony: haha, that's pretty dark, sounds perfect
[7/29/2014 10:17:55 PM] Moxypony: I also feel like the creation of the first soul jar would damage Blue in a way, especially if it's a large part of his sense of self
[7/29/2014 10:18:23 PM] Moxypony: perhaps make him more distant and irrational, maybe that's why he's reckless enough to do it again?
[7/29/2014 10:18:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: That works.
[7/29/2014 10:19:08 PM] Moxypony: rockin'
[7/29/2014 11:15:29 PM] Cherry Bloom: Lore are the colors okay for the projected bat pony?
[2014/07/29 22:27:22] вєʀʀγ вℓɑsт ღ (paperstar): They loook good! Such blue
[2014/07/29 22:27:47] Princess Cherry Bloom (creshosk): Yay! Also I learned to day that bats can indeed swim.
[2014/07/29 22:28:46] вєʀʀγ вℓɑsт ღ (paperstar): yep!
[2014/07/29 22:29:00] вєʀʀγ вℓɑsт ღ (paperstar): I watched a good if traumatic at he time of a little battie trying to get a fish
Cherry Bloom: So I thought of some more drama cake for you. Though from listening to some of PH I wonder how much of it is needed.
Cherry Bloom: So you know how the stables seem to be odd experiments? Like Stable 99?
Cherry Bloom: except that after the discussion with apple bot that doesn't seem to be as much the case.
Moxypony: ah, got to that bit
Moxypony: yeah, I had pondered at what she says too
Cherry Bloom: Turns out telling them to do what you need is what lead to that rather than stabletech setting up the "rape factory".
Moxypony: yeah, Stable 99 was a result of the darker nature of its residents
Cherry Bloom: What it was going to be was the fact that Cherry is Stable-Tech, so encountering some of these messed up stables would create questions around Cherry that was originally supposed to present three possible paths
Cherry Bloom: a.) Cherry is innocent, the other three came up with the darker things. Cherry gets to deal with that the other three didn't inform her about some of these things.
Cherry Bloom: b.) Cherry was in on it, and it gets into the trust thing between Cherry and the Legacies.
Cherry Bloom: c.) She was in on it inadvertently... like she might have had some ideas offered but wasn't aware what the others were going to use them for. She still blames herself for what happened, even though it was the others. this gets to deal with Cherry feeling guilty, the trust issues and the other CMC not including her in the info of what was intended.
Cherry Bloom: Though after the apple bot thing it seems it might just be Cherry saying about the same thing that was revealed in the scootalog about that was not part of the instructions.
Moxypony: I kind of like the idea of Cherry being involved. Her trying to hide her involvement while experiencing guilt as she sees the results of the Stables would be interesting
Cherry Bloom: kk.
Cherry Bloom: Though it still does make me wonder if the Stable Tech things aren't as messed up as they turned out... how does that play in? It wouldn't be as bad if the stables weren't supposed to turn out bad.
Moxypony: I think that most of the Stables would still be experiments
Cherry Bloom: Yeah, but as messed up as the outcome versus the intended stable?
Moxypony: well, I don't think Vault-Tec intended for things to go to shit quite as bad as they did in the original Fallout universe..
Moxypony: but their experiments were still responsible
[7/31/2014 1:08:30 AM] Cherry Bloom: ...
[7/31/2014 1:08:31 AM] Cherry Bloom: ...
[7/31/2014 1:08:39 AM] Cherry Bloom: Well based off these colors...
[7/31/2014 1:09:28 AM] Cherry Bloom:
I think I'm going to have a "splitting image of"
[7/31/2014 10:05:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: though I also wanna ask you all what you think of this so far:
[7/31/2014 10:06:04 PM] Willow Wisp: -shrugs-
[7/31/2014 10:07:03 PM] Cherry Bloom: Making a new faction requires a LOT of characters to be made. I'm going to have to add more for those in actual command, instructors and the like.
[7/31/2014 10:07:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: One of the characters being ponified has the same hair and eye color as octavia... as it turns out.
[7/31/2014 10:09:25 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I love Rising Star
[7/31/2014 10:10:01 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Dazzling Edge XD
[7/31/2014 10:10:30 PM] Cherry Bloom: yeah. she's really passionate about yakisoba bread.
[7/31/2014 10:10:47 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Looks great so far!
[7/31/2014 10:10:54 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I am loving all the colour palettes
[7/31/2014 10:10:55 PM] Cherry Bloom: Thankies! -^-^-
[8/1/2014 10:05:37 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Could I please get a link to the Gemini twins cuties on your sta.sh?
[8/1/2014 10:13:34 AM] Cherry Bloom: http://sta.sh/21y0gws3ndhm
[8/1/2014 10:16:09 AM] Cherry Bloom: Have you made entries for them on the luneria wiki? Could also upload them there so you'll have a more easily accessed place to get them.
[8/1/2014 10:17:48 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: ah I will do that in the near future, was just deciding on some final details for them both
[8/1/2014 10:18:03 AM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry Bloom hugs by the way!
[8/1/2014 10:18:23 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Now that they will be in Legacies i kinda feel they have earned a spot on the wiki instead of just being put there with no relation to luneria
[8/1/2014 10:18:26 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Berru huggles!
[8/2/2014 1:57:15 AM | Edited 1:57:45 AM] Moxypony: also, I was thinking of the idea that, after they discover the destruction of Luneria, Dullahan gets mad blaming Moxy/Channeler/Whoever for the desctruction of their home and decides to go off on her own, some of the others going with her while everypony else continued with the mission
this would split the story between the mane group with the World Tree, while also giving us a B-arc of the other group surviving and Dullahan making a go of it with her music
[8/2/2014 1:58:18 AM] Moxypony: then having them rejoin later on
[8/2/2014 1:58:27 AM] Cherry Bloom: That works.
[8/2/2014 1:59:38 AM] Moxypony: so far though, I'm thinking that everypony if anypony would go with Dullahan except for Moxy, Little Seed, and Channeler
[8/2/2014 1:59:54 AM] Moxypony: I don't see the others splitting up
[8/2/2014 2:00:11 AM] Moxypony: Cherry Bloom, Cascade, Toxic Heart, Wolfberry...
[8/02/2014 2:22:27 AM | Edited 8/02/2014 2:25:06 AM] Moxypony: so I was just thinking about Legacies, what do you think of this series of events?
- Legacies (or possibly just a few of them) leave town following Little Seed's intuition, find the Tree of Harmony (overgrown with Killing Joke or some other deadly plant, or just dead)
- They return to Luneria, but during the trip find the old MoP Hub, a Stable-Tec building, and I'm thinking maybe an addition to the city that wasn't protected from the plants?
- Using the info they find at the Stable-Tec office, they find Cherry Bloom and remove her from the Stable.
- Cherry Bloom tells them about the other World Trees, so the gang rigs an old pre-war train and uses a bubble of Little Seed's plant magic to ride it through the forest.
- The train crashes in the wasteland when they escape, so they have no means of getting back through to Luneria, they continue their adventure.
- After the Neighpon Arc (or somewhere in that area) they return to find Red Eye has burned Luneria to the ground.
[8/02/2014 2:27:39 AM] Cherry Bloom: That works rather well. Though the part I would question is the new untrained shaman using the weakened Gaia's magic to get through the killing joke. Instead maybe finding some place information about poison joke having been weaponized into the killing joke and the method of control in a spray made of the mutated Star Euphonious phantasmal flowers? The makes Little seed look a little less "I can overcome this deadly obstacle because reasons" thing. perhaps at a later time after she's had more time to get a hold of things (and possibly little restorations of plants to help Gaia a bit more she'd be able to do it later?
[8/02/2014 2:28:21 AM] Cherry Bloom: I'm just a bit worried as her coming across too OP without an explanation that the... less intelligent/accepting in the fandom would have an easier time accepting?
[8/02/2014 2:29:04 AM] Cherry Bloom: if that makes sense? Not saying she shouldn't be able to ever or anything like that, but It'd be interesting if they had to get through some killing joke later on when things had more of a chance to "level up".
[8/02/2014 2:29:19 AM] Moxypony: hmm.. or maybe a mechanical solution? some sort of addition to the car that would allow it to tear through?
[8/02/2014 2:29:37 AM] Moxypony: though I do like the idea of them finding research on evolution of poison joke from before the bombs fell
[8/02/2014 2:29:56 AM] Cherry Bloom: Big ol' lawnmower spinning blades of killer planty death?
[8/02/2014 2:30:21 AM] Moxypony: haha, I was thinking of something more like a machete-edged cow catcher, but whatever works
[8/02/2014 2:30:40 AM] Moxypony: we're crashing it anyway.
[8/02/2014 2:30:42 AM] Moxypony: haha
[8/02/2014 2:31:06 AM] Cherry Bloom: yeah. the spinning turn you into mulchy blades would help versus tensile strength of plant build up.
[8/02/2014 2:32:11 AM] Cherry Bloom: And no flame throwers. flame throwers + forest linked plants would lead to red eye getting beaten to the punch on burning Luneria down.
[8/02/2014 2:33:18 AM] Cherry Bloom: plus if you want after the crash there's easier to use metal parts that could be used as salvage for repair or barter.
[8/02/2014 2:33:59 AM] Cherry Bloom: not necessarily spark batteries or fancy things like that, since its just rotating blades, just need a gear system
[8/02/2014 2:41:48 AM] Moxypony: I think he'll like our ideas, though the destruction of Luneria might be hard..
[8/02/2014 2:45:44 AM] Cherry Bloom: I'm willing to let that one go, as the destruction of whole towns outside of the "player character"'s actions actually doesn't come up a lot. though its debatable if removing Cherry from stasis counts to something like Removing Mr. House or detonating the megaton bomb. most of the town destructions occured during the war or the protagonist had a hand/hoof in it.
Unless you can recall a time in Fallout/FO:E when a faction completely destroyed a town without the player's involvment after the story started?
[8/02/2014 2:45:52 AM] Cherry Bloom: because I might be mistaken.
[8/02/2014 2:46:39 AM] Moxypony: well, removing Cherry would constitute a form of involvement
[8/02/2014 2:46:53 AM] Moxypony: it's because her magic was gone that Redeye was able to find the town
[8/02/2014 2:47:18 AM] Moxypony: the team chose to add a powerful member to the party, because of that, said character wasn't there to defend the town
[8/02/2014 2:47:27 AM] Moxypony: choice and consequence
[8/02/2014 2:49:00 AM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah. I'm fine with either way. Depending on what the group decides.
[8/02/2014 2:50:08 AM] Cherry Bloom: Though if we do destroy the town, I would like for there to be some rescuable survivors that we might be able to move to a settlement. so like, not an entire loss. even an 80% loss means 20% survival. and 90 means 10.
[8/02/2014 2:50:46 AM] Moxypony:
|[Friday, August 01, 2014 11:56 PM] Moxypony:|
[8/2/2014 2:51:16 AM | Edited 2:51:26 AM] Moxypony: I figure most of the casualties would be the security force. Moxy's team.
[8/2/2014 2:52:26 AM] Cherry Bloom: Possibly. But yeah. Fallout might be rather dark, but the end, if done right, can be rather bright too. Even if the protagonist has to earn their happy ending.
[2:52:35 AM] Cherry Bloom: or Bittersweet.
[8/03/2014 9:54:37 PM] Cherry Bloom: So, Cutie mark Idea, not sure how much I like it.
[8/03/2014 9:55:28 PM] Willow Wisp: Who's this for?
[8/03/2014 9:56:39 PM] Cherry Bloom: Misty
[8/03/2014 10:04:05 PM] Willow Wisp: Ah, OK
[8/03/2014 10:04:25 PM] Willow Wisp: I'm guessing the Valkyries are the ponies the Legacies meet when they travel to Neighpon?
[8/03/2014 10:04:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah.
[8/03/2014 10:05:56 PM] Willow Wisp: Sweet :)
[8/03/2014 10:13:11 PM] Cherry Bloom: Think I'm going to try redesigning Misty's Cutie Mark. Not incredibly keen on the one I just made.
[8/03/2014 10:14:07 PM] Willow Wisp: Yeah, it does look...a bit messy and hard to make out
[8/03/2014 10:14:21 PM] Willow Wisp: I take it that it is meant to be a kanji
[8/03/2014 10:14:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: The kanji for Swim.
[8/03/2014 10:16:02 PM] Willow Wisp: Ah, I see
[8/03/2014 10:16:15 PM] Willow Wisp: You could always give her a swimming goggles cutie mark
[8/03/2014 10:16:43 PM] Cherry Bloom: I was thinking about a design involving making a bat out of water droplets.
[8/03/2014 10:17:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'd probably need to include a cap with the goggles to help distinguish them as swimmers goggles.
[8/03/2014 10:18:36 PM] Willow Wisp: True
[8/03/2014 10:18:46 PM] Willow Wisp: Pffft
[8/03/2014 10:19:03 PM | Edited 10:19:15 PM] Willow Wisp: Maybe you could make the CM a picture of Haru from Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
[8/03/2014 10:20:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: I don't know if having a picture of a human would work very well.
[8/03/2014 10:22:35 PM] Willow Wisp: Fair enough
[8/03/2014 10:22:44 PM] Willow Wisp: If you wanted to get SUPER cryptic
[8/03/2014 10:22:59 PM] Willow Wisp: You could have the CM be of a butterfly with an aquatic pattern
[8/03/2014 10:23:08 PM | Edited 10:23:23 PM] Willow Wisp: To represent butterfly stroke
[8/03/2014 10:27:20 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'm going a step further. with the Batstroke.
[8/03/2014 10:27:39 PM] Willow Wisp: Ah, very clever
[8/03/2014 10:28:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: though in this case it actually involves the bat wings. Doesn't need to worry about her feathers getting wet.
[8/03/2014 11:23:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: http://th00.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2014/215/3/5/hayasemitsuki_by_creshosk-d7tlgsu.png
[8/03/2014 11:23:45 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Wow I love that
[8/4/2014 11:56:15 AM] Cherry Bloom: So did you see this?
[8/4/2014 11:57:01 AM] Moxypony: and yes, I did, whose is that again?
[8/4/2014 11:58:05 AM] Cherry Bloom: One of the Valkyries for the Neighpon Arc of Legacies.
[8/4/2014 11:58:23 AM] Moxypony: 'kay, right, that's something we need to cover..
[8/4/2014 11:59:00 AM] Moxypony: when you first pitched the idea I was thinking it was pre-war, but I'm guessing they're actually Wastelanders then?
[8/4/2014 11:59:09 AM] Moxypony: What's your plan for them?
[8/4/2014 11:59:12 AM] Cherry Bloom: Both
[8/4/2014 11:59:42 AM | Edited 12:00:11 PM] Cherry Bloom: Like the Steel Rangers, the Valkyries were the Neighpon division of power armor users. the ones I'm currently designing are the wastelanders.
[8/4/2014 12:00:10 PM] Moxypony: cool.
[8/4/2014 12:00:21 PM] Moxypony: do they have a mission like the Rangers do?
[8/4/2014 12:02:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: Haven't decided too much about them. just that it makes sense if Equestria has an Enclave and Steel Rangers that Neighpon should have some factions to play a part, either as allies or as antagonists. One thing I was thinking about was that the Valkyrie could be a division of a larger organization, Like the Voulenteer corps of the enclave. And maybe during Legacies the Valkyrie might get fed up with the larger organization acting like the enclave and break off to assist the Legacies. But we don't have to use that idea. [8/4/2014 12:03:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: They're there as playing pieces. I'd like for them to be good guys since they were the good guys in their original story. But they still need to fit into the story of Legacies.
[8/4/2014 12:04:55 PM] Cherry Bloom: Another thought that crossed my mind was having one of them become Cascade's love interest or something. Since that seems to be something that happens in Fallout Equestria. (Glory seems rather interested in Blakckjack, and then there was Little Pip and Homage.)
[8/4/2014 12:06:24 PM | Edited 12:06:40 PM] Moxypony:
|[8/4/2014 12:04 PM] Cherry Bloom:|
[8/4/2014 12:07:21 PM] Cherry Bloom: Exactly what I was thinking.
[8/4/2014 12:07:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: I love the brotherhood of steel in FO3 and FO:NV.
[8/4/2014 12:04:55 PM] Cherry Bloom: Another thought that crossed my mind was having one of them become Cascade's love interest or something. Since that seems to be something that happens in Fallout Equestria. (Glory seems rather interested in Blakckjack, and then there was Little Pip and Homage.)
[8/4/2014 1:22:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: I think I might turn Rising Star over to Lore if Lore wants her.
- Hour Glass Cutie Mark
- Stars in Cutie Mark
- Pinkish color
- the word Star in their name
- Additional reason I'm not at liberty to explain to anyone but her.
[8/4/2014 6:10:27 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: That is rather funny, though I would love to take care of her! (heart)
[8/4/2014 8:15:46 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'm also growing attached to the idea of her and Cascade winding up together. Bringing in outside blood to continue the Blue and or Water themed names to the family.
[8/6/2014 12:51:03 PM] Cherry Bloom: So I had this thought/realization thing... if you wanted to do the miniature collection thing, its possible to have
Strawberry Song (Who apparently has a copy of the black book in order for him to know necromancy so he can heal Kiwi Berry) have come up with the same idea that Rarity did with her miniatures. Since you know...http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/076/0/c/dennis_vs_dennis_by_thecarrottykid-d3buoe2.png It's possible for two people to come up with similar ideas at virtually the same time. Both of these "Dennis the menace" comics debuted within five days of each other, on in the US one in the UK.
[8/6/2014 12:51:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: This way the Legacies could collect miniatures without having to worry about finding Ministry Mares Statuettes.
[8/6/2014 12:52:28 PM] Cherry Bloom: Since Little Pip and Blackjack apparently both have them we really wouldn't have to worry about stepping on anypony else's sides stories' hooves.
[8/6/2014 12:53:15 PM] Cherry Bloom: Eternal Blue and Wolfberry had 7 kids... which with the way I'd set them up before (and with Lore adding one) gives us 7, one for each letter in Special
[8/6/2014 12:53:16 PM] Moxypony: I was just going to avoid them altogether, since they're so limited in number, I figured it'd be safer
[8/6/2014 12:53:40 PM] Cherry Bloom: This way you don't need to worry about avoiding them and can include them.
[8/6/2014 12:53:40 PM] Moxypony: and I worry that doing our own miniatures could result in some backlash..
[8/6/2014 12:54:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'm pretty sure we'll already get some backlash from somebody about any number of our core concepts. Cherry Bloom being an alicorn, doing the World Tree at the same time as the Gardens of Equestria, the inclusion of neighpon. The sheer number of "stable Dwellers" we're sending out all at once.
[8/6/2014 12:55:20 PM] Cherry Bloom: Honestly, neighponese versions of the miniatures is rather minor in comparison to some of the other things.
[8/6/2014 12:55:58 PM] Moxypony: maybe, but how are we proposing they got the magic for it? Rarity?
[8/06/2014 12:56:48 PM | Edited 12:57:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: The whole world tree at the same time as The Gardens of Equestria is actually a pretty big one. It almost comes off as us saying "No, we were the ones that saved the world..." when actually its a bit of both. Since we're like the Oasis Project. cleaning out the taint and radiation is all well and good. but bringing back more plant life is good too.
[8/6/2014 12:57:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: Its hinted at in Project horizons that there may be more than one of the black books.
[8/06/2014 12:58:15 PM] Moxypony: actually, my thinking lately has been that maybe the new World Tree couldn't grow because of the radiation, and mayhaps they couldn't grow it until after the radiation was cleared?
[8/06/2014 1:00:04 PM] Cherry Bloom: Could be that the tree of harmony is still alive, just completely inaccessible until the GOE goes off. After that its accessible and that could be where the world tree is. The tree of harmony still being alive could be one of the reasons why gaia is not completely dead as well?
[8/6/2014 1:33:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: I still think we could do a miniature thing. with a different set of ponies you don't need to worry about them being rare as much. 42 in total, with seven each of the following
S - Peach
P - Plum
E - Almond
C - Cherry
I - Strawberry
A - Apple
L - Pear
With two complete sets being accounted for. one that Strawberry has, and one cherry has in Luneria, the set is ignored as its just seen as being some filly's set of dolls. Though I suppose that's only 28 left to find.
[8/06/2014 1:00:45 PM] Moxypony: hmm.. that could work. Meaning they find the seed there instead?
[8/06/2014 1:00:58 PM] Cherry Bloom: No, they bring the seed back to the tree.
[8/06/2014 1:01:09 PM] Moxypony: Also, I wonder what Redeye would do with the tree...
[8/06/2014 1:01:14 PM] Moxypony: if anything
[8/06/2014 1:04:08 PM] Cherry Bloom: Probably couldn't get to it. There should be some source of the mutations of the monsters. Like the starkiller(ursa minor), discord's black vines that turned into the thorn spitters. could explain the bloat sprites...
[8/06/2014 1:04:36 PM | Edited 1:04:52 PM] Cherry Bloom: the GoE clears that out the Legacies are able to move in and plant the world tree seed.
[8/06/2014 1:04:08 PM] Cherry Bloom: Probably couldn't get to it.
[8/06/2014 1:07:14 PM] Moxypony: okay, WAY out-there concept, (basically no chance in Tartarus we'll use it) but bear with me for the mental image if nothing else;
We already have it that a descendant of Berry shows up and is Enclave, what if we had her (or other Enclave ponies) steal the World Tree seed and take it back to the Enclave.
A while after the ponies return to Equestria, the Pegasi have planted the seed in the clouds, and a tree begins to spring up, but it's too large for the clouds to support and the Wastelanders are treated to the sight of a massive tree plummeting through the clouds to the earth.
[8/06/2014 1:12:02 PM] Cherry Bloom: That makes me want to have another strong pony that was rivals with Wolfberry show up and the two of them (and possibly others) try to slow the tree's fall. Sort of a Hulk/Thor sort of comeradery. thing that they're shown to have in the avengers assemble cartoon. But we'd need a special thing for Wolfberry to be able to fly and use his strength in his flying power. like ... Valkyrie power armor that has artificial wings that tap into a unicorn or earth ponies own type of magic to translate it into an equivalent pegasus magic wing power...
[8/06/2014 1:12:55 PM] Moxypony: Moxypony coughs
[8/06/2014 1:13:00 PM] Moxypony: uh, keep reading PH
[8/06/2014 1:13:02 PM] Moxypony: XD
[8/06/2014 1:13:11 PM] Moxypony: I think that eventually happens
[8/06/2014 1:13:28 PM] Moxypony: or something similar
[8/06/2014 1:13:30 PM] Cherry Bloom: the power armor for providing flight to non winged ponies?
[8/06/2014 1:13:50 PM] Moxypony: yeah, I think Blackjack gets something along those lines at one point. Also, flight talismans?
[8/06/2014 1:14:08 PM] Cherry Bloom: Oh right because she becomes a cyber alicorn.
[8/06/2014 1:14:29 PM] Cherry Bloom: All the better! it means that its more tech we can incorporate without the backlash.
[8/06/2014 1:15:39 PM] Moxypony: haha, I might lean more towards using a Bloodwing Talisman or something, but either way, I don't think we'll include that scene
[8/06/2014 1:15:50 PM] Moxypony: I just think the image is a really cool one
[8/06/2014 1:16:46 PM | Edited 1:17:00 PM] Cherry Bloom: Include it in the non-canon material collection, with a giant Wolfberry fighting a kaiju.
[8/06/2014 1:17:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cool ideas that are more for fun and aren't canon.
[8/06/2014 1:17:20 PM] Moxypony: haha
[8/6/2014 1:18:33 PM] Cherry Bloom: Though it is possible to have some of the idea in the story, with haveing a splinter group of the enclave in Neighpon that are at odds with the Valkyries. it helps to provide an enemy/antagonist faction.
[8/6/2014 1:20:04 PM] Moxypony: That kind of begs the question to me.. should we put SPP towers in Neighpon as well?
[8/6/2014 1:20:48 PM] Moxypony: possibly operating on a different circuit, to explain why Homage had no access?
[8/6/2014 1:21:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well, cool and dark does help promote growth of fungal forms of plant life.
[8/6/2014 1:21:49 PM] Moxypony: a Neighponese branch of the Enclave... seperate, but still connected to the Equestrian Enclave?
[8/6/2014 1:21:58 PM] Moxypony: hmm... I think we can do that
[8/06/2014 1:22:09 PM] Cherry Bloom: Also the Legacies all having pipbucks is needed because the luneria branch of stable tech includes universal translators, to explain why we don't need to worry about the language barriers of traveling to forreign lands.
[8/06/2014 1:22:49 PM] Moxypony: either that or simply culture invasion by Equestria during the war
[8/06/2014 1:23:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: That'd explain giving the Valkyries two names.
[8/06/2014 1:23:40 PM] Moxypony: and it'd make sense with Equestria's equivalence to the US in the war
[8/06/2014 1:23:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: Equestrian and Neighponese. pre-war only those going to other lands to it, as a sign of respect for the culture being visited.
[8/06/2014 1:24:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: post-war it became a LOT more ingrained into the new culture
[8/06/2014 1:24:30 PM | Edited 1:24:37 PM] Cherry Bloom: So the neo-neighponese are bilingual?
[8/06/2014 1:27:16 PM] Moxypony: either bilingual or, if we wanted to really push Equestria's darker nature in the war, monolingual and only speaking Equestrian
[8/06/2014 1:27:56 PM] Moxypony: I'd probably go with the former
[8/06/2014 1:28:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah.
[8/06/2014 1:32:24 PM] Moxypony: that also leaves the floor open to Neighponese characters being able to communicate privately (unless somepony does get a translator spell)
[8/06/2014 1:33:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: Or knows Neighponese... like Cherry Bloom. XD
[8/06/2014 1:33:37 PM] Moxypony: well, Cherry Bloom is technically Neighponese
[8/06/2014 1:33:39 PM] Moxypony: haha
[8/6/2014 1:35:01 PM] Cherry Bloom: What did you think of the idea of Cascade getting a love interest from amongst the Valkyrie?
[8/6/2014 1:35:36 PM] Moxypony: fine by me, would he be staying behind then? or is she coming with them?
[8/6/2014 1:35:41 PM] Moxypony: long-distance relationship?
[8/6/2014 1:35:44 PM] Moxypony: those never work out...
[8/6/2014 1:35:46 PM] Moxypony: XD
[8/6/2014 1:39:45 PM] Cherry Bloom: Him staying behind would decrease the number of characters to keep track of. Her coming with would add a higher powered character for "the good fight".
[8/06/2014 1:39:45 PM] Cherry Bloom: Could also have a thing where we incorporate The Mirror, developed more during the war as a way to move troops back and forth quickly. Lost functionality due to it needing to be "on" in both locations, and the neighponese one was disabled for some reason. Getting it working would mean a way to move back and forth quickly as needed in the story. Not sure where the locations would be. Possibly multiple with a way to select a destination. Could have one in canterlot if you're feeling brave enough. XD
[8/06/2014 1:41:15 PM] Moxypony: hmm.. something like that seems like it would have been a pretty massive game changer in the war unless it had some pretty hefty limitations...
non-portable, I assume?
[8/06/2014 1:43:26 PM] Moxypony: large-scale arcane device, it'd have to be pretty well set up and would likely be very costly to produce in terms of both materials and labor, on scale with a megaspell, I'd say.
They'd also want to keep it secret, so they'd limit production and probably keep it deep in Equestria.
So yeah, I think Canterlot would be the most likely location
[8/06/2014 1:43:39 PM] Cherry Bloom: any number of reasons, non-portable, development was too late to have enough of an effect or any other possible reasons it didn't get used.
[8/06/2014 1:44:59 PM] Moxypony: this could work, but they'd need to find a way to power it.
it could probably be maintained with relatively minor energy, but establishing that link is gonna be costly
[8/06/2014 1:45:05 PM] Cherry Bloom: Three locations I can think of. Canterlot, One in Luneria and one somewhere in neighpon.
[8/06/2014 1:45:30 PM] Cherry Bloom: Otherwise somepony's going to have to go back to canterlot to make sure the thing is turned on and powered up.
[8/06/2014 1:46:39 PM] Cherry Bloom: Luneria one could be ignored by redeye because he thinks its simply a fancy mirror.. since the other gates are turned off. The one in canterlot would have been turned off once the city went into lockdown. No point in having allied ponies go into canterlot if you're protecting ponies from the pink cloud.
[8/06/2014 1:47:15 PM] Cherry Bloom: one in Luneria where it was being worked on initially. so that they could test the link to other gateways.
[8/06/2014 1:47:26 PM] Moxypony: if the Lunerians know what the mirror is, I can see one of the security ponies destroying its location to keep it out of Redeye's hooves
[8/06/2014 1:48:10 PM] Moxypony: oh wait...
[8/06/2014 1:48:22 PM] Moxypony: if they knew about the mirror, they'd have just used that to escape Redeye
[8/06/2014 1:48:24 PM] Cherry Bloom: Only if they know. If Cherry's the only one that knows and didn't think about it... but like I mentioned earlier, without the others being active it'd just seem like a fancy mirror.
[8/06/2014 1:48:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: Have you played portal?
[8/06/2014 1:49:00 PM] Moxypony: ja
[8/06/2014 1:49:30 PM] Cherry Bloom: You know how when you shoot the first portal you can't go through? you need the second portal active in order for it tofucntion as a portal.
[8/06/2014 1:49:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: Sure you can change where you want it to go...
[8/06/2014 1:49:53 PM] Cherry Bloom: but until both portals are out, its not of much use.
[8/06/2014 1:50:00 PM | Edited 1:50:18 PM] Moxypony: how do we handle a 3 gate network then?
[8/06/2014 1:50:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: Either with a Stargate like DHD, a wheel that turns like in Howl's moving castle, or needing to think about your location when you turn on the mirror.
[8/06/2014 1:50:52 PM] Cherry Bloom: Any possible number of ways.
[8/06/2014 1:52:46 PM] Cherry Bloom: Though the mirrors weren't totally non-portable. just very very difficult, and in a confined space like in a stable/lab its harder to get the tools you need in. So rather than wasting time and possible resources, Redeye ignored the mirror... unless you wouldn't mind having the legacies pop up in Fillydelphia. XD
[8/06/2014 1:53:29 PM] Cherry Bloom: But it could lead to a dramatic reveal moment if they go back to luneria down in the lab where nopony was anyway, and when they exit the stable they're greeted with... Luneria's fate.
[8/06/2014 1:55:09 PM] Moxypony: so wait, are we talking like a standing wardrobe mirror or like an entire wall of mirrored surface on top of arcane foci?
[8/06/2014 1:55:37 PM] Cherry Bloom: whatever you want it to be.
[8/06/2014 1:56:03 PM] Moxypony: I'd personally lean towards the latter, I like it being a clunky tech that was never really fine-tuned
[8/06/2014 1:56:42 PM | Edited 1:56:53 PM] Moxypony: maybe a coworking of MAS and MWT
[8/06/2014 1:56:49 PM] Cherry Bloom: also though something to think about with the neighponese one, is the valkyrie were either able to put the time and resources into moving the mirror to their base, or their base was where the mirror was set up initially. in either case they might not know what it is, just that it seems like a powerful arcane device.
[8/06/2014 1:57:36 PM] Moxypony: so is this how we're having them get to Neighpon?
[8/06/2014 1:57:38 PM] Cherry Bloom: it being in their base and them not knowing about it makes sense. since it was going to be used to deploy troops, what better place to set it up than in a military base?
[8/06/2014 1:58:03 PM] Cherry Bloom: not to neighpon, but back from it. Like I said its needs to be turned on.
[8/06/2014 1:58:36 PM] Moxypony: ah, their mode of transit to Neighpon becomes unusable to get back, I'm guessing?
[8/06/2014 1:58:39 PM] Cherry Bloom: Though that might be an amusing way to meet the valkyrie, I think that getting these more powerful allies should wait until they've seen the horrors of the neighponese wasteland
[8/06/2014 1:59:52 PM] Cherry Bloom: Possibly.
[8/06/2014 2:00:21 PM] Cherry Bloom: or it could be that the idea of walking through a portal in a place secured by allies is more palatable than traveling through the wasteland again.
[8/06/2014 2:01:58 PM] Cherry Bloom: or even a combination of things.
[8/06/2014 2:02:44 PM] Moxypony: I was just planning on them using a boat XD
[8/06/2014 2:03:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: A boat works.
[8/06/2014 2:04:11 PM] Moxypony: we could have it get destroyed by a Berserker as soon as they arrive, sort of a 'WELCOME TO NEIGHPON, MOTHERBUCKER"
[8/06/2014 2:04:21 PM] Cherry Bloom: XD
[8/06/2014 2:05:34 PM] Cherry Bloom: Could be a pink and red one.. nope nope .. just pink, that red is not his natural red... its someponies' natural red, but it didn't originally belong to him...
[8/06/2014 2:07:20 PM] Cherry Bloom: "Are you sure that thing is a he?"
"Do you want to be the one to get close enough to check?"
[8/6/2014 2:08:01 PM | Edited 2:08:31 PM] Moxypony: what if the Legacies found that a tiny hole had been drilled into the amber to Wolfberry and later discover that the Berserker ghoulification process was created as a result of somepony trying to replicate Wolfberry's strength using his (mutated) DNA?
[8/6/2014 2:08:27 PM] Cherry Bloom: That works.
[8/6/2014 2:08:48 PM] Moxypony: rockable
[8/06/2014 2:09:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: Also what do you think of the hypothetical exchange about the beserker ghoul?
[8/06/2014 2:11:14 PM] Moxypony: I'm trying to figure out who it's supposed to be.. is the Berserker somepony we know?
[8/06/2014 2:11:45 PM] Cherry Bloom: the one that shows up and wrecks the boat? Nope.
[8/06/2014 2:12:16 PM] Moxypony: I'd see the first line being either Dullahan or Cascade and Channeler being the second
[8/06/2014 2:12:17 PM] Moxypony: haha
[8/06/2014 2:14:18 PM] Cherry Bloom: Of all the things to be discussing, they're talking about the giant undead monster that's trying to kill them's gender. It's an amusing bit of levity that I could also see you and catcher doing, tbh.
[8/06/2014 2:14:49 PM] Moxypony: most definitely
[8/06/2014 2:14:58 PM] Moxypony: :D
[8/6/2014 6:00:35 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I did really like the idea of collectibles in Neighpon
[8/6/2014 6:01:54 PM] Cherry Bloom: The Prince and Princess Miniatures?
[8/6/2014 6:02:48 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Yeah,
[8/6/2014 6:02:52 PM] Cherry Bloom: The addition of Almond and in particular the element you choose for her really fit in well with rounding out the SPECIAL.
[8/06/2014 6:03:17 PM | Edited 6:03:31 PM] Cherry Bloom: Since she's patience and balance, Endurence fits rather well for our little pink earth pony.
[8/6/2014 6:03:43 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: That is rather true! Pear works for luck too,
[8/6/2014 6:03:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: Eeyup!
[8/6/2014 6:07:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: And the others I'd lined up without realizing it. Since
Plum's talent is divination and being able to see the future, hence why his cutie mark also has an eye.
Peach and Cherry I'd had one as being emotionally weak but physically strong, and the other being emotionally strong but physically weak. as Super heros I had Peach with super strength, and of Course cherry is very friendly and personable.
Strawberry was the medic/healer type so usually have him as being intelligent so that he can have a lot of good medical knowledge.
Apple and Pear were of course energetic. Apple being a speedster, and Pear helping him either not get in trouble or able to get out of trouble.
And of course your addition of Almond fits in rather well!
[8/6/2014 6:11:35 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I really do love the idea of having a set of the siblings together,
[8/6/2014 6:20:14 PM] Cherry Bloom: Actually, on the note of the collectibles, rather than it just being a miniature/statuette, why not have the little figure be inside a musical snowglobe? Each one could play their own song, but when together they play another song that would otherwise not be able to be heard?
That way you can be more like the New vegas Collectible but still have the bonus to SPECIAL, for the uniqueness of Cherry and her siblings.
[8/6/2014 6:21:07 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Love the music box idea, that could likely be used later on too
[8/6/2014 11:20:27 PM] Moxypony: re: Neighpon collectible statues; whose soul is it? Eternal Blue?
[8/6/2014 11:22:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: Possibly her and Strawberry Song's. Which is why she went feral when ghoulified, and he became a bit more reclusive and creepy(His fascination with studying ghouls). Though the former is more obvious the later would only become evident from Cherry's observations about him.
[8/9/2014 8:27:44 PM] Cherry Bloom: http://creshosk.deviantart.com/art/Rising-Star-474447390
So tweaked the design a little, turned her coat from salmon to pink. Made her mane redder.
Also had an idea about this pegasus, if Lore is open to it. Remember how we were talking about the possibility of an Enclave descendant of Berry? Well... What if...
[8/9/2014 8:30:38 PM] Cherry Bloom: Since the enclave has encountered the Neo-Neighponese squadron called the Valkyrie, what if during the course of 10 generations, the line moved over to Neo-Neighpon and Rising Star is a descendant of Berry Blast?
[8/9/2014 8:37:06 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I actually really love that idea, and kind of an extra line of irony I guess is in initial conception Timestep was Berry's daughter, so while not the case now having a descendant with an hourglass cutie works rather well!
[8/9/2014 10:56:50 PM] Moxypony: it makes a nice nod to an earlier stage in the character's development cycle
[8/9/2014 10:57:39 PM] Moxypony: so your thinking is that she's the descendent of (or is herself) a Dashite (or the Neighponese equivalent)?
[8/9/2014 10:59:00 PM] Cherry Bloom: Descendant of a dashite. She herself is captain of the armord squadron VF Valkyries.
[8/9/2014 11:00:26 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: That works perfectly well to me,
[8/9/2014 11:01:02 PM] Cherry Bloom: She herself isn't one because she holds a fairly high rank in another military unit... which would be weird if she had recently defected from the enclave.
[8/9/2014 11:01:36 PM] Moxypony: well if you made her a bit older it'd still make sense, but descendent works too
[8/9/2014 11:01:48 PM] Cherry Bloom: Plus she has an hourglass cutie mark.
[8/9/2014 11:01:51 PM] Moxypony: include old Dashite granny?
[8/9/2014 11:02:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: How far back isn't important to me. and I'll leave that to you guys to decide.
[8/9/2014 11:03:22 PM | Edited 11:03:56 PM] Moxypony: Could be fun to play with.
[8/9/2014 11:16:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: Oh speaking of which, leaning in that direction proves for potential drama between the neo-neighpon faction and the legacies because of two of the party members.
[8/9/2014 11:17:43 PM | Edited 11:17:45 PM] Moxypony: what do you think of the idea of a conflict between the Neighponese Enclave and one or more of the ruling Neighponese Wasteland Factions?
[8/9/2014 11:18:43 PM] Cherry Bloom: We were already setting up in that direction.
[8/9/2014 11:18:50 PM] Moxypony: perfect
[8/9/2014 11:18:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: Given that the Valkyries are supposed to have conflict with them, yes?
[8/9/2014 11:19:32 PM] Moxypony: were they? sounds perfect to me, don't know that I caught that part of their creation
[8/9/2014 11:21:36 PM] Cherry Bloom:
[8/9/2014 11:20:21 PM] Moxypony: where did we land re:SPP Towers in Neighpon?
[8/9/2014 11:21:59 PM] Cherry Bloom: I think its a good idea.
[8/9/2014 11:22:09 PM] Moxypony: rockin'
[8/9/2014 11:22:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: Given how close Equestria and Neighpon were during the war, they'd be setting up for the same sort of defense of their allies.
[8/15/2014 4:31:28 PM] Cherry Bloom: Curious as to what you think about this:
Mind you I still need to draw other formations but...
[8/15/2014 4:34:33 PM] Dreamcatcher: okay, well looking at it tactically, it looks like you're creating an squadron model of a double Squad column fire team wedge
[8/15/2014 4:35:15 PM] Dreamcatcher: now normally ground tactics don't work with air wings, but given these are ponies, not jets, their ability to engage in midair should mimic, to some extent, that of the basic infantryman
[8/15/2014 4:35:15 PM] Moxypony: Moxypony rolls
[8/15/2014 4:38:11 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah, so what do you think?
[8/15/2014 4:42:06 PM] Dreamcatcher: the central units are usually the leadership elements, so I'd be hesitant to task them to anything
[8/15/2014 4:42:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: In this case the gun interceptors?
[8/15/2014 4:43:00 PM] Dreamcatcher: indeed
[8/15/2014 4:43:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah, those are leadership and are centeralized.
[8/15/2014 4:43:23 PM] Dreamcatcher: so some of this crosses over, some doesn't. Let me see if I can break this down
[8/15/2014 4:55:29 PM] Dreamcatcher: forward elements of any unit are your point men (ponies). In an infantry element, their primary tasking is navigation and detection. For the case of your Formation, I'd suggest having them equipped with sensory and navigational equipment.
The rear element acts as rear security, so they aren't concerned with navigation but instead with securing your six.
The middle elements are varied. If you have heavy weapons, you'd want them on the wings, off-setting each other. In the case of your formation, I'd put them at the 10 and 4 oclock positions, or vice versa. You do this to balance the heavy firepower on either side of the formation in order to quickly engage attacks from the sides.
Now, why do our attack formatons ideally operate in a spaced out wedge?
the answer is that, in a spaced wedge, no matter what side you're attacked from, everypony is able to aim fire on the enemy without shooting your buddies. On the battlefield you can't always control where you take contact from. I wouldn't have my shielded elements only up front or behind, because what if I'm attacked from the sides? In the army, we just have everyone wears the same armor, because any of us could be the one who gets hit first.
[8/15/2014 4:55:50 PM] Dreamcatcher: Sorry, this is a lot of info, and I'm sure not all applies given the purpose of your creating this design
[8/15/2014 4:58:03 PM] Cherry Bloom: Oh no, it does, you're filling in some of the gaps in the conversion process.
[8/15/2014 4:58:31 PM] Dreamcatcher: so my "concerns", if you wish to call them that, would be the the gun sweepers on the sides which can't engage to the front and rear without adjustment. I'd have your interceptors have no established role other than leadership and individual rifleponies
[8/15/2014 4:58:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: Given that these were originally Mechs, they all had the sensoers and the like, and given what the enemy was they usually could predict what direction the enemy was.
[8/15/2014 4:59:01 PM] Dreamcatcher: for the Strike Vanguards, I'd keep them mid range OR give them long range weapons
[8/15/2014 4:59:15 PM] Dreamcatcher: since they're the ideal first to see and engage, I'd give them longest reach
[8/15/2014 4:59:48 PM] Dreamcatcher: either that, or put your long guns on the wings so that, when the front engages an enemy, the wings can spread out and flank the enemy
[8/15/2014 4:59:52 PM] Cherry Bloom: You know what this is for right? You might have a lot of fun with this whole concept.
[8/15/2014 5:00:32 PM] Dreamcatcher: no, because I've been gone for a month
[8/15/2014 5:00:32 PM] Dreamcatcher: XD
[8/15/2014 5:00:52 PM] Dreamcatcher: though if Moxy was involved, I'm picking up an attack on titan influence here
[8/15/2014 5:01:45 PM] Cherry Bloom: Nope. This has been my workload.
[8/15/2014 5:01:54 PM] Dreamcatcher: gotcha
[8/15/2014 5:02:12 PM] Dreamcatcher: is this a Neighponese unit meant to engage the Enclave?
[8/15/2014 5:02:49 PM | Edited 5:02:53 PM] Cherry Bloom: http://luneria.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout_Equestria:Legacy_Notes/Tabbed
[8/15/2014 5:04:04 PM] Dreamcatcher: I see
[8/15/2014 5:04:33 PM] Dreamcatcher: well, great thing about aerial combat in Equestria being done by ponies, is that you can still utilize infantry tactics
[8/15/2014 5:05:09 PM] Dreamcatcher: jets and the like use different tactics due to their design, such as the whole "can't turn on a dime because I'm breaking 8 gees" stuff
[8/15/2014 5:05:31 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah the constant forward thrust makes fine turning tricky...
[8/15/2014 5:06:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: Naturally you still get input on everything, nothing is truly set.
[8/15/2014 5:06:56 PM | Edited 5:07:05 PM] Cherry Bloom: until you know... like a year after the story has actually been written.
[8/15/2014 5:07:10 PM] Dreamcatcher: XD
[8/15/2014 5:07:24 PM] Dreamcatcher: well they're yours, but I can advise militarily
[8/15/2014 5:07:53 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well, I might technically own most of the characters, but they're resources for the Legacies story.
[8/15/2014 5:08:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: and I can distribute them as needed. Like I gave Rising star to Lore. She's Lore's pony now.
[8/15/2014 5:08:40 PM] Dreamcatcher: https://rdl.train.army.mil/catalog-ws/view/100.ATSC/04183AF4-34EB-47F0-BCEE-29C93432DA49-1274564010088/3-21.8/image051.jpg
[8/15/2014 5:08:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: So outside of a few of them, I'/d more consider them "ours" rather than strictly "mine"
[8/15/2014 5:09:07 PM] Dreamcatcher: that link shows a basic infantry platoon column squad column fire team wedge
[8/15/2014 5:09:10 PM] Cherry Bloom: There's a few details that I want to have set about them, since they're homage/expy/ponifactions of other characters I mostly admire.
[8/15/2014 5:09:25 PM] Dreamcatcher: your design harkens to it already, which is good
[8/15/2014 5:09:37 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'm met with one of the sadest things I've ever seen when I click on that link.
[8/15/2014 5:09:52 PM] Dreamcatcher: your interceptors are the platoon leader (PLT LDR) and Platoon sergeant (PSG)
[8/15/2014 5:09:57 PM] Dreamcatcher: ????
[8/15/2014 5:10:15 PM] Cherry Bloom: http://i.gyazo.com/5bacd591c1a18f6aad4fee06a3431104.png
[8/15/2014 5:10:30 PM] Dreamcatcher: lol yeah
[8/15/2014 5:10:35 PM] Dreamcatcher: can't trust the military
[8/15/2014 5:10:47 PM] Dreamcatcher: we're evil
[8/15/2014 5:11:05 PM] Cherry Bloom: Other than trusting you lot with my life like... everyday.
[8/15/2014 5:11:09 PM] Dreamcatcher: didn't you ever hear of the 60's?
[8/15/2014 5:11:10 PM] Dreamcatcher: XD
[8/15/2014 5:11:23 PM] Dreamcatcher: Well, what're you gonna do
[8/15/2014 5:11:29 PM] Dreamcatcher: it is safe, you can proceed
[8/15/2014 5:11:34 PM] Dreamcatcher: it's just an image
[8/15/2014 5:11:44 PM] Cherry Bloom: Already clicked proceed after getting the gyazo snapshot
[8/15/2014 5:12:37 PM] Cherry Bloom: I like how the actual thing forms kind of a lightning bolt.
[8/15/2014 5:12:52 PM] Dreamcatcher: so yeah, what you see there is, each squad has it's own wedge, and these wedges are stacked one behind each other
[8/15/2014 5:13:07 PM] Dreamcatcher: on the ground, these guys would be 5-10 meters apart (hand grenade range)
[8/15/2014 5:13:23 PM] Dreamcatcher: so, no matter where you get contact from, soldiers can all engage
[8/15/2014 5:14:10 PM] Dreamcatcher: the AR's, Automatic Riflemen (your squad light machine guns) alternate sides, keeping the balance of power. Same with the GRN (grenadiers) are done the same way
[8/15/2014 5:14:39 PM] Dreamcatcher: all leaders, such as the SL's (Squad leader) and PL and PSG are all centered within the formations
[8/15/2014 5:15:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: Is there a legend that explains the abbrivviations?
[8/15/2014 5:15:28 PM] Dreamcatcher: probably one you could look up
[8/15/2014 5:19:48 PM] Cherry Bloom: Does it make a difference that this is a squadron rather than a platoon?
[8/15/2014 5:20:13 PM] Dreamcatcher: TL = team leader, controls one of the two teams which make up a 9 man squad.
SL = Squad Leader, controls the squad through his two team leaders
RFLM= rifleman, basic infantry soldier
GRN = Grenadier, rifleman with an underbarrel grenade launcher, in charge of using explosive ordinance
AR = Automatic Rifleman, carries the Squad SAW machine gun, largest squad casualty inducing weapons
MG Crew = In every platoon you have 2-3 Heavy crew served machine guns, usually M240B's which fire in a larger caliber than the SAW's. These crews are 3 man teams. While organized as a Weapons Squad, they are usually divided up and attached to platoon leadership.
PLT LDR = platoon leader. Your officer, they control the entire element and are in charge
PSG = Platoon sergeant, is in charge of accountability, manuevering the MG teams, and is the Assistant Platoon leader. If the PL dies, he takes charge.
[8/15/2014 5:20:19 PM] Dreamcatcher: That's your call Cher bear
[8/15/2014 5:20:50 PM] Dreamcatcher: again, "squadrons" are organized different because they're airborne vehicles like helos and jets
[8/15/2014 5:21:23 PM] Dreamcatcher: so it depends if you'd rather have these Valkyries operate more as dogfighters and air support, or like a flying infantry unit
[8/15/2014 5:22:25 PM] Cherry Bloom: We probably need something new since they can technically switch, being flying ponies and all. Yes, with flight talismens built into the armor of the unicorn and earth pony characters.
[8/15/2014 5:22:36 PM] Dreamcatcher: and again, at the end of the day this is just army infantry tactics. Great thing about fantasy, you can do what the hell you want XD
[8/15/2014 5:22:53 PM] Cherry Bloom: True.
[8/15/2014 5:23:06 PM] Dreamcatcher: well, you can adapt some of what I've pulled up and mix it with air tactics
[8/15/2014 5:23:10 PM] Dreamcatcher: thats your call
[8/15/2014 5:23:59 PM] Cherry Bloom: Texchnically that's your call, since any combat depicted will probably be written (and thus decided) by you and moxy. I'm just helping to create resources to be used.
[8/15/2014 5:24:22 PM] Moxypony: and anything involving writing actual tactics I'd defer to you
[8/15/2014 5:24:22 PM] Moxypony: haha
[8/15/2014 5:24:34 PM] Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher bows
[8/15/2014 5:24:37 PM] Dreamcatcher: here to serve
[8/15/2014 5:25:07 PM] Dreamcatcher: well, any basic engagement has three elements
[8/15/2014 5:25:14 PM] Dreamcatcher: assault, support, and security
[8/15/2014 5:25:35 PM] Dreamcatcher: security watches the flanks, support pins down the enemy, and assault flanks and attacks
[8/15/2014 5:26:10 PM] Cherry Bloom: Feel free to let me know the specifics of what I need to change. the image is all vector so the
|[Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:51 AM] Glitch Heart:
<<< Did you make them look like shogi peices on purpose?
Can be moved around freely.
[8/15/2014 5:26:55 PM] Dreamcatcher: so, in the case of the air, what differs is cover and concealment. You have NO cover, and concealment depends solely on weather and clouds
[8/15/2014 5:27:24 PM] Dreamcatcher: air engagements have much LONGER ranges, since you see the enemy much farther away
[8/15/2014 5:28:18 PM] Dreamcatcher: so your support element (usually the front wedge) needs to have the longest range
[8/15/2014 5:28:24 PM] Cherry Bloom: also given you have Z indexing a unit in formation ahead of you isn't necessarily in front of you.
[8/15/2014 5:29:09 PM] Dreamcatcher: your assault element, middle wedge, needs to be fast and powerful
[8/15/2014 5:29:27 PM] Dreamcatcher: they have to not only flank the enemy, but also overwhelm and overrun them
[8/15/2014 5:29:51 PM] Moxypony: in conflict with the Enclave, there's not gonna be much ground-based combat
[8/15/2014 5:30:23 PM] Moxypony: but I don't think they'll be the only two forces vying for control of the Neighponese Wasteland
[8/15/2014 5:30:33 PM] Dreamcatcher: that depends on your equipment and the environement
[8/15/2014 5:30:35 PM] Dreamcatcher: also
[8/15/2014 5:30:37 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah, I was kind of adapting this from something where there were no air units due to the enemie's anti-air lasers.
[8/15/2014 5:30:49 PM | Edited 5:30:51 PM] Dreamcatcher: if your enemy EXCELS at airborne combat, where would you want to engage them?
[8/15/2014 5:31:29 PM] Cherry Bloom: (Also it was the Americans that initially developed the mechs known as tactical surface fighters, which is why the American's TSF's designations are the same as the jets that they would have developed had they been able to develop jets.
[8/15/2014 5:31:35 PM] Moxypony: I suppose they should be specialized for combat in cities then?
[8/15/2014 5:31:52 PM] Dreamcatcher: or areas where air cover means little
[8/15/2014 5:31:56 PM] Dreamcatcher: let me put it this way
[8/15/2014 5:32:05 PM] Dreamcatcher: our current military is struggling with this
[8/15/2014 5:32:45 PM] Dreamcatcher: why has the Taliban and Al-Qaeda been able to last against us? It's because we ruled the skies, and depended on that power. So they adapted and fought in a way where our air power meant nothing
[8/15/2014 5:33:07 PM] Dreamcatcher: so this really depends on how you want these Valkyries to fight
[8/15/2014 5:33:13 PM] Moxypony:
|[Friday, August 15, 2014 5:32 PM] Moxypony:
<<< but I don't think they'll be the only two forces vying for control of the Neighponese Wasteland
Just to specify my thinking...
|[Wednesday, August 06, 2014 2:09 PM] Moxypony:
<<< what if the Legacies found that a tiny hole had been drilled into the amber to Wolfberry and later discover that the Berserker ghoulification process was created as a result of sompony trying to replicate Wolfberry's strength using his (mutated) DNA?
[8/15/2014 5:33:19 PM] Cherry Bloom: hiding in buildings when someone gets a killstreak drone.
[8/15/2014 5:33:24 PM] Dreamcatcher: conventional? Or Asymmetrical (guerrila)?
[8/15/2014 5:34:39 PM] Cherry Bloom: Whichever is more fitting to the situation I suppose.
[8/15/2014 5:35:57 PM] Dreamcatcher: well... those styles vary
[8/15/2014 5:35:59 PM] Dreamcatcher: a lot
[8/15/2014 5:36:10 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah we can make more factions. I'll still finish fleshing out the valkyrie, but I think I have enough named characters and such for the story to work, since the story isn't specifically about the valkyries.
[8/15/2014 5:36:11 PM] Dreamcatcher: it's why we have Tier 1 and Tier 2 operational forces
[8/15/2014 5:36:34 PM] Moxypony: they're in power armor, would guerrila tactics still work for them?
[8/15/2014 5:36:40 PM] Dreamcatcher: well, if you make Valkyrie subfactions of Tier 1 and Tier 2 fighting... congrats CB. You've made an army
[8/15/2014 5:36:48 PM] Moxypony: seems like it could slow them down and make them too obvious..
[8/15/2014 5:36:49 PM] Dreamcatcher: Chinese Stealth Armor Mox?
[8/15/2014 5:36:58 PM] Moxypony: they ain't Zebra
[8/15/2014 5:37:06 PM] Cherry Bloom: Neighponese stealth armor, based on ninjutsu.
[8/15/2014 5:37:11 PM] Dreamcatcher: depends on the type? Give up some armor for better mobility
[8/15/2014 5:37:13 PM] Dreamcatcher: also ^
[8/15/2014 5:37:19 PM | Edited 5:37:30 PM] Cherry Bloom: technically the zebra had stealth cloaks.
[8/15/2014 5:37:37 PM] Moxypony: guess they'd take a hit in terms of DT?
[8/15/2014 5:37:40 PM] Cherry Bloom: Though stealth clocks would have been funny.
[8/15/2014 5:37:43 PM] Dreamcatcher: it's a natural extenson, given the Enclave armor is a weaker but more mobile variant of the Ranger armor
[8/15/2014 5:37:50 PM] Dreamcatcher: precisely mox
[8/15/2014 5:38:03 PM] Dreamcatcher: but 1+ Agility
[8/15/2014 5:38:06 PM] Cherry Bloom: Could be mixed, like the BOS have.
[8/15/2014 5:38:25 PM] Cherry Bloom: Some lighter for the scouting operations, some heavier for those that are weilding the heavier weapons.
[8/15/2014 5:38:25 PM] Moxypony: yeah, heavier combat team members using full-scale models
[8/15/2014 5:38:34 PM] Dreamcatcher: Finally got Rules of Nature, Locked and Loaded Remix on my ipod
[8/15/2014 5:38:37 PM] Dreamcatcher: yesssssssss
[8/15/2014 5:39:11 PM] Cherry Bloom:
| [Friday, August 15, 2014 5:36 PM] Dreamcatcher:
<<< congrats CB. You've made an army
|[Tuesday, August 12, 2014 3:39 AM] Cherry Bloom:
<<< I'm designing an army of ponies.
[8/15/2014 5:39:43 PM] Cherry Bloom: That is the intent with the valkyries being a single squadron of the Royal Neo-Neighponese Army.
[8/15/2014 5:39:44 PM] Dreamcatcher: yep.
[8/15/2014 5:40:05 PM] Dreamcatcher: then the Tier 1 or 2 force can be a different unit I guess
[8/15/2014 5:40:24 PM] Dreamcatcher: Interesting that your Royal Neighponese are drawing on German lore
[8/15/2014 5:40:31 PM] Dreamcatcher: well, Viking to be precise
[8/15/2014 5:40:44 PM] Dreamcatcher: you could have a Tengu squadron too
[8/15/2014 5:40:47 PM] Dreamcatcher: Oni
[8/15/2014 5:40:52 PM] Dreamcatcher: Kami
[8/15/2014 5:41:02 PM] Dreamcatcher: I'm sure you've thought of all this
[8/15/2014 5:41:06 PM] Cherry Bloom: Technically it was Urd.
[8/15/2014 5:41:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: but yes.
[8/15/2014 5:41:29 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'm more or less adapting stuff from another source.
[8/15/2014 5:41:40 PM] Moxypony:
|[8/6/2014 12:24:34 PM] Moxypony: either that or simply culture invasion by Equestria during the war|
[8/6/2014 12:25:01 PM] Cherry Bloom: That'd explain giving the Valkyries two names.
[8/15/2014 5:41:41 PM] Moxypony: beep
[8/15/2014 5:42:02 PM] Cherry Bloom: Eeyup.
[8/15/2014 5:43:40 PM] Cherry Bloom: I might adapt some of the other squadrons, but since this is the group that will be interacting with the Legacies (and technically one of them is now too) I've put the focus more on them,.
[8/15/2014 5:44:19 PM] Cherry Bloom: Because there's always the potential for
"So long as there's more than one way to reach a mutual goal, decisions and ideas on how best to acheive that goal lead to some level of conflict" [8/15/2014 5:44:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: but I might be paraphrasing there.
[8/15/2014 5:44:40 PM] Dreamcatcher: such is the army my friend XD
[8/15/2014 5:47:02 PM] Dreamcatcher: Tvtropes to the rescue
[8/15/2014 5:47:05 PM] Dreamcatcher: Badass Army: Medal of Honor (2010): The Army Rangers manage to be this while also being shades of Redshirt Army, presumably to let you actually have friendly casualties during the game without having to kill off any members of your various squads. That said, the fact that three Rangers and an Air Force Enlisted Terminal Attack Controller managed to go up against an entire Taliban village and come out victorious is lampshaded.
Dusty: "That's why they're Rangers."
The Tier 1 operators know that they would have serious difficulty in doing the same thing and in fact, AFO Neptune does. Their focus is much narrower, based on speed, stealth and tactical exfil at the end of the day. Tier 2 Rangers are more focused on conventional warfare, and they're better at it.
[8/15/2014 5:47:39 PM] Dreamcatcher: ^ last part is what I'm referring to. Medal of Honor actually nailed that
[8/15/2014 5:48:15 PM] Dreamcatcher: if you threw a Squad of Rangers and a Squad of Special Forces into a pitched firefight, the Rangers would fare better. Conventional warfare is what they train for
[8/15/2014 5:48:48 PM] Dreamcatcher: If you wanted to execute an HVT quietly behind enemy lines, then SF would fare better
[8/15/2014 5:49:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: Fortunatly Fallout isn't as crapsack as muvluv alternative is.
[8/15/2014 5:50:18 PM] Dreamcatcher: hmmm
[8/15/2014 5:50:41 PM] Dreamcatcher: I need to stop this, otherwise Cherry's gonna make me wanna make a Legacies guerrilla force
[8/15/2014 5:52:07 PM] Dreamcatcher: I can help, but there'd be more than one paramilitary force running around
[8/15/2014 5:52:18 PM] Dreamcatcher: I was getting inspired by Reilly's Rangers
[8/15/2014 5:52:43 PM] Dreamcatcher: a small, asymmetric warfighter unit would be smart in an apocalypse
[8/15/2014 5:52:48 PM] Dreamcatcher: sorry, carry on
[8/15/2014 5:57:23 PM] Dreamcatcher: Well, Native Equestrians are already guerrilla fighters, thought about making a small team of them that fight as an insurgency. Of course, it's a spur of the moment idea
[8/15/2014 5:57:24 PM] Dreamcatcher: no real reason, motive, or goal
[8/15/2014 6:01:22 PM] Dreamcatcher: The team I'm thinking of goes light. Light barding, rifles, knives and short blades
[8/15/2014 6:01:31 PM] Dreamcatcher: run fast and fight faster
[8/15/2014 6:01:57 PM] Dreamcatcher: granted, I'm reading Horse Soldiers which is biasing my thinkng atm
[8/15/2014 6:02:10 PM] Dreamcatcher: book about the first SF units sent into Afghanistan after 9/11
[8/15/2014 6:02:13 PM] Dreamcatcher: fascinating stuff
[8/15/2014 6:39:18 PM] Cherry Bloom: Also where do you want your rangers to be? Would could have them as separate from the Neo-Neighpon army or part of it, either in Equestria or Neighpon so on.
[8/15/2014 6:40:02 PM] Dreamcatcher: mine wouldn't be "rangers"
[8/15/2014 6:41:17 PM] Dreamcatcher: I kind of thought something along the lines of the Fallout Badlands
[8/15/2014 6:42:09 PM] Dreamcatcher: given that the NE's lived in the plains before, it would make sense for those who survive that long to adapt to surviving in insane situations
[8/15/2014 6:42:14 PM] Dreamcatcher: basically, a survivalist group
[8/15/2014 6:43:42 PM] Dreamcatcher: after hundreds of years of surviving the Wasteland, they come out a small but extremely effective fighting force
[8/15/2014 6:43:52 PM] Dreamcatcher: they don't fight up front, they'd get destroyed
[8/15/2014 6:44:38 PM] Dreamcatcher: hit and run tactics
[8/15/2014 6:44:43 PM] Dreamcatcher: attack and raid supply lines
[8/15/2014 6:45:08 PM] Dreamcatcher: The Mustangs, perhaps? For a name?
[8/15/2014 6:47:30 PM] Moxypony: I like it, a new faction to find when they come back to Equestria~
[8/15/2014 6:48:04 PM] Dreamcatcher: OH SHIT
[8/15/2014 6:48:15 PM] Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher can include the Survivalist's Rifle
[8/15/2014 6:48:27 PM] Moxypony: yeah, that's pretty Honest Hearts
[8/15/2014 6:48:28 PM] Dreamcatcher: or something spun off of it
[8/15/2014 6:48:29 PM] Cherry Bloom: Or on the way to neighpon and the Mustangs could help them get to the boat.
[8/15/2014 6:48:40 PM] Cherry Bloom: Or both.
[8/15/2014 6:48:54 PM] Moxypony: either way, they could be involved in fighting the Enclave during Cauterize
[8/15/2014 6:49:40 PM] Dreamcatcher: eeyup
[8/15/2014 6:49:47 PM] Dreamcatcher: they would be a pain in the ass
[8/15/2014 6:50:17 PM] Dreamcatcher: cutting supply lines, calling in strikes, reconning the enemy
[8/15/2014 6:50:37 PM] Cherry Bloom: Dual question: How did the Mustangs lineage survive the megaspells, was it ever said how they did it in Honest hearts?
[8/15/2014 6:51:35 PM] Moxypony: I don't remember how they said the people who first came to the valley survived the blast (if they did)
[8/15/2014 6:51:46 PM] Dreamcatcher: mostly, bombs didn't go off everywhere
[8/15/2014 6:51:56 PM] Dreamcatcher: some people, small tribal groups, survived in cloistered areas
[8/15/2014 6:52:12 PM] Dreamcatcher: in the case of Honest hearts, it was such groups, merged with some people who came out of the Vaults
[8/15/2014 6:52:23 PM] Dreamcatcher: why did they keep surviving?
[8/15/2014 6:52:49 PM] Dreamcatcher: Because Zion National park's natural geography acted as a barrier, keeping out radiation and such
[8/15/2014 6:52:57 PM] Dreamcatcher: hence why the water and food there isn't radioactive
[8/15/2014 6:52:59 PM] Moxypony: some of the Native Equestrians might have just been lucky enough to be in isolated safer zones, though they'd likely be scattered and few and it'd be a long time before they were anything like what the tribes were before
[8/15/2014 6:54:04 PM] Dreamcatcher: oh no
[8/15/2014 6:54:10 PM] Dreamcatcher: tribes got decimated for sure
[8/15/2014 6:54:47 PM] Dreamcatcher: but yeah, these are a group of ponies who survived in the harsher parts of the world BEFORE the bombs
[8/15/2014 6:54:54 PM] Moxypony: maybe the lost remnants of all the different tribes came together to form their new tribe? or go full Honest Hearts
[8/15/2014 6:54:55 PM] Moxypony: ...
[8/15/2014 6:54:58 PM] Dreamcatcher: so they're kind of in a strong position to survive
[8/15/2014 6:55:00 PM] Moxypony: Burned Mare
[8/15/2014 6:55:03 PM] Dreamcatcher: basically
[8/15/2014 6:55:15 PM] Dreamcatcher: yeah
[8/15/2014 6:55:24 PM] Dreamcatcher: could have the Burned Mare lead the Mustangs?
[8/15/2014 6:55:48 PM] Dreamcatcher: sort of a merge between Reilly's Rangers and Joshua Graham's Dead Horses
[8/15/2014 6:55:57 PM] Moxypony: what would she be a pariah from?
[8/15/2014 6:56:00 PM] Moxypony: or would she be?
[8/15/2014 6:56:16 PM] Dreamcatcher: Red Eye?
[8/15/2014 6:56:23 PM] Moxypony: that can work
[8/15/2014 6:56:26 PM] Dreamcatcher: won over by his charisma, regrets her actions?
[8/15/2014 6:56:55 PM] Dreamcatcher: gets set on fire, and left in the most hellish place Red Eye can find
[8/15/2014 6:57:22 PM] Dreamcatcher: and trust a group of survivalists to find her
[8/15/2014 6:57:30 PM] Moxypony: beep: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17ND78jc1ez_YMz7EQPBY5jSSTnlbAJZarrHa9sxRfOw/edit
[8/15/2014 6:57:42 PM] Moxypony: forgot about this one
[8/15/2014 6:58:06 PM] Dreamcatcher: my internet is ass, is that the short piece we did of Marshmellow Graham at Luneria?
[8/15/2014 6:58:17 PM] Moxypony: yeah
[8/15/2014 6:58:43 PM] Moxypony: also, this was written during your time away: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rrh3qC6mvyXhr_0st-rCRa7CqORuUPIKVSjUgFSqOuo/edit
[8/15/2014 6:59:42 PM] Dreamcatcher: yeah, this idea would sort of end that. But I could always take it away from Honest Hearts if you guys wanted to keep that
[8/15/2014 6:59:47 PM] Dreamcatcher: doesn't matter to me
[8/15/2014 7:00:04 PM] Dreamcatcher: this group is more just sudden inspiration after talking about CB's Valkyries
[8/15/2014 7:03:48 PM | Edited 7:05:45 PM] Cherry Bloom:
|[Friday, August 15, 2014 6:52 PM] Dreamcatcher:
<<< Because Zion National park's natural geography acted as a barrier, keeping out radiation and such
So more just the Fallout creators pulling this stuff out of their butts... since you know...
|[Monday, August 04, 2014 12:41 PM] Moxypony:
<<< "In 2077, 13 nuclear weapons hit the city in the span of 7 minutes, destroying it entirely and leaving only craters, warped steel girders, and mounds of bricks making up the remains of the city. In 2281, the Salt Lake City area has a strong presence of Caesar's Legion and their servants, the White Legs. The area is also known to have been covered by giant mantises."
|[Monday, August 04, 2014 12:46 PM] Moxypony:
<<< "The megaton class weapons have been largely retired, being replaced with much smaller yield warheads. The yield of a modern strategic warhead is, with few exceptions, now typically in the range of 200-750kT."
|[8/4/2014 12:52:30 PM | Edited 12:52:39 PM] Cherry Bloom: Also Its worth noting that the Fatman that was dropped on Nagasaki had a yield between 21 and 22 kilotons. Meaning that the Fallout warheads had at least 10 times the yield as that one did.|
[8/18/2014 12:44:31 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Well anyway, his rough idea is that Noir and Dissen share control over a Securatron
[8/18/2014 12:45:07 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: prebomb day's they are transfered into a digital format and become dual concious AI's.
[8/18/2014 12:48:34 AM] Cherry Bloom: Ah. M.P.D.
A Multiple Personality Droid.
[8/18/2014 12:51:10 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Yep! neither being evil/bad i guess but they will hold different personalities and ideals
[8/18/2014 12:51:36 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Dissen being more of a Pinkie Pie type, so her advice may not always have the best outcomes
[8/18/2014 1:12:48 AM] Moxypony: how would they have been involved in the war?
[8/18/2014 1:22:00 AM] Noir Moonstep: heya
[8/18/2014 1:22:41 AM] Cherry Bloom: Hi! *hugs Noir!*
[8/18/2014 1:23:08 AM] Noir Moonstep: i hadnt thought too much about them being in the war, becaus ei thought it may be cool to ahve a character that while they existed while the war was on was essentiall not involved directly
[8/18/2014 1:23:25 AM] Cherry Bloom: So like Victor from Fallout New Vegas, TV mointor to show who’s the active personality?
[8/18/2014 1:30:10 AM] Moxypony: how would they wind up as AI/in the securitron?
[8/18/2014 1:33:38 AM] Cherry Bloom: Well, Noir and Dissen are essentaially Cartoon characters brought to life by Discord’s magic.
[8/18/2014 1:37:38 AM] Cherry Bloom: I imagine it might be a case of Lucky Coinsidence. Someone was being naughty and playing a copy of the cartoon on a securitron monitor when the megaspells went off, possible just on the outer edge of the falloff, Noir and Dissen might have been trying to figure out how to get home through the securitoron monitor when the edge of the megaspell hit and since Noir and Dissen are essentially embodiments of chaos magic Noir and Dissen were “embedded” into the securitron.
[8/18/2014 1:38:36 AM] Cherry Bloom: Might be slightly less of a coinsidence if the pony was a fan of noir and Dissen and was showing them the cartoon at the time.
[8/18/2014 1:39:39 AM] Cherry Bloom: Basically the interaction between the chaos magic and the megaspell, which already uses a combiner meta magic in its matrix.
[8/18/2014 1:40:22 AM] Cherry Bloom: And of course since the robots of the mlp world are running off of their own magic, the three magics intereacted resulting in Noir’s idea.
[8/18/2014 1:40:37 AM] Cherry Bloom: At least that’s an idea for how it could work.
[8/20/2014 11:26:29 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: With Moxy's approval, I want to keep the Gemini twins alive in a way during legacies
[8/20/2014 11:26:50 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: But they are kept to forms that I guess could be worded best as manifestations on magic
[8/20/2014 11:39:24 PM] Cherry Bloom: Ultimate evolution of their magic given their ability to swap bodies.
[8/20/2014 11:50:14 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I am still settling on the details on their final existence as mortal beings. But following D dady they will make the painstaking return to ruins of their kingdom, offering a swift death for those who requested release. Eventually coming to rest together upon the Throne together, in their last moments tying their very souls to the kingdom itself and forsaking what would have been their eternal rest to instead forever protect and watch over it.
[8/20/2014 11:52:30 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: The Kingdom itself becoming somewhat akin to the Church in PH, with Pilgrims travelling from all over to be released
from the Wasteland, The sister's still taking those who request it from them.
[8/20/2014 11:52:47 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: They themselves would be unable to leave the realms of their soul jar,
[8/20/2014 11:55:20 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Each would hold the shape of a alicorn shaped pony crafted from magic, one in black and one in white but telling which sister is which would be impossible. They are unable to speak, and while still holding intelligence it is not the same as when they were alive. They react very much on instinct,
[8/20/2014 11:56:55 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: This could also cause Wastelanders to seek solace within the Kingdom's walls, but those who enter with malicious intent would meet a swift death.
[8/20/2014 11:58:26 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Its...a bit grim, but works for the setting I hope.
[8/20/2014 11:59:46 PM] Cherry Bloom: Possibly. Not sure if when it’d come up in legacies. Though with them being... semi dead... if Cherry Could still talk to them if it were ever to come up, you know, given her link to talking to the dead and imaginary beings that partly dwell on the astral plane’s realm of dreams and imagination and all.
[8/21/2014 12:00:14 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: The power of their soul jar would be intensified by the creation of two Alicorns, and while somewhat under pressure it was in no way the same stress as celestia's who's was formed upon her already weakened body and dying breath
[8/21/2014 12:02:11 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: I am unsure what their place would be on the Astral plane if any, as that again would go back to the Soul Jar thing. Creating one means you will shatter your sould and may never find rest in the afterlife
[8/21/2014 12:03:36 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Actually, I really am unsure. Looking up the wiki page didn't help much either,
[8/21/2014 12:04:09 AM] Cherry Bloom: Doesn’t seem to be their full soul if they can’t manifest themselves/their personality. Drawing again from PH where full souls seem to be able to ... “Leak” and have some manifestation of personality. Its really your call though
[8/21/2014 12:06:49 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: I think I would prefer to keep them unable to converse in the normal world or astral plane, they would still be able to recognise Cherry for who she is and can still understand speech through any tongue.
[8/21/2014 12:13:13 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: I had the thought forthe party crossing through the kingdom, and seeing message's covering the outside walls "Long Live the Queen's" upon entry though they do stumble across the twins and one of the party repeats the phrase to them, not realizing this was what the Pilgrims told them when wanting death. While the twins approach the Pony who recited it, one of the other in the group would need to mentally piece together what they had seen in the town and discover what their party member had accidentally requested, hurridly begging the sisters to stop as they stood before the other pony and hurridly explain he did not know of what he asked. The twins would nod solemly and leave, perhaps the almost victim still not quite aware of the fate they had so narrowly avoided
[8/21/2014 12:16:39 AM] Cherry Bloom: Could have Cherry be the one who pleads. Given her Royalty status might give a lean into some ettiquite based thing,
and her high charisma would have her begging be more effective?
[8/21/2014 12:17:40 AM] Cherry Bloom: Saying “Long live the queens” to two near specters might have a higher “That’s an odd thing to do.” for her.
[8/21/2014 12:18:09 AM] Cherry Bloom: Maybe Little Seed was saying it out of what she thought was respect?
[8/21/2014 12:20:05 AM] Cherry Bloom: I generally have Cherry with a lower than 5 perception due to her “distractable nature” she lacks focus on what’s supposed to be important and often looks at various other things that catch her interest.
[8/21/2014 12:20:58 AM] Cherry Bloom: So while she might get in trouble for nearly setting off traps or failing to notice other dangers that might be lurking she might be being distracted by the signs that the others thought unimportant.
[8/21/2014 12:21:05 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Thats true, and that could work well. They are not evil, quite the opposite they are Chaotic Good aligned, they don't take lives out of anger nor spite but as a way of saving them. Which again they wont do unless upon request, unless the pony enters with malicious intent, slavers, feral ghouls ect
[8/21/2014 12:22:44 AM] Cherry Bloom: Well, feral ghouls don’t really have malicious intent any more than wild animals would. They don’t attack out of some cruelty, they attack because they’re hungry. This makes them no less dangerous, but intent would imply the long term thinking part of their brains to be able to assess consiquences
[8/21/2014 12:24:18 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: True..I may have to think a bit more on the twins ability to access situations,
[8/21/2014 12:25:25 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Anyway, thats a bit of a rough concept for them
[8/21/2014 12:29:08 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Negatives would be they are locked to their kingdom, only seem to function as a pair, and while inteligent they are more locked to instinct and from reading other emotions,
[8/21/2014 12:29:21 AM | Edited 12:29:36 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Trying to not be too OP, ^^:
[8/21/2014 12:29:56 AM] Moxypony: Sounds more Dark Souls than Fallout, imo...
[8/21/2014 12:34:54 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Well, their base story would stay the same either way
[8/21/2014 12:36:23 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: Its difficult because FOE kind of encompases so many different elements it can become hard to stick to "core" FOE
[8/21/2014 12:39:07 AM] Lorelei Hoshi: If my post legacies idea won't stick, they can simply die upon return to their kingdom. it would mean though we would need to tack together some reason for the party to go there and get access to the Sword and Shield
[8/21/2014 1:13:35 AM] Moxypony: I think I need to learn more about the details regarding the two.
[8/22/2014 8:43:56 PM] Cherry Bloom: Makes me wonder how Wolfberry will interact with Channeler and little seed.
[8/22/2014 8:48:48 PM | Edited 8:48:58 PM] Cherry Bloom: Makes me want to have a non-canon fight with Ghoul Wolfberry. since you know... powering up/multiple forms thing.
[8/22/2014 8:49:08 PM] Dreamcatcher: well, I wanted to ask you something
[8/22/2014 8:49:18 PM] Dreamcatcher: so you know how we have Channeler dying?
[8/22/2014 8:49:28 PM] Dreamcatcher: and in a Last Stand, channels Dreamcatcher?
[8/22/2014 8:49:51 PM] Dreamcatcher: it got me thinking, Catch and Blue tag team so much they'd have a rep
[8/22/2014 8:50:07 PM] Dreamcatcher: Cascade has all of Blue's soul protecting him as his
[8/22/2014 8:50:38 PM] Dreamcatcher: could have a sort of Catch and Blue have one last tag team fight, channeled through Cascade and Channel
[8/22/2014 8:52:03 PM] Dreamcatcher: plus it would split them off from Little Seed and Moxy, who could have a little moment alone at the moment of restoring the Yggdrasil
[8/22/2014 8:52:20 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well, the point of non-canon things is they don’t have to ad here to canon, like With Moxy’s tree drop or a giant ghoul wolfberry fighting a kaiju.
[8/22/2014 8:52:28 PM] Dreamcatcher: wait
[8/22/2014 8:52:31 PM] Dreamcatcher: wait wait wait
[8/22/2014 8:52:42 PM] Dreamcatcher: WOLFBERRY IS FIGHTING A KAIJU?
[8/22/2014 8:52:45 PM] Dreamcatcher: THATS FUCKIN AWESOME
[8/22/2014 8:53:03 PM | Edited 8:53:09 PM] Moxypony: I don't think he understands you...
[8/22/2014 8:53:15 PM] Moxypony: XD
[8/22/2014 8:53:18 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well its non-canon. sort of joking about the fact that ghoul wolfberry grows in size the more radiation he absorbs. so taking that to comical lengths, Kaiju fight.
[8/22/2014 8:53:30 PM] Dreamcatcher: well I was asking if you were cool with that idea?
[8/22/2014 8:54:05 PM] Moxypony: Do we know who Channeler is killed by at this point?
[8/22/2014 8:54:08 PM] Dreamcatcher: Whatever is chasing the crew to try to stop them injures Channel, he stays back to hold them off to let Little seed and Moxy get to site, and Cas stays back
[8/22/2014 8:54:09 PM] Cherry Bloom: With Blue we have the “soul leak” thing from PH to use.
[8/22/2014 8:54:13 PM] Dreamcatcher: not really
[8/22/2014 8:55:06 PM] Dreamcatcher: Yeah CB, my thought was maybe, once Cas has all the parts, Blue's soul is all back in one spot, and when Channeler channels Dreamcatcher, the presence of his friend's soul "sparks" Blue's soul into coming to the surface
[8/22/2014 8:55:31 PM] Moxypony: Y'know, I like better the idea that Channeler and Cascade always work well together, yes?
[8/22/2014 8:55:37 PM] Dreamcatcher: so Cascade would like this: :http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr13/darknovus_18/Devil%20May%20Cry/dmc4wp1full.jpg
[8/22/2014 8:55:55 PM] Dreamcatcher: makes sense, given their ancestry
[8/22/2014 8:56:13 PM] Dreamcatcher: Moxy and Channel are rivals, but Channel and Cas are bash brothers?
[8/22/2014 8:56:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well the good news is that we did have plans for Cas to regain all of Blue’s soul at some point.
[8/22/2014 8:56:30 PM] Cherry Bloom: I’m loving this idea.
[8/22/2014 8:56:43 PM] Dreamcatcher: I may just commish Cas with Blue's soul hanging over like that
[8/22/2014 8:56:46 PM] Dreamcatcher: just looks so badass
[8/22/2014 8:58:16 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Lorelei Hoshi snuggles all
[8/22/2014 8:58:20 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry Bloom snuggles Lore!
[8/22/2014 8:58:50 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I wonder if DA is loading like butt to everyone or if its just me :/
[8/22/2014 8:58:53 PM] Dreamcatcher: Green and Blue Dragons of Luneria?
[8/22/2014 8:59:39 PM] Moxypony: I like the idea, but I think Blue manifesting might be be a bit much... Couldn't we just have the armor glow in places or something like that?
[8/22/2014 8:59:59 PM] Dreamcatcher: killjoy
[8/22/2014 9:00:04 PM] Dreamcatcher: XD
[8/22/2014 9:00:06 PM] Cherry Bloom: The manifestation might be non-diagetic.
[8/22/2014 9:00:40 PM] Moxypony: ?
[8/22/2014 9:01:07 PM] Moxypony: Define diagetic?
[8/22/2014 9:01:13 PM] Moxypony: XD
[8/22/2014 9:02:21 PM] Cherry Bloom: Things that are diagetic occur in the world and the characters experience them. Non-diagetic are things that happen for the audience but didn’t actually happen in world. Like Anime sweat drops, the visuals you see in some songs in Mlp.. that sort of thing
[8/22/2014 9:03:09 PM] Moxypony: Ah. How would we do that though?
[8/22/2014 9:04:05 PM] Dreamcatcher: We don't have to do it, just came to me that, seeing as how much we have Catch and Blue fight together, it's be neat for them to have one last hurrah just as their descendants fight together for the last time
[8/22/2014 9:04:51 PM] Dreamcatcher: I know, I put way too much thought and double meanings into stuff
[8/22/2014 9:04:52 PM] Cherry Bloom: In text it’d certainly be tricky. It’d feel like a battle aura or pressure, to those that know of it... and we ... that’s right we have a pinkie Pie type pony for such things that’s readily available to use should you want.
[8/22/2014 9:05:47 PM] Dreamcatcher: Plus Channeler directly channels spirits. As in Catcher would be there and would sense Blue nearby.
[8/22/2014 9:06:19 PM] Dreamcatcher: SHAMAN KING~
[8/22/2014 9:06:29 PM] Dreamcatcher: Sorry, that reference was too easy
[8/22/2014 9:08:11 PM] Cherry Bloom: I made a spirit channeler character once... and I’ve been toying at the idea of Cherry imitating a certain Pearl named spirit channeller for Phoenix Wright RP.
[8/22/2014 9:08:30 PM] Dreamcatcher: Objection?
[8/22/2014 9:09:21 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: :https://i.4cdn.org/mlp/1408749349730.png
[8/22/2014 9:09:50 PM] Dreamcatcher: Okay, is it bad that I love the way AoT visualizes battle damage?
I love the idea of a character throwing a punch with so much power his flesh tears and bones break from sheer force
[8/22/2014 9:10:11 PM] Moxypony: Like I said, I like the idea, it's just having Blue's spirit physically manifest that I'm uncertain on.
[8/22/2014 9:10:32 PM] Moxypony: Yeah, love me some AoT
[8/22/2014 9:10:59 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry Bloom can see spirits. Its part of her deal as being tied to the astral plane, which in turn allowed to to do a large scale illusion.
[8/22/2014 9:11:31 PM] Dreamcatcher: We can talk about it more when I'm not about to leave XD
Just wanted to broach the idea to you pones
[8/22/2014 9:11:51 PM | Edited 9:12:15 PM] Moxypony: So wait... Cascade is gonna be wearing the armor his great ( *)grandfather's corpse was riding around in for two centuries?
[8/22/2014 9:12:01 PM] Moxypony: Moxypony shudders.
[8/22/2014 9:12:22 PM] Dreamcatcher: You mean riding around in two centuries ago? Then yes
[8/22/2014 9:12:39 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well I thought he was going to have the sword...
[8/22/2014 9:12:47 PM | Edited 9:14:04 PM] Moxypony: (Never mind what this said)
[8/22/2014 9:12:49 PM] Dreamcatcher: His soul was in there, but the corpse is probably rotted away now haha
[8/22/2014 9:13:20 PM | Edited 9:13:27 PM] Cherry Bloom: well the skeleton would be in there either way but.. depending on how sealed the armor was.. there’d be Blue Jerky in the suit.
[8/22/2014 9:13:25 PM] Moxypony: There'd be bones at least
[8/22/2014 9:14:24 PM] Dreamcatcher: Pffft. Blue jerky
[8/22/2014 9:14:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: full on mummy.
[8/22/2014 9:15:05 PM] Moxypony: Yeah, I'd expect that
[8/22/2014 9:15:26 PM] Moxypony: Those suits would be too well sealed, especially one that's a soul jar.
[8/22/2014 9:15:37 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Okay so, while I am utterly in love with the soul battle talk going on here, kinda stumped how what I was discussing yesterday was a no go and this is okay?
[8/22/2014 9:15:58 PM] Dreamcatcher: What did you discuss?
[8/22/2014 9:16:03 PM] Cherry Bloom: Moxy wasn’t all together at the time.
[8/22/2014 9:16:08 PM] Cherry Bloom: that panic attack thing.
[8/22/2014 9:16:13 PM] Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher wasn't here darling, he doesn't have context
[8/22/2014 9:16:39 PM] Moxypony: Yeah, I was kind of in the middle of an anxiety attack at the time, I didn't object to the idea though
[8/22/2014 9:16:49 PM] Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher still lost guys
[8/22/2014 9:17:00 PM] Moxypony: Just said it sounds kinda Dark Souls.
[8/22/2014 9:17:15 PM] Moxypony: I can't really copy paste on mobile
[8/22/2014 9:17:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: Not like major FO:E stories didn’t go full on other game at times. *coughPHcoughMetalGearRising*
[8/22/2014 9:17:20 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: the Tl;dr version is the Gemini twin's stay on the mortal plane as essentially manifestations of magic after creationg a Soul Jar out of the ruins of their kingdom.
[8/22/2014 9:17:21 PM] Dreamcatcher: Ohhhh the long live the queens thing!?
[8/22/2014 9:17:32 PM] Dreamcatcher: Yeah yeah yeah
[8/22/2014 9:17:46 PM] Moxypony: I don't think anyone actually objected though.
[8/22/2014 9:17:48 PM] Dreamcatcher: I thought it was neat, made me thing of the Sierra Madre DLC
[8/22/2014 9:17:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: Catcher tends to read backlog if its not from too long ago. which is why we’ve saved important legacies backlog for him.
[8/22/2014 9:18:07 PM] Dreamcatcher: Lore dear, I don't think we did ever object
[8/22/2014 9:18:18 PM] Cherry Bloom: Oh right with the holograms.
[8/22/2014 9:18:30 PM] Dreamcatcher: Sorry Cb, it's really hard with my limited time online to stay caught up
[8/22/2014 9:18:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: In this case a stronger sould manifestation.
[8/22/2014 9:18:56 PM] Cherry Bloom: nono, we know that, which is why we made the notes thing
[8/22/2014 9:19:19 PM] Cherry Bloom: so no need to apologize.
[8/22/2014 9:19:47 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Lorelei Hoshi snuggles Catch
[8/22/2014 9:19:54 PM] Dreamcatcher: Honestly Lore, I think we were all on board. We probably will talk it more in depth and get the nitty gritty on how we integrate it to the story, but as far as I can tell were all cool with it
[8/22/2014 9:20:23 PM] Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher snuggles the Lore dear
[8/22/2014 9:21:30 PM] Cherry Bloom: Oh... what if channeller and Cherry both work together to talk the sisters down? Since they both deal with spirits?
[8/22/2014 9:21:35 PM] Moxypony: What if they bonded themselves to some sort of (astral?) projection talisman within the throne room and unconsciously use it to project an image of the throne room as it once was over the ruins of what it is now?
[8/22/2014 9:22:15 PM] Moxypony: Mix in a bit of Sierra Madre like Catch was saying?
[8/22/2014 9:22:27 PM] Dreamcatcher: ... Told you Lore
[8/22/2014 9:22:54 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry tech, two known functions Illusion/astral projection and dimensional pockets for expanded space. “I’ve got the whole wasteland in my bags”
[8/22/2014 9:23:01 PM] Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher sits back smugly as Moxy and CB's enthusiasm to take up the idea proves him right
[8/22/2014 9:23:14 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: They could likely make a Soul Jar out of just the throne itself i guess? but their range of movement would still be locked to within the kingdom's walls
[8/22/2014 9:23:38 PM] Dreamcatcher: Hmm how about this
[8/22/2014 9:24:11 PM] Cherry Bloom: What about the crowns which were hidden under the thrones? I know there’s a specialness about their crowns to them. and its got gems... or can have gems.
[8/22/2014 9:24:23 PM] Moxypony: If they were bonded to a central hologram security network like Sierra Madre, that'd limit them like that perfectly.
[8/22/2014 9:25:03 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: If they are holograms would they still hold the ability to interact with others?
[8/22/2014 9:25:04 PM] Moxypony: Suggesting that the crowns are the soul jars?
[8/22/2014 9:25:12 PM] Dreamcatcher: Since we don't know how far they can project from their jar... Have a big jar.
Let's say that this kingdom has fountains, all of which were chiseled from a massive gold vein that existed throughout the kingdom. Even the throne was chiseled from this vein. So wherever the vein surfaces, they can project?
[8/22/2014 9:25:37 PM] Moxypony: The Sierra Madre holograms were dangerous, and we can use magic!
[8/22/2014 9:25:42 PM] Moxypony: XD
[8/22/2014 9:25:43 PM] Cherry Bloom: Holograms are light, lasers are light. densly clustered photons in the form of solid holograms.. are also light.
[8/22/2014 9:25:52 PM] Dreamcatcher: Assuming they soul bonded to the vein itself
[8/22/2014 9:26:10 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: The crowns is a cool idea, but I wanted to link both to one object, kind of assisting with the gemini thing aswell as creating an Alicorn Souljar so it may have lesser limits then others created during the war.
[8/22/2014 9:26:26 PM] Dreamcatcher: Doesn't have to be gold. Maybe an ebony and silver vein, fitting their characters
[8/22/2014 9:26:40 PM] Cherry Bloom: The crowns were used as a component of the hologram system?
[8/22/2014 9:27:06 PM] Dreamcatcher: Nevermind then
[8/22/2014 9:27:51 PM] Cherry Bloom:
|[Friday, August 22, 2014 9:26 PM] Dreamcatcher:
<<< Maybe an ebony and silver vein,Obsidian?
Ebony is a wood.
[8/22/2014 9:28:03 PM] Moxypony: It is?
[8/22/2014 9:28:09 PM] Moxypony: Neat~
[8/22/2014 9:28:18 PM] Dreamcatcher: Oh yeah, sorry. Thinking skyrim
[8/22/2014 9:28:32 PM] Dreamcatcher: Onyx?
[8/22/2014 9:28:33 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah, it comes from Diospyros.
[8/22/2014 9:28:49 PM] Dreamcatcher: Obsidian doesn't form veins per say, since it's volcanic glass
[8/22/2014 9:29:02 PM] Dreamcatcher: Onyx or Jet do though
[8/22/2014 9:29:05 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: And you need a diamond pickaxe to get it x:
[8/22/2014 9:29:22 PM] Moxypony: /newspaper
[8/22/2014 9:29:58 PM] Dreamcatcher: Well a mixed vein could be considered one object, be large enough to contain two alicorn souls, and go through the kingdom this justifying their omnipresence
[8/22/2014 9:30:15 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well its piossible for obsidian to come from a vein of sorts... in fact it more does since its a smoother type of volcanic rock it’d cool deeper, as near the surface you get bubbly.
[8/22/2014 9:31:00 PM] Cherry Bloom: But yeah, Obsidian, Jet, Onyx. All very nice choices of black rocks.
[8/22/2014 9:31:19 PM] Moxypony: Though none of the other soul jars have had the ability to project or act beyond the existing capabilities of its host, have they?
[8/22/2014 9:32:03 PM] Cherry Bloom: Projecting in a sense is what Lore’s Gemini do.
[8/22/2014 9:32:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: into each others bodies mostly with the posability of others bodies.
[8/22/2014 9:32:19 PM] Dreamcatcher: Nope. Unless these carved fountains had magical projectors already or something installed inside them?
[8/22/2014 9:32:31 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Celestia was still concious within her Souljar
[8/22/2014 9:32:38 PM] Dreamcatcher: That's a good poit
[8/22/2014 9:32:42 PM] Dreamcatcher: Point
[8/22/2014 9:32:43 PM] Moxypony: But unable to act
[8/22/2014 9:32:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: We can go back to the Soul “leak” again with PH and Octavia.
[8/22/2014 9:32:59 PM] Moxypony: She could only do as much as the computer she was in
[8/22/2014 9:33:02 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: She was also dying at the time, by which I mean pretty much dead
[8/22/2014 9:33:28 PM] Dreamcatcher: We're basically making the Sierra Madre aren't we?
[8/22/2014 9:33:36 PM] Moxypony: And Celestia's was also able to copy her brain into the computer before bonding her soul to it
[8/22/2014 9:33:45 PM] Dreamcatcher: Like, has anyone stopped to think how well we are actually merging this?
[8/22/2014 9:33:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: But yeah we can still have a defense system built for projecting holograms
[8/22/2014 9:33:59 PM | Edited 9:34:05 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: And yeah, she couldnt move from the machine which is why initially I thought to make the Kingdom itself a Souljar
[8/22/2014 9:34:25 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well other than pink cloud ... which may or may not have been targeted at alicorns.
[8/22/2014 9:34:26 PM] Moxypony: I like the idea of going a Sierra Madre route
[8/22/2014 9:34:28 PM] Dreamcatcher: Not only are we acceptable on kkats canon, were referencing Harold the tree, Honest hearts, Dead Money
[8/22/2014 9:34:39 PM] Moxypony: As long as Lore is okay with it?
[8/22/2014 9:34:54 PM] Dreamcatcher: Totally Lores call
[8/22/2014 9:34:59 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah, that’s priotiy is lore being okay with it.
[8/22/2014 9:35:18 PM] Cherry Bloom: we don’t need to use the plot as I think there’s a side story that also did it.
[8/22/2014 9:35:32 PM] Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher , Cherry boo, and Moxy all sit down and look at Lore expectantly
[8/22/2014 9:35:33 PM] Cherry Bloom: we can stick with the pigrimage thing.
[8/22/2014 9:35:38 PM] Moxypony: Would we use Pink Cloud?
[8/22/2014 9:35:44 PM] Cherry Bloom: Lore’s call.
[8/22/2014 9:35:51 PM] Moxypony: Probably not, right?
[8/22/2014 9:35:52 PM] Cherry Bloom: We have grounds for it if she wants
[8/22/2014 9:36:03 PM] Dreamcatcher: But it's a stretch for sure
[8/22/2014 9:36:06 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Sorry, my net is flicking on an off at a stupid rate.
[8/22/2014 9:36:09 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: >Soul Jars were first created by Zebras as a method of obtaining immortality. The idea was that if a portion of the soul were captured within an object, and that object were made indestructible, the bearer of the original soul could never die.
[8/22/2014 9:36:19 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: >the bearer of the original soul could never die.
[8/22/2014 9:36:29 PM] Dreamcatcher: Since Canterlot is already Sierra Madre'd, we gotta make some differences
[8/22/2014 9:36:41 PM] Moxypony: Maybe a flickering remnant of an old pink cloud talisman?
[8/22/2014 9:36:47 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I don't quite know what Sierra Madre is..
[8/22/2014 9:36:56 PM] Moxypony: It's basically Canterlot
[8/22/2014 9:36:59 PM] Cherry Bloom: It’s Dead money DLC for New Vegas.
[8/22/2014 9:37:03 PM] Dreamcatcher: Mox? I'm on mobile. Link plz?
[8/22/2014 9:37:06 PM] Cherry Bloom: It’s a pain in the butt, to be honest.
[8/22/2014 9:37:13 PM] Dreamcatcher: YEAH IT IS
[8/22/2014 9:37:13 PM] Moxypony: To what?
[8/22/2014 9:37:17 PM] Dreamcatcher: EASILY THE TOUGHEST DLC
[8/22/2014 9:37:22 PM] Moxypony: I'm on mobile too
[8/22/2014 9:37:31 PM] Dreamcatcher: dead money DLC page on fallout wiki for lore
[8/22/2014 9:37:37 PM] Dreamcatcher: Fuuuuuck you
[8/22/2014 9:37:42 PM] Moxypony: CB?
[8/22/2014 9:37:46 PM] Dreamcatcher: Way to drop the ball sunshine
[8/22/2014 9:37:49 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Already looking it up,
[8/22/2014 9:38:36 PM] Moxypony: >the bearer of the original soul could never die.
Yeah, but given Rarity and Celestia's fates...
[8/22/2014 9:38:53 PM] Moxypony: I think we can assume the Zebra were wrong. XD
[8/22/2014 9:39:16 PM] Cherry Bloom:
|[Friday, August 22, 2014 9:36 PM] Lorelei Hoshi:
<<< The idea was thatwell it was the idea...
didn’t work out quite so well in practice.
[8/22/2014 9:39:24 PM] Moxypony: The body can still die
[8/22/2014 9:39:25 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Celestia didn't die..her situation is still a little ambigous
[8/22/2014 9:39:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: Her body died.
[8/22/2014 9:40:08 PM] Dreamcatcher: And damn what a body
[8/22/2014 9:40:13 PM] Dreamcatcher: SORRY
[8/22/2014 9:40:27 PM] Moxypony: Her soul lives on, true, but it's only by virtue of her brain already being in her soul jar that she retains her consciousness.
[8/22/2014 9:40:33 PM] Dreamcatcher: It's the antihistamines. Drowsy drugs make me loopy
[8/22/2014 9:40:34 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Yeah her body died, but I am not trying to keep the twin's bodies. Having them as little more than bones perched upon the throne itself actually helps the atmosphere I am trying to work with haha
[8/22/2014 9:41:06 PM] Moxypony: Damn but that's Dark Souls.
[8/22/2014 9:41:10 PM] Moxypony: I love it.
[8/22/2014 9:41:14 PM] Moxypony: XD
[8/22/2014 9:41:23 PM] Moxypony: Moxypony loves Dark Souls.
[8/22/2014 9:41:26 PM] Dreamcatcher: Do we fight a huge wolf with a fucking sword?
[8/22/2014 9:41:34 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: She still retains her intelligence, and is well aware of bothe events past and present showing she can still learn while she observes,
[8/22/2014 9:41:43 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: XD:
[8/22/2014 9:41:45 PM] Dreamcatcher: Dreamcatcher also can't believe he got away with that joke
[8/22/2014 9:42:10 PM] Cherry Bloom: And what if Toxi and Cherry get little outfits based on places they visit. Little costumes or dresses or jamies. And after traveling through The Twins territory they wind up with http://goo.gl/Yqr6Bw
[8/22/2014 9:42:17 PM] Moxypony: ...I'm not gonna be able to resist including a lot of Dark Souls influence in writing this whole arc
[8/22/2014 9:42:43 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well you have a rather nice outlet area for it.
[8/22/2014 9:43:03 PM] Dreamcatcher: Might be a good spot to leave Shackle Breaker
[8/22/2014 9:43:39 PM] Dreamcatcher: If we wanted someone in the party to claim it that is
[8/22/2014 9:44:29 PM] Dreamcatcher: Ebons sword
[8/22/2014 9:44:35 PM] Cherry Bloom: Ooh... What if we had something that was a cross between the timber wolves and the Ursa Minor? Since you know... http://astrobob.areavoices.com/files/2011/02/Mon-CMiCMa-map-1024x772.jpg
[8/22/2014 9:44:43 PM] Moxypony: I'm basically envisioning a mish-mash between DS and Dead Money, that seem like a good idea?
[8/22/2014 9:45:15 PM] Dreamcatcher: Why else would I suggest leaving a magic cutting Viking sword there Mox
[8/22/2014 9:45:21 PM] Dreamcatcher: I'm down as long as Lore gets final say
[8/22/2014 9:45:23 PM] Cherry Bloom: could have toxi get Shackle Breaker.... from the Canis M??or
[8/22/2014 9:45:58 PM] Dreamcatcher: Ah shit
[8/22/2014 9:46:10 PM] Dreamcatcher: That means Ebon dies outside Luneria...
[8/22/2014 9:46:30 PM] Dreamcatcher: Uh... Sorry Alicia?
[8/22/2014 9:46:59 PM] Moxypony: Gotta eat dinner, back in a bit.
[8/22/2014 9:47:24 PM] Cherry Bloom: Or at some point the shcakle breaker is moved outside of it.
[8/22/2014 9:48:31 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Those oufits are adorable XD:
[8/22/2014 9:52:36 PM] Cherry Bloom: Plus the getting of outfits would also be another video game reference of a series I adore.
[8/22/2014 9:52:42 PM] Cherry Bloom: even if minor.
[8/22/2014 9:56:47 PM] *** Heartbeat has left ***
[8/22/2014 10:02:35 PM] Moxypony: I'm not opposed to Ebon dying out there, but we'd need a reason for him to be there.
[8/22/2014 10:07:09 PM] Cherry Bloom:
|[Friday, August 22, 2014 9:55 PM] Ebony Gemini:
<<< Rebooting router
[8/22/2014 10:09:02 PM | Edited 10:09:10 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well with The Twins being MoI and working in soul jars Possibly having a direct involvment with Blue it could be a simple timing thing if he happened to be there when the bombs dropped.
[8/22/2014 10:13:14 PM] Moxypony: ?
[8/22/2014 10:13:18 PM] Moxypony: Blue?
[8/22/2014 10:13:43 PM] Moxypony: We were talking about Ebon
[8/22/2014 10:14:07 PM] Moxypony: Unless mobile is twigging..
[8/22/2014 10:14:41 PM] Cherry Bloom:
|Edited 9:16:08 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: My Gemini Twins (As opposed to PH) would be working in the Ministry of Image, in particular with some of its lesser public projects such as Soul Jar's|
[7/29/2014 9:18:40 PM] Moxypony: Sounds like that'll be fun to work with
[7/29/2014 9:51:22 PM] Moxypony: also gives us opportunity for how to learn about them, given True Blue's fate
So the twins have connections to other Lunerians or could. so the door is ajar.
[8/22/2014 10:15:30 PM] Cherry Bloom: I imagine Blue would know Ebon, yes? Since they’d be beating things black and bl- *dodges newspaper*
[8/22/2014 10:18:16 PM] Moxypony: Moxypony swings newspaper from the opposite direction.
[8/22/2014 10:18:22 PM] Moxypony: I getcha
[8/22/2014 10:18:37 PM] Moxypony: Though Ebon is royal guard.
[8/22/2014 10:20:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: Which means that unless he was sent on a special mission, he’d have been in canterlot...
[8/22/2014 10:23:10 PM | Edited 10:23:22 PM] Moxypony: Yeah... That's a tough call. I assume Catch has left us for the evening?
[8/22/2014 10:24:02 PM] Cherry Bloom: Pretty much.
[8/22/2014 10:25:23 PM] Moxypony: Unfortunate. But yeah, unless we can find a good reason to send him out, the sword is probably in Canterlot...
[8/22/2014 10:26:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: Lovely.
[8/22/2014 10:26:37 PM] Moxypony: That's gonna be a bitch..
[8/22/2014 10:26:43 PM] Moxypony: XD
[8/22/2014 10:27:25 PM] Cherry Bloom: If we time it until after Blue’s soul is restored then we have a sword that can have elemental wind properly and could temporarily disperse the pink cloud so we have a start of a way to get there...
[8/22/2014 10:28:37 PM] Moxypony: Well the sword is in Luneria, isn't it? It was gonna be part of the altar, unless we're gonna scrap that concept. [8/22/2014 10:29:01 PM] Moxypony: It was created when the story was pretty young
[8/22/2014 10:30:05 PM] Cherry Bloom: The sword isn’t an issue since its a starting thing. but for the elemental effects/properties its needs to have Blue’s soul reunited inside of it. unless the alter’s contents are inaccessible, but I thought that things would wind up in legacy hooves anyway?
[8/22/2014 10:31:30 PM] Moxypony: As I have it, altar's magic can only be undone by the blood of the mare who made the spell. Alicia
[8/22/2014 10:32:07 PM] Moxypony: Nopony before the Legacies knows who cast the spell or how.
[8/22/2014 10:32:28 PM] Moxypony: I currently have Little Seed breaking it.
[8/22/2014 10:34:48 PM] Moxypony: Though Channeler could too
[8/22/2014 10:35:16 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Well, one direct reason for Blue to be in contact with the twins actually may relate to something I wanted to discuss about with Cherry,
[8/22/2014 10:35:32 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Also
[8/22/2014 10:35:40 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: DA seems to be broken for Australians
[8/22/2014 10:35:44 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Its not just me
[8/22/2014 10:37:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: :c
[8/22/2014 10:37:15 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry Bloom hugs Lore!
[8/22/2014 10:37:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: So what did you want to discuss?
[8/22/2014 10:39:55 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Though the twins work within MIA, I wanted to keep their true identity secret, as at least a couple of the other Ministries I could see having perhaps an interest in them for not so good reasons. I had thought of the Twins coming to Cherry knowing of her illusion magic and tricking/manipulating her into casting a spell on them to appear as Earth ponies for any who had no prior knowledge of them before.
[8/22/2014 10:41:29 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I dont know if you have seen Wolf's rain, but something similar to that i guess. Where its an illusion over a physical change, they would still be Alicorns for all intents and puroses but at glance they would appear earthern.
[8/22/2014 10:42:54 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Awkward Silence
[8/22/2014 10:44:14 PM] Cherry Bloom: Generally how illusions work.
[8/22/2014 10:44:53 PM] Cherry Bloom: No need to trick her. perfect opportuinty to start developing the Cherry illusion part of the crusader maneframe that will be in luneria.
[8/22/2014 10:45:08 PM] Cherry Bloom: Its a ratehr perfect catalyst to get that chain of events started
[8/22/2014 10:45:10 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Illusions are not really my strong suit XD;
[8/22/2014 10:45:16 PM] Moxypony: Sorry, going afk for a while
[8/22/2014 10:45:24 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Lorelei Hoshi hugs Moxy!
[8/22/2014 10:45:25 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry Bloom hugs Moxy!
[8/22/2014 10:46:01 PM] Cherry Bloom: [10:45:25 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Lorelei Hoshi hugs Moxy!
[10:45:25 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry Bloom hugs Moxy!
[8/22/2014 10:46:23 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: For keeping the spell constant they may either be able to extend its life time themselves, changing the battery so to speak. Or will make continued ventures to Luneria to visit cherry, or both.
[8/22/2014 10:46:34 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Great minds think alike? x:
[8/22/2014 10:46:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: A tailsmen that needs a changing spark battery?
[8/22/2014 10:47:29 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: ..I didnt even think of a Talisman
[8/22/2014 10:47:38 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Thats probably far smarter haha
[8/22/2014 10:48:58 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry will be part of stable-tech, and being a princess in hiding as well, going to her for it is a ratehr good idea.
[8/22/2014 10:50:51 PM] Cherry Bloom: Cherry can tell their spectres apart later, because of simple body langauges mannerisms. One holds their head slightly more up. (Ebony) one has a gait thats a little tighter (Ivory) or things like that. That Cherry was able to tell from spending time around the other two alicorns.
[8/22/2014 10:53:18 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: That sounds really good to me!
[8/22/2014 10:55:23 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: I had an idea for setting a mission for them, perhaps it could be relayed to Cherry through telepathy? I had wanted them to be mute, though given their talent, telepathy could make some vauge sense and well, given the nature of the mission could relate especially to Cherry.
[8/22/2014 10:58:11 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: The Twins returned to their Kingdom with the weapon's in search of their father after the bomb's fell, being still young at the time they fall back to the mentality their parent can somehow fix everything, and if they find him it will be okay.
[8/22/2014 10:59:36 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: The mission would revolve around discovering his remains, and bringing something to show his fate to the twins, which in turn would grant the reward of the sword and shield.
[8/22/2014 11:00:13 PM] Cherry Bloom: Sidequests are cool. That’s how you get some good loots.
[8/22/2014 11:00:40 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: yeah, i thought it would be good reasoning for getting the weapons to save just randomly handing them over.
[8/22/2014 11:02:29 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: Plus would give reason to find out the twin's past, with perhaps the final reveal being their age during the war, a fact Cherry would know but the others wouldn't.
[8/22/2014 11:04:41 PM] Lorelei Hoshi: http://www.deviantart.com/art/I-Drawed-You-Like-One-Of-The-French-Mares-476900586
[8/23/2014 11:40:46 AM | Edited 11:41:02 AM] Moxypony: "with these last few tweaks, the projection matrix is finally capable of creating a fully tangible disguise.
All previous models have failed due to being unable to provide sufficient power to the disguise talisman, and attempts to integrate spark batteries have yielded results from ranging harmlessly burning out the components to more... Catostrophic results...
Low-level spark batteries have successfully powered the spell matrix for short periods before burning out, but were unable to create a tangible effect, resulting in a purely optical illusion which, while promising, is a far cry short of our desired results...
Version 27 however, has successfully achieved (seemingly) sustainable results, by utilizing my own power.
K.27 has had its matrix altered to integrate with its host's own magical energy for power. I have successfully tested the results on myself, but the results would be unsustainable using the magic of non-alicorns, and after seeing the results of overloading the matrix with spark batteries, I'm hesitant to even test it..."
-Head Researcher Sakura of the Kagami Talisman project.
Stable-Tec R&D, Everfree Forest
[9/20/2014 1:55:40 PM] Moxypony: do we have any Legacies work we needed to do?
[9/20/2014 1:56:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: Have we thoroughly discussed the faction that made the berserker ghouls in neighpon yet?
[9/20/2014 1:56:44 PM] Moxypony: I think it might have come up a little, but not much yet
[9/20/2014 1:58:09 PM] Moxypony: we'd either want to go with a super powerful mutant or an ordinary pony who is using science to (try to) build an army
[9/20/2014 1:58:30 PM | Edited 1:58:50 PM] Moxypony: probably a ghoul?
[9/20/2014 2:00:09 PM] Cherry Bloom: That could work. How would he be seen by the ghoul society we were talking about? I think we were talking about one at some point in time.
[9/20/2014 2:01:07 PM] Moxypony: I don't remember how we went with that too clearly, but if he's a ghoul leader building an army, maybe he's fighting for a sort of ghoul supremacy?
[9/20/2014 2:01:11 PM] Moxypony: a ghoul state
[9/20/2014 2:02:14 PM] Cherry Bloom: Oh like that one jackass that you get in trouble for killing that was trying to get into tenpenny tower.
[9/20/2014 2:02:47 PM] Moxypony: similar, but much more ambitious and successful
[9/20/2014 2:03:07 PM] Moxypony: though he's been recreated in Fo:E, just got himself and his ghouls killed
[9/20/2014 2:05:51 PM] Moxypony: most Berserkers would be his failed experiments, which he simply lets roam the wasteland beyond his borders, with maybe a very small number of successful Berserkers serving in his army?
[9/20/2014 2:07:07 PM] Cherry Bloom: That'd be good.
[9/20/2014 2:08:05 PM] Moxypony: now, what would he do with the non-ghoul citizens of the Wasteland as conquors them?
[9/20/2014 2:08:38 PM] Moxypony: experiment on them?
(attempt to) ghoulify them?
integrate them into his new nation?
[9/20/2014 2:09:04 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well if this guy is a complete monster it'sd be A and C.
[9/20/2014 2:09:16 PM] Cherry Bloom: which mostly results in B.
[9/20/2014 2:11:08 PM] Cherry Bloom: suddenly this came to mind:
[9/20/2014 2:12:02 PM] Moxypony: ...the second I looked at that, I saw the guy with the bowler hat as Danny Sexbang, so now I can only see them as the Game Grumps
[9/20/2014 2:12:02 PM] Moxypony: XD
[9/20/2014 2:15:19 PM] Cherry Bloom: haha.
[9/20/2014 2:15:47 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'd love to see them take this one on. but anyway..
[9/20/2014 2:16:17 PM] Cherry Bloom: So this guy would be at odds with Neo-Neighpon.
[9/20/2014 2:16:35 PM] Moxypony: if he had a good handle on the ghoulification process, he'd be able to make a weaker army of feral ghouls at least
[9/20/2014 2:17:23 PM] Moxypony: so it would be a war between all three factions, I don't think the Enclave would be able to ignore a threat like that either
[9/20/2014 2:18:30 PM] Moxypony: hmm... I'm making this sound more and more like
[9/20/2014 2:19:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: Sure, why not? Not like we're not referencing other video games. Bioshock, Dark Souls... XD
[9/20/2014 2:20:13 PM] Moxypony: and we gave PH a hard time...
[9/20/2014 2:20:15 PM] Moxypony: XD
[9/20/2014 2:21:48 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well that's cause they went a little overboard with the cyberalicorn thing. Ours will still have the central characters being Fallout Equestria characters.
[9/20/2014 2:22:28 PM] Moxypony: wait, where did we get the Bioshock connection again?
[9/20/2014 2:22:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: It's like the difference between referencing something and making it a centeral theme.
[9/20/2014 2:23:02 PM] Cherry Bloom: subtle reference to the Big Daddy ghoul (Wolfberry)
[9/20/2014 2:23:17 PM] Moxypony: ah yes
[9/20/2014 2:24:51 PM] Moxypony: so we have Neo Neighpon vs the Enclave, but both sides are also fighting this third force and will occassionally have to cooperate
[9/20/2014 2:25:05 PM] Cherry Bloom: Yeah.
[9/20/2014 2:25:55 PM | Edited 2:25:56 PM] Moxypony: are there any cities we could use which would easily equate to 'necropolis'?
[9/20/2014 2:26:12 PM] Moxypony: too easy, I'm sure
[9/20/2014 2:26:22 PM] Moxypony: hmm... something to do with the number 4?
[9/20/2014 2:26:58 PM] Cherry Bloom: something with shin in the name.
[9/20/2014 2:27:42 PM] Moxypony: just replace 四 with 死
[9/20/2014 2:27:50 PM] Moxypony: haha
[9/20/2014 2:27:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: or maybe I can get an alternate reading and mix a few things together.
[9/20/2014 2:28:25 PM] Moxypony: I'm sure you'll be able to come up with something perfect XD
[9/20/2014 2:46:54 PM] Cherry Bloom: http://rut.org/cgi-bin/j-e/FG=r/inline/dokanji?index=t&ivalue=4E2D%7C4B4C%7C3B60&
Hourushi (Kinda sounds like horsie, so +Pony Pun)
"north, weapon of war/Ax/Kill(rend) , death"
Yes. I got "Northrend" into the name... sorta...
[9/20/2014 2:48:24 PM] Moxypony: so I'm guessing he'd start off from somewhere in the Neighponese equivalent of Hokkaido?
[9/20/2014 2:48:42 PM] Moxypony: start from the north and work his way south
[9/20/2014 2:49:23 PM] Cherry Bloom: Eeyup.
[9/20/2014 2:49:50 PM] Moxypony: that entire island can be presumed lost, I'd say
[9/20/2014 2:50:10 PM] Cherry Bloom: http://luneria.wikia.com/wiki/Horusukaido
[9/20/2014 2:50:12 PM] Moxypony: we need to come up with a name for his force, because I keep wanting to call them the Scourge
[9/20/2014 2:50:13 PM] Moxypony: haha
[9/20/2014 2:55:19 PM | Edited 2:55:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: Do we want a japanese name or an equestrian name or both for the faction?
[9/20/2014 2:56:12 PM] Cherry Bloom: English: Nemesis Japanese: Shukukteki
Nemesis is also a synonym of Scourge.
[9/20/2014 3:11:19 PM] Moxypony: Not sure.. Nemesis feels overdone and Shukukteki (aside from presumably being a typo, because 'kt') is a bit of a mouthful..
[9/20/2014 3:13:19 PM | Edited 3:15:32 PM] Moxypony: hmm... we could use Shinrikyou (真理教) maybe?
[9/20/2014 3:13:31 PM] Moxypony: seeing as they'd have named themselves
[9/20/2014 3:28:57 PM] Moxypony: heck, we could take that to a whole new level of real-world references
[9/20/2014 3:28:59 PM] Moxypony: haha
[9/20/2014 3:39:50 PM] Cherry Bloom: The Church of Truth?
[9/20/2014 3:39:58 PM] Cherry Bloom: or The true Church?
[9/20/2014 3:40:21 PM] Moxypony: something along those lines, I know it as the 'Supreme Truth' Cult
[9/20/2014 3:40:30 PM] Moxypony: Aum Shinrikyou
[9/20/2014 3:43:22 PM] Cherry Bloom: Oh gosh... And if the Legacies have to go into their headquarters for some reason... Like they took the seed of the world tree... that could be where they encounter Eternal Blue... since she was Truth, like Celestia is of the sun and Luna of the moon...
And since the Truth is a ghoul now that would lend some in world credence to them choosing that name...
[9/20/2014 3:44:07 PM | Edited 3:44:41 PM] Cherry Bloom: plus you can have a bit of pun with (死ん理教)
[9/20/2014 3:49:35 PM] Moxypony: <upon seeing Eternal Blue>
Cascade: "She's a feral..."
Moxy: "She's your puppet!"
Shinrikyou leader: "Oh, no no! Her majesty is an icon, a Goddess to her ponies."
[9/20/2014 3:49:58 PM] Moxypony: popped to mind XD
[9/20/2014 3:53:55 PM] Cherry Bloom: That works.
[9/20/2014 3:56:18 PM] Moxypony: maybe have ghoul missionaries going through the wasteland spreading word of the Goddess Shinrikyou, putting up posters of a regal-looking ghoulified Eternal Blue in the settlements and trying to lure ponies into joining by choice
[9/20/2014 3:58:26 PM] Moxypony: the Legacies find one of the towns they've taken and there's only ghouls who tell them that all the other ponies have traveled north to commune with their Goddess and receive her blessing
[9/20/2014 3:58:42 PM] Moxypony: aka, they were all carted off to be ghoulified
[9/20/2014 3:59:43 PM] Cherry Bloom: I'm thinking "White Carnation" for the cult leader's name?
[9/20/2014 4:01:26 PM] Cherry Bloom: Well if we have a faction that's carting off ponies and killing them, we do have a perfect reason for having a Crusaders faction around. Not one of the more major factions, but...
[9/20/2014 4:03:37 PM] Moxypony: do you think a lot of foals would be likely to get away?
[9/20/2014 4:04:22 PM] Cherry Bloom: They're smaller and more agile. can fit into smaller hidey holes.
[9/20/2014 4:05:53 PM] Moxypony: true nuff
[9/20/2014 4:06:37 PM] Moxypony: but I'm hesitant to include more than one crusader faction in the same story.. so if we go with that I'll lean more towards scrapping the idea for Prance
[9/20/2014 4:07:41 PM | Edited 4:08:16 PM] Moxypony: not that I think it makes any less sense, it just feels like it would get repetitive
[9/20/2014 4:07:49 PM] Cherry Bloom: Actually would they call themselves crusaders in Prance?
[9/20/2014 4:07:58 PM] Moxypony: probably not
[9/20/2014 4:08:18 PM] Cherry Bloom: It might seem repetitive but it actually makes sense to have more than one orphanage in a crapsack world like FO:E.
[9/20/2014 4:10:44 PM] Cherry Bloom: I suppose it depends on how you look at it really. because for me it makes sense to have orphanages. The parents might have hidden the foals when danger came. Or certain groups of slavers might have left the foals behind, even if you could sell them later, they're not much use in too much manual labor. break to easy and wind up costing more to take care of, so they just leave them behind.
[9/20/2014 4:11:57 PM] Cherry Bloom: Places where they're dropped off/abandoned before the parents go away, because its too hard, or because they feel that they can't take care of them well enough. Not just with going to suicidem but also just going away in general.
[9/20/2014 4:16:17 PM | Edited 4:19:09 PM] Moxypony: in a world like Fo:E, a graveyard makes a bit more sense than an orphanage.. not to put too morbid a point on it
[9/20/2014 4:16:18 PM] Moxypony: haha
[12/31/2014 10:43:58 PM] Moxypony: Sorry for throwing this in here, it popped in my head and I didn't really want to write it anywhere else
"My study under Zecora has yet to grant me the secrets to developing an ice talisman capable of being integrated into my sword, but my continued studies have unearthed an entirely new series of possibilities.
While the talisman structure has proven insufficient to sustain any artificially produced elemental charge, (as is required for the creation of any elemental construct) it is however capable of replicating naturally occurring substances, provided I am able to obtain a pure enough sample of the original substance. The process used is largely based on the same water talisman designs currently in use by Stable-Tec, but reduced to a smaller scale and capable of replicating more complex chemical compounds at the cost of rate of production. Stable-Tec water talismans are capable of producing enough water to supply an entire society, so reducing the output is hardly problematic for use in a blade.
I've begun studying the effects of the venoms of a number of hemotoxic snakes indigenous to the Zebra homeland, and have confidence that my talisman will be able to not only replicate this venom, but even potentially enhance its effectiveness.
I plan to forge a new blade in the near future, and will finish this new Project 'Sting' before returning to work on Project 'First Snow.'"
-Alicia de Chevalier, Ministry of Awesome research log #XX