Posted 11 hours ago

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rosathetabularasa:

seanthegriffon:

"Nah, that’s not quite the case. I only died from the sword through my chest because I totally lost the strength to hold it up. I was willing to take the long, drawn-out death."

He then glanced at Mythic with a hint of apathy. “Just that it’s a very illegal form of magic, both in Equestria and in the Griffon Empire. Highly dangerous, too, and considered to be extremely immoral. I fought and defeated a necromancer not long ago. As for Half-Past, all I’ve heard is that he’s not been seen in quite some time.”

"Half past? Wait a sec, who was this mistress he mentioned?" Rosa sked as she looked between the two.

"Nightmare Moon, ruler of Moon City and the surrounding area, I am her consort and father of her foals," he nods.

"And yes, it is illegal in Equestria major and many parts of the world for being seen as a vile magic that puts those who have died into slavery… that is not always the case though," he nods, "In Moon City, it is legal, but highly regulated, and Half-Past was one employed by her majesty herself," he explains, "So trust me when I say there is a lot we could do to a spirit… and if for one moment I believe you would become a threat to the citizens of Moon City or other innocents… I won’t hesitate to use them… I am the subject of your ire, no pony else has to be involved in it."

Posted 11 hours ago

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rosathetabularasa:

seanthegriffon:

"Pfft. That’s rich. What kind of jackass do you take me for? If I really wanted to hurt you guys, I’d see if I couldn’t possess some important machinery and make it go haywire. Maybe create a little meltdown in your power plants. Get chemicals leaking into Moon City’s water supply.” How far would Mythic be willing to go? Sean chuckled in his head as he thought about it. Paranoid as he seemed, the griffon would’ve been willing to believe that he’d be willing to try and exchange his peoples’ freedoms for their safety, in these circumstances.

He then rolled his eyes. “So what’s your little ‘insurance policy’? Last I checked, there wasn’t a whole lot you could do to a spirit.”

"So wait, he killed himself with his own blade and now he’s mad at you? What?" She asked as she raised an eyebrow.

He speaks to Rosa first, “From what I can tell, he fell on his own blade to prevent the magical back lash from whatever magical curse gave him such strength from making his death long and unbelievably painful,” he nods.

He then finally turns to the spirit of the Griffon, “Tell me Sean, have you ever heard of Neighcromancy, or a pony that once was in our employment known as Half-Past?” he asked, face no longer smiling, completely serious.

Posted 11 hours ago

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seanthegriffon:

"Riiight, riight, gotta keep the lawyers off your asses and all that. Not that it probably would matter much even if they were coming at you. I’m surprised you even deign to care. What’s with the thing on her neck, by the way? Paranoid I’m gonna do something to her?"

It’s kind of hard to fool someone who no longer has any true senses that can be fooled, after all. Even if he could still be fooled, the rubbing would’ve seemed a bit unnatural.

"If so, you can relax for probably once in your life. I have absolutely no quarrel with her. And no problem, Rosa. Happy to help."

Rosa rubbed her neck as she felt a nervous fit coming on. “Wh-what do you want?” She asked as she eyed the ghost.

"Forgive me for not trusting a vengeful spirit," he spoke to the ghost, not looking at him though, "But consider it an insurance policy to make sure you don’t hurt those who do not deserve the pain," he nods lightly, "… I will not standby and let innocents be harmed."

Posted 12 hours ago

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rosathetabularasa:

seanthegriffon:

"Rude much? Saying that makes it seem like I intended to lose grip of my sword."

With that, the spirit appeared, idly lounging on his back, looking at the two. “I was pretty much guaranteed to die there; weren’t for my sword, my body would’ve probably torn itself apart regardless of what you and your oh-so-advanced doctors would’ve done.”

"And I’m surprised you don’t remember my voice, Rosa. I was at your store not long before the Changeling incident happened. Don’t you remember? I had a sharp word or two for Heights."

"I honestly don’t remember the name of everyone who wanders in. Also thank you for reminding me, I need to get a restraining order on that guy." She said as she rubbed her neck.

She can feel something there, much like a necklace, but it almost feels like something is telling her nothing is there, a conflict of information, a key feature of some illusions.

"Either way, I was just making it clear that Moon City was not directly responsible for your death Sean, as unfortunate as it was," he responds, choosing to not comment on there other conversation.

Posted 12 hours ago

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seanthegriffon:

"You mean… worse than its reputation already is? That’d be impressive." Sean’s voice came somewhat out of nowhere in the room. "Oh, and, Rosa… Just… judging from a bit ago, a bit of advice. If you’re falling for him, I’d suggest against that; his mistress might not like that and I really don’t think you’d want the Moonbitch on your ass."

Rosa jumped in fright. “Wha-what, who was that!?” She exclaimed.

Mythic sighs, “That would be the angry spirit of the Griffon that killed himself during the events with the Changelings,” he nods.

Rosa doesn’t see anything, but she randomly feels something akin to a necklace being put around her neck.

Posted 12 hours ago

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mythic-swirl:

"As it stands, the only ones being charged are their leader, Somnus, and Pine, the alchemist who poisoned everypony," he nods, "So they shall be held until the trial can be had, but they will be taken care of as well, the rest… various levels of probation and rehabilitation, limited freedom of movement around the city, and stay at a half-way home we provide," he nods.

"Sounds fair. Say, would I be of any assistance?" She asked as her vine began to slither out and wave around a bit.

He sighs, “Well, the issue is if anypony found out, it would tank Moon City’s reputation, since by your own admittance, you can alter the minds of those you hook into.”

Posted 12 hours ago

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mythic-swirl:

He chuckled again, enduring it, “I thought you could use an actual visitor,” he nods, “Glad to see you are back to yourself fully now.”

"So assuming Wanderer doesn’t wake up anytime soon. What are you going to do with the Changelings?"

"As it stands, the only ones being charged are their leader, Somnus, and Pine, the alchemist who poisoned everypony," he nods, "So they shall be held until the trial can be had, but they will be taken care of as well, the rest… various levels of probation and rehabilitation, limited freedom of movement around the city, and stay at a half-way home we provide," he nods.

Posted 13 hours ago

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mythic-swirl:

rosathetabularasa:

She giggled before getting back on her hooves. She went in to give Arcel a hug. “You’re cute, you know that?”

The very real feeling pony hugged back with a hoof, “I have been told so before, but thank you,” he chuckles.

"It really is you!" She squeed as she held him tighter. She really couldn’t help fan-girling in front of Arcel. Wanderer was back and recovering, those who hurt him were captured, and she got to meet her hero. Could this day get any better?

He chuckled again, enduring it, “I thought you could use an actual visitor,” he nods, “Glad to see you are back to yourself fully now.”

Posted 13 hours ago

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mythic-swirl:

rosathetabularasa:

"Alright, he asked for it." She thought as she began to stumble a bit. “Oh dear. I feel lightheaded!” She exclaimed before feigning a fall in his direction hoping he would catch her.

He does catch her, but with magic, and he is smiling, “Light headed, right,” he seems to not actually believe her but is playing along.

She giggled before getting back on her hooves. She went in to give Arcel a hug. “You’re cute, you know that?”

The very real feeling pony hugged back with a hoof, “I have been told so before, but thank you,” he chuckles.

Posted 13 hours ago

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mythic-swirl:

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mythic-swirl:

"Visitors are currently restricted, and pretty tight… they are shape shifting emotion manipulators after all… safety is priority number one," he responds, and then starts helping her steady herself with magic.

As Rosa was helped out of bed she managed to catch a whiff of Arcels mane. He smelt surprisingly nice to the plantmare. It wasn’t until she was dully on her hooves that she realized what that meant. "Could this be the real him?" She felt a rush of excitement as a smile began to form upon her face.

He kept an eye on her, “You sure you are up to move around now? The poison seeped pretty deeply into you since you can breath through your leafs.”

"Alright, he asked for it." She thought as she began to stumble a bit. “Oh dear. I feel lightheaded!” She exclaimed before feigning a fall in his direction hoping he would catch her.

He does catch her, but with magic, and he is smiling, “Light headed, right,” he seems to not actually believe her but is playing along.