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Welcome to a new CYOA! A CYOA about traveling through trans-dimensional doors. Sit back and relax.
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Your eyes blearily open as you rub your head with a hoof. Your head felt like it had been ran over by a truck, repeatedly.
"Ugh," You groan; rolling over a bit, "What happened last night..."
Your eyes open fully when you realize that your house didn't have a couch. Quickly sitting up on the couch.
You were in a room that was most make of what appeared to be old wood. The room was dark, making it hard to see very far. The only light came through an old, broken, dusty window.

What do you do?
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>>32916735
Look out the window.
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>>32916752
Seconded.
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>>32916735
Get up off the couch and look around, cleaning the window to let more light in so we can see better.
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>>32916752
>>32916756
>>32916851
You get off the couch and start looking around, heading over to the window.
You trip over a few things trying to get to the window, but you eventually reach the window. You spit on a hoof and rub the dirt away to look outside, letting in more light in the process.
Outside was a grey, dusty landscape. Very few vegetation as the wind blew the dust around.

What do you do?
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>>32916880
Does any of the little vegatation look edible?
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>>32916880
Where in tarturus am I?
Look around inside the room and try to see what we tripped over or a way out or something anything that could tell us what we're doing here.
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>>32916880
Attempt to bash open the window.
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>>32916975
Shouldn't we check for a door first?
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Am I a unicorn? Can I just teleport outside?
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>>32916880
Can we even see the sun in this grey landscape?
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>>32917001
We don't know that yet.
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>>32916904
>>32916915
>>32916975
>>32917013
The vegetation didn't look very edible, kinda dry and dead. The sun blocked by a endless blanket of clouds.
"...Where in Tartarus am I?" You mutter.
You look around to see what you tripped over or a way out or even something to tell you where you were.
As you look there is some strange squeaking sound. A full length mirror that was cracked rolls out from the darkness, followed by a projector screen and a projector. You use the mirror to look at yourself as the projector seems to start up by itself.

What do you look like? Specie? Gender?
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>>32917027
Well, you said hoof, so pone. Voting unicorn so we can summon up some light and see where the hell we are. Voting mare because they're cuter.
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>>32917030
Why settle for magic when you could have magic and flight? Go buggo. Especially if we are going to be leaping from world to world. It might be useful to be able to look like the locals.
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>>32917040
>Let's disguise with the locals
>but the locals change everytime we walk through a door

Yeah, how about we play as a pony android looking for the meaning of life instead?
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>>32917027
Male earth.
Some sort of cutie mark for having immense physical strength.
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>>32917069
Wait nevermind
>>32917040
This
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>>32917040
I guess I'm okay with good old changeling.
>>32917049
Changeling android? Weird, but I'm just trying to find compromises.
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>>32917030
Female
>>32917040
changeling
>>32917049
looking for the meaning of life
>>32917069
who is disguised as a male erf
>>32917079
and is willing to compromise.
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>>32917082
but he's actually an android
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>>32917027
I'm honestly okay with us being anything, though I would prefer if we weren't a pony or a bipedal dragon. A quadrupedal dragon would be good though, so would a changeling or a Griffin, maybe a cow could be interesting?
I'm voting for changeling right now because that's what has a second vote.

>>32917030
Heh, second time that's happened in a row. Don't put too much stock on it, it's probably just a force of habit sort of thing.

>>32917040
Eh, I'm not against being a changeling. I think I'd want us to be a mare though. (wait, does gender even matter for a changeling? Can they just change it whenever they feel like it?)

>>32917049
I think that was exactly the point that anon was making, we can change to be whatever we need to be.
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>>32917086
I think that's a bit too much.
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>>32917088
I would be fine with the changeling being a mare. A mare that has serious opinions on if dragons should be bipedal or quadrupedal.
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Wait if we go changeling won't that mean a need to feed on love. What if we don't run into other creatures often enough?
>>32917072
Disregard this. I am taking my vote back to really strong earth pony.
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I vote big boi earth pony
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>>32917069
Nah, not this. It's just too boring.
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>>32917106
If this quest doesn't have other characters then I'm okay with dying.
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>>32917101
Okay that made me laugh a little.
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>>32917088
I don't think changelings really care about gender when they can easily change.
>>32917101
Why would our mc care about that?
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YEAH! WE NEED MORE BIG STRONG PONIES!

Hell, the character in the Doors collab changes powers everytime he goes through a door, why even bother with the race? Just go with standart eath pony stallion
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>>32917129
I was making a joke, anon. Read dragon anon's post again.
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>>32917133
>Doors collab
The what?
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>>32917129
What I was saying there was that I wasn't sure if changelings can actually change their gender or if it would be just a disguise. Basically questioning if changing magic is illusion or reality.
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>>32917027
Griffon
Female
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>>32917145
The giant spider Pharynx turned into sure seemed to be real enough to fight off shit.
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>>32917133
I don't think this is just going to be the doors collab with ponies. At least I don't want to treat it like it is.

And honestly? No we don't need more big tough guys that's only character trait is that they are strong.
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>>32917158
This. The show at least confirms that what changelings turn into is completely physical.
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>>32917166
>No we don't need more big tough guys that's only character trait is that they are strong.
As if every earth pony MC is a big guy who is dumb and strong
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>>32917158
I'll admit it stopped watching the show, I don't even know who that is. That does sound pretty neat though.
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>>32917183
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>>32917176
And yet that seems exactly what the intent is when the suggestion was made. Hell I didn't even say anything about us being stupid you did that yourself.
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>>32917198
I didn't intend it to be our only character trait, we can build character as we go.
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>>32917183
>>32917185
Okay, that is pretty awesome. So they can change into thing bigger them while giving the laws of physics the middle finger.
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>>32917207
Yeah, the show seems to let them do pretty much whatever with their shapeshifting. Ocellus (changeling filly) adds two feet to her height and turns into the mane six all the time. Thorax also turned into a small rock once, so it works both directions.

Bugs OP. Pls nerf.
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>>32917207
Pretty much. Not sure if I remember correctly, but there is a limit in what they can change to, since I believe that character was the only capable one of changing into that.
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>>32917221
>Ocellus
>changeling filly
No
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>>32917200
We can do a lot of things. It is just a boring start with a weak cutiemark. There isn't much we can do with that character and I don't really see being strong all that useful throughout this cyoa.
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>>32917227
You don't think she looks like a changeling?
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>>32917221
Makes you wonder how they failed to invade when they can literally turn into monsters.
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>>32917245
It probably takes a lot of energy that they didn't have because they were starving?
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>>32917232
Ah, I must've been mistaken. That is most definitely a changeling filly.
To be clear, we would be playing as a changeling and not a moose?
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>>32917265
Yes, I would think so. I do kind of want to play as a new changeling (or as an actual moose because that could be hilarious.) at some point but honestly that kind of needs the quest to be based on them from the start rather then just choosing to play as one in an unrelated quest.
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>>32917030
>>32917040
>>32917069
>>32917079
>>32917082
>>32917088
>>32917101
>>32917107
Looks like a female Changeling has won.

You were a female Changeling. Pretty normal as most Changelings go with black chitin, a curved horn, and some wings, though you had a nice blonde mane and tail with some blond highlights on your body.
You turn to the projector screen as it begins to count down from eight to three.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRPQmaFQiwM
When it ends a large red circle ends up taking most of the screen with a black surface surrounding it. The circle was flickering.
"Greetings Test Subject #38," A deep, robotic, male voice greets you, "I'd like to thank you for... volunteering for the D.O.O.R.S Experiment. I imagine you have a lot of questions about your predicament and where you exactly are."

What do you do?

>>32917133
>Changes powers every time he goes through a door.
Not planning on that happening.
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Officially voting for Changeling!
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>>32917302
Keep watching
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>>32917302
Yes I do. Where am I? Why did you abduct me? Who are you?
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>>32917302
Volunteering? I don't remember volunteering for anything! Wait, who am I?

Huh, a changeling with a mane? So we're somewhat a queen or just a regular changeling who has a mane for some reason?
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>>32917315
>>32917322
>>32917349
"Volunteering," You ask, "I don't remember volunteering for anything! Where am I? Why did you abduct me? Who are you? Wait, who am I?"
You couldn't remember anything besides waking up on the couch and what you were and what you could do. You only had a vague recollection of your name.
"Your name should come back to you," He tells you, "As for who I am, I'm Cel, the Head Researcher. As for where you are, you are in a different dimension."
You simply listen as he continues.
"The aim of this experiment that you shall be going through is to test the ability of DOoRS: Dimensional Objects of Random Space."
A light turns on at the end of the room revealing a white, metallic door.
"All DOoRS take the feature of a white, metallic door. Each door takes you to a different dimension, at a different time, and at a different place. Your mission is to head through fifteen of them and find the next one to head to the next dimension to complete this. The distance between each DOoR could be a simple room length to even a large landmass."

What do you do?
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>>32917470
Fine, but when I get out I am hunting you down.
Go through the door, no hesitation.
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>>32917470
Why? Why should i do this for you? Will I get my memories back?
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>>32917470
Okay, why do I have memory loss exactly? How come you can't tell me my name!
>>32917478
Probably best not to threaten those holding us captive just yet.
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>>32917470
What happens if I get lost? What if I can't find the door?
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>>32917478
>>32917529
>>32917531
>>32917558
"Why," You ask, "Why should I do this for you? Will I get my memories back?"
"Yeah," He says, "And if you don't do it the device in the back of your neck will go off and that's bye-bye to you."
"How come you can't tell me my name?!" You snap.
"You'll remember in a few hours."
"What happens if I get lost," You ask, "What if I can't find the door?"
"You'll find some supplies next to the DOoR that'll help." Cel tells you.
"...Fine," You grunt, "But, when I get out I am hunting you down!"
You stomp, and trip once, over to the DOoR. Next to it, on a little desk, was a backpack. You take it in your magic and start going through it.
Inside the backpack was a compass pointing to the DOoR, six bottles of love, a revolver with thirty-six bullets, a combat knife, a lighter, a box of matches, and a medical kit.
"There are thirty-seven other volunteers performing the experiment with you," Cel tells you, "Some are further along then the others currently, and some are dead. I recommend you find one considering that you feed on love and have enough for a week."

What do you do?
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>>32917595
Don't worry about me. I'll have no problem getting love. I'm adorable.

Go in the DOoR.
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>>32917470
make sure you keep track of those bullets well Pluto
Put the backback on and go through the door with no hesitation
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>>32917595
Get knife out and go through the door so you're ready for danger
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>>32917595
What good is a lighter without some cigs

>>32917606
Should be quoting >>32917595
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>>32917595
I'll be fine.
Go through the door.

>>32917614
You know I would normally e against wasting our very limited supply of love but there is the distinct possibility that someone is camping the door to kill us as soon as we go through for our extra sullies.

>>32917620
Well, its a good fire starter. But mostly its something we can use when we really need to see in the dark.
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>>32917595
Better get that gun armed. How many volunteers have died? Is there one near the door I'm going to take? Changelings were never meant to survive by themselves. Hopefully, they like hugs and aren't scared by my appearance. Then again, I could just disguise.
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>>32917637
Well I know a lighter has practical uses. I just thought it was something we could say.

What's the knife got to do with love?
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>>32917647
Well, I assume we would use magic to hold it as that would be the best way to hold it, and I'm guessing that using magic uses up our love.
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>>32917654
I don't think it would really be that much more strenous than just moving normally.
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>>32917664
Yeah, this. Unicorns get tired when they use a lot of magic, not hungry.
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>>32917664
Probably not, but even then if it was equally as strenuous we'd be moving and magicing at the same time draining our reserves twice as fast.

>>32917681
This isn't about unicorns. Unicorns and changelings are vastly different. Plus chrysalis said that love made her more powerful did she not?
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What's wrong with holding it in mouth?
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>>32917698
I assume that magical levitation of objects works the same for everything with magic and a horn, but I suppose maybe spellcasting and eating might be the same for bugs. One way to find out.

>>32917595
Hey. Does levitating things use up magic or love? Or both? Or are they the same? Give me your bug headcanons.
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>>32917606
I'll try. I'll probably make a pastebin tomorrow.

>>32917603
>>32917614
>>32917620
>>32917637
>>32917644
You place six bullets into the revolver to make sure it was armed and ready, looking at the lighter as well.
"...What good is a lighter without some cigs," You mutter, "How many volunteers have died? Is there one near the door?"
"No," He replies, "So far three have died and one is in the process."
"And I'll be fine," You tell him; smiling a little, "I'll have no problem getting love. I'm adorable!"
You then go through the DOoR without any hesitation.

Going through without hesitation ends up being a mistake. You don't notice any perceived changes till you stumble down a pair of stairs a few steps later.
Your tumble stops just before a fall through a giant window at the end that wasn't there anymore, which gives you a good view of where you were now.
You were in a ruined, skyscraper, and pretty high up too. Around you was the remains of a city surrounded by mountains. You could hear a bunch of gunshots on the streets below as the sun sets.

What do you do?

>>32917735
I think it would be the same for unicorns as it uses up magic only.
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>>32917739
Go down the stairs. Inside stairs, not fire escape. We don't want anyone taking a shot at us. Stop every few floors to peer out the windows. We'll want to see what sort of creatures inhabit this hellscape.
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>>32917739
Check our magic compass.
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>>32917735
Well I'm assuming that they use love to power their magic thats kind of stated.

>>32917739
Oh, so their magic comes out of nowhere and they can use it however much they want? Good for us is guess. Well, we'll be blasting through our problems with no problem then.
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>>32917749
>we'll be blasting through our problems with no problem then.
You're running on the assumption we are some sort of mage.
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>>32917758
Well that is always the assumption when magic is at our disposal. Look, even if thats not true we can just as easily throw big rocks or transform into a dragon. There is literally no consequence for using our magic other then occasionally getting winded.
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>>32917739
Morph into a griffin and take to the sky. Try to weave between buildings to steer clear of gunfire.
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>>32917771
Why would that be the assumption when it is almost never the case?
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>>32917739
Take the stairs down.
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>>32917779
Also I assume a dragon transformation would be the same as in wasteland E where it just makes us a pony sized dragon.
Plus we would have to have rather strong magic to throw a large rock with ease.
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>>32917771
You make a WHOLE lot of assumptions, anon. Maybe we just find out from Pluto as the situations arrise?
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>>32917779
Because if it were to come up it would be something else Pluto would have to keep track of and consistent. Another bar to keep track of.

>>32917787
Large rock, small rock, its all the same when you crush someones skull in with it.

>>32917788
I'm not making assumptions. Well, not more then a couple anyway. I'm assuming that we are going to be at least decently good with levitation and thats about it. We can transform and there is no stated negative to using magic other then possible exhaustion which is unlikely as if that happens we are almost certainly dead no ifs, ands, or buts. Are you assuming that there is a hidden negative?
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>>32917818
If being able to levitate things was a big issue no cyoa with a unicorn mc would be able to work
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>>32917824
That is kind of a good point, but as of lately unicorn mc seem to be getting rare. The most common reason I've seen argued against them is that they make the cyoa too easy.
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>>32917749
>>32917771
I think you're assuming some things, anon. I think that transforming into something big, like a dragon, takes a lot of magic that your character probably doesn't have.

>>32917742
>>32917748
>>32917773
>>32917783
You move yourself away from the opening and check out your magic compass. The compass quickly points west, out of the window which went deeper into the city.
You put the compass away and start heading down the stairs, avoiding the fire escape so that nobody would take a shot at you.
Every few floors you stop and peer out the windows to see if you could get a better look at what creatures inhabited the hellscape you were in.
Around eight floors down you are able to make out the creatures shooting each other on the street below. There were two, one a bipedal being covered in suits with gas leaking out of them, and others being large, bulky robots with wide, giant bodies and walked on two legs.
At the moment there was no clear winner of the battle.

What do you do?
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>>32917829
>The most common reason I've seen argued against them is that they make the cyoa too easy.
I have never seen this happen. Maybe if it was a powerful wizard but just a general unicorn should be fine, even a moderately skilled mage would be fine.
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>>32917835
Go down a few more flights of stairs and shoot at the robots
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>>32917835
The suits are probably more likely to be friendly but going into the middle of a battlefield seems like a bad idea, stop and wait until there is no combat out the front before we leave the building.
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>>32917844
I'd rather not pick sides until we know who the a-holes are.
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>>32917844
Not this. We have limited ammo and we're not wasting it all in the very first door
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>>32917835
Continue to stay out of sight and going down the stairs.
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>>32917844
Sorry I just don't like robots very much.
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>>32917859
There was a movie about that recently
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Stopping for the night.
Have a good night or day!
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>>32917924
Night, Pluto!
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>>32917835
find cover and plan a route.
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Bump
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>>32917844
>>32917849
>>32917858
>>32918552
The suits were probably more likely to be the good guys, but going into the middle of a firefight seemed like a bad idea to you.
You continue down the stairs for a few more stories till you couldn't. The stairs having collapsed to the ground floor around the twenty-third floor.
You look out the window to find that the combat was over. The robots were dead with the strange bipedals having won. They simply stand around for a moment before another firefight starts in the distance. All their heads lift up before they disappear with a puff of smoke.

What do you do?
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>>32919563
Fly down there.
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>>32919594
You spread your wings and hover on down there. After a minute you soon touch the pile of rubble on the ground.
You then roughly climb down the rubble and onto the actual ground, looking around you.
The ground floor of the skyscraper was in poor shape, there was pretty big evidence of a fire along with a small battle. The giant building creaking and groaning in complaint.
You take a few steps only for a whooshing sound to come from behind you.

What do you do?
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>>32919709
Duck and get to cover, try to look behind.
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>>32919709
Fly upwards and away from the sound as we turn around.
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>>32919763
>>32919811
With a eep you fly upwards and into some hanging cover in the form of a broken concrete pillar, quickly looking to where you were just standing.
Standing where you just were was a suited bipedal. It stares at you and cocks it head as you simply hover in the air.
"...What are you?"

What do you do?
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>>32919883
A changeling, what are you? What's this war about?
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>>32919883
I'm a changeling, and what are you?
If we know what minotaurs are say "You are too small to be a minotaur."
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>>32919892
>>32919975
"A Changeling," You say, "What are you? You are too small to be a Minotaur."
"Not a Minotaur, what ever that is suppose to be," It tells you, "I'm a Gassrite."
"What's this war about?" You ask.
"Robotic uprising." It casually replies, "Now, how did YOU get here?"

What do you do?
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>>32920030
Through a DOoR, it's basically some sort of experiment that I'm forced to do under threat of death. What in tarturus is a robot?
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>>32920030
My species forced me into an experiment to go through doors of other dimensions.
>>32920052
If we have AI, I'm pretty sure we know what a robot is.
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>>32920030
Some mad scientist is forcing me to go traveling through dimensions, if you're dealing with robots I guess we both got fucked by science.
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>>32920059
One, there is nothing saying that AI is common. And two, we had our memory erased so even if your right and we do have robots your entire point is moot.
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>>32920059
That's a strange way of saying it, makes it sound like it's some sort of regular cultural thing to send people dimension hopping.
I assume we probably know what a robot is but where was ai mentioned?

What kind of tech level do we come from?
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>>32920090
You're*
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>>32920090
Our memory being erased was more forgetting personal details, we knew what all our gear was.
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>>32920090
We heard a 'robotic' voice.
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>>32920052
>>32920059
>>32920082
"Through a DOoR," You explain, "Some mad scientist is forcing me to go traveling through dimensions. It's basically some sort of experiment that I'm forced to do under threat of death. If you're dealing with robots I guess we both got fucked by science."
It chuckles and sits down, taking out a bottle and pouring it into a slightly cracked cup.
"Guess we both did," It chuckles, "...Want some beer?"

What do you do?
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>>32920159
Sure, got any cigs?
Have some beer.
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>>32920163
Eh, let's not be a smoker. Beer is fine though.
>>32920159
By the way, do you mind if I feed? Changelings need something besides food. We sorta... eat emotions.
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>>32920182
I don't mind being a smoker, as long as we are a fairly light one.
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>>32920163
Seconded. Lets be a smoker. Though honestly I don't like that shortening of them so maybe we should call them something else.
>>32920198
Eh, I would prefer if we were a decent smoker. It's hard to countrify really but maybe just smoke an average amount.
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>>32920207
>countrify
quantify*
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>>32920198
Eh, that's fine I guess. As long as we keep it to a minimal. Smoking isn't the best habit.
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>>32920163
Voting for heavy smoker.
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>>32920207
Average ammount seems good.
We probably won't get many chances to smoke anyway.
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So two for light and average smoker.
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>>32920304
I want heavy smoker. But just being a pack a day average smoker is better then a light smoker.
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>>32920325
It probably doesn't matter anyway since we will probably rarely encounter cigarettes.
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>>32920325
Do we expect the effects of long term smoking? Because it sounds like people want us to be smoking for quite a while.
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>>32920329
You do get withdrawal when you don't smoke cigarettes.

>>32920335
Depends on which effects you're talking about. It also depends on how smoking affects changeling biology.
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>>32920366
Should we be immune to unhealthy effects of smoking, or how affected should we be?
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>>32920163
>>32920182
>>32920207
"Sure," You smile; flying down, "Got any cigs?"
"Yeah," It says; pulling one out for you, "Here you go."
You take it and light it, putting it in your mouth as you take a drag. You weren't a heavy smoker, at most you went through about half a pack a day. Unlike ponies, smoking didn't harm Changelings too bad besides some minor breathing problems later in life.
"By the way," You ask, "Do you mind if I feed? Changelings need something besides food. We sorta... eat emotions."
"I don't mind," He replies, "But, you probably won't find much."

What do you do?
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>>32920406
Do your species not feel much? Or is this because of the despair of war?
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>>32920406
Well that's a shame.
So how long have you been fighting these robots?
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>>32920406
Do you know where I can find someone with a lot of emotions?
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>>32920406
Well, he accepted for some reason. Try take what we can get from him.
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>>32920423
We should probably specify love.
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>>32920444
Nah.
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>>32920490
But what if he send us to somebody with a lot of hate or something?
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>>32920502
Send us to someone? He's letting us feed off of him, at least that's what I think he's doing.
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>>32920417
>>32920418
>>32920423
>>32920426
Since he accepted you try and get what love you can from the Gassrite, only to see that what he said was true with very little love coming out from him. Just sadness and sorrow.
"That's a shame," You say; blowing some smoke out and taking a drink of the beer, "Do your species not feel much or is it because of the despair of the war?"
"The war," He replies, "It has hardened us."
He lifts the bottom of his helmet up and takes a drink, some gas spilling out before he closes it.
"So how long have you been fighting those robots?" You ask.
"Two hundred years."

What do you do?
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>>32920541
Oh, that's quite a long time, how long does your species live?
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>>32920538
Yeah but the suggestion was to ask him to direct us to something that might give us a decent supply of food.
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>>32920541
I need to find a white metallic door to leave, I don't suppose you'd know of any? Or have you heard or met any other strange people looking for one?
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>>32920541
We should play match maker with him and then have him invite us to threesomes.
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>>32920568
No thank you.
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>>32920568
No.
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>>32920568
Uh, huh. Yea I don't think we're going to get involved with the first person we met again.
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>>32920594
Thanks for telling me that anon since the first two guys that said no really didn't make it clear on why we shouldn't. You're so smart. ( you're not )
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>>32920600
But that isn't why I said no at all. It's just a dumb idea, we have shit to do. Maybe it could get us some love but it's not worth the effort.
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>>32920600
I think he was giving an opinion on it, anon (which is completely correct). No need to act shitty when others vote no.
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>>32920605
I don't think you understood the intention was that I didn't care for your reasoning and the first two no's were enough.
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>>32920546
>>32920555
>>32920568
>>32920577
>>32920581
"That's quite a long time," You point out, "How long does your specie live?"
"About a century."
"I need to find a white, metallic door to leave," You tell him, "I don't suppose you'd know of any? Or have you heard or met any other strange people looking for one?"
"I haven't seen a white, metallic door," He says, "Nor something like you so no."

What do you do?
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>>32920901
That's unfortunate.
Do you have any tips for dealing with the robots?
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>>32920901
For meeting a completely different alien species, you're taking this well.
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>>32920901
So can I have a hug? I'll take some pity if you're out of legitimate affection.
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>>32920947
Not this, we are to cool to seem that desperate.

Maybe we can ask if he knows of anybody with a lot of love to give.
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>>32920947
Seems really desperate and forced.
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>>32920947
Nope.
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>>32920915
>>32920932
>>32920947
"That's unfortunate," You sigh, "Do you have any tips for dealing with the robots?"
"Hit 'em in the limbs." He replies.
"...For meeting a completely different alien specie you're taking this well." You say; taking another drag of your cigarette.
"Seen a lot of things," He replies with a shrug, "Guess I got use to it."

What do you do?
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>>32921132
Well I guess I better be going, good luck with your war, don't suppose you can direct me to anybody with a lot of love to give?
Extinguish our cigarette and head off. Either towards some food or towards the Door.
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>>32921132
How did your kind even get involved in such a war. Created sentient life and abused them?
>>32921150
We're just leaving and going off in a zone where there's a war all by ourself? We have no clue on where to go, or where the next door is.
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>>32921150 (me)
>>32921166
We do have a compass
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>>32921170
Again, this doesn't really help us much in finding the next door, and there's no telling how others would react to an alien being they meet.
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>>32921193
But the compass points right to the door, did you forget that?
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>>32921216
Guess I missed that detail. Didn't realize we have a magic compass. Still doesn't tell us how far away it is, which could take a very long time.
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>>32921236
Go perpendicular to the direction it says and triangulate the distance by the deflection. It's not like you don't learn basic trigonometry in the hive.
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>>32921302
Not him but I somehow completly forgot about that shit. Good thinking dude.
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>>32921302
I probably skipped that but wouldn't you need to have something to measure how far we flew? Otherwise it'd just be guess work and wasted energy. We are on a time limit in a hostile environment, flying sideways won't get us there any faster.
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>>32921333
Use city blocks. Go one city block sideways, then calculate how many city blocks away it is. It would only be a minor detour.
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>>32921338
Sounds good.
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>>32921338
Still it's a waste of time, and that's assuming that the city blocks are one, consistent after two hundred years of non stop war, and two in the exact same measurements we use. It will not get us there faster in fact it will slow us down and again I repeat we are on a time limit. And it will have us flying over more of a warzone just waiting for anti air to shoot us out of the sky.
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>>32921352
Who said anything about flying? Weren't you the one who didn't want to head straight towards the door to begin with?
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>inb4 it's so far away we can't even get a good reading off just a city block
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>>32921362
No. That was not me. So walking through a battle field. That isn't exactly great either.
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>>32921373
Well the only options that have been suggested are walk straight there or try and figure out the distance first.
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>>32921352
Okay, then nevermind, but for the record your second point doesn't hold water. It would not have to be in our measurements. We'd be measuring in blocks.
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>>32921352
I think both of your points are wrong for saying knowning the distance is a waste of tIme because regardless of measurement or city blocks being in usable condition or not we will still take the longer route trying to figure that shit out instead of going directly, because considering a triangle the shortest line is always c not a+b. And trying to triangulate that shit will end up making us take the a+b route.
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>>32921418
That might be true, if we knew the layout of the city but we don't so it's not. We don't know the layout of the city, if we run into and obstacle we will have to go around it either way. Going straight there just means we don't have to waste out time first.
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>>32921132
Just go straight there.
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>>32921132
Thanks for the cigarette and beer, I guess it's better I go find that door.
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>>32921446
And trying to find the point in which the compass gets perpendicular won't necessarily make us avoid obstacles either, who's to say going directly there won't be the avoiding obstacles while the trying to triangulate the position won't have obstacles in both ways making that take twice as long?
Truth is we don't know anything here so we will essentially have to pick a way and go and it doesn't matter who was right or wrong because it is all guess work.
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>>32921418
>>32921479
You have radically misunderstood the way triangulation works. We would not be going along another route to the goal. We would just be walking a city block down in a perpendicular direction from where it is pointing and then reading how much the needle has changed from before we did that.

Either way, you already won and the suggestion was withdrawn.
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>>32921517
Wait did they think we were going to be doubling our distance.
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>>32921523
They seem to have thought we wanted to go along a right triangle to the goal, where the hypotenuse is the most direct route. At least, that is what it looks like from his talk of a+b being longer than c, and walking until the compass is perpendicular from before.
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Stopping early. My computer is having issues that I'm trying to figure out.
Have a good night or day!
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>>32921523
Yes I did because I'm a retard that fails and hates both trigonometry and geography.
>>32921528
And also I apparently can't read right either.
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>>32921559
Out of curiosity, are changelings still enemies of Equestria, or has peace somehow been achieved? Would be important to know once we run into other ponies.
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I'm not sure what is happening here, but I was the one opposed to walking the extra distance. I still am. I was never at any point under any assumption that it would double the distance we had to travel, only that it could add that extra however many city blocks that we decided to walk to the total distance and time we had to travel in a active battlefield.
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Bump
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>>32922266
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>>32922613
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>>32921150
>>32921166
>>32921452
>>32921456
"Thanks for the cigarette and beer," You thank him; getting up and stomping on your cigarette, "I better get going, good luck with your war. Don't suppose you can direct me to anybody with a lot of love to give?"
"No."
With that you head out into the ruined streets. You take the compass and fly into the air above the buildings.
The compass continues to point west, even when you turn directions it simply move to continue pointing west. You try to figure out the distance of the door, but you quickly become stumped trying to do it.

What do you do?
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>>32923816
Get down onto the ground and start walking there.
Or maybe we should fly from building interior to building interior.

The needle not moving means it must be pretty far away, we better get ready for a long trek.
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>>32923816
You might need the help from our acquaintance on where to stock up on supplies. Huh, we don't even know his name.
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>>32923816
Since we don't know how far away it is let's walk for a while to conserve energy to fly when needed.
Or fly really high up and glide our way there like above the clouds high.
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>>32923839
>>32923853
>>32923885
You fly back down to the ground. Since you couldn't figure out how far it was you begin trotting.
The needle continued to not move, meaning you might be in for a long trek. There wasn't a direct way west so you head north a bit on the road before finding a road to turn west on.
You trot down two blocks when the needle suddenly points south. It was now pointing into what appeared to be the ruins of a apartment building. Only five floors remained, with the rest having come down already.
You could hear some noises coming from inside.

What do you do?
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>>32923948
So the needle gives navigation instructions rather than direction. That's a shame since it means we can't calculate distances.

Draw our weapon and head inside.
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>>32923972
Well we can probably calculate distance on large flat plains.
And maybe it will point in a straight line when we are in the air, we will have to figure it out in the next dimension.
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>>32923948
Stealthily enter the building weapon at the ready.
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>>32923972
>>32924066
You draw your combat knife out and stealthily enter the building, sneaking in and hiding behind an old, overturned couch.
Through the darkness you could see large shapes moving, picking through the rubble as they seemed to be looking for something.
It was the robots. They were big up close with large, hanging arms that ended in claws.
You look around for a moment. Slightly past the robots there were a set of stairs heading up and down. Your compass didn't tell you if the door was on this floor or a different one.

What do you do?
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>>32924096
Go up first, makes it easier to run if something goes wrong.

Do we have to fight through the robots? Draw our pistol, try and sneak past.
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In hindsight we should have kept an eye out for dropped weapons on our way here, a rifle would be nice to have.
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>>32924096
>Your compass didn't tell you if the door was on this floor or a different one.
Hold it sideways.
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>>32924115
You decide that going up was easier, especially if something went wrong it would be easy to get out.
You draw your magnum out and start to carefully sneak past the robots. Moving quickly and lightly.
As you come behind a pillar you end up stepping on some glass, causing it to crack. One of the robots stiffen and looks towards the pillar you were behind.

What do you do?
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>>32924230
Good thinking
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>>32924247
Try hide behind the pillar
Try >>32924230
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>>32924262
Wait we are a ling, can we try disguising as one of the robots?
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>>32924247
These robots are reasonably, right? Really hope they're sentient enough to reason with if we do get spotted.
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>>32924323
Unlikely. Robots are robots.

>>32924292
They are robots, we might be able to disguse ourselves as one of them but they probably have other ways to tell if we are a robot then just visual, like a passcode or radio.
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>>32924346
Yeah they do probably have a radio.
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>>32924346
>Unlikely. Robots are robots.
Robots don't really start an uprising and create a program of their own that requests they kill their creators. Not likely we can reason, but it's worth trying if we do get spotted.
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>>32924262
>>32924323
You quickly throw yourself behind the pillar, hoping that they were sentient enough to reason with if you do get spotted. You quickly turn the compass sideways and find that it was pointing down.
The robot stomps over and stands next to the pillar. After a few seconds it turns to look at you, staring at you.
After a few silent moments it raises it's claws at you, a red glow coming from them.

What do you do?
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>>32924399
Fire at the claws.
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>>32924399
Scream in panic and go downstairs trying to turn into a mice or any smaller creature if possible.
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>>32924399
Um, I come in peace?
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>>32924361
So you're thinking Detroit Become Human robots or I, Robot robots? Because I'm getting Terminator robots vibes here.
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>>32924513
Sorta. We don't really know what type of robots we're dealing with here. Next post will confirm it, but it's most likely the latter since there is no reaction from encountering an alien species.
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>>32924403
>>32924444
>>32924445
"Uh, I come in peace?" You smile.
It's claws start spinning in response as the glow grows slightly brighter.
You scream in panic and start galloping, a flurry of lasers following you. You gallop to the stairs when a laser hits you in a back hoof and causes you to tumble down the stairs and into the basement.
You manage to get back up in pain, the robots slowly stomping after you. You manage to transform into a mouse with a burst of green flames and hide between some boxes.
After several seconds a group of the robots make it down, slowly scanning the area.

What do you do?
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>>32924558
Check our compass. Our best bet is to make a break for the door.
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>>32924558
Turn into something big and barrel into them while they're back is turned.
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>>32924572
If we are gonna do that we should try and drag one through the door with us to dismember for weapons.
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>>32924572
Then we have to turn into something that's laser resistant too.
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>>32924566
>>32924572
You quickly check the compass. By the way the needle was moving you were close. You would have to make a break for the door.
You manage to quickly locate the door, a quick dash from your location.
You turn into a Minotaur and with a roar, start charging at the group of robots. They turn, but are unable to fire in time as you barrel through them, taking one of them with you through the DOoR as you were followed by lasers.
You and the robot barrel through to the other side of the DOoR. Colliding with a strange, steel pillar.

What do you do?
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>>32924850
Observe surroundings.
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>>32924850
Check that no robots followed us through then quickly get to work on disabling this one, the guy said to focus on the limbs.
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>>32924857
>>32924866
You quickly check that no robots followed you through before getting to work on disabling the robot you were dealing with. Using your Minotaur strength you rip both of it's arm. It waves it's new stumps around for a moment before ceasing all movement, allowing you to look around.
You were in a nice sized room with four steel pillars. It was dark, but you think the room was made of brass and some other metals. Two windows offered some light, but all they led to was... water?

What do you do?
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>>32924999
Dip a robot part into the water
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>>32924999
See if we can use those laser arms also turn back to normal appearance after figuring out the lasers.
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>>32925006
>>32925022
You couldn't see anything that would allow you to use the laser arms. You would probably need to tinker with it later.
You pull off a leg and transform back to a Changeling, dragging the leg to the water. You try to dip it into the water only to discover something.
You were at the bottom of an ocean, underwater.

What do you do?
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>>32925198
silly me, I should have read more clearly
Can we transform into something that can swim?
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Stopping for the night.
Have a good night or day!
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>>32925214
Seapony?
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>>32925214
>>32925801
Or a serpent.
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>>32925814
A siren or a plain old fish are options too.
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>>32925198
Check compass.
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>>32925198
Try to find a door or anything that looks like an exit that aren't the windows.
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>>32925214
>>32926258
>>32926598
You could transform into a Seapony, but the windows looked to be sealed tight so doing that was useless.
You check the compass to find it pointing north, but the only exit was a half-circle door that went southwest.
You go through that door and into a tunnel that was surrounded in glass, allowing you to look outside into the ocean. Through the water you could see building jutting out from the floor, but most of them appeared to be in poor condition.
You follow the tunnel when you reach an area where it branched into two. One way, heading northwest, being labeled as Venus Botanical. The other, heading west, was labeled Venus Tube Station.

What do you do?
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>>32927076
Tube station
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>>32927076
Check the compass and see which direction it's pointing.
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We should check the compass regularly as we move since it didn't point to the door eariler.
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>>32927198
>>32927222
You quickly check the compass again. It was now pointing between the two tunnel branches.
After a moment you head to the Tube Station. After trotting a bit you get to another door and go through it.
The station looked to be pretty big. The area designed with a strange, gothic-retro look to it. In the middle, going through the station was a train track. On each side was a small building that looked to be a control area.
On your side of the tracks as well was a bunch of sandbags and a destroyed turret, surrounded by spent bullet cases and some skeletons of fat, four armed creatures. It looked like they were trying to stop something...

What do you do?
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>>32927336
Seems like they didn't succeed. Check the control area.
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>>32927336
Well ain't that nice. Use the most sarcastic voice we can muster.
Look around.
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>>32927336
Maybe we can find some lot here. Then again, taking from the dead is always a creepy notion to consider.
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>>32927336
It's strange, in the city the compas gave directions but it didn't seem to do so here.
Is it still pointing in the same general direction it started?

Check the control areas, maybe we can call a ride.
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>>32927496
>>32927498
>>32927522
>>32927659
"Well ain't that nice," You say; using the most sarcastic voice you could muster, "Seems like they didn't succeed."
You could find some loot, but taking from the dead was something of a creepy notion so you put that off. You instead take out your compass, it was still pointing to the general direction of north.
You trot over to the control room and head in, finding a skeleton sitting on a chair. You gently push it away and begin looking.
There were a few buttons, but two that stood out was a lever labeled tram speed, and a button that said call tram.

What do you do?
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>>32928369
Call tram, set it to a medium speed, this equipment might be too badly maintained to handle max speed.
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>>32928379
You set the speed to medium and call the tram. The equipment was probably too badly maintained to handle something going max speed.
After a minute there is a rush of water on the tracks followed by the train coming in. It looked to be in okay condition with barnacles growing on it.
It doors open, followed by a rush of water flooding out of it.

What do you do?
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>>32928550
Get on the train and try to figure out a way to make it move from inside, if not we might just have to activate it on the controls and then rush to it before it leaves.
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>>32928579
Can't we activate it with our magic once we know how to turn it on?
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>>32928742
I suppose we could. Might be a little far away but we can probably manage
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>>32928579
You get out of the control room and get into the train. There was a control car so you head up to that.
On the control panel there were several buttons and a lever. The lever was labeled forwards and backwards, with forwards bringing you slightly north.

What do you do?
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>>32928855
Press the lever and send us forwards, change into something that can breathe water, a seapony if possible.
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>>32928855
Head north, don't go too fast.
>>32928881
Shouldn't we wait until we actually endup in water?
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>>32928892
Also be ready to shoot anything that might attack us.
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>>32928881
>>32928892
You press the lever forward.
The train lurches, but starts going forward, dipping back into the water as it moves. As it does the cabin begins to fill with water, you quickly transform into a Seapony as it fills the cabin rapidly.
The train exits the build and onto a rail through the ocean, allowing you a look at the coral life and fish of this dimension, which was surprisingly little.
The train travels north before going northwest slightly, ending up at a new building labeled Petal Port. The train rises up to the station and starts draining again.
The station here looked almost destroyed, but intact none of the less. The fat, four-armed skeletons laid everywhere here with bullet casings and old guns.
You couldn't see any clear side in this conflict, it was like they were shooting at everything.

What do you do?
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>>32929096
Check our compass, try and scrounge up guns and ammo.
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>>32929114
Also is this station the end of the tracks?
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>>32929096
Stay alert and see if there's any sort of map.
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Stopping for the night.
Have a good night or day!
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>>32929096
something is here. I wonder what it could be?
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Bump
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Bump
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>>32929114
>>32929118
>>32929125
>>32929881
It wasn't the end of the line so you take out your compass again. It was pointing north, outside of the train and into the building, but it could just want you to continue on the tracks.
You carefully step out of the train, a deathly silence hanging in the air. You approach one of the bodies and look at it.
It had a gun in pretty good condition, a strange rectangular design with a strange handle on it and fed by a box magazine.
As you pick it up everything flashes and then there was the sounds of guns going off around you.
The skeletons were gone, replaced by aliens that looked like the skeletons. They were panicking, firing off all around them, sometimes accidentally hitting each other. One in front of you gets it's belly slashed open by some unseen force.
And then the vision ends. Silence claiming the room once more.

What do you do?
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>>32931107
Drop the gun and stay away from the bodies, continue following the tracks.
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>>32931107
Spooky, must be ghosts. Also seems like whatever they were firing at was invisible so we are gonna have to be very careful in case it or they are still here.
Take the gun and try firing it. We don't know how much kick it will have so be ready.
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>>32931141
Also go inside the building.
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>>32931133
>>32931141
You drop the gun back off from it a bit, avoiding some of the bodies.
What ever they were firing at seemed invisible so you needed to be careful, it could still be here.
After a moment you pick the gun back up and put the magazine in. You aim and take a few deep breaths.
When you fire it releases a bunch of bullets, the recoil almost making you drop it, but you get control.

What do you do?
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>>32931243
Try and gather a good ammount of ammunition and go inside the building.
If there is nothing of interest get back on the tracks and keep going.
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>>32931266
This
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>>32931266
>>32931386
You gather up as much ammo as possible and head inside the port building.
You go through a short hall that was littered with a couple of skeletons before coming to the end of the hall, having to push through a small blockade where the door was.
You were now in what appeared to be the main room of the port. It was large with wooden walkways surrounding an area filled with hardened mud. Some submarines laid in the hardened mud.

What do you do?
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>>32931433
How big are the subs?
Try getting inside one, maybe we can find a radio to contact somebody with.
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>>32931470
The sub's sizes differed, from little personal subs to large cargo subs.
You drop down to the mud and trot towards one of the personal subs. Getting on top of it and opening the hatch.
It was dark in there, but the first thing you notice is a smell, like a scented candle that has recently been blown out.

What do you do?
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>>32931600
Hello?
Back away from it, it could be leaking gas or something.
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>>32931600
Try to identify what kind of scent it is and cast a basic illumination spell.
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>>32931626
I doubt we know spells.
Although in some settings any unicorn can make light so maybe we will be able to do it.
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>>32931600
Call out saying we aren't here to hurt anybody.
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>>32931625
>>32931626
>>32931711
You cast a basic illumination spell, a small ball of light.
"Hello," You call, "I'm not here to hurt anybody."
You float the ball of light in just in time to see a blue hoof quickly step behind a doorway. After a moment the head of a pony moves out, he had a blue coat with a pure white mane, looking at you with nervousness.

What do you do?
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>>32932017
Are you one of the ponies sent through the DOoRS?
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>>32932017
Hello there. DOorS?
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>>32932017
Are you a pony from the experiment? They said they were none in this dimension.
Are changelings still enemies of ponies?
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>>32932080
>They said they were none in this dimension.
Where?
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>>32932092
My mistake. Thought we were still in the first one for some reason.
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>>32932029
>>32932075
>>32932080
"Hello there," You greet him, "Are you one of the ponies sent through the DOoRS?"
"Yeah," He nods; carefully, "I'm surprised they even found a Changeling for this."
He steps out from the doorway and takes out some matches, relighting some candles.
"You can come in if you want," He tells you, "Plenty of room."

What do you do?
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>>32932163
Alright.
Head on in.

Ask him if he also went through a city with a war between aliens and robots. Also ask him what he is doing in the sub.

Like the other anon I'm also curious of the current status of changeling/pony relations.
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>>32932163
You're definitely not as surprised as I was. They probably didn't even know that I was a changeling when they kidnapped me, if they did though then that's a big problem.
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>>32932163
Do you have memory problems. I know I do.
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>>32932199
>they probably didn't even know that I was a changeling when they kidnapped me
Would you like to see the mare we were pretending to be? We were super cute. You totally would have hit that.
Love me damn it.
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>>32932179
>>32932199
>>32932209
>>32932233
You try to remember Changeling/Pony relations, but your memory was still kinda fuzzy.
"Alright," You say; hovering down, "Did you go through a city with a war between aliens and robots?"
"No," He says, "Three DOoRS and I haven't seen one like that."
"You're definitely not as surprised as I was," You say, "They probably didn't even know that I was a Changeling when they kidnapped me, if they did though then that's a big problem."
You pause for a moment.
"...Would you like to see the mare I was pretending to be," You quickly ask, "I was super cute. You totally would've hit that!"
"...Sure," He smiles, "What's your name?"
When he asks this the fog that seemed to be blocking your name lifted away.

What do you do?
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>>32932323
Xenia. Just trying to think of a bug-like name.
Also, seriously ask him if we has memory issues as well, and the state of Changeling/Pony relations. We can't keep on going without knowing none of it.
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>>32932323
cereza.
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>>32932323
Transform into our disguise, (how's a short pegasus with a cherry red mane and tail, a pink coat with a splotches of white on our muzzle, midsection, and wings sound to everyone?)

>>32932341
Sure.
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>>32932341
>Cereza (Spanish for "cherry") is a white Argentine wine grape variety.
Sounds good to me.

>>32932369
I approve, especially of the suspiciously perfect choice of cherry for the color of our hair. Maybe leave out the the white splotches out, though. They don't seem to be all that common and we probably wouldn't have wanted to stand out too much.
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>>32932369
No splotches.
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>>32932381
I just thought that they would make us look cuter common or not.
Also, I totally knew Cereza meant cherry in spanish all along, because I absolutely know Spanish. (no I don't)

>>32932399
Why?
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>>32932419
>Why?
Because they look awful.
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>>32932419
I liked cereza based off Bayonetta
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>>32932433
>liked
*Chose
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>>32932429
No they don't. But I suppose it is subjective.
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>>32932338
>>32932341
>>32932369
"Cereza." You tell him.
"Water Skip." He tells you.
You stand back a bit and transform into your disguise, a short Pegasus with a cherry red mane and tail, with a pink coat with splotches of white on your muzzle, midsection, and wings.
Water Skip stares at you in approval. You could see some of the love coming off of him.
"Do you have memory issues as well?" You ask.
"Use to," He nods, "But, that was a few days ago."
"What's the state of Changeling/Pony relations?" You ask.
"Right, you don't remember," He mutters, "Well... you can say there are no relations. Disease went through and killed lots of things a hundred years ago, remember?"
You feel a small spark of remembrance.

What do you do?
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>>32932510
Try and remember more.
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>>32932510
No I don't really... I feel a little bit like its coming back but it's so fuzzy I can't make out any details.
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>>32932510
Wait is that why they put us through those DOoRS? Under the threat of death?
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>>32932510
Is this why we're exploring dimensions? To find one in which is safely habitual?
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>>32932515
>>32932542
>>32932543
>>32932570
You try your hardest to remember more, but besides a few sparks you get nothing.
"No I don't," You admit, "...I feel a little bit like it's coming back, but it's so fuzzy I can't make out any details. Wait, is that why they put us through those DOoRS? Under the threat of death? Or are we exploring dimensions?'
"Nobody knows," Water Skip shrugs, "All we know is that it's some remnant of Equestria, either a scientist or AI gone mad."

What do you do?
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>>32932903
Well we can't just stay here, we have to make our way home so we can deliver an ass kicking to whoever put us here. Have you tried contacting anybody on the subs radio?
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>>32932914
Also ask him if he has met up with anybody else.
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Stopping for the night.
Have a good night or day!
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>>32932903
So how long have you been in this dimension?
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>>32932903
Have you come across others who are part of the project? You're the first one I've come across.
Also, a bit forthcoming, but I need a source of food soon.
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>>32932914
>>32933612
>>32934082
"So how long have you been in this dimension," You ask, "Have you come across others who are part of the project? You're the first one I've come across."
"Three days," Water Skip sighs, "This place is a maze. Every time I think I find the building with the DOoR I'm wrong. As for if I found anyone else, yes I have. A pony from the last dimension I was in. We both came in through the DOoR to here and he tried to kill me, don't know where he is now here or if he found the DOoR."
"Well we can't just stay here," You say, "We have to make our way home so we can deliver an ass kicking to whoever put us here! Have you tried contacting anybody on the sub's radio?"
"I have," He nods, "No answer."
He trots past you and closes the hatch to the sub, making sure it was sealed.
"I wouldn't recommend leaving right now, Cereza," He tells you, "It's almost night and strange things happen at night here."

What do you do?
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>>32934261
What do you mean by that? I wasn't planning on leaving anyways. I kinda have an issue with the lack of food I need.
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>>32934285
"What do you mean by that," You ask, "I wasn't planning on leaving anyway. I kinda have an issue with the lack of food I need."
"Strange things," He replies, "Visions, hallucinations, voices from nowhere, shadows moving, and nightmares. Keep a light source on when it becomes night seems to be the best way to stop this when sleeping."
He pauses for a moment.
"...You require love, correct? I can feed you."

What do you do?
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>>32934377
Yes, please. I was starting to worry I wouldn't find anyone in time. I would really appreciate it if you could help.
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>>32934377
Beam happily.
Really? Oh thank you so much.
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>>32934387
>>32934389
"Really," You ask; beaming happily, "You will?"
He nods.
"Oh thank you so much," You smile, "I was starting to worry I wouldn't find anyone in time!"
He leads you to the controls of the sub where he had set up a little makeshift sleeping bag.
"It's a little small," Water Skip admits, "But, I think we can... both fit?"

What do you do?
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>>32934447
I'm sure we can both fit, might be a bit of a tight squeeze though.
Smile and climb into the sleeping bag.
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>>32934447
Really now? I was expecting just a couple of hugs, but cuddling and sleeping together? I knew I was cute!
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>>32934447
So do you want to be big spoon or are we going to be facing each other?

Trot over to the sleeping bag swaying our flanks a little then climbing inside.

Now... What does a changeling have to do to get some love around here?
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>>32934510
Do we really need to act sexual to get some love? I think were fine as it is.
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>>32934510
Seconded.
>>32934518
Eh, I think it's what the stallion was suggesting anyway. We have our own sleeping bag if I recall correctly, and he's suggesting we share his. He invited us into his bed.
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>>32934518
Well we don't have to act sexual for love. But I think it's a good idea. We can not do it if you really think it's not for the best.
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>>32934510
Not the middle and end part of this.
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>>32934548
>Eh, I think it's what the stallion was suggesting anyway.
In what way is he suggesting something sexual? He just admitted he wanted to help feed us and that's it. Swaying our flanks isn't necessary.
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>>32934518
This.
I'm happy to act a little sexual with him later but we don't need to come across as that desperate for love.
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>>32934447
Alright then.

Get in.
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>>32934713
Never mind. Nix this. This >>32934750 Is a better way of saying it.
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>>32934477
>>32934489
>>32934510
>>32934770
"Really now," You ask, "I was expecting a couple of hugs, but cuddling and sleeping together? I knew I was cute!"
He smiles a little and rolls his eyes.
"I'm sure we can both fit," You tell him, "Might be a bit of a tight squeeze though. Do you want to be the big spoon or are we going to be facing each other?"
"I don't mind being the big spoon."
You trot over to the makeshift sleeping bag and crawl in. A few seconds later Water Skip follows.
It was a bit of a tight fit, but the two of you figure it out pretty quick. After a few moments he awkwardly places his hooves around you. You could feel some love coming off of him.

What do you do?
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>>32934821
Sleep.
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>>32934821
Feed off of the love a little for a bedtime snack then start to drift off to sleep.
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>>32934821
A bit awkward, but it's nice of him to give us a chance to feed a little before going to sleep.
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>>32934836
>>32934854
>>32934909
It was a bit awkward, but it was nice of him to give you a chance to feed a little.
You are fed for a few minutes, enough to make you full. When he finishes he rolls so that he was facing away from you.
The two of you then drift off to sleep.

You wake up to morning, or you think it is morning.
Water Skip was still asleep, just his snores filling up the cabin of the submarine.
After a moment your ears perk. You could hear what sounded like laughter outside.

What do you do?
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>>32934963
Shake Water awake.
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>>32934963
Grab our rifle and go out to see what it is.
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>>32934963
Could be just noise like Water said. You hear things, but nothing more. Stay in the light.
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>>32934981
>>32934985
>>32935002
You quickly shake Water awake. You groans and gets up slowly as you take your machine gun and go out to see what it was.
You open the hatch and poke your head out. As soon as you do the laughter cuts off.
Through the darkness you could see shapes, strange, thin shapes flickering a bit in the dark. It was hard to make them out besides that.
Water Skip suddenly pulls you back in, quickly sealing the hatch. He was holding what appeared to be a shotgun in his hoof.
"...It's not morning yet." He tells you.

What do you do?
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>>32935200
Sorry, I heard laughter and wanted to see what it was.
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>>32935200
Got a clock? I don't want to be waiting long.
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>>32935217
>>32935232
"Sorry," You apologize, "I heard laughter and wanted to see what it was. Got a clock? I don't want to wait too long."
He nods, pulling out a pocket watch from his backpack.
"...About an hour till morning."

What do you do?
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>>32935336
Alright.
So any idea what those things out there are?
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>>32935336
Put down our gun and get back into the sleeping bag.
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>>32935341
>>32935393
"Alright," You say, "Any idea what those things were?"
"No," He shakes his head, "I'm thinking ghosts, but they don't look like the skeletons."
You put your gun away and head back to the sleeping bag. Water Skip joins you a minute later as you drift back to sleep.

You soon wake up, blinking your eyes awake as your mind slowly starts up.
Water Skip was already awake, eating a breakfast salad.
"Morning," He greets you, "It's an hour after the start of the morning."

What do you do?
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>>32935444
Alright then, let's get moving.
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>>32935444
Thanks for the help last night, did you want to group up and try to make it through this together or are we going to go our separate ways?
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>>32935477
I don't want to ask, I want to just drag him along with us.
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>>32935489
Fine.
>>32935477
Disregard this.
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>>32935489
Why? Kinda rude just to drag him instead of asking him. Why would he say no to that?
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>>32935583
It just the sort of personality I think we should go with. Forceful and aloof.
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>>32935592
Why would a changeling grow to be aloof and forceful? That's the kinda attitude that would make one starved due to lack of contact. If this were another species, sure I can go with that, but we're a changeling here.
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>>32935602
I guess you have a point, I will still try and go for some of those traits but not to the same level I was originally planning.
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>>32935602
This. If anything, we should be the opposite. Obliging and clingy. We want to be loved.
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>>32935602
>>32935635
>>32935648
Okay I'm a little confused, what sort of character are we going for? Are we asking if he'll go with us or not?
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>>32935676
This >>32935648
Ask him so we reduce the risk of distancing him from us. As a changeling, this should be in our nature and blood.
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>>32935648
We should go tsundere.
70% dere 30% tsun
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>>32935697
Wait shit I mean yandere not tsundere.
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>>32935454
>>32935477
"Thanks for the help last night," You yawn, "Did you want to group up and try to make it through this together or are we going to go our separate ways?"
"...I was hoping we could stick together." He admits.
A little you inside of you cheers a little at this.
"Alright," You smile, "Let's get moving."
"Before we do that," He stops you, "I want to show you something."
He quickly finishes his meal and takes out a map. The map was of the underwater city you were in. Most of the buildings were crossed out.
"I've gone through most of the buildings here trying to find the DOoR," He explains, "The compass doesn't really help too much here. Left with two buildings now."
He points to the last two buildings, the northern most buildings. Arco Industries, and Coral Mine. Coral Mine was situated on a cliff to an abyss from what the map says.
"I think it's in one of these two buildings."

What do you do?
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>>32935720
Let's go to Arco first.
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>>32935720
Let's go to Arco industries first, even if the door isn't there it sounds like it might have some useful things for us to grab. And the coral mines sounds like it might be under water, I have a plan to get you through it if we have to go that way and you may like it a little.
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>>32935720
arco industries
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>>32935729
>>32935745
"Let's go to Arco first," You say, "Even if the door isn't there it sounds like it might have some useful things for us to grab, and the Coral Mines sound like it might go deep."
"Alright," He nods, "Let's go."
Water Skip unseals the hatch and lets you climb out first. You slide down the side of the sub and into the hardened mud. You look back to make sure Water Skip was fine when you see the sub.
It's side was now covered in thousands of scratch marks. None of them were very deep, but there were a lot of them.

What do you do?
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>>32935836
"is this the weird stuff you talked about?"
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>>32935836
Okay... Opening the sub up was a mistake. Grab all the candles and stuff you can carry.
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>>32935836
Wonder if these things can swim.
Get on the train and make our way to Arco.
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>>32935843
>>32935850
>>32935880
"Okay," You say, "...Opening the sub was a mistake. Is this the weird stuff you talked about?"
"Yeah," He nods, "I'll get the candles."
He heads back in really quick and comes back out. The two of you soon return to the train and get on, heading for Arco. It would take a few minutes to get there.
Train seemed to be a bit different as it didn't flood this time.
"...So," Water Skip says, "...Have you got any memories back, Cereza?"

What do you do?
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>>32935952
Besides my name? No. Can't even remember my childhood.
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>>32935952
I might have had siblings? I don't know, it's all too fuzzy to remember anything.
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>>32935952
I remember this one time Queen Chrysalis looked right at me and said "good job anonymous drone." That was pretty awesome.

Otherwise no. My memories seem to be pretty blank.
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>>32935952
Not really. Then again, I haven't been focusing on that. More concerned with surviving, getting out of here, and finding whoever is responsible for us being in this mess. Would be nice to have some more memories, knowing that I don't remember stuff is making me a bit antsy.
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>>32935993
This is a hundred years or so in the future, no telling if chrysalis is still around.
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>>32935993
Not this. Too many assumptions.
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>>32935973
>>32935986
>>32935993
>>32935994
"Besides my name? No," You say, "I might have had siblings... and a mom? I haven't been focusing on that. More concerned with surviving, getting out of here, and finding whoever is responsible for us being in this mess. Would be nice to have some more memories, knowing that I don't remember stuff is making me a bit antsy."
"I know that feeling," He nods in agreement, "Had the same feeling when I lost them, but I got them back."

What do you do?
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>>32936071
Well hopefully that means mine will come back as well.
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>>32936071
Remember anything I should know? I figure most stuff is probably not gonna be relevant anytime soon, and I don't need to know it, but it's better to know about potential threats now than learn about them later. Of course, if you don't want to talk about that stuff, we could talk about something else.
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>>32936071
We should probably get going, I don't think either of us wants to spend another night here.
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>>32936081
>>32936096
>>32936360
"Hopefully that means mine will come back as well," You smile, "Remember anything I should know? I figure most stuff is probably not gonna be relevant anytime soon, and I don't need to know it, but it's better to know about potential threats now then learn about them later."
"I suppose," He agrees, "...What do you want to know?"

What do you do?
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>>32936385
Er, I don't really know. That's why I'm asking you. Uh, tell me about what other races can do in case we run into some more people from DOoRS.
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>>32936385
You interacted with at least one other subject in this 'experiment', and have been through a few DOoRS, would you say that most individuals and/or environments are hostile, or does it vary on a case by case basis?
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>>32936385
So how's Equestria? And well the survivors since you told me of this disease and what was it?
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Stopping for the night.
Have a good night or day!
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Bump
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>>32937370
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>>32936437
>>32936463
>>32936470
"Er, I don't really know," You admit, "That's why I'm asking you. Uh, tell me about what other races can do in case we run into some more people from DOoRS."
"I'm an earth pony," He says; pointing to himself, "I can... grow stuff? Anyway, there are Pegasi, they can fly, and there are Unicorns, who can use magic much like you. There are also Zebras and Griffins."
"You interacted with at least one other subject in this 'experiment'," You point out, "And have been through a few DOoRS, would you say that most individuals and environments are hostile, or does it vary?"
"It kinda varies on what is hostile." He shrugs.
"So how's Equestria," You ask, "And, well, the survivors since you told me of this disease and what was it?"
"As far was we know the population has been damaged severely," He explains, "Equestria is now just little pockets of civilization, Celestia and Luna are gone. We're rebuilding, but it's slow. As for the disease, it was a type of fungus that started infecting intelligent life. Haven't heard a report of it in years though."

What do you do?
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>>32938494
Do some looting.
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>>32938530
You would have done a bit of looting, but since you were on a train there wasn't much to actually loot.
After a few minutes the train arrives to Arco Station, allowing the two of you to get off and look around.
The air was strangely cold here, and for a bug like you it wasn't too pleasant. Parts of the station were literally covered in ice, a few places having formed miniature glaciers of ice, mostly near pipes on the roof.

What do you do?
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>>32938665
There's ice everywhere. Hopefully we can bear it.
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>>32938665
Start looking for the door then.
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>>32938665
Start looking for the Door. Is the compass any help yet?
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>>32938846
>>32938951
>>32939042
"There's ice everywhere," You mutter; your breath being visible, "Let's start looking for the DOoR."
Water Skip nods and the two of you start moving. He keeps giving you worried glances as you quickly start to shiver.
The two of you soon come to the only entrance here, but it had bars preventing access. A camera above it scans the two of you.
"Database doesn't recognize," It beeps, "Please bring proof that you work here to enter. Thank you."
"Are you okay, Cereza?" Water Skip asks you.

What do you do?
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>>32939179
I'm fine
But as we say this get real close to him for warmth.
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>>32939203
Also look around for corpses, they would probably be skeletons like the others but maybe they have IDs we can use.
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>>32939179
Yes.
Check the compass. And also turn it sideways after.
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>>32939227
Are we in normal changelling form? Or pony disguise form?
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>>32939263
Changing to something more suited to the cold could be a good idea.
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>>32939297
Y A K
A
K
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>>32939203
Seconded.
>>32939297
>>32939315
Nah. If it is a changeling thing that won't help.
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>>32939297
Changeling form.

>>32939203
>>32939227
"I-I'm fine." You shiver; getting real close to him for his warmth.
You take your compass out and turn it sideways. It ends up pointing towards the gate, meaning it was somewhere in there.
You begin to look around for corpses, but the two of you only find it to be empty. When you look up though you find one.
Suspended in a block of ice was a corpse. It's body hasn't decomposed in the ice so you could make out it features, and it's industrial clothing.

What do you do?
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>>32939342
carve at the ice with your knife
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>>32939342
Transform into the creature in the ice and try to get inside again.
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>>32939329
>If it is a changeling thing that won't help
We were able to breath underwater as a seapony.
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>>32939342
Disguise ourself as the guy in the ice to fool the camera.
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>>32939342
Can we see any sort of ID on it from here?
So Water any idea on how to get it out of that ice tomb?
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>>32939425
We might not need to get it out if it's facial recognition.
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>>32939439
It could be, it also could be some sort of two factor identification thing.
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>>32939358
>>32939370
>>32939379
>>32939425
"So Water, any idea on how to get it out of that ice tomb?" You ask.
"No idea."
You simply nod and fly up to the ice block, attempting to start carving away at it.
After getting nowhere for a minute you study it and fly back down. You transform to the creature on the ground and approach the camera, letting it scan you again. It was still cold in this form.
"...Identity found," It beeps, "Welcome #@$@#*& you are @#$@$#^$! years late. Opening the gate."
The gates shutter and then refuse to open.
"The mechanisms appear to be malfunctioning. Please report the problem to a technician."

What do you do?
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>>32939526
Try pulling the bars off, maybe they are rusted enough for that to work or the cold has made them brittle.
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>>32939526
Either we're gonna have to find another way in, or muscle our way through the gate. Let's try the latter a bit, see if we can find get the gate to work with a bit of help.
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>>32939563
>>32939666
You either had to find another way in or muscle your way through the gate.
You have Water Skip help you try to muscle through the gate. After a few attempts it gives way, the two of you falling through to the other side.
Your disguise collapses after this, leaving you shivering as Water Skip helps you up.
"Should probably find you something to warm up." He says; looking worried.

What do you do?
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>>32939712
Hopefully it's warmer inside.

Can we transform into something that handles the cold better?
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>>32939712
Sigh in frustration. "Y-yeah. This c-cold isn't agreeing with m-me." He's the warmest thing out here, so keep close to Skip. We need to find something to warm us up, or figure out a way inside. The gate is frozen shut, are there any windows or vents?

>>32939726
I'd suggest this, but
>It was still cold in this form.
suggests otherwise. Still, it's worth a shot.
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>>32939751
Anon you may want to reread the prompt. The gate broke open.
Also yeah this form doesn't protect us from the cold much, question is do these guys just not handle cold or can we not make ourself resistant to the cold at all.
Plus maybe since we aren't familiar with the species we can only take on its appearance but not it's traits.
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>>32939726
>>32939751
"Y-Yeah," You shiver; sighing in frustration, "This c-cold isn't agreeing with m-me."
He allows you to stay close to you and warm up, transforming into a Yak helped a little bit.
Inside the building it seemed to slowly start to get colder. The little ice glaciers starting to appear a bit more frequently from the pipes and appearing a little bigger.
Skip begins to worry a bit more. When the two of you near a bathroom he takes you in there and starts going through his backpack. After a moment he pulls out a thick blanket and wraps it around you, continuing to go through the backpack for something more, hopefully.

What do you do?
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>>32939911
Thank you Skip, let's hope we find this DOoR soon.
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>>32939911
Hold the blanket around ourself. "T-thanks." Hold open the blanket a bit. "Sharing heat m-might speed things up a b-bit. It'll get c-colder as we go in, so we m-might have to turn back."

>>32939890
Derp. Skimmed through it, so the fact that we got through the gate got over shadowed by the fact we were getting cold for some reason. Us being unfamiliar with the traits is a good point, but I think it's more likely that they weren't resistant to the cold (like you said), which is why they are frozen solid.
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>>32939931
if it ends up being too cold we might have to find something to keep us warm elsewhere.
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>>32939922
>>32939931
You hold the blanket tightly around yourself.
"T-thanks," You smile; slowly getting warmer and holding the blanket open, "Sharing heat m-might speed things up a b-bit. It'll get c-colder as we go in so we m-might have to turn back."
He blushes very lightly and joins you under the blanket. The new shared warmth warming you up a bit faster.
After a minute or so the two of you get up and keep moving, sticking together under the blanket. The Arco building didn't seem as much of a maze as the others as Skip put it, the two of you slowly heading deeper into the building.
The air only gets colder as you go deeper. The glaciers continued to grow, almost taking up entire halls and some taking up rooms, the floor was starting to become slippery. So far you haven't found anything useful because of this ice.
After a long time the two of you come to the DOoR at a T-section hall, but there was a problem. It was behind a large chunk of ice, barely being able to see it through the ice.
"Fuck." Water Skip curses.
The blanket was barely keeping either of you warm now. It felt like if you were to take it off you would almost instantly freeze.

What do you do?
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>>32940185
We are gonna have to find some explosives or something, ask Skip if he saw any at any of the other buildings, if not the coral mine seems a good bet.
>>
In case I am away when we break through I am gonna say now that we should hold on to each other when we break though the door to improve our chances of both ending up at the same place.
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>>32940185
Should we look for what's making the ice and try shut it off? It's really cold in here, to cold.
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>>32940185
"We're gonna n-need to get through this very soon, or turn around and come b-back later."
Not sure about the limits of our shapeshifting, but could we turn into a dragon and melt the ice? That would probably involve getting out of the blanket though, but a dragon would be bigger, and might generate it's own heat.
Do we have to worry about diapause (insect hibernation equivalent), or would the cold just kill us like a normal pony?

>>32940249
This is a good idea. But it makes me wonder if the reason everything is so cold is because the other side of the DOoR is cold.
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>>32940255
>makes me wonder if the reason everything is so cold is because the other side of the DOoR is cold.
This possibility means we really really need to find some sort of suit before we go through.
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>>32940269
Well unless we find a source for the cold on this side.
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>>32940204
>>32940249
>>32940255
"We're gonna n-need to get through this very soon," You shiver, "Or turn around and come b-back later. Maybe f-find some explosives."
You could transform into a dragon, but something that big would be beyond your magical abilities in shapeshifting.
"I d-doubt they would have e-explosives down underwater," Skip says, "M-Might cause problems."
"S-Should we try to look for w-what's making the ice?" You ask.
Skip hums a little, looking at the pipes.
"...T-The pipes seem like the source," He says, "Maybe I-I can find the source of the p-pipes and stop whatever is c-causing this cold. If it is the s-source it would p-probably be freezing..."
He looks at you for several moments before quickly separating from you. Quickly going into his backpack and fishing a blanket out, wrapping it around himself.

What do you do?
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>>32940315
T-technically it could b-be really hot, if it's using energy to generate cold then it might m-make a lot of heat in the process. E-either way neither of us w-would survive it if I'm wrong, w-we need to get something that will keep us warm in here then come back.
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>>32940315
W-where are you going? We shouldn't be s-separated. We'll l-look for the s-source real quick, and head b-back if we can't find it.
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>>32940327
>>32940356
"T-Technically it could b-be really hot," You shiver, "If it's using energy to generate cold then it might m-make a lot of heat in the process. E-Either way neither of us w-would survive, w-we need to get something that will keep us warm in here and then come back... W-Where are you going?"
"T-To fine the source." He tells you.
"We shouldn't be s-separated," You tell him, "We'll l-look for the s-source real quick, and head b-back if we can't find it."
"N-No," He shakes his head, "I'm g-going. If it is too c-cold, you could diapause or worse. I-I don't know anything about C-Changeling biology. J-Just stay here, and if it g-gets too cold you can h-head back."

What do you do?
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>>32940432
Wrap ourselves up in the blanket, pulling it over our head.
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>>32940432
"I stay, I f-freeze. I leave and you get h-hurt, you die. You d-die, I starve. I don't have m-many options, so I'm t-trusting you here. Please don't get yourself k-killed."
We're a changeling, we have magic. Any chance of us making a fire, or at least some heat with it? We could try shifting into our pony form, or even a yak as suggest earlier if either of those would help.
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>>32940491
We'd need something to burn and everything here is covered in ice. Plus fire struggles to burn in exceedingly low temperatures.
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>>32940513
I figured that there wouldn't be anyway to make an actual fire in this environment, but magic is a form of energy, and typically energy can most easily become heat. It's more of a thought than an actual idea, but I figured it's worth a shot.
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>>32940432
How about I wait back in the train where it's warmer.
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>>32940473
>>32940491
>>32940538
"I stay, I f-freeze. I leave and you get h-hurt, you die. You d-die, I starve. I don't have m-many options so I'm t-trusting you here. Please don't get yourself k-killed."
"I promise." He smiles.
"...How about I wait back in the train where it's warmer?" You suggest.
"You do what you want." He replies.
He trots off, following the pipes. After a moment you hobble back to the entrance where it would be warmer. It takes a while, but you reach the entrance and the train, closing the door behind you and laying yourself on a seat.
You wrap yourself in the blanket and pull it over your head, covering yourself fully in a warm cocoon.

What do you do?
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>>32940658
Continue to shiver even in our warm cocoon.
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>>32940658
Wait.
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>>32940675
>>32940703
You continue to shiver, even in your warm cocoon it was a little cold.
As you lay there and wait your cocoon slowly starts to get warmer. The heat continues to build till it causes you to fall asleep.

You were in a different cocoon. It felt small and claustrophobic. You had to get out!
You wiggle and fight till the cocoon cracks and breaks, allowing you to slip out. Before you could fully, two hooves gently lift you out.
It was a large Changeling, she had a cherry red mane and ruby red eyes, a little crown on her head. She smiles gently down at you, holding you close.
"My little Cereza," She whispers, "...My little princess..."

You then sit up, throwing the blanket off of you as you wake up from the dream.
The air felt warmer now with a strange humidity in the air. Heading to one of the windows in the train reveals that the ice was gone, having melted onto the floor.
It was also a bit darker then you remembered.

What do you do?
>>
Stopping for the night.
Have a good night or day!
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>>32940809
Night, Pluto!
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>>32940808
That dream, was that a memory? Was that my Mom?
Skip did it. How long was I asleep? I need to find him, and get him out of there. He was doing marginally better than me, and its probably still freezing in there.
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>>32940808
Oh shit! Please be okay, please be okay. Water Skip! Are you there?!
If no answer. Water Skip! Where are you?!
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>>32940808
Grab the blanket and throw it back onto ourselves then charge inside.
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>>32940808
We should run back.
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Bump
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>>32940862
>>32941013
>>32941285
>>32941341
"That dream, was that a memory," You mutter, "Was that my mom?"
Your mind quickly goes back to looking out the window.
"Skip did it... How long as I asleep?"
You then realize something.
"Oh shit," You realize; quickly galloping out, "Please be okay, please be okay. Water Skip Are you there?!"
No answer.
"Water Skip Where are you?!"
You grab the blanket and wrap it around yourself just in case. You then charge back into the industrial building, calling out his name as you gallop.
You soon reach the DOoR. It was still there, the ice around it having mostly melted away, but still there was no sign of him. He didn't seem like a pony to simply leave you.
As you look around you feel something cold, but sharp like a claw gently slide it's way down your back and your right flank.

What do you do?
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>>32942503
Don't look back and continue searching for Water Skip.
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>>32942503
Jump a little and take the blanket off throwing it in our pack. Start galloping in the direction we saw him going last before we left.
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>>32942503
"W-water Skip? Please tell me that's you." (I'm going to assume he's trying to scare us with an icicle, because it doesn't make sense for something to scare us and not attack while it has the advantage.) If it is him, give him a light punch for being a jerk and making us worry, and then hug him. If it's not, run.
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>>32942503
Run!
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>>32942503
its time to run
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>>32942503
Oh shit it's the creatures.
Run away, we need to find Skip fast.
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>>32942516
>>32942542
>>32942562
"...W-Water Skip," You stammer, "Please tell me that's you."
You slowly turn around hoping that it was him, only to find a shadowy figure standing behind you.
You scream, quickly throwing the blanket into your backpack and running in the direction you saw him go.
As you gallop you feel something sharp pass through your tail a few times, a quiet laughter starting to take over the air.

What do you do?
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>>32942562
I don't think we really have time to look behind us, it's most likely one of the creatures.
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>>32942680
Call out to Skip, blindly fire our rifle behind us.
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>>32942680
Keep moving and searching for Skip. Pretty sure this is the creature that comes out at night. I'm wondering if it chased after Skip, and he went through the DOoR to escape it. We should confirm that he's not in the building, then we'll know that he went through, because he knew we were on the train and would have got us if he left.

>>32942698
It's probably incorporeal, so the shots might be wasted, and just piss it off. That said, it might be worth a shot.
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>>32942680
We have to find some fire quicly, light up out horn as brightly as we can.
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>>32942698
>>32942770
>>32942885
"Skiiiiiiiiip!"
You take your new machine gun and fire it blindly behind you. It doesn't seem to do anything as you feel it starting to get close again and again.
You light your horn as bright as you could, hoping that it would help. The laughter becomes louder, becoming more mocking as you run.
You continue to gallop after the pipes, heading left, then right, then straight, then left when you finally see the pipe entering a door labeled utility.
At this point the creature manages to get a cut at your back left leg, opening it up slightly.

What do you do?
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>>32942968
Duck inside and slam the door closed behind us. Then collapse against it holding our leg.
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>>32942968
Try to open the door. If it's locked, kick it open.
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>>32942968
Get inside quickly.
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>>32942968
Get into the utility room, and close the door. Hopefully we'll be able to block the door closed with something once we're inside, but hold it with body until then. If there is a chance of us finding Skip, or where he went, it'll be in here.
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>>32942988
>>32942991
>>32943020
>>32943024
You open the door and manage to duck inside, slamming it closed behind you and using yourself to hold it close.
The creature slams against it several times before stopping. After waiting for several moments you collapse, holding your leg and looking at the cut.
It was deeper then you thought. It hadn't hit the bone inside, but it had cut through pretty good.
Once you finish you realize that it was extremely cold in here. A fog hanging in the air. You quickly put the blanket on and look around.
Through the fog, down a set of stairs, you could see the outline of Water Skip through the fog. He was just standing there, though, unmoving.

What do you do?
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>>32943100
Water? Are you okay?
Limp through the fog as quickly as we can towards him.
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>>32943100
Go down to him.
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>>32943100
(Meant more as internal dialogue/thoughts than actually spoken words) No no no no no no no. Please, no. Skip, you promised.
Approach him. I'm not certain the creature won't try to base the door again, but it's not the priority right now.
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>>32943100
Light a couple of candles for protection and then tend to wounds.
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>>32943119
>>32943121
>>32943174
>>32943228
'No no no no no no. Please, no. Skip, you promised!'
You quickly limp down the stairs and towards him.
"Water," You ask, "Are you okay?"
When you reach him you completely stop in your tracks. He was completely encased in a thin layer of ice. The only thing that wasn't was his nostrils, which you could hear him breath from so he was still alive.

What do you do?
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>>32943312
Put our blanket over his back as well and press ourselves against him trying to melt the ice with our body heat. Rub our hooves and body against his, trying to warm him up with the friction from the movement.
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>>32943312
Let out a sigh of relief, but don't drop your guard.
This isn't normal, so something must have done this to him, and it's probably still here. Breath on his face to melt the ice a bit. Any chance of us breaking the ice by hitting it? Start with the area around his mouth, and try to be gentle about it. If it doesn't at least chip after a single hit, don't bother hitting it again. I'm worried that if we are violent, or make noise, it'll attract whatever did this, so we should save breaking the ice until we're confident it isn't safe here. Could be a Windigo, so positive emotions would help him here.

>>32943338
This is probably the best way to warm him up, but we'll have to be careful about our own body heat.
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>>32943338
>>32943396
You let out a shaking sigh of relief, beginning to shiver a tiny bit.
You place the blanket over his back and press yourself against him in an attempt to melt the ice, rubbing your hooves against him along with your body and breathing onto his face to melt the ice a bit.
You could feel the ice start to slowly get slick. To speed it up you take the handle of your combat knife and start hitting it against the area of his mouth, trying to be gentle with it.
It takes two hits to break the ice around his mouth. His mouth quickly opens as he takes in a big breath of air.

What do you do?
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>>32943587
Ask Water Skip what happened.
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>>32943587
Keep trying to warm him out of his ice prison and try to stay alert.
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>>32943587
You idiot, what did I say about not getting yourself killed? If I hadn't found you this quickly...
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>>32943587
Let him catch his breath, and keep working on getting his head free. Once his head isn't trapped any more, work on the joints of his limbs, so that he can move and help us free him. "Can you move at all, or are you just too tired?" Keep trying to warm him up with our body.
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>>32943595
>>32943606
>>32943618
>>32943624
"You idiot," You snap, "What did I say about not getting yourself killed?! If I hadn't found you this quickly... What happened?"
"I-I d-didn't die," He retorts; as you start to get his head free, "I-I f-found that I c-could divert the t-temperature s-so that's w-what I did. I-It didn't say w-where and I g-got sprayed w-with w-water and then the t-temperature went d-down and I-I froze."
You soon get his head freed and start working on the one of his limbs so that he could help you free him. Remaining close to him to try and warm him up as you do.
"D-Do you really h-have to be t-this c-close?" He asks; blushing.

What do you do?
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>>32943725
Yes I do, or this won't work.
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>>32943725
What else am I suppose to do?! It's not like I have any other feasible way to help warm you up to try to save your life!
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>>32943725
Is this really the time to be getting embarrassed about being close me? You're frozen stiff, coated in ice, and have been for what was probably hours. I might not be very warm, but I'm not gonna let you suffer from frostbite because of something as stupid as you being embarrassed.
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>>32943753
>>32943768
>>32943774
"What else am I suppose to do," You snap, "You're frozen stiff, coated in ice, and have been for what was probably hours. I might not be very warm, but I'm not gonna let you suffer from frostbite because of something as stupid as being embarrassed."
He shuts up after this. After a few tries you break his first leg out. He then helps you with another and his body till he was able to get out on his own. Once he was free he quickly leans against you regardless.
"...F-Forget w-what I said," He shivers, "T-Take me s-somewhere w-warm!"

What do you do?
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>>32943815
do your best to sling him over your back and get him out of this deathtrap
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>>32943815
It's getting dark, and there was a shadow creature chasing me around earlier. It got my leg pretty good. Think it got my tail a bit as well. We might be able to get to the DOoR, but I don't know if we could get to the train, or from there, somewhere safe for the night. You think you can run in this state? We might be able to sneak, but I don't know.

>>32943836
Are we in a state to do this? I'll support it since he's cold, and especially if he has trouble moving, but we're not in a great state ourself.
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>>32943847
adrenaline is a hell of a drug
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>>32943815
The creatures are out there, our best bet is to make a break for the DOoR and hope it's warm on the other side.
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>>32943847
I'm not sure if we even have much of a tail anymore.
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>>32943815
Start to look around for another way out of this room then the way we came in.
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>>32943836
>>32943847
>>32943905
>>32944099
You start to look around for another way out, but through all the fog you couldn't see another way out.
"It's getting dark," You tell him, "And there are creatures out there. It got my leg pretty good, think it got my tail a bit as well. Our best bet is to make a break for the DOoR and hope it's warm on the other side. You think you can run in this state?"
"M-Maybe?" He shivers.
He ends up only being able to take little steps so you sling him over your back and start to head back up the steps with him.
You poke your head out only for something to whoosh by a few inches from your neck. If you had stuck your head out farther your head would've been on the floor.

What do you do?
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>>32944155
Give Water Skip a candle and have him light it. We're going to lose our heads if we keep bumbling around in the dark.
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>>32944155
Charge out. We can't stay, or it'll just do that again, and it might not miss next time. I think we just have to run, and hope it targets us more than Skip, since we're the one that's moving and we're tougher, with our carapace.

>>32943916
That would make sense, I just don't recall us actually looking at our tail since then. We'll have to check later.
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>>32944155
Pull our head back in and slam the door shut again.
Looks like we'll be staying here until morning...
Get the two sleeping bags out ours and his, stuff our sleeping bag inside his then put Water inside the double sleeping bag, put both blankets over us using our gun as a makeshift tent pole wedging it between the sleeping bag and the door so it doesn't fall over, cut a hole near the top of the makeshift tent/blankets then light a candle and slide into the blanket with Water.
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>>32944155
I don't think we can make it with that thing guarding the door like that. Almost lost my head.
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>>32944155
We are just gonna have to make a dash for the door, it's our only hope.
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>>32944155
find another way
HVAC system perhaps?
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>>32944186
Not this. That will get us killed.

>>32944227
It's not our only hope, it's suicide.
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>>32944186(me)
>>32944233
Fair. Since leaving is suicidal:
"That thing nearly took my head off! Skip, do you think you can make the night in here? Cause if we leave that way, we're gonna wind up dead."
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>>32944178
>>32944186
>>32944189
>>32944220
>>32944227
>>32944230
>>32944233
>>32944249
You quickly pull your head back and slam the door shut again.
"That thing nearly took my head off," You cry, "I don't think we can make it with that thing guarding the door like that. Almost lost my head! Looks like we'll be staying here till morning. Skip, do you think you can make the night here?"
"N-No," He shakes, "I-I doubt e-either of us will s-survive the n-night in here in our condition. I-I'm still f-freezing and y-you are starting to l-look cold."
He thinks for a moment.
"...I-I think I c-can light one of the c-candles," He stammers, "T-They don't like t-the light, or t-the f-fire."

What do you do?
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>>32944278
If we are really going to try your crazy plan I think we need a bigger fire then just the candle.
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>>32944278
The light from my magic didn't do much. Ugh I wish we had a flamethrower or at least a blowtorch. Or I could turn into a smaller dragon but I only know the big ones.
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>>32944278
So, we're stuck in a room, slowly freezing to death, the only exit is being guarded by an unkillable shadow creature, which our only protection against is a candle, and the only way to escape it is through a portal that we have no idea where it leads. I hate this project.

Go through the backpack, figure out what we have, and what we could burn as a torch, cause a candle isn't gonna do much, and is just gonna go out when we move to quickly, which isn't ideal. We've got a gun, maybe we could take the bullets apart and make fire crackers from the gun powder. No, that would take too long, and they wouldn't be effective enough. Make it could scare it off for a little bit, but it would get used to it.

>>32944320
Couldn't we just become a young dragon? Not sure if we've seen one before, but we would at least know they exist? Probably some restriction against that though.
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>>32944278
If you think that'll work, let's do it.
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>>32944315
>>32944320
>>32944326
>>32944370
"So we're stuck in a room, slowly freezing to death, the only exit is being guarded by an unkillable shadow creature, which our only protecting against is a candle, and the only way to escape is through a portal that we have no idea where it leads... I hate this project."
Skip nods in agreement.
"If we are really going to try your crazy plan I think we need a bigger fire," You say, "The light from my magic didn't do much. Ugh, I wish I had a flamethrower or at least a blowtorch."
You start to look through your back for something that you could burn like a torch. You could light the matchbox on fire.
"C-Cereza."
You turn to find Skip holding his blanket and a lighter.
"W-We c-could use my b-blanket."

What do you do?
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>>32944384
thats a terrible idea
search the room
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>>32944384
"You're freezing as is, so I don't exactly feel comfortable with that. Are you sure? It also means we'll probably have to share the blanket in the future, until we find a replacement."
He should have two blankets on him, the blanket he gave us, and the blanket he was wearing. The blanket he was wearing is probably at least a bit damp from the ice, so if we're gonna use one of them, use the dry one. Further more, rip off part of the blanket, so that we're not just burning the whole thing. We'll need something to hold it, either our magic or our gun (make sure it's unloaded if we do this, also it could damage the gun).
>>
Stopping for the night.
Have a good night or day!
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>>32944457
Night, Pluto!
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>>32944326
>unkillable
Says what?
We fired at it but we didn't see if we hit or not.
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>>32944384
Why don't we just shoot it? There's only one of them so as long as we get the drop on it we should be fine.
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>>32944278
If you think it's a good idea, let's do it.
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>>32944470
Unkillable might be an overstatement, but it was kind of a dramatic statement anyway. Also, how exactly do you kill a shadow? It doesn't like light, but I doubt we'll be able to make enough light to actually kill it that way. Besides, everything casts a shadow, and it could probably use those against us.

>>32944480
Firing blindly at it didn't do anything. We might have missed most of our shots, but probability and the fact that it was completely undeterred indicates it doesn't give a shit. There is also the fact that it has killed others who were all firing at it is meant to imply we can't kill it with guns.
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>>32944503
>it has killed others who were all firing at it
Since they were also hitting each other I think it's more that it was moving in between them too quickly or they couldn't see it.
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>>32945049
And what makes you think we have a better chance at hitting it then trained soldiers?
>>
10
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>>32945080
A narrow coridor.
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>>32944384
That could work.
But first let's look around for some vents to crawl through instead.
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>>32945224
They were in a train tunnel, itdidn't seem to help them much.
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>>32945474
a platform isn't really the same thing as a tunnel.
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>>32945516
It's still an enclosed space. This thing had no problem weaving between them and slaughtering them all. It's far too fast for what you propose, by the time we've opened the door and raised the rifle it's already Disemboweled us and is working on beheading us.





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