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    Hello and welcome, everyone! Here is the on GitP OOC thread. Discord is for fun, GitP is for seriousness. ...Not really, but we will use them both in conjunction.

    First point of business: post your character sheets in this thread for ease of access. Thanks!

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    Vardo "Doc" Wagon, Earthpony wasteland physician.

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    Doc enjoys piña coladas and long walks in the rain. ...err, wait. Wrong script. *ahem*

    Doc will speak in Saddle Brown.
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    Here is Pepper Burst And she'll use this color for speaking.
    <BananaPhone> Stop sniveling worm! You think something as petty as "oh boo hoo my house is collapsing!" should stop you from posting in an online fantasy game where people pretend to be werewolves?

    "Let me get this straight. Some guy dressed up as Batman to fight the guys dressing up as clowns scaring people. Maybe this planet aint so bad after all."

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    Player Pony
    Digodragon Dr. Vardo "Doc" Wagon
    tonberryking Pepper Burst "Glint Eastwind"
    Elbeyon Rime Verse
    igordragonian Oddy Irre
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    Frozen North: All Aboard!

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    War. War never changes.
    Two centuries ago, Equestria burned in the balefire conflagration of megaspells and necromancy. A fortunate few managed to hide away in various Stables, safe from the hell that soon followed. Those whose Stables survived emerged decades to centuries later and began the slow process of rebuilding amidst a world of mutants, raiders, and monsters.
    Out of one of those Stables came a hero whose journey changed the face of Equestria. She shattered the three menaces of the Wasteland: Red Eye the Raider King, the Grand Pegasus Enclave, and the insidious forces of ‘Unity’. In her wake, a new nation is slowly rising, piecing itself together: the New Equestrian Republic.
    In the Frozen North, that all seems very far away. The former lands of the Crystal Empire, Equestria’s old ally and companion in its nuclear destruction, remain untouched by the dramatic events of the south. The blizzards still blow, the radio still plays those same old songs, and the Administrator of Neighagara Falls just jacked the price of power up again. Raiders raid, but the larger settlements remain secure. A pony can live a good, long life, so long as he or she doesn’t fall into debt in Junction 49 or try to scavenge in downtown Crystal City. All in all, everything is as it has been since the dawn of living memory.
    However, in the dim-lit bars and crowded meeting halls, rumors circulate like disease. Rumors of the events in the South, yes, but also rumors of something stirring in the heart of Crystal City. Long-dead factories are coming online, they say. Old frequencies broadcast once again. Something is waking up.

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    System:GURPS 4th Edition
    Player Count: 1-2 additional players
    Style of Play: RP heavy with some combat, when appropriate
    Allowed Content:


    • Book #1: Core
    • Book #2: Powers
    • Book #3: High Tech
    • Book #4: Magic
    • Book #5: Ultra-Tech (For the high-end stuff. Ask before you use something.)


    Character Creation:


    • Backstory: Yes please. A well-fleshed out paragraph, at the least.
    • Experience: 150 exp.
    • Wealth: As per the rules, though no one may be above ‘Wealthy’
    • Race: See below
    • Alignment: The Wasteland isn’t a nice place. You should be mentally and morally prepared to fight and, perhaps, kill.


    Other Notes: For your character’s race, please choose one of the available templates. You may modify them, as appropriate, but these are the ‘base versions’ of the various races.

    Core Three Races
    Zebra
    Griffon
    Sand Dog
    Crystal Pony
    Changeling
    Ghoul
    And a special addition...
    Reindeer


    Special Fallout Items:
    Drugs!




    Hello Playground!
    For the past two and a half years, I have been running the very successful Celestia’s Finest game here on the forums. Some of you may have seen one of the many threads for it. Recently, though, it has come to an end, and I, along with most of the players, are ready to start another one.
    However! I would like to expand the group a little. And so, with their help, we will be looking for a few fresh faces to join us on a romp through the world of Fallout Equestria. If ponies and Fallout are things you enjoy, I assure you that we will have a good time.
    Do note that we are toning down a bit of the grim-darkness of the books. My chief complaint with them was that they pushed the envelope simply to shock the reader. We, on the other hand, will try to keep things in the PG-13 range.
    If that interests you, I look forward to hearing from you!
    Regards,
    Milt

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    The OverviewThe Frozen North’s civilized community consists of five main cities, all kept in communication and trade with each other by an extensive and well-preserved rail system. These cities form a ring (well, oval really) around the ruins of the Crystal City itself. Though all are independent, each has its own specialty or service they offer that the others cannot produce themselves.
    The train system depends on enchanted rails, which prevent ice and snow-drifts from forming on the tracks. The trains that travel on them are refurbished prototypes from Drakar Ironworks, which use magical batteries for power instead of coal. The salvage and refurbishing industry is a major part of Junction 49’s economy.

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    Spoiler: The Amethyst Institute
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    Once the primary medical research facility of the Empire, when the bombs fell, the scientists all retreated to the secret Stable underneath it.
    They soon found that it was a deathtrap run by an AI, which was designed to test their problem-solving and logical reasoning skills with murderous puzzle-dungeons.
    They defeated it using the power of cooperation and working in harmony. Generations later, their descendants opened the Stable and reformed the Amethyst Institute, which trains and sends out doctors to the other settlements as well as conducting further medical research. All ponies answer to the Director, whose power and authority are unquestioned

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    Rainbow Resort was a vacation destination in the Crystal Mountains, which run along the northern border between the Empire and Yakyakistan. It is now a plutocratic meritocracy where the old world finery and luxury still exists, after some fashion. They are slowly restoring it to its former glory.
    It is also the site of the Frozen North’s only school of magic and a fledgling orchestra.

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    Neighagara Falls is a democratic republic built around a hydroelectric plant. They sell surplus power in the form of recharged batteries, which keep the trains running and power all sorts of other devices that ponies need.
    Their surplus of power also supports a small mass-production industry, made from salvaged equipment gathered from old factories and the like.

    Spoiler: Junction 49
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    An old rail depot that has enough underground infrastructure to support a population of workers and guards. They are responsible for rebuilding and salvaging the old trains and engines stored there, without which the commerce would swiftly cease flowing.
    Without them, communication and trade between settlements would soon die off as the locomotives they use to pull goods and ponies would break down and be inoperable. As a result, the other cities overlook the abuses of the five Overseers that run it, who have instituted a system of indentured servitude. Almost everyone who lives in the city is trapped in debts they cannot escape from, slaves in all but name.

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    Built inside and around the Crystal City's Airbase, which lies at the far north-west corner of the city's suburbs, Scav City is the place where, fittingly enough, scavengers congregate. Despite the dangers, many ponies hope to strike it rich by scavenging the Crystal City itself. The suburbs are relatively safe, but few who venture deep inside survive to make it back out.
    The ‘king’ of the city lives inside the terminal along with the ‘Guardians’, who protect it. He views himself as a philosopher-king and is convinced that he can ‘reform’ the populace into the ideal citizens.

    And, what would a Fallout game be without radio stations?
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    Neighagara Pulp Radio
    Your source for tales of suspense.
    DJed by Grey Summer, this channel has a large collection of radio dramas that he plays, mostly in the 50's pulp fiction genre. For example, “X-1”, “Ace Shot, at Your Service”, and “The Coltcutta Affair”.

    Crystal Mountain Radio
    Heeeeey ponies, you ready to rock?
    DJed by the in/famous Disk Jockey, a mare who loves old classics and Party-Time Ment-als, this station is your go-to source for old world tunes and rock-n-roll. This station is the closest to the ones in vanilla fallout, like GNR or Diamond City Radio.

    Raider Radio!
    It’s ya boi! SPLEEEEEEEEN RIPPER!
    Run by the raider boss Spleen Ripper, this station is the hub for raider ‘culture’. It includes all varieties of death metal and other ‘wicked-awesome’ music that goes perfectly with the sound of your enemies screaming and dying before you. It's a show about togetherness and bringing the raiding community closer to each other, uniting them in what they do best. Ripping out the guts of settlers and city folk!

    Neo-Classical Station
    Refinement and culture at your hoof-tips
    Based in the Rainbow Resort, this is where the intellectual elite have recreated a lot of old works of music from a collection of sheet music they found. Old symphonies, operas, and other grand works are available to any and all. There is no set DJ, as the focus is on ‘educating and elevating the Wasteland’.

    Aunt Maple Syrup’s Station
    Here to keep you company
    Soft music and good advice, all in one package. Maple Syrup is a gentle, elderly mare who refers to all her listeners as her nieces and nephews, speaks softly, and always has a 'Good Thing of the Day' to report, something to brighten everyone's day. Her tagline is, "Just here to keep you company."
    Now in her 41st year of broadcasting, she is well-loved by almost everyone in the Frozen North.




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    The Regulators: A loose collection of elite bounty hunters that track down and kill Raiders for bounties. Their administration exists only to verify who is and who is not worthy of the title.

    The Grand Pegasus Enclave: Shattered by their defeat and fragmented into a number of splinter groups, the Enclave is still a name to be feared. They never had a large presence in the Frozen North, however, and time will tell how the events down south will effect the north.

    The Blizzard Rangers: A splinter group of the Steel Rangers who very few have ever seen and lived to tell the tale. They are polite enough to clearly mark their territory, which extends across a small area of the Northern Crystal Mountains, and rarely venture out. Stories abound, however, of them dragging off anypony who wanders inside down below the ground, never to be seen again.

    Equinox: An open and friendly community that runs a refueling station along the South Crystal Line. They do not allow visitors to stay for more than a week at a time, however, unless they are willing to join on a more permanent basis.
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    It's fine with me if you don't pick a color. Occasionally I don't color my own speech (usually if I'm on mobile).


    Interesting, Doc is the paranoid one and yet the only one who didn't put his stuff on the seat next to him to occupy it. XD
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    It can be difficult to post with everything coded right.

    Maybe, he'll get lucky and a pc will sit by him.

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    Two posts, one reply. Success!


    Quote Originally Posted by Elbeyon View Post
    Maybe, he'll get lucky and a pc will sit by him.
    The sand dog? XD
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    Maybe the sand dog. We've also got a a reindeer around here somewhere

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    It looked like anothet grey and dusty day at the labour hell, which junction 49 was.
    Taste of rust and iron, mixed with smell of sweat is what everypony exprience, lighted only by ancient led bulbs, which painted everyone in sickly pale pallet.
    Safety First, sat over a big metal wheel, face hoofing in despair.
    He took more then five minutes off, and he will get in trouble. He just didn't cared anymore.
    And then... into the smell of rust, and the heavy air of Sisyphean work, new smell sneaked in. Mint and sugar powder. Smell of holiday and coziness.

    Safety raised his head from his forelegs, with eyes widened.
    She was a reindeer. A perfect beauty, like a doll of the beauty ideal of the reindeers. Fur white as snow, saphire eyes with silver, and royal curved anlters. She trotted so softly that she might as well, have been levitating. And she trotted toward him!
    Safety First blushed, and noticed almost too late, that of course she had company- a buff Earth Pony with a robotic foreleg- it was his boss!
    Short Leash!
    Safety First tried to mamble excuses, but Short Leash smiled warmly. "Here you go, a cup of cofee with coco, Safety my old pal!' The intimadting looking stallion offered him.
    "Tha-... thank you..." Safety said with hesitation.
    "Here you go, sweetie, doesn't it feel good?' The sweet reindeer nuzzled the bigger pony.
    '...Hmm... yeah..' he murmured, closing his eyes. "Now, about the date-" he turned to her, and only seen a silvery mist, which faded.
    "What the hay? Oddy Irre!'' He blinked and galloped looking for her.

    Safety First was conused, and at his hooved were a small gift. Was it for him?
    There were a note. "How will you propose without this?' With a sticker of a smiling reindeer. The worker pony unwrapped the gift, and found there a ring.
    The ring he bought to propose Greasy Pie!
    Short Leash has confistcated the ring yesterday, because of his missing workdays when he was sick.
    And now.. it's back?
    The pony wiped a tear of happiness from the corner of his eye.


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    Spoiler: Oddy Irre- The Gift Thief Reindeer
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    Oddy Dirre- Aka "Gift Thief' "Gift Taker"
    Race: Reindeer
    Job: Ex-Gift Giver, currently a gift thief and occasionaly a "gold digger".


    Oddy has a perfect, almost artifical beauty, yet has a mysteriouse aura around her. Charming and sickengly sweet. She seems to be addicted for fun and festivity, and easily getting bored, and it seems she treat everything as a game.
    Inside, she actually has a grim and judgemental view, and she will deal what she view as justice, in way many, maybe most, will view immorale.
    Can you keep up?



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    "The Reindeer clan. Such a long history, that at least half of it, should be considered a myth. For long periods of time, most ponies have considered them as such.
    Were their culture found around Equestria? Or were they found as soon, as there were a civilization with gift exchanging holidays?
    They do visit other races then ponies, holidays of others are the sacred duty of the reindeer.
    Not always, others know what is the right present, able to gift or worse, REMEMBER to gift.
    But the North remember.
    All their magic and technology, thought imagination have moved toward ways to devolp the act of gifting effectively.
    Holidays are the foundation of any community- to halt the waves of the grey daily life, and stop, and appreciate what the community has and especialy itself.

    Historic events might change the meaning of the holidays, or after THE war, so many have forgotten them at all.
    But the North remember.
    Wasteland, balefire bombs, radiation, nothing will make the reindeer to forget their sacred duty, as the Holiday Guardians of all civilizations."
    Or at least, that what Oddy remember from the first history lesson.
    She was so proud back then. Especially that as tradition dictated, the lesson was presented by the herd leader- her mother. This lesson, was the closest thing, the reindeers had to their own holiday. All of the time, they have studied the meaning of hundreds of holidays for dozens of civilizations, and what gifts should they receive and how to create them.
    So, for this history lesson, the community has gathered, and little Oddy, was so proud to be a reindeer!
    She was almost identical to her mother, and she inspired her classmates, and even older reindeers so much, with her enthusiasm and her faith in the Holiday Guarding Duty.
    She managed to ignore the factory that at some point were built, in what used to be haven of clean air, and village like community.
    Even the adult reindeers who became weaker and weary were something she managed to brush off, when she gave another speech in the World Holiday Library.
    Whispers, rumors and murmurs? To them Oddy were deaf. She will let nothing to spoil the spirit of the holiday!
    After all, killjoying and cynicism with a crime among the reindeers, and the Herd Leader made sure no reindeer will be a criminal! That would be silly...

    Oddy dreamed to take a big part, at the gift giving, and creating- which of course, every role was equally important!
    But, Oddy, wanted to be on the front, meeting the ponies and other beings, which she had read so much about their customs and ideals!
    Her recruitment into Front Line unit were natural.
    Oddy's mother, Vixen, even led the unit.
    For Oddy Irre, this was a dream coming true!
    They led the sled, and trotted over what remained of the Empire. For her it was the most magical night! Even if the other reindeers beside her mother, were strangely apathic.

    And they have gotten to Junction 46. Almost everypony worked as usual, ponies frowned at them, some even spat.
    This was.. wrong. Is this how Heart Warmth Eve look in real life? She has asked. The other reindeers just rolled their eyes.
    Vixen, were enchantingly charming, and calmed down the crowd with ease.
    "Where are we going? So many grumpy ponies, I am sure they would be happy to receive a gift.' Oddy has asked her mother, who giggled and cooed.
    'D'awww... aren't you a sweet thing? We are making sure their next generation will get the best Heart Warmth Eve!"
    Oddy nodded, but didn't understood.

    They meet the Overseers of Junction 46, joining their feast and gave them and their families all the gifts.
    In exchange, they gave Vixen few suitcases?
    It was the first time, that Oddy had to force herself to be in a party.
    Also, some of the guards looked at her, in a way that made her blush.
    This night she didn't knew what was it exactly, but something in her heart has shattered.

    Later, she tried to speak with her mother, who had a very elaborate explanation, that the orthodox method of creating and deilvering gifts, isn't practical anymore, and if they want more to get gifts they HAD to industrialize, and for that, funds are needed. So it better to focus the gift givings for those who help devolp the industry.
    Vixen made it sound right, but for Oddy it felt terribly wrong.
    On the next year, with her ability to see the past of any potential gift, she managed to see, how many of what the Overseers owned came by force.
    And she and all the reindeers have supported them, and Vixen with a wink and a smile, made it look shiny and pretty.

    Oddy, grabbed as much of gifts as she could, and ran away, delivering them, to those she believed deserve and need this.
    Vixen has disowned her, and activly hunting to retrieve the rogue reindeer who has decided to take. What a heresy!
    Oddy has learned to use her charms like her mother, and also some questionable skills at retrieving objects from ponies she believed to by unworthy.
    But she is always on the run, and when she will anger enough ponies, she might be in real troubles.





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    I think Doc is getting luckier than a Diamond Dog at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miltonian View Post
    I think Doc is getting luckier than a Diamond Dog at the moment.
    Doc is also a wee bit scared that a very beautiful reindeer just gave him a gift like she knew him. He is conflicted right now. XD
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    Oocly- it's actually a plushie of her mother. But they are almost identical.
    (On the sheet, her mother is considered to be her "evil twin')
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    So you gifted Doc a plushie of her evil mom? XD
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    Yeah.
    It's pwetty, and she can pretend that it's herself.
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    Transcribing Doc's background story in two posts.

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    The falling snow covered the streets of Rainbow Resort with a white purity. Street lights dotted the sidewalks. Their warm yellow-white light pierced the frosted windows of the tavern. Doc sat alone at the bar; a cool beer sweated between his hooves. In the corner a jukebox played Shh-boom Shh-boom from its one good speaker. The dim lighting from the gas lanterns above cast multiple shadows across the room. They danced and teased the few patrons here who did not have somepony warm awaiting them at home this frigid night.

    Doc drank the last sip of his beer and then glanced over his shoulder. The tavern had only three other patrons. Doc didn’t recognize any of them, but then he was new to the town as well—he was only a resident for a month, but had just opened his own clinic down the road in the poor district of this town.

    It took an exhausting amount of time and money to open a business in Rainbow Falls. Red tape was apparently immune to the bombs of the last war. However, Doc felt accomplished. His dream had been fulfilled. Now all he had to do was entice patients into his clinic and the caps would flow.

    He reached over the bar and grabbed another bottle. Doc twisted the cap off with his hoof and held up his drink to the room. “To us, the underappreciated, hard-working stiffs,” he toasted. The stallion took another swig of his beer, but a hoof reached out over the counter and cut his gulp short. The hoof pushed his bottle down on the counter with a resounding thunk.

    Doc glanced to the side and his eyes met Shirley’s, the bartender. She narrowed her eyes at him.

    “The beer isn’t free,” she warned.

    He reached into his pocket and dropped some caps on top of the one from his new bottle. “Your booze is watered down anyway. I don’t imagine you’d be losing much.”

    Shirley let his bottle go, but held on to her stern look. “You’re cute, but you pay up front like everyone else.” She pocketed the caps and then took a rag to the countertop. After a pause, she looked up at Doc again. “So what’s your story? Haven’t seen you in here until last week and now you’re a regular. You got business in Rainbow Falls? Maybe you’re running from the law? ...or a mare?”

    “Business,” Doc answered before he took a gulp of beer. “As in, opening up shop. I’m a doctor.”

    “Snake oil or do you actually have some skills?” Shirley inquired.

    Doc put his beer down. “I trained over at the Amethyst Institute; first aid, bone setting, minor surgery… I may look a bit green around the edges, but I got the cutie mark to prove my talent.”

    Shirley tilted her head to one side. “You seem like trouble. A good-looking stallion; no terrible scars, all your teeth, well-educated as a doctor, and you just show up and got your shop open and ready to be this town’s newest doctor, just like that? Nah, you gotta be running from something.”

    Doc took a gulp of beer. He wiped his lips the back of his hoof. “Neigh, I ain’t running from anything.”

    The tavern door flew open and a brown-coat unicorn stepped inside from the cold. She shook the snow out of her ragged short mane of mixed auburn and blonde hair. Doc almost spat his next gulp on the floor.

    The unicorn stumbled up to the counter and sat down next to Doc. She looked up and prodded him with her hoof. “I need a fix,” the mare demanded.

    “Not running from anyone, eh?” Shirley asked Doc.

    “I was hiding,” Doc corrected.

    The unicorn mare poked Doc again. “Come on, Var! You’re holding out on me, I know you are! You got something? Anything at all?”

    “I stock a 12-gauge under the bar,” Shirley offered.

    The unicorn growled. Doc put his beer on the counter and slid it gently to the unicorn. “Here, Linseed. Why don’t we calm down over a nice cold one?”

    The unicorn slapped the bottle back at him, spilling beer all over the counter and Doc’s jacket. “Buck that, I need soper!” Linseed shouted at him. “Not some watered-down donkey piss!”

    Shirley frowned. “Don’t harass my customers.”

    “Why, you fancy him?” Linseed snapped back at the bartender. “Didn’t think ‘dork’ was your kind of flavor, but I guess you can’t be picky with what washes up ashore in this town.”

    Doc rolled his eyes, though he found amusement with Shirley flustered at the addict. He leaned forward to take control of the argument. “Lin, I tried to help you with your addiction. I’m still willing to help you, but you have to want it.”

    “What I want, is a good fix!” Linseed shouted. “I want the pain gone! What the hell am I gonna do sober? Freeze my flank out there? I got nothing; no home, no skills, no money… there’s ain’t a point to cleaning up.”

    “I let you sleep on the couch in my clinic,” Doc pointed out. “Lin, if you’d let me help, I could find you a job. Like… well, I reckon the resort has openings for janitorial work. It’s not fancy, but important—”

    Linseed kicked Doc’s stool out from under him. Doc fell to the floor with a thud, flat on his back. He exhaled and just laid there with an annoyed expression. He couldn’t see Shirley from where he was. He wondered if she was reaching for that gun of hers.

    “Get up, you jerk!” Linseed commanded.

    “Yeah, like that’s inviting,” Doc rebuked flatly. “Maybe I don’t want to get up. Maybe I’m just going to lie here a while.”

    The unicorn kicked Doc in the ribs and stormed out. He grunted at the painful blow, but didn’t move until she had cleared the doorway outside. He got up, dusted himself off, and instinctively went to adjust his hat that wasn’t there. Ah, Doc forgot he lost it the other day in the wind. He missed that hat.

    “Are you going to do something stupid?” Shirley leaned against the bar.

    “Eeyup,” Doc replied. He donned his forehoof gloves and went for the door.

    The mare shook her head. “There’s nothing to gain in trying to help her.”

    “Kindness ain’t about gaining something,” Doc replied. He exited the tavern into the snowfall.
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    Doc walked through the dark, snow-covered street. He headed down to his clinic, though he kept watch for Linseed. Addicts were unpredictable when they’re in withdrawal. She might jump him and bite his ear off… or just lay in an alley and freeze to death. He rather liked his ears.

    The wind bit through Doc’s coat. He buttoned it up tighter and picked up his pace. He saw his little clinic up ahead.

    In the pre-war days it was probably a gas station. The rectangular building had a large red rocket sign still on the roof. A large parking area in front was dotted with rows of metal posts, all that remains of what were probably fuel pumps. Most of the windows were boarded up, and the two glass doors at the entrance replaced with metal ones. It was a work in progress.

    Doc reached out to open the door, but found it was already ajar. His ears shot up as concern settled on his mind. He gently pushed the door open.

    “Linseed? Did you break in?” Doc called out.

    The brown earth pony bolted upright from behind a desk. Several bottles of pills clattered to the floor. She frowned, then sat back down.

    “What do you want? You looking for a fight now?” Linseed angrily asked him.

    “Well first thing, this is my house. Second, you’re rummaging through my chems trying to find a high.” Doc walked over to the mare. He picked up some of the bottles and stacked them with care on the desk. “Okay, Lin, let’s try this a bit more your way. I’ll give you a fix, but it’s gonna be a weak one.”

    Linseed’s ears perked up and she looked over at Doc. “But, it’s gonna feel good, right? It ain’t gonna just make me ill like the last stuff I took?”

    “It’s going to be a mix of drugs, but not that other stuff I tried to flush your kidneys with. This’ll be something that’ll give you a little high, but maybe with a few weeks of treatment I can wean you off the chems.”

    The mare snorted. “I don’t need a doctor,” she stated flatly.

    “No, you want a dealer. Apparently there’s a fine line between the two right now going by the stash you’ve rummaged through.”

    “Luna damn you, Var!!” Linseed knocked several bottles off the desk. She kicked it, then the chair, then punched Doc in the chest.

    The blow was bearable. Doc caught her leg when she swung a second time. “Lin…”

    “Let me go!!” she yelled. She punched him again, on the shoulder, with a weaker blow. She punched him a third, then a fourth time. At the fifth swing, she was crying tears into Doc’s shoulder.

    “Why? Why Var? I didn’t do anything to deserve this,” Linseed sobbed.

    Doc held her in a hug. “I’m here now, Lin. Your cousin is here now. I don’t reckon I can understand what you’ve gone through these past years, but I’m here now.”

    “I’m sorry I screwed up your life.”

    “You didn’t hurt me, Lin,” Doc consoled. “This clinic is what I wanted. It’s here to help ponies. And that includes you.”

    The mare sighed and wiped her tears. “Yeah… I guess. Whatever.”

    Something in the backgroom tumbled to the floor. Doc pushed Lin behind himself to protect her. He reached into his desk drawer and pulled out a hoofgun for Linseed to hold. He then walked toward the door to the back room and pulled a sword out of a cabinet beside the door.

    “Wait here,” he instructed Lin.

    Doc slowly opened the door. Another object hit the floor. A flash of light bathed the room. Fire spread across the shelves in the back room. A pony form kicked the back door open and dove outside.

    Doc turned back to the clinic. “Lin, we gotta—” The mare was already gone.

    He grabbed bags and objects, then dashed out the front door. A pony stepped around the corner and opened fire at him. Doc dove behind a pile of snow-covered junk.

    Ptang! Ptang!

    The rapport of bullets sounded off the metal of Doc’s hiding spot. He checked his bags for weapons; he managed to save his rifle. ...unfortunately it wasn’t loaded. Nuts.

    “Evening doctor. I have come to deliver a message,” the mysterious figure called out.

    “Ya could of left it under the mail slot,” Doc countered.

    “Cute, but no.”

    The mysterious arsonist walked towards Doc. The snow crunched softly under boots. A dim red glow peaked out from the farthest windows of the clinic. It was burning down from the inside out.

    Doc peaked up from behind his hiding spot. “Could we, maybe, talk about this message without the gun?”

    “I’m not here to kill you.”

    “Could of fooled me!” Doc countered. “You fired twice!”

    The arsonist stopped and raised a pistol at Doc. “If we wanted you dead, you would be. Bodies leave questions, however.”

    A scream pierced the night air. Linseed jumped out from around the far corner of the building and tackled the mystery pony. She punched and bit him until the two fell to the ground.

    The pistol discharged several times. Doc jumped over his cover and dashed to disarm the arsonist. The figure howled in pain. Doc saw his ear torn and raw. It bled profusely down the pony’s head. Doc seized his gun and yanked it away.

    The figure kicked free of Linseed and galloped away. Doc considered shooting, but he abstained. He didn’t know the arsonist’s identity. Nor the message, although the fire seemed to be a heavy hint.

    Linseed collapsed on the ground. Doc hurried to her side and sat her up. “Lin? You alright?”

    She didn’t respond.

    Doc checked her pulse, but it wasn’t there. He examined her and found that two of the bullets hit her in the chest. His cousin died before he even realized.

    “No, Lin… oh come on… why...?” Doc laid her down on the snow. The fire consumed much of the interior now and was visible from the outside. What was the message, to get out of town? Why did they send someone armed to deliver it? Why anything?

    He stood up and lifted Linseed’s body. He threw her remains into the building with a heave. “There you go, cousin, a viking funeral. I guess...”

    Doc picked up the pistol, the few bags that he saved, and trotted away into the night. The message apparently delivered, Doc decided to leave town for a bit. It was easy to leave, now that the fire consumed everything he had come to Rainbow Resort for.
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    Digo! Did you see Rime talking to Doc?

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    Digo! Did you see Rime talking to Doc?
    I did yes, but the reindeer was all up in his business so she's got his attention right now. He heard Rime though. You can assume he nodded as such to indicate that.
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    Awesome! I just wanted to make sure. I was thinking it might be because he is busy.

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    Awesome! I just wanted to make sure. I was thinking it might be because he is busy.
    Yeah, like Pinkie Pie, the reindeer is rather difficult to not notice. She's got Doc attention at least.
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    And for the record...

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    So igor! We have an invitation to dance on the table for Oddy. And in other news, Quoth is having a very good night right now between two people that seem willing to tolerate his presence. That happens...well, not often for a ghoul. The hard liquor probably helps. And lastly, we have some other business going on with the businessmare, Golden Opportunity.

    I don't think I missed any important events at the moment. Two Bit will be playing with his new gift, if no one feels like engaging with him at the moment.

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    That seems to cover all the PCs.
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    After Doc, Oddy plan to dance with Two Bit, and then do a train dance!

    Elboyon- Sorry for Oddy's attention hogging. I can tone it down..
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    "dance with grace and energy of a fairy with atomic reactor" is my new favorite description ever of a PC. XD

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    After Doc, Oddy plan to dance with Two Bit, and then do a train dance!
    Crazy train or Love train?
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    Quote Originally Posted by igordragonian View Post
    Elboyon- Sorry for Oddy's attention hogging. I can tone it down..
    Hm? Oh! Oddy is fine! I meant for Rime to comment on Oddy's beauty. Rime likes Oddy. Oddy is very lovable. I have no complaints. There is no reason to apologize!

    Edit: I've edited my post to make it more clear that Rime is focusing on Oddy's looks.
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    Heh. I slept well today. Maybe that how I came up with it.
    She is basicly the essence of RarityXPinkie.
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    Love Train somehow sound naughty, so Oddy probably know it.
    But I meant the akward dance, where everyone put their hand/hoof on the shoulder of the next one.


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    Nah. Oddy is great. I love the energy she is bringing to the train! The train dance or the train. Feel free to interact with her however you want!

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    Love Train somehow sound naughty, so Oddy probably know it.
    But I meant the akward dance, where everyone put their hand/hoof on the shoulder of the next one
    Ah, you mean the dance! Yeah I know that one. I don't know if Doc will join the line on his own, but who knows. Well see what happens.

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    Okay, so I'm a little confused. What is Oddy saying and what does Doc think she's saying? Because I don't think they're the same thing. I think Oddy was saying that doctors are needed everywhere, but not everywhere can pay for it. And I think Doc misunderstood that and thought that she thought he was asking if she needed a 'doctor', in an innuendo way, if she paid for it? I'm a bit unclear there.

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