You are a feminine colt on the run from an abusive history. Can you survive in the world with hunters at your back?
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2019-02-06 03:11:21 No. 33479455
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Previous Thread:

>Emerald chats with some people in the barracks and learns how to fight a little better.
>Literally that's all that really happened. He speaks with Eda briefly, as well as Uictoria.
>The important thing is that we are finally leaving the god damn barracks soon.

Continued in next post...

2019-02-06 03:19:24 No. 33479481
Emerald looks over the stuff in his backpack in order to make sure he doesn't take anything with him that the Order might find suspicious.

The Etherlock Pistol, the Curved Knife, the "other" focus, the bones, acid, and all the alchemy items. The potions are staying behind for sure, as well as most of the books.

He can just leave them with Ann, so he isn't worried about losing things. Come to think of it, he could also inform her that she won't need to replace him since he won't be sneaking out, but perhaps he should leave behind more stuff?

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-06 04:43:44 No. 33479768
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Emerald separates the handsaw, the booze, the tarot cards, and the Gentlestallion's Weekly from the rest of his spread.

He feels someone lean up against his head and hears Ann say, "What'cha got there?"

The colt explains she won't need to pose as him because Tourmaline said he could leave. Emerald then explains he is separating his inventory just in case someone tries to search him, and asks the demon if she can watch his stuff in case he needs to call her away.

"Eh, sounds a bit more boring than impersonating you." She says, sitting nearby and leafing through the magazine. "Never did understand why you ponies like these books. Way to vanilla."

Emerald wonders if Tourmaline has any more advice about the outside world. Perhaps he should say goodbye to everyone before he leaves as well.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-06 08:06:21 No. 33480351
>>33479751

(Glad you like it.)

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Emerald asks what sort of things she would consider worthy of a periodical as he gets up and walks towards Ruby.

"Well, for starters your magazines just have other equines. It's usually just ponies. Sometimes zebras. Rarely gryphons." Ann says. "You know how many other creatures there are in the world? Things with every shape and size of orifice and organ you can think of. Probably some you can't think of as well!"

The colt has to admit that sounds pretty intense.

"I'll have to see if I can scrounge some up sometime." The succubus says with a wink. "I should warn you though. You know when they talk about knowledge driving some people insane? This is the kind of stuff they are talking about."

The colt is unsure if she is kidding or not.

Emerald asks what will happen to her if something happens to him. That is to say, what if he dies or becomes otherwise permanently incapacitated.

"I'll be free, of course." Ann says shrugging.

Emerald reaches Ruby and pokes her on the nose. He says he has to leave tomorrow morning and so he wants to get in some goodbyes.

"Aww, leaving already? You were going to do something involving Joyride, right? Good luck." Ruby says, hugging him and patting him hard on the back.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-07 06:18:21 No. 33483373
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Emerald and Ruby share a perfectly platonic friend hug. Emerald thanks the filly for wishing him good luck. He'll need it.

"So, leaving?" Uictoria says, walking over.

Emerald wallks over to her and gives her a hug too. He asks if there is anything she wants to tell her counterpart.

"Hmm... Not really. Maybe to question the Order a bit more than she does now. If she doesn't like you i doubt she'll listen though."

Emerald asks Ruby if she wants to tell her alternate self anything.

Breaking the hug, the filly sits and thinks for a second and says, "Nah. Oh! I guess tell her to keep being awesome, because if she is anything like me than she must be already."

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-07 07:43:09 No. 33483753
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The colt has to admit that the time spent here was quite peaceful, and he is a little sad to go. He has to though, as he needs to return to his dimension.

Emerald doesn't want to tell everyone that he is leaving, as he isn't sure who Tourmaline wants him to tell. That, and he is wondering if anyone might try and convince Tourmaline not to let him leave. It might be nice to say bye to Eda, though he is wondering if the assassin demon might try to convince him to try and kill Joyride again.

The night passes rather pleasantly after that. Ruby and Emerald do a bit more reading, and eat a nice, simple dinner of what Emerald would describe as a potato soup.

Tourmaline approaches after dinner and asks, "Hey, so you all ready for tomorrow? I'm going to have Strawberry walk you out. No offense, but we are going to blindfold again for it, just in case someone tries to convince you to reveal where we are."

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-08 03:40:21 No. 33486863
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Emerald asks Tourmaline to keep the demons busy. He's been rather hospitable, and he wouldn't want them to get into any trouble.

Emerald asks Tourmaline if he thinks the plan to speak with Joyride will work.

"Sure. I guess." Tourmaline says. "I mean anything could happen."

Emerald sees Rat, and wonders if he'll want to say anything to his counterpart. He doesn't want to inform the stallion that he is leaving, so he just tries to nonchalantly ask him.

"Hmm... I'd want to see that side's Barber and Ruby. I guess more than anything." He says.

Emerald asks if there is a way for him to get in contact if he needs it.

"Well, if you are lucky we might see you while doing our 'errands'. Other than that though probably not." Tourmaline says.

Emerald retires to bed soon after this, wanting to get a good night's sleep. Since he is alone, he whispers to his amulet, asking if it amuses the stone to see him struggling in an Order controller world, and asks what everyone else is doing.

The colt isn't sure, but he thinks he hears some laughing coming from it.

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Emerald awakes the next day with a foreleg wrapped around him. Looking around he sees Tourmaline there still asleep. Looks like it's the next day. If there is anything else he wanted to do before he left now would be the time.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-08 06:58:19 No. 33487424
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Emerald snuggles with Tourmaline for a little while longer, and then gets up and decides to read one of his books until he wakes up.

He starts to read one about zebra corsairs, and wonders if Bo is among their ranks. Apparently they act mostly as scouts and harassers against the deer forces to the north.

Tourmaline wakes up shortly later and after a yawn says, "Alrighty, let's get some breakfast and then we can get you out of here."

Emerald collects his things and has a quick breakfast of the soup from last night. Helpfully for once, Pip reheats his soup. At this point only He, Tourmaline, Pip, Ann, Eda, and Uictoria are awake.

"Whenever you ready." Uictoria says with a nod, also taking some reheated soup.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-09 08:10:16 No. 33488895
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>Things left Behind:

>The Etherlock Pistol, the Curved Knife, the handsaw, the booze, the tarot cards, and the Gentlestallion's Weekly from the rest of his spread, the "other" focus, the bones, acid, and all the alchemy items. The potions are staying behind for sure, as well as most of the books.

Emerald takes the blindfold, but doesn't put it on yet. He asks where he'll be dropped off.

"In the castle district. Remember that college that Ruby found you near? I'll try to drop you near there so you don't get too lost." Uictoria says.

The colt also asks about where he can get another pass to the city, since he doesn't have one.

"Not from here, if that's what you are asking. "Tourmaline says shrugging. "We'd need more time to forge one, and you want to leave this morning. Just keep a low profile I guess."

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-09 12:27:36 No. 33489535
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Emerald asks if he has any contacts he can ask about on the streets.

"Even if I did I'm not sure I should say." Tourmaline says with a shrug.

Emerald decides it's time to leave, and puts the blindfold on. Everyone calls goodbye as they leave, and he feels Uictoria;s hoof on his shoulder, leading him to the door.

Since he is blindfolded, he quickly loses track of time and direction as they walk. Eventually Uictoria has the colt climb on his back, at which point he starts to feel Uictoria hoist herself up something, which he assumes is a ladder.

The mare then moves something heavy and metal with a grunt, and Emerald can instantly feel the sunlight on his body.

"Alright, we are here." She says.

Emerald removes his blindfold to see them standing in an alley. The buildings around him are tall, but he can still see the large wall and parapets of Whitherwater's castle a few blocks away.

Turning to the mare he sees her with her mask on, and thanks her for all she has done. He then gives her another hug, which she returns.

"Be safe little one." She says as she climbs back down the ladder.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-09 02:27:30 No. 33489880
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He nods and says he'll try his best to be safe.

Emerald looks up to see that the sun is completely out and there are a decent amount of people. If he had to guess, it's probably somewhere around 9am or so.

He takes a nice, long breath of fresh air and steps out onto the street and begins walking towards #304 Coursewalk.

He stops on his stroll to look at the headlines of a newspaper.

"Two Dead found outside the walls of Whitherwater's South Gate!"

The colt grimaces and then continues on, checking his compass as he goes. It isn't indicating the castle, so he assumes it must be pointing at #304 Coursewalk. It is certainly pointing that general direction.

He gets to the doorstep, and knocks on the door.

There is no answer.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-09 06:10:06 No. 33490792
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Emerald pulls out the compass again. It's sort of spinning around in a circle without stop. He isn't sure what that means.

He knocks again, but there doesn't seem to be any response. He looks in the window and the keyhole, but doesn't see much.

"Hey, kid." a stern stallion says from behind Emerald.

The colt turns to see a strange sight.

It's a pony wearing a strange mask. It looks a bit like a sleek, metal dragon mask. It's scales are black, and it's horns are gold, or at least gold-colored. He's also wearing familiar clothes, but he can't quite place where he saw them.

"Come down here for a second. I need to ask you a few things." The pony says, his voice quite clear through his mask.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-10 06:12:46 No. 33494805
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Emerald cautiously comes down from the steps and asks how he can help. Emerald thinks at first it may be Joyride, but the pony is far too big. He's quite huge actually. In addition, as far as he can tell that deep stallion voice is real.

The colt then suddenly remembers the masked Order ponies that were mentioned down in the barracks. According to them they all wore strange masks. Could this be one?

Emerald says his mask is scary and pretty impressive. He asks why he is wearing a mask.

"Not from around here, are you?" The pony says. "It is a symbol of my office and my identity. You can call me Hydrus."

He then points up to the stoop and asks, "More importantly however, what were you doing up there?"

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-10 08:24:36 No. 33495212
>>33494974

Noice.

>>33494983

>Emerald_scrunch.png

That being said, this is still adorable.

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Emerald says he was looking to get back to his long lost Auntie who lives here in #304 Coursewalk. He says he is pretty sure she lives here, and asks if maybe he's mistaken and it's actually Hydrus.

"It is not my house, no. Perhaps I should have mentioned that the first time you walked by." Hydrus replies. "Tell me, who is it you are looking for?"

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-11 11:15:44 No. 33496859
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Emerald replies that he is looking for his Aunt.

"Don't be daft." The masked pony says bluntly. "What is her name?"

The colt is unsure what to say, and doesn't really want to lie any more, especially to someone like this. He says he is looking to get back to his Aunt Joyride.

"She is your Aunt, is she?" The stallion asks.

Emerald finds it surprisingly difficult to tell if he is asking in earnest or if he is doing so mockingly or perhaps even worse, trying to lead him on. He decides to tell a bit of the truth. No more than he needs to know but enough to maybe make Hydrus leave him alone. He says that Joyride isn't his real aunt, but she is the closest thing to a real family he has.

The dragon mask pony stares at the colt, not saying a word. While he is doing this Emerald looks nervously around. He hadn't noticed it before, but whenever people start to walk down the side of the street he is on the seem to stop for a second, and then cross the road before continuing to walk. This makes the colt panic slightly, and he starts to look for ways of escape.

Emerald doubts he could simply run from this pony. He is much older and much larger and would probably run him down quickly. There is an alley on both sides of Joyride's house he may be able to escape down. In addition, Emerald isn't sure that Hydrus knows he might have keys to #304 Coursewalk. If he gets his key ready, It's possible he may be able to dash inside before the masked pony can realize what is going on.

"And how did you come to know Joyride, child? Do you even have any proof that you know her? Perhaps a letter she sent for you to come visit her?" Hydrus asks, still staring at the poor colt.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-11 01:49:28 No. 33497281
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Emerald attempts to waylay him by asking the stallion questions, but he seems uninterested on doing anything else but answering his questions.

In a huff, Emerald walks up to the door and pulls out his keys, saying that Joyride gave them to him. He then puts the key in, opens the door, checks quickly that it's safe inside, and then steps in.

Emerald looks around in the room he is in. He used the key that led to his flat, but apparently in this dimension it leads into a completely kind of chamber altogether.

It's a short corridor made completely of rough stone. On his left there is what appears to be a room of some kind. Inside there is a bed and what appears to be a squat toilet. In addition, there are chains on the back wall, as well as multiple completed check marks. Lastly, there is something written on the back wall. It reads, "I said there are 11 eyes!"

Emerald gets closer to the room, and notices that the large doorway has some sort of magical sheen around it. It's glass-like and nearly see through, but seems to shimmer occasionally.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-11 06:46:06 No. 33498284
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Emerald calls out for Joyride, but no one responds. He then walks over to the cage. He can't see the whole cell, but it doesn't look like anyone is inside.

The colt throws a rock to test the shield. It bounces off, leaving a soft ripple on the barrier.

He begins to walk off, flipping through his other keys, but then hears the voice of a filly behind him.

"H-hello? Is someone there? H-help me!"

Emerald turns to see a ragged looking filly pressed up against the barrier.

"P-please! Help!" She says, looking sadly to the colt.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-12 01:19:35 No. 33500378
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Emerald walks around the barrier, trying to figure out if it has a source somewhere. While he does this the colt asks who she is and what she is doing here.

"M-my name is Amygadlin. You can call me Amy though..." She says, and then continues. "I-I'm not sure what I'm doing here or even really where I am! I just woke up one day and I was here. Please get me out of here before that Joyride lady comes back!"

Emerald asks if she knows where Joyride is.

"I-I don't know. She just comes out of the door that you appeared from." Amy says.

The colt has to admit that it reminds him a lot of his stay with his step parent's and he can't help but to feel a bit of sympathy for this young filly.

The colt says he isn't sure how he could even possibly destroy the barrier.

"D-do you have anything that can destroy magic? Maybe some sort of dispel, or an anti-magic field of some kind? Please, you are my only hope!" Amy says.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-12 04:03:22 No. 33500930
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Emerald is a put a little bit on edge with such a specific request. The colt pulls out his book and casts arcane sight. Unfortunately, Emerald can't see through the barrier, in fact there is a big square of purple light in front of him that he can't see past.

The colt asks what Joyride has been doing to her, and how long she has been here.

"S-she usually just stops by to feed me. Please, I haven't seen the sun for so long. Help me out of here!" Amygdalin says, scratching at the barrier with her hoof ineffectively. "I don't know how long I've been in here, but it's been far too long!"

Emerald asks what she did to be put in a place like this.

"I don't know, I don't know!" Amy says, breaking down and crying.

Emerald admits to the filly that this all seems far too strange, but if she should run by Joyride she'll speak to her about it. He feels it's not the best idea to just let someone out of a dungeon.

"P-please, you are my last hope..." She says, continuing to cry.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-12 06:17:36 No. 33501479
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Emerald asks if she knows Aldehyde or Pipadexakor. Or any parents. He begins to look around for some way to release her, but then he realizes something as he looks into her tear streaked face. She has no pupils.

"I-I don't know who you are-" She starts, but then her eyes start to narrow and focus, and then she says, "Aldehyde? Aldehyde... ALdeHyDe..."

Her head suddenly jerks backwards, and for a second Emerald thinks something had sliced her right across the neck. That is until he looks down and sees a horrifying sight.

A crease on the filly's neck has opened, revealing a large, tooth filled maw with a long, prehensile tongue. A deeper, scratchier voice speaks from the neck, causing the head to bob creepily with every word.

"You knew Aldehyde did you? Well, not much point in hiding myself much longer. Let me out child, or I swear wrath on your family. I will swear it on you, your children, and your children's children. I will drive them mad with grief and despair, and they will beg for me to take their lives just to end the suffering." The filly previously known as Amygdalin says. "So let me free, colt, or you will never see the end of me."

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-13 05:07:10 No. 33504999
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Emerald walks away slightly and turns his back. He fishes out his keys and asks just how she plans to do any of that when she is stuck in there.

"I will escape one day. Perhaps you will not be alive then, but when you are burning in the afterlife, do you want your dead ancestors asking you why you let a terrible monster torture and kill them?" the creature says.

Emerald remarks that he is perfectly with okay with the monster killing his step-parents. He then says the demon will just torture and kill him anyway once he is free. He then sticks his tongue out at teh demon.

"Oh no, you misunderstand." It says grinning. "I'll spare your life and your soul as payment for my freedom. We can even make it a contract. That way you know I can't break it."

Emerald asks how she knows Aldehyde.

"We are rather similar, don't you think? We helped each other out. She asked for power, I asked for a body and souls." Amy says.

Emerald says he's about ready to go now, and wishes her goodbye.

She wishes him a long and painful death.

Emerald stops at the door for a second. He realizes that if there is anyone on the porch, or Celestia forbid right outside the door, he might be in trouble. It'd be really easy to just jump out the door, shove the library key in the door, and hop back in if what was empty, but he needs to prepare just in case.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-13 09:08:42 No. 33505671
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Emerald peaks out the door, and sees the masked pony there, speaking to some guards. Taking the opportunity he readies himself to cast a shield and in one smooth motion he steps out, close the door, puts the library key in, and steps inside. He is too nervous to look back, but he thinks for sure someone was alerting others to his presence.

Not only does the stone room not have any other exits, Joyride isn't here, and there is no library. The only book in the entire room is sitting atop what looks to be some sort of black rock pedestal.

The book is scarlet red and has some sort of convex mirror with green runes floating in it. He thinks it's also whispering.

"Free me, child. Free me and I promise you power. More power than you could possibly imagine."

The colt sighs and rolls his eyes.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-14 04:09:02 No. 33508210
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Emerald asks if he knows Joyride or Pip.

"Of course I know Joyride. That fool rejected my power. With our strength combined we could have ruled the world!" The book says in a rather evil manner.

In a bemused manner Emerald asks what his name is and what he is offering.

"You can call me Freytag, but that does not matter." The book booms out. "As for the power I can give you awesome, terrible magic power. What you do with it is under your discretion. Perhaps use it to make yourself stronger? Maybe wealthier? The world will be your- hey wait! Where are you going?"

The colt is done here. There aren't any other ways out of this room and he has no other keys to #304 Coursewalk, which means he'll have to go outside eventually anyway. He steps out, crosses his forelegs, and stares down at the masked pony and two guards next to him, which have spears drawn.

"What were you doing in there, child? Make sure you tell the truth. You are in enough trouble as it is." Hydrus says.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-14 06:33:35 No. 33508800
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Emerald says he wanted to speak to Joyride. Alone. He asks if there is anything wrong with wanting that.

"Wrong? Possibly. Suspicious? Very much so." Hydrus says. "I'm especially curious how you managed to get keys to that house."

The colt says he knows she is in there, and that this could all be solved quickly if he could just speak with her.

"I'm afraid I can't let you do that."

Emerald asks what he is being charged with.

"I have no obligation to tell you that, now come with me." Hydrus says.

He holds up some hoofcuffs and says, "Now, do we need to use these?"

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-15 04:49:41 No. 33512610
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Emerald sighs and says no.

"Oh? So you are saying we need to use something else." He says, putting away the hoofcuffs and bringout out something with enough cuffs for all his legs and one for his neck. Hydrus orders the guards with him to take Emerald's stuff, including his amulet.

The colt says Hydrus is a jerk.

"And you are a brat." He replies. "Insult me again and I'll use the ballgag, now walk."

The colt walks for a while, silently seething. The cuffs are just long enough to allow mostly normal walking, but enough to trip him up if he breaks into anything more than a trot.

Two of the guards are walking beside him, while Hydrus is behind keeping an eye on him. Emerald tries to stay close to the one with his equipment. If the Amulet comes back to his neck he is sure there are going to be some odd questions.

He asks if they are going to the castle.

"Yes. That is where my... Office is." Hydrus says.

Emerald is a bit concerned what that could mean.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-15 07:32:55 No. 33513284
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Emerald test the binds a bit. They seem pretty strong. He asks if his office is in a dungeon.

"It is indeed. It serves my needs well." He says.

The colt then asks what he is going to do when he gets there, and what about his things. He wonders if he should mention his amulet at all. He isn't sure if that would make things better or worse.

"You'll undergo some questioning. Your stuff will be stored away. They shall be returned to you if you are released.

Emerald begins to wonder if he should insult Hydrus again, but thinks better on it. It's probably important he be as innocent as possible.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-16 04:49:46 No. 33517267
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Emerald asks what will happen if he isn't released.

"If you are lucky? Life in jail. Unlucky? You'll end up on an Arrowfix." He says from behind the colt.

Emerald asks again if he can speak with Joyride, since they are going where she works anyway.

"Suuure. Why don't I let you speak to the King as well? Or Saint Hope? I'll even give you a dagger and make them turn their backs to you. We're all friends here right?" Hydrus says, pushing the colt forward.

They walk in silence for a while, and then Emerald asks why they have to go to the dungeon to speak. Seems like they'd just be able to do it here.

"Because I may not like the answers you give me, in which case you may need some 'persuasion' to speak honestly." The masked pony replies.

They enter the castle walls, and instead of heading straight on a giant brick path they take a slightly smaller road going east, leading up to another entrance.

Even though he can see it from here, there are winding, guarded paths leading up tot he building with defensive positions and some sort of ballistae set along the path. The colt can see banners with arrow symbols on them wafting in the wind.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-16 07:09:58 No. 33518390
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Emerald is starting to hate this dude. He supposes he isn't as bad as Venator, who actually struck the colt.

Though, if he is being honest about his torture plans that might be true for Hydrus soon.

The colt asks what an Arrowfix is.

"An execution device that purges criminals of their crimes before their death. By burning it out of them. In addition interring a prisoner gives off a magical aura that powers up Order spellcasters like myself." He says.

Emerald remembers Hope in this dimension and how Hydrus mentioned her, and asks him to pass along a message since she vouched for him once before.

"You've met the Saint have you? Where?" He says incredulously.

Emerald explains about the cannon attack during her arrival, but makes sure not to mention Ruby's involvement.

"Is that so? Hrmph, well if that's true I'm sure we'll find out soon.

They reach the front door, and just indie is something like a caged front desk with clerical staff running everywhere. Emerald finds he isn't the only one in cuffs here. There are lot's of prisoners here being checked in, as well as officers keeping guard.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-17 09:23:23 No. 33523332
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Emerald asks if he needs to wait here while he does paperwork.

"No, you get expediated access." Hydrus says, poking Emerald to keep him moving towards a side door.

As they move through the crowd, Emerald considers what an Arrowfix does to a pony. What does it siphon from the prisoners? magic power? Their life force itself? It sounds ghastly, and a bit unethical.

Thinking of a question that won't offend Hydrus, he asks what Hope has done to make everyone like her so much. He also asks if it has something to do with her floating powers.

"She gave her life for the Order, and through her righteousness, rose again. By her light she has purged much of this wretched, tainted land." Hydrus says proudly.

Emerald asks if he's really going to torture him.

"Depends on what you tell me." He replies.

The colt looks around to see if he can find anyone he recognizes him, even if it's just an alternate versioni of someone he knows. His eyes land on Alternate Larimar, who is walking out of the door he is being lead to. Emerald calls out to him, and the Choir colt looks him over.

"It's you... What have you done to get yourself into shackles?" Larimar asks.

"You know this foal?" Hydrus says before Emerald can say anything.

"Yes... He helped defend the Saint by delaying an attacker, I put a trace on your prisoner, but it was lost, and now he appears here in cuffs being led by an Accuser and several guards." Larimar says. Looking to the colt for an answer.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-19 10:26:19 No. 33528394
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Emerald apologizes for having to meet him again under such circumstances, and says all he was trying to do was speak with Joyride like he's been trying to do since he got to this city. That caused Emerald to ended up near her house. The colt also apologizes for whatever tracking spell was on him was "lost". He certainly didn't do anything to make it happen, which is certainly true since Aflfalfa and Ruby were the ones to find and dispose of the bookmark thing.

He goes on to tell the other Larimar that Hydrus is going to torture him even though he hasn't done anything wrong. He pleads to Larimar to get Hope so that she could vouch for him.

Larimar thinks for a moment and then says, "Perhaps I will do that, but I am still confused about a few things. How do you know where Joyride lives?"

"It's not only that, Larimar. He had keys to her house, and he entered at least two rooms." Hydrus says interrupting, motioning to Emerald.

"Really now? Hmm..." Larimar says while thinking. "So you just now went to Joyride's today? Where have you been staying since then? Certainly not on the streets. Also please answer my previous question about how you knew where she lived."

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-19 03:31:41 No. 33529312
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He says that it's hard to believe, but Joyride herself gave her those keys. It's sort of the reason why he even knows where she lives.

Emerald pauses for a moment, and asks them both if they know what Joyride's cutie mark means, that is to say, her special talent.

"No." Hydrus repsonds, and Larimar stoically shakes his head. "Honestly, I never thought to ask. I would assume something with magic. What does that have to do with anything?

Emerald says he knows, isn't sure how much he should reveal about Joyride. In fact, her special talent is precisely the reason she may be his only help. He asks once again if maybe Larimar can pass a message to Hope or Joyride so he can speak with them first.

"Well, okay, so you claim you got the keys and stuff from Joyride, but I kind of find that hard to believe. Where could you have possibly met her? Also, where were you for the two or so days since Hope's attack?

Emerald wonders if he should mention the dimension hopping at all, and where he was for the last few days.

What does Emerald do?

2019-02-19 06:45:51 No. 33529948
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Emerald asks if he can speak Larimar alone at the very least, just in case he says things about people that he shouldn't. Larimar looks to Hydrus, who thinks for a moment and then nods and steps back.

The colt then says he was blindfolded and led to a criminal's hideout, where he was kept for a few days. Only recently was he able to leave, and that's why he was caught at Joyride's now. He then says that's not really what he wanted to talk about. Emerald says Larimar might not believe him, but he's from a different dimension altogether, and was transported here on accident while helping the Joyride from his dimension fight some demons. He was hoping the Joyride from here might be able to get him home.

"From another dimension." Larimar states, raising an eyebrow at the colt. "And Joyride can help?"

Emerald isn't sure Larimar believes him.

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