PREVIOUSLY ON COLTQUEST:
>Emerald Jewel, the unfortunate runaway protaginist, finds himself on a forest path after escaping his step-parent's house.
>Emerald Jewel has a magical ring around his balls.
>Emerald decides to go north off the road, in case anyone is looking for him.
>He meets a Unicorn named Stargazer and drinks some stew.
>He runs from Stargazer after it seems like the she is trying to drug him.
>Emerald Jewel makes it to the town of Trotton. There are no ponies there and it seems like the town was hit by a landslide.
>Emerald spends the night in the ruins, and is awoken by mysterious robed ponies.
>Emerald runs from the ponies and meets a mare named Hope Blossoms.
>After talking briefly, Emerald Jewel fucks Hope Blossoms, but doesn't finish because of the ring around his balls.
And so our story continues with the next update...
Emerald Jewel awakes in Hope Blossoms' tent. The mare appears to be gone, and Emerald Jewel slowly stands up. After that cuddling and the nap, he certainly feels quite a bit calmer.
>Frustration reduced to 70/100!
Emerald takes in the tent surroundings better. The tent only contains three things. A small table with some paper on it and a quill, a small mat to sleep on, and a large rucksack.
What does Emerald Jewel do?
Emerald sticks his head outside and looks around. He hears what sounds like arguing a little way away, but he sees no pony around.
Emerald darts his head back in and goes to the table. There is a map here, and it seems to be of the "Witherwaters Kingdom". Well, good to know where he is, Emerald Jewel guesses. The letter contains summons for humanitarian aid to Trotton. Apparently she was stationed and sent from "Northpoint Guardpost, which unsurprisingly is just north of here.
Emerald turns to the mare's rucksack, and after glancing at the tent flap one more time rifles through the bag. It's mostly filled with clothes, but there is also a small knife, three bits, and a pencil and a notebook with torn out pages in here. Emerald contemplates taking the bits, but he doesn't have anything to hold them in. He'd either have to empty out the sack and take it probably.
What does Emerald do?
Until we get the ring off we shouldn't put ourselves in precariously lewd situations. For now, we should treat sex as the "bad end" of this quest.
Once our balls are free we can fuck all we like though.
I say we look like a city pony.
We are well educated, well groomed and we got a pendent. The other two starters had an earring and a backpack charm.
We are the classiest mother fucker around.
(Emerald Jewel is from the East, in the middle kingdom.)
The colt sneaks over to where the conversation is, but he probably needn't have bothered. The scene is big enough that it's attracting the attention of everyone around it. In the middle of the encampment there is a platoon of heavily armed, heavily armored ponies arguing with a robed pony, who you realize quickly is Hope Blossoms.
Emerald Jewel's heart sinks. he recognizes the banner that the arguing pony is carrying. It's his family's crest. Emerald listens to their conversation with rapt attention.
"-only child we've found so far is from Trotton. He couldn't possibly be the one you are looking for!", Hope pleads.
"We have two of the rescue workers as well as the cook confirming they saw a small colt with green mane and fur led into this camp by you. Now tell us where he is."
Hope is very clearly scared, but she stays silent.
"If you will not tell us where he is we'll just find him ourselves." The armored pony says. He then turns to his compatriots and says, "Make a perimeter and search the camp!"
What does Emerald Jewel do?
If you want to run, I need a place to run towards. We have a map now sort of, so you can just point out one of those places.
Hiding, I'm assuming, is in the camp somewhere?
Go back to the tent, empty the rucksack, put the map, three bits, pencil, notebook and a couple bits of clothes in there. Then book it towards the Northern Outpost. Go through the forest to do so.
Fucking help hope blossoms. Devise a tactical plan to distract everyone and run off with hope in the commotion.
This mare is a kind soul. We must assist her in her time of need. The she will owe us one later.
Hold the boat. Who the hell are we, that heavily armored soldiers are hunting for us? If we are that important, how the hell has a step parent been able to torture us without our dad stepping in, cause I highly doubt the step mom is the important one based on what's happened.
Guys hear me out.
Let's sneak up to Northpoint Guardpost and wait for Hope there. We just need to stay out of the way of the search parties. This would be so much easier if we just had a cardboard box.
That wouldn't explain the stepmother hunting us down unless she's literally only ruling by keep us around, even then she wouldn't need us if she killed our dad off. At that point she could simply commit regicide and since two people unrelated are already on the throne, it would go uncontested.
Hey I'm not being rude/interrupting by posting art am I? If so I'll stop.
Adding a couple pairs of eyes to the foggy background would make it pretty much perfect imo.
As long as you don't try to take over the quest or launch your own full blown quests you can do what you want. Art's always nice.
If I may how do you think the lighting is? I was fucking around with stuff I hadn't used before in this one and feel the light from the jewel looks a bit off.
Yeah I just couldn't get it to really look like a bright light without making the red even redder, though in retrospect I probably should've added white highlights. Will do better next time for sure.
take the notepad and pencil, shade the pencil lightly over the notepad to see if theres any messages that we see
rip out the shaded paper and leave a note saying where we went for the gaurds and hide back in the rubble to see hope wehn teh armored faggots leave
We should use the clothes in the tent to dress up as a mare and lay low. Either not attract attention, or (more likely) seduce one of the guards with our special trait. Pic related.
if I looking for pet colt
his name is Emereld Jewel
I lost my colt
PS I'll find who took my colt
(So it turns out I have to go into work at 5am for like, an hour tomorrow... So this is the only update tonight. Luckily, I might get some updates out before I have to go back to work the second time. Also, >>24972468 neat.)
>Rolled 4, Passed.
Thinking quickly, Emerald makes his way back to Hope's tent. He empties the rucksack out and puts in the writing utensils, the money, and the small knife. After hoisting the rucksack on, the colt then takes the quill on the table and circles the town of Golden Oats, adding "We'll meet up here!"
Emerald then glances out the slit in the tent. There are armored ponies everywhere, and he creeps out slowly. Emerald Jewel gets the idea of hiding out in the ruins, perhaps possibly where he hid last time. The problem is that from the camp it's very obvious if anyone is heading the direction of the town.
>Rolled 6, Failed.
Emerald crawls and keeps as low of a profile as possible and makes his way towards the town. However upon reaching the city's outskirts there is a harsh voice from behind that calls, "Wait you, stop!"
Emerald books it towards the ruins, and turns to look behind him to see two soldiers chasing him and one running back towards the base camp, probably to tell everyone that they saw him. Even with the full armor, the ponies are easily catching up to him. He needs to think of something quick.
>Rolled 3, Passed.
Emerald finds the loosest pile of rubble he can and starts hopping up it. The armored ponies attempt to do the same, but between their size and weight the pile slips and sinks around them, slowing them down immensely. Emerald then finds a small hole in a broken, collapsed wall and hops in it, concealing himself. The Colt hears commotion around him, but no one seems to find his hiding spot. After a while, Emerald pokes his head out,and doesn't see anybody.
Is it safe now?
What does Emerald do?
Nah man, that's what they expect.
A few guards are bound to stick with Hope in case we return.
Staying will only cause trouble for her.
I say we go west into the forest. Traveling by road is too risky, and there's definitely going to be guards stationed at the intersection south from Trotton.
She's not a lead but keep pretending otherwise if it makes you feel any better.
She's just a random aid worker who found a colt who claimed to be from trotton, that's the extent of her involvement unless you assume the guards have been reading the thread.
>"We have two of the rescue workers as well as the cook confirming they saw a small colt with green mane and fur led into this camp by you.
Have you actually been reading the thread?
Take her for questioning since she is now involved, assume she is lying and take her as an accomplice, or take her to keep her safe from the criminal she "unknowingly" aided. Any lead, no matter how small, must be taken. A good samaritan, a liar, or someone in danger; all reasons to keep tabs on her.
DAMN! I was hoping our trait would mislead the others into reporting us as a filly. And that the hired guards, having never seen us before, would be looking out for a more masculine looking little pony. How the fuck did everyone else know we were a colt anyway? Hope only knows better because she molested us and we fucked her silly.
This very much confirms the stepmother sent them and gave them our identity and a full description of us.
Also our current hiding spot is not safe the guard saw where we went they just know they can't follow us into it. It's pretty obvious they are trying to figure out a way to get us out or wait us out.
>This very much confirms the stepmother sent them and gave them our identity and a full description of us.
That doesn't explain the fact that they knew we were here from the other ponies in the camp identifying us as a colt.
Well the answer is obvious,
I'm a dumbo.
Emerald decides just to wait a little bit longer. Getting a bit bored, the colt pulls out the notepad and attempts to blacken the paper in attempts to see what was written there above it.
...Oh, it looks like Hope's shopping list. Emerald suddenly gets a pang of worry for Hope. He doesn't really feel like she is probably in any danger, but he didn't even really get to say goodbye to her. He realizes that maybe Hope saw the message on the map as well, and decides to sneak closer to the road going south and see if he can intercept her.
>Rolled 2, Passed.
Emerald manages to make it to the outskirts of town unseen, and hides in some bushes. It's really a good a place as any, and if he doesn't see her he can just make his way where he needs to go, though he isn't sure where that is yet.
His luck pays off however, and Hope comes barreling down the road.
>Rolled 1, Passed.
Emerald sits up to call at Hope, but dives back down as he suddenly notices that there are some unarmored ponies sneaking behind around her, clearly following the mare to her next destination.
What does Emerald do?
There's no need to call out to hope right this second, we can stay near her until we get a position to alert her without the other ponies knowing. we have her notepad so we could just follow her to whereever she's going and then look for an opportunity to leave a note or pass one to her, telling her she's being watched and that we're closeby and safe for now.
Emerald attempts to sneak behind the ponies following Hope, however he can't move as quietly as he wants to as the ponies and Hope herself are moving rather quickly.
Emerald gets close enough to the ponies tailing Hope to see their cutie marks. They appear to be a small knife and what appears to be a cape, or maybe a mantle? Maybe they are still soldiers?
Emerald follows for hours and it starts to get dark. Emerald rounds the corner where he started the adventure and after traveling for another hour or two the ponies suddenly hide on the side of the road. Emerald darts into some bushes in response. The ponies seem to be looking ahead.Perhaps Hope has stopped taken up camp?
What does Emerald do?
(Okay, I'm not sure what people want to do, so I'll solve it this way. The update for this probably won't be out until tomorrow, because I have to go to work early again.)
I voted for sneak around because shanking is clearly insane. Anywho, I say we write off hooking up with Hope again--the guards clearly know she's connected to us and are going to keep a tail on her for a while.
She'll understand. She knows the danger we're in. Let's head somewhere else. Deer kingdom?
I vote for a different option. If they're bandits Hope is all alone and in a lot of trouble. I believe we should sneak around to find an escape route and "convince" them to chase us.
what if hope has a weapon of her own too?
We could choke one with our everhard dick cause we cant finish, then stab the other in the throat
Or anything >>24987252 happens and she gets away
A knife in the throat of one could inherit them chasing us, and we lose one enemy
we have to stab the knife cutie mark one first, he is clearly more proficient with blades
Those ponies were sneaking though, she proably wasnt running from them, and was probably running looking for us
If she knew they were there, why would they need to sneak again?
So the mare that realized the guards are looking for us and possibly ran without making any preparations is leading the guards right to us? At the end of the day we're still a bard and we shouldn't pray for somebody to come and bail us out when we charge blindly into a situation we'd never be able to handle.
Sneaking goes without saying with our bard build, but the only other option was to charge in there and try to kill both of the fully grown stallions, one of whom clearly specialize in combat. There is also the question of whether or not we try to help Hope.
I think it's time we gave up hope and gave up on Hope. We got away from a well-trained search party, and we can't afford to give them any help by walking up to our last known point of contact.
nah. There's no need to do anything immediately and put ourself at risk, Hope might be hurt if she doesn't meet her at the town, but if we stalk her until she's safe to contact we can meet her tonight or tommorow or whatever. We've got no other place to be and she could be pretty useful since she's committed to helping us and we can pass her off as a relative to open up options we couldnt have as a runaway.
Dagger and a mantle
Hear me out gents. I believe these are guards that removed their armor to trick us. They likely found Hope's note and are using her as bait.
Note the look on her face from the previous picture. It's very much a look of sorrow and fear. She feels horrible about being used as bait for us, and she is hoping she doesn't find us.
>Rolled 1, Passed
Emerald takes a wide berth around both the ponies and Hope. Keeping an eye on the potential enemies as he does.
The two ponies following Hope seem to just be watching her, and they do it quite diligently. There isn't a time that Emerald glances over to them that at least one of them isn't staring in her direction.
It takes a second for Emerald to see Hope in the moonlight. She is just lying on the side of the road, and she appears to be shivering. It isn't until he gets closer that Emerald realizes that she is crying. The sound breaks his heart, but he can't think of what to do. After a few minutes Hope stands up and starts walking back the way she came.
What does Emerald do?
Our dexterity is shit. Lets not take too big a risk here. If we can follow behind her and the guards just like we have been so far, that is fine. I hate to see her cry, but if she only has to feel bad now and gets to reunite with us in the end, then all is well. She would understand why we didn't get her attention while she was on the road.
We have the paper, right? Do we have anything to write with, or ties said paper to a rock with? Why don't we just chuck a note at her? Probably take less dexterity than sneaking around anymore. Stalker pones might not really think it that weird if she just picks up a stick off the ground or something.
This. Add the following to the message:
1. Precise it's not only Emerald that is following. Two bandit-looking ponies, watching her intently. She should hurry to where's safe. For that same reason, we're not uncovering ourselves.
2. Apologize for taking her stuff without asking, he'll give it back in due time.
3. Tell her not to worry about him. Emerald won't do anything stupid. He realizes what position is he in. Let Hope worry about herself, he doesn't want anything bad happening to her.
4. Thank her for what she's done for him so far - to the very point of trying to go for the colt, as he asked. It's been the first nice mare he's met in who knows how long...?
5. Perhaps we'll meet again, but only in more favourable conditions.
>Rolled 4, Passed
Emerald needs to get ahead of Hope without also being seen by the ponies. Thinking on it for a second, Emerald realizes that Hope will probably take the road back, meaning the mystery ponies will as well. There is a curve in the road to go back up towards Trotton, and if he cuts through the forest he can make up for lost time.
He rushes as quietly as he possibly can through the thick brush and trees, worrying that every rustle of leaf and crack of a branch might alert someone or something to his presence...
>Rolled 3, passed
...But he makes it to the road uninterrupted. Emerald removes the notepad from the rucksack and quickly scrawls out a letter, telling her that he is fine and that she is being followed, and that maybe it may not be a good time to meet up again but hopefully some time soon they will be able too. He then sneaks out into the road and puts the note down, holding it down with a rock.
After a few minutes, Hope comes slowly comes around the corner, and he can just barely see the ponies behind her sneaking in the shadows. Emerald almost thinks that she'll miss the note, but luckily she steps on it while walking by and picks it up.
Her ears prick up as she peruses the letter, but then she suddenly turns around worried and looks behind her, scanning around, but clearly seeing nothing. Emerald grimaces, she probably got to the part about being followed, and now the ponies tailing her probably know that she knows something.
When Hope turns back around and continues on her way he sees one of the ponies pop back up and continue following her, but only one of them.
What does Emerald do?
The other one is looking for us. They probably think we'd follow Hope, so moving in the other direction might be a good idea. We know where she's going anyway, so we can follow later.
Stay hidden until you notice where the other one is looking for you and based on that, decide when and which way you can safely leave the area!
Emerald bunkers down and lays low, waiting for the ponies to pass.
He sees the single mystery pony follow Hope to the North, but still no sign of the second pony. He waits a few minutes, and after seeing nothing wonders if he should go ahead.
What does Emerald do?
This is getting pretty spooky, but lets take our time for a few seconds and listen to make /absolutely/ sure the pony isn't close by, if our radar dish ears can't sense anything then move on at a striding pace.
(sorry about the quality, I'm sure it's shit. I'm drunk right now so sorry.)
Emerald suddenly feels the urge to run, and stands up to do so.
Everything goes black suddenly, and after a few cursory shakes of his head he wakes up, and finds himself tied up in ropes, laying atop some strange pony that he doesn't recognize.
What does he do?
Start yelling at the top of our lungs that we're about to be raped.
Be honest, if we stayed still would we have been caught? The decision to run was based off of your picture rather than character knowledge so it influenced us greatly.
Ask his name and cause for capturing you. Then ask what if the lady pone they were tailing?
e8 m8 is that the dagger pone from the start sheet? When will we see the traveling trader pone if this is the case?
Taking a wild guess that cloak and dagger are a team of professional bounty hunters and as such won't kill us if we have any value to their mission.
I would suggest we squirm and complain about needing to pee, if he won't put us down then make a mess on his back.
I just get to sleep for a few hours and this shit happens. Did you think you could outrun a stallion? Couldn't you have just sticked to the plan, being safe where you're hidden, instead of revealing yourself at a moment like that?
You've been tempted into using meta and that's your punishment.
I agree we should use our special trait and being easy to mistake for a filly to our advantage here. We should make as much commotion as possible before he is able to gag us and if we tries to we need to bite him.
At the very least if a bystander does engage him, even if they aren't as combat savvy as him it could give us time to escape. Honestly I would like to go with any other route but since were captured and this guy definitely seems like he's probably about the hunter I don't see us negotiating our way out of this.
This is a good idea, but we should put off doing it until we see somebody on the road.
It would be a waste to do while nobody is around. We'll be gagged and will achieve nothing.
I like the color scheme for Hope. Might have to steal that.
Emerald makes as much noise as he can, screaming, begging, singing, claiming to need to use the bathroom. Whatever he can in hopes of capturing someone or something's attention.
The stallion leans sideways, causing Emerald to fall to the ground, and before the colt can complain loudly about that a swift slap is made across his face, and then another to his gut.
"Shut up or I'll beat you until you do." the Stallion says.
>Rolled 5, Failed.
Tears streaming from his face from the pain and fear, Emerald nods. He won't try that again certainly. Satisfied, the Stallion hoists him up onto his back harshly and begins walking again.
What does Emerald do?
Emerald chances asking the mystery pony a question. That's not too much noise, hopefully.
"W-where are you taking me?"
"Back to the rest of the troops, kid. Do you even know how much money and favor your parent's are offering for you?"
Sniffling, Emerald says quietly, "Please let me go... I don't want to go back to them..."
The stallion says, "I'll never get you rich kids. You have the world on a silver platter and you just-"
But then he stops, and bucks Emerald off him, causing the colt to land near his back hooves.
"Well, hello there, beautiful."
Looking ahead, you see a frightened mare holding a large stick.
"L-l-let him go, or I'll... I'll do w-what I did to your friend!" Hope chokes out, holding the stick out.
"I only have room to bring back one pony, beauty. But don't worry, I'll make good use of you before I toss your body to the wolves." the stallion says, taking out a knife.
Emerald thinks that Hope probably doesn't have much of a chance. There has to be something he can do, anything! He can't get his hooves out, but he can kind of flop around, and he isn't gagged, maybe he can say something? Emerald's mind is racing.
What does Emerald do?
How much money and favor are they going to be giving you when I come back mentally damaged from watching you rape and kill a mare? They probably want me intact, mentally and physically.
Flop next to him and bite his leg. Don't stop biting.
Or ask the stallion why he thinks you ran away if your life was so great back with your STEP parents. He shouldn't act like he knows everything.
You know you're right, I am a rich kid, and someday I'm going to be the head of my family.
You hurt her and I don't care what it costs me, I'll put a price on your head so high you'll drown in bounty hunters.
I'm not sure he'll care to be honest since he's the raping murdering type. He probably saw it when he was tying us up anyway. He still wants all that cash. But it could serve as a nice distraction.
I also suggested biting him.
I am torn between trying to make up a lie because if I am reading the stats right we are supposed to be clever or blurting out that they aren't our real parents and that they have been sexually torturing us in hopes that mystery pony has standards or at least that the revelation might distract him while Hope is already partly aware of that same revelation.
>He has no standards.
murderers and rapists still hate pedos in real life, and its not like we have to change his worldview, just disgust/distract him long enough for Hope to have a chance.
>I like the color scheme for Hope. Might have to steal that
Well you said that she had white fur and a pink mane in the last thread so I looked at that palette chart you used for Emerald and found the one that had the best white and pink, it was 27 if I recall.
Step parents don't give a fuck about that. They rape us and shit, remember?
This I guess. What else can we do?
Nigga, this is obviously like a kind of midevil-type setting. People were commonly fucking children as recently as 100 years ago all over the world, and it is still quite common (legal and acceptable) in a lot of places. He won't give a fuck.
If all else fails, use our amazing frustration to break free of our binds and piece the anus of the stallion who threatens our mare!
We shoulda been a unicorn....
I hope Hope has a good plan. She is gonna have to fight really dirty to win this one... We still have our backpack with that dagger, right? Maybe we could bite his feet or something? We have to help her however we can.
>use our amazing frustration to break free of our binds and pierce the anus of the stallion who threatens our mare
So cuhrayzee it just might work
GENTLEMEN! Fear not, for aid from another quest has arrived!
This is not a moment for panic. While I understand the situation looks bleak, I offer a solution straight out of the book of d&d foul play.
Many of you have the correct direction in mind, just not the destination. If you bite someone, you have to bite them in a high pain zone for it to be effective. You need to bite him in the GROIN.
Small predators often use this tactic to bring down large prey.
If it works I'll probably stick around and keep an eye out. I'm one of the non-lewd players, so I have no intention of screwing up your story with choices I'd make in the situations. However this seemed like a good time for it.
Remember the old adage “Great minds do NOT think alike.”
We are merely seeing different, yet equally viable solutions to the same problem. Circumstance will dictate the effectiveness of the various ploys. For instance, if biting him in the groin works and he goes down yelling and screaming in pain.
He has now drawn attention to our current location, and his allies will recognize his voice. Hope would have to choke him out, or find a way to keep this conflict quiet if we succeed. We need to think at least give steps ahead.
If hope stabs and kills the stallion with his own knife, she as an aid worker has just taken a life. I doubt she is capable of that. Even if she does, the soldiers allies will now bare a long standing grudge and hunt us. This situation is quite severe and does not end with the defeat of this stallion.
So my suggestion gentlemen, is that you start planning your escape, routes to take, places to stop and ways to avoid a small army hunting for you.
I think she already killed the other one, actually. That seems to be what is implied at least.
We are far enough away from the town I think, that no one but maybe a random passer-by would hear. We didn't hear Hope kill the other one after all. I reckon the main force was left behind to search for us in the town and question people, and this little detachment of two ponies was just sent to follow Hope in case she knew or tried something.
Well, since it seems like Hope has already managed to deal with one of the thugs using her stick (or however she did it), and he might be in too much pain for the first few seconds to really scream, it might be more than enough time for her to just knock him out while he's distracted.
We'll just have to see how this plays out and prepare how to act after it either succeeds or fails.
Based on her current stance and reaction. She is bluffing gentlemen. She probably heard the commotion and was closer than the other soldier. Hopefully I am wrong, but if I am correct. You literally have a matter of moments to deal with this soldier and flee. Regardless, if you do take him down. Don't wait wait around.
Unless she is bluffing about that and just managed to sneak away. But he was a trained mercenary, right? How likely is it she just snuck off? Shit....
I say we go for it anyway. This guy can't hurt us, and if we don't do anything he'll rape and kill hope anyway. JUST DO IT. Even if he loses his mind and slaps us around or does kill us. Be brave, little trappone.
That was the philosophy of my group during the time when I played.
You make a plan, trying to figure out all angles.
It fails almost instantly.
You cause an explosion.
You wing it the rest of the way.
Finish with a bigger explosion so that nothing remains.
Well, the other guy was following her, so he would have to be in between you and her, right? Unless he just stayed hidden. If she heard a ruckus and came running then the guard would probably be able extrapolate that his partner found someone that Hope knows, and thus she is running back there. Which is why I would think he would have popped out already and that she might have actually killed him. if not though, then he's already here anyway and about to pop out of the bushes.
He can only hurt us to a degree. His plan for dealing with us was to beat us in a very specific way until we shut up. It's problematic that we failed the Willpower test from the initial beating, because with our intelligence we should know that the more he hurts us, the more he risks not being paid. Killing us would be out of the question and we know that, because what kind of pay and favor would he get for returning a corpse? Even if he claimed he only found us that way.
The worst he can really do is threaten our friends, which he has already done. There is literally nothing to be gained by allowing him to take us back now. When you draw a weapon, you sign a contract stating that you can die for nothing, let's make sure this soldier learns that the hard way.
Come on. Have some balls. If he kills us, well... that sucks. But we aren't thinking about that. If he kills us then we just can't be tortured by our step parents anymore. Boohoo. We aren't a normal colt. We felt necessary to run away after all. As a scared rape victim, don't you think we are willing to risk life and limb to escape?
Honestly after stewing in the decision for so long we probably should try something crazy as we are pretty much trapped unless Hope survives the fight. Also I would feel bad if we don't try everything to save her.
Damn right! We've got nothing to lose except a mare who actually treated us well for once. Go all out. We can't possibly get a bad ending any worse than being returned to our step parents to be tortured, raped, and abused as a living sextoy for the rest of our life.
If Dagger was more so the muscle and Cloak the brains/stealth then with our warning I could see Hope having planned and managing to hit Dagger as hard as she could with the stick to knock him unconscious but accidentally maiming or outright killing him.
I can't even grasp the logistics of how dangerous it would be to have a knife you are wielding with your jaw try to block a club.
(Just realized I didn't have my name on for some reason.
Emerald gives one mighty flop and launches himself at the cloaked-cutie mark pony's manhood, latching on tight with his teeth.
The results are immediate. The stallion let's out a rather girlish scream, and Emerald hears the knife in his mouth clatter onto the ground. The stallion starts lashing out with his back hooves, and after a blow to the stomach he finally get's Emerald to let go.
The soldier swivels on the spot and yells, "Why you little-!"
...But is then beaned on the back of the head by Hope's stick, and the stallion drops like a sack of grain.
"Thank goodness you are okay!" She says, rushing to Emerald and biting at the ropes.
"I-if I couldn't even save one child, I don't know what I..." She has a sudden realization and runs back to the stallion and picks up his knife and undoes the ropes with that.
"Come on, we need to get out of here!"
"But... Where are we going?" Emerald asks.
"I have a friend nearby. Err, at least I think she is. It's kind of hard to tell." Hope says, pulling out what looks like some sort of deep red spherical compass, "I don't know if I should bug her but... I can't think of anyone else we can go to..."
Despite the lateness of the hour and the amount of activity both of the ponies have been doing they make their way quite briskly through the woods, stopping only briefly to pick up Hope's rucksack from the side of the road.
The ponies make it to the intersection where this adventure first started, and Hope turns east. She runs for a second that direction before coming to a stop and looking backwards, noticing that Emerald isn't following.
"Is something the matter, my dear?"
Emerald isn't sure what to say. He doesn't really want to go that way...
What does he do?
If this experience has taught us anything its that distance isn't neccassarily a boon over obscurity, if they can hire guards and bounty hunters anywhere we go on foot isn't far enough, so lets trust Hope for now.
Tell her about the gypsy and how we aren't completely sure she is safe. She tried REALLY hard to get us to drink a weird soup.
Also I agree. We should make sure the coast is clear and be honest with Hope. While opening up to her, let her know that we were afraid to tell her because we don't know who all works for our evil stepmother. I'm sure she will understand if we explain how the true horror of the situation. Just make sure we can't be seen or heard by anyone else while this is going on. I'd be pissed if we opened up to her, just to get her killed while doing it.
Perhaps it is time to come clean about why you're on the run.
Not that I don't trust her, but her reaction and if she still wants to head east might help discern just -how- trustworthy she is.
That would crush me in ways I don't want to explain.
"Hope, I have something to tell you..."
The mare turns back towards Emerald concernedly and says, "Is everything okay?"
"I'm... Not from Trotton... I'm from the east and... And I can't go back there, my parents are there and they are the ponies who put this ring one me..."
Hope gives Emerald a hug. It's so soft and warm, especially against the chill of the night. Emerald starts crying.
"They made me do things that I... I..."
"It's okay honey, I'm here. Anything you want to say or don't want to say. I'm here to listen."
Emerald starts sobbing in earnest, and the both of them sit there in the middle of the road at night, just embracing.
Eventually Emerald calms down at Hope asks, "Do you want to talk about it?"
Emerald shakes his head.
"It's okay dear, like I said, I'm here."
They continue on their way, and Emerald suddenly remembers something important.
"Um, on my way to Trotton I came across a mare who tried to get me to drink some stew that I think was drugged..."
"What did this mare look like?"
Emerald explains Stargazer to Hope, and Hope nods and says, "Well now I'm sure my friend can't be close behind."
"Y-your friend isn't Stargazer?" Hope says alarmed.
"No, but she was chasing her."
What does Emerald do?
Ask Hope who her friend is, or at least why she was chasing Stargazer.
We should probably also tell her that Stargazer said she had traveled from Trotton, she might have had something to do with what happened there.
"maybe Stargazer had something to do with the disaster at Trotton?"
Talking to herself, Hope says, "To have that much power though... And what would she have done with all the residents...?"
Hope seems a bit lost in thought. Emerald asks how Hope knows where her friend is.
"Oh, this thing!" she says, pulling out the dark red compass-like thing again, "She said it points to her. Joyride can be... Kind of hard to find sometimes, so she gave me this just in case."
Emerald asks about Joyride.
"She's... Interesting. Um... S-she..." Hope seems all of a sudden uncomfortable, and looks incredibly relieved when the compass suddenly swings and starts to point back the way they came and into the forest.
"Oh! We just walked passed her, she must be camping up this way somewhere!"
The pair double back and head into the woods and approach a... Well, Joyride's camp is... Certainly interesting. Emerald was expecting some sort of tent, or perhaps a wagon like Stargazer's, but it appears more like an odd half-sphere cottage painted with reddish-orange and apple green stripes.
As you approach Hope stops you and says, "So err Joyride is, yeah she's um... Well, don't be surprised if she says some odd things."
The both of you walk closer to the house, and Hope pipes up again, "She has a problem with manners, and she can be a bit of a handful sometimes. And she, uh..."
Hope goes quiet again, and after a few more steps says, "Um, actually, can you stay right here for a second? Let me go talk to her first."
Hope then pushes you behind a tree and runs over to the door, knocks, looks around, and then enters the strange house.
"Heyyy, what you up too, little buddy?"
With a shock Emerald spins around and sees a half-lidded, rather tired looking pony. She has pale peach fur, so pale it's almost white. In contrast, her mane is one of the darkest blacks he has ever seen. At least her pine green clothes give her some color.
What does Emerald do?
Giving the most defense-less puppy dog eyes he can, Emerald asks if she is Joyride.
"Yup, that's me. Now how about answering my question, lil' buddy?"
"Just um... Waiting for my friend Hope, she went in your house looking for you!"
Joyride cocks her head sideways and stares at Emerald. "Friends with Hopey-Dopey, are you? Juuust friends?"
"Um... Err, yes?"
Joyride just continues to stare, and she says, "Colts huh. That isn't an angle I've tried yet... Age reversal and gender-swapping? I could do that easy... Hey, wanna double team her? I'd bet she'd be into it."
Emerald isn't exactly sure how to respond to this, and just kind of stutters about not knowing what she is talking about.
"Come on, you smell like mare and sweaty sex. Hmm, you know, you are pretty filly-ish. How about a lil' buddy sandwich? Me on top, you in the center, and a hope bun on the bottom?"
Emerald is starting to feel rather uncomfortable around this Mare, and some of the things she said became thoughts that swirled around in his mind a little bit.
>Frustration increases to 75/100!
What does Emerald do?
Are we seriously doing this right now?
We are aren't we? We can't even deny her because she's going to harass us until we get frustrated enough... We should probably try and get her to remove the ring around our dong while we are at it.
sexually promiscuity is a common symptom of sexual abuse in children. They see sex as a way to please adults and use it when they want something or feel threatened.
So get in character. :^)
>if that ring were gone
That's what were trying to do.
Hope said a unicorn might be able to get it off, here is a unicorn lady who is her friend.
And if a certain something else should happen along the way, well... Them's the brakes.
What? How does that work? Is she gonna suck our nads all the way into her little fillyhood and then get the ring stuck in there when we try to full them out? I'm not sure I follow.
Our balls would presumably start shrinking and then the ring would slip off. Or maybe the change would be instantaneous and our cock and balls will disappear in a second.
I think she should try to take it off herself first though.
'Magic', I think most people assume that age reversal, gender-swap and other body modification spells go from 0 to 100% in an instant and skip all the painful/weirdness in the middle. So if trying to fix a 'cursed' ring with magic other than remove curse doesn't backfire our male bits would vanish and the ring would fall free.
Man, you guys must have some pretty big
cojonesto have ideas like this.
(Tried to finish another update before I went to work, mostly because I basically have to go to work, go home, sleep, and then go to work again. I'll try to get it out after work today because I'm almost done, but if I don't there won't be another update until mid-day Monday.)
Good night bump
Tell her the truth. In one of the ways below or combining both:
Look at her with disgust and confess that during all of your short life everything connected with this "sex" word had been suffering and you'd rather if she didn't remind us.
Tell her that it's been weeks/months now with us having sex and no pony could make us cum. <Techincally true, considering he could have had this ring for a while now>
We were warned that she could be surprising but she seems friendly enough, I would go for more a response of just being confused rather than disgusted and ask if we can go find Hope.
I think it might be unwise to let her start poking at our genitals and the magic ring without Hope there to mediate.
>I think it might be unwise to let her start poking at our genitals and the magic ring without Hope there to mediate
I agree. Regardless of what is said to her now. I'm not comfortable with her trying to remove the ring without Hope there.
The upside is, Hope might get aroused by it and then drop that plush pony pussy right on our face.
Emerald is very tempted, but then he remembers the ring. Maybe he should tell Joyride about it, because she is a unicorn and might be able to do something about the ring.
Somehow though, Emerald is quite sure that he shouldn't do this without Hope around.
"Hope? Hooope?" Emerald says quietly at first, and then raising it to a yell.
A few seconds later the pink maned mare comes barreling out of the door.
"Emerald! She didn't do anything to you, did she?"
"Me?" Joyride says, "That's a bit hypocritical, don't you think? Jeez, a coltfucker... And here I thought you were vanilla as they come."
Hope responds to this with stammers and flapping of the hooves, but Joyride rolls her eyes and walks past her towards her door, "Come on inside. Let's talk where I can get some booze."
The black maned pony holds the door open as the pair of you enter, and Emerald looks around. There are shelves and shelves of odd looking objects and bottles, plants, fluids, and pieces of animals you don't recognize. There are a few books as well as several big boxes, one of which is rattling. There is also a door to the side and a ladder going up to what you assume must be a bed of some kind. There are several comfy, well-worn couches around a coffee table, as well as a small dining area with a full kitchen, seats, and table.
"So, what's the damage?" Joyride says, handing out some sort of sweet smelling, amber colored liquid. The colt is a little wary of drinking it, but Hope takes it with a thank you, which puts his mind at ease.
"We need a place to hide and... Err, we have a second problem that..."
Joyride's ears perk up, and she says, "Before I do anything, I want to know why you need hiding in the first place. Does it have something to do with Lil' Buddy here?"
"H-he's had a hard time, please don't make him-"
"I ain't sticking my head out for your fuck buddy unless I know why."
What does Emerald do?
There definitely seems to be some serious jealousy here.
Sounds like Joyride has been trying to bed Hope for some time now and couldn't manage. Then we come along and do just that. Considering she noted thinking Hope was “as vanilla as they come." I fear we are going to have to be careful with how we converse with her. She strikes me as the type that will lash out aggressively at us if we start bawling while telling her our story.
And how could you-
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?
>Not wanting to fuck this shit out of a pretty mare and get her nice and pregnant, then raise your kids together while you constantly pump out new ones.
>Not wanting to at least cum inside.
Emerald tells basically the same story as he told Hope. He feels the tears well up in his eyes again, but he holds them back. Emerald is pretty sure that Joyride isn't one to tolerate such a thing.
"Whoa" Joyride says, and after a few seconds says, "That's kind of hot."
"Joyride!" Hope says sharply.
"What? It kinda is, sorta. Anyway, a magical ring on your nuts huh? When you said you had a problem I assumed you meant that thing." Joyride continues, pointing at Emerald's pendant.
"My mom's pendant, but why-"
"one problem at a time, lil' buddy. Now here, up on the table and let me examine the ring." the black maned pony says, slapping a hoof on a table in indication.
A bit hesitantly Emerald climbs on the table and spreads his legs. He can feel both of the mare's stares, and despite himself and rather guilty he...
>frustration increases to 80/100!
"Whoa! Look at that, he is popping a stiffy just from us looking! lil' buddy here has a bit of an exhibitionist streak in him! Hell, forget little buddy, your new name is lil' perv!" Joyride says laughing.
"Joyride, please..." Hope says, reproachfully.
"Yes well, I recognize this. It's the Intruder Mk III ball clamp. The easiest way to get this off would just be the safety word, but I guess we don't have access to that." Joyride says, and rubbing her chin continues, "The other option is to try a gender reversal spell. If you have no balls then there isn't anything to clamp onto."
Emerald gives his consent almost immediately. He wants the clamp off, and if turning into a filly for a second is the best solution than he is perfectly okay with it.
Joyride swings her head around and brings it forward, shooting a pinkish light at Emerald. Emerald looks down, but notices he still has his equipment.
"Huh, well... I thought that would work. Hmm... Anyone else got any ideas?"
What does Emerald do?
How about using a growth spell on the ring to make it to big to wear and then it falls off? Or shrink emerald.
>In b4 it shrinks with him
We could go to the maker of the thing and then ask them to take it off because we "forgot the safety word"
is it possible we heard the safe word when it was put on and didn't recognize the significance of it? Does she have anything that could help us remember that?
Although I doubt we'd want to relive it.
Great... Stuck with a boner and a rising frustration... again...
And I'm willing to bet that anything we try with the ring will fail.
Cockblocked, and alone with two mares (one a pervert, the other one a confirmed coltfucker)
It ain't easy being a trap colt, is it?
At this point, our only course of action seems to pretty much be to cry.