Players: Toot Sweet, Spring Strudel, Gabbro Ilmenite, Night Bloom, Silent Shade, Nebenfigur, Night Powder, Rusty Pipe Organ, Cinnamon String, Tale Spinner, Marc Moses, Fire Blaster, Gumummy Drop, pony jack
After the show, the group gets ready for the basement tour(Spring finds out Yazaki is Night Bloom's real name, but does not get an answer as to Nightstalker)
They take the elevator, which seems to go down more than one would have thought from being a cloud building
In the artifact storage, a strange cylinder makes some ponies hear a ringing sound, Tale hears giggling, and Powder hears voices and stays behind and attempts to take the cylinder, evading Rusty and hiding it, only for Silent to catch them, using a trick similar to the ones Bloom had used
In the archive room, shadowy ponies appear on the walls. Silent says it is a figment of imagination, but Gabbro sees him glare at the shadows and they vanish, further inciting Gabbro's curiousity
Players: Radiant Shores, Spring Strudel, Rosie Sunshine, Nebenfigur, Cinnamon String, Nightstalker, pony jack, Farsight, Gumdrop, Starweave, Tale Spinner, Diamond Hooves
The trains creaks to a stop in a lonely station, with the crew rushing for repairs. A sudden breakage in the engine room had forced a change of course
A dust cloud caused by buffalo happens
There was a floating rock and several ponies investigated it
Diamond Hooves reveals her parents died when she was 2 and that she's run the saloon alone ever since, to which Spring expresses sadness and Night dismisses the grief, causing Spring to practically explode, after which Night consoles her, Far scares Diamond off, Spring tracks her down, and Diamond agrees to leave town.
Players: Toot Sweet, Gabbro Ilmenite, Nightstalker, Nebenfigur, Farsight, Rosie Sunshine, Sun Bubbles, Tale Spinner
The group finds themselves in Cantermore. Ponies are cheering and placing medals around their necks and applauding their heroism, even the captain of the guards
Gabbro and Night find things suspicious and spot a mysterious pony trying to approach them, finding out it is Radiant Shine
Radiant attempts to help them, tackling 'Nebenfigur'. Night exposes Farsight.
Radiant instructs Gabbro to tire them out, as the mirror shard is attempting to steal magic. The group begins imagining things into being left and right until the dream falls apart.
The group wakes up in base camp. Medics tell Gabbro that somepony from 'Equestrian Special Projects', a group Far didn't recognize, showed up rather quickly and took the shard
Night accidentally takes too much medicine and gets loopy, and Gabbro resolves to research what he can about this group, but not before sending a thank you letter to Cantermore University addressed to Radiant Shine
The group reconvenes in the Evershade. It is eerily quiet. The only noise is a faint creaking from further in. Night has created an ant repellent using the info from the book, and everyone in the group has been given a bottle of it
The ants attack, but are driven away by the repellant
The group sees a giant bird fight an ant
The group finds a box in the road and Night opens it to find a bunch of empty potion bottles labeled 'Doctor Mysterious'
They find a giant ant and follow it to the anthill and ants feeding on magic from broken golems. Far establishes a shelter and the rest head back for the day. Gabbro asks Night to try and see if there is any liquid left in the bottles and if there is, to find out what it was
Players: Spring Strudel, Nightstalker, Rosie Sunshine, Night Bloom, Farsight, Nebenfigur, Smoke Screen, Shadow, Tale Spinner, Ice, Cinnamon String, Lemon Grass, Cosmic Feather
A summer picnic day is held in Ponydale at Sweet Apple Orchard. The weather is pleasant.
Spring eats a sandwich, several ponies swim, Night reads a book, Bloom hunts bugs, and Far laughs at physics due to an experimental horseshoe from the guard that allows walking on water, but it starts spreading to those around it
Tale and Smoke Screen start apple bucking. One apple hits Spring in the head however and she starts talking gibberish before collapsing. Through the combined efforts of Tale's boots, Night's herbs, Rosie's medical knowledge and Ice's...ice, she is revived, though with a splitting headache, and Tale is very very apologetic
Shadow starts feeling weak, and Ice screams for help and almost has a heart attack multiple times. Rosie rushed over, and helps, only for Ice to faint. Spring starts to legit wonder if the pond is just cursed at this point, Ice has to be revived with a defibrillator only for them to have low self esteem.
Bloom shows off another magic trick and brings several butterflies to life.
Spring offers to help advertise Tale's book(possibly in exchange for a free copy) and Tale reveals plans for a spinoff titled 'The Grumpy Guardspony'
Players: Toot Sweet, Spring Strudel, Gabbro Ilmenite, Nightstalker, Nebenfigur, Scatty Clockwork, Grace Seraph, Tale Spinner(duh), Night Bloom, Flaming Lightstream, Smoke Screen, Cinnamon String, Cloud Spinner, Herbert Horst, Wind Spray, Cell Shader, Star Dust, Farsight, Green Starwing, Bae B, Hot Lemon, random fandom
The Talentzvah is held at Spring's place of undisclosed name, where there a a buffet table, a table filled with ice cream and baked goods, a stack of treasure maps(looking suspiciously like the building), and a corner with comics and such
Cloud Spinner(Tale's dad) gives a speech. Tale's is the third Talentzvah in the family. The eldest, Sky Spinner, has inherited his dad's talent for weather, and the middle child, Shadow Spinner, inherited her mom, Cloth Spinner's sewing talents, while Tale has a unique talent
For a while, Cloud and Cloth had thought Tale was part of a baking club, but when Cloud tried to have Tale bake him a cake...well, let's just say he realized Tale's talent was NOT baking and since, Tale has been writing her adventures down
A treasure hunt is begun, copious amounts of swiss rolls are consumed, and ponies give Tale gifts
Gabbro gives Tale a sword he forged himself
Spring gives Tale a party and a massive cake
Night and Bloom give Tale a journal, a bestiary and a map book of Equestria
Sun mails Tale some of the fireworks they made with the ingredients Night gave then
Farsight gave Tale a refillable metal pen
Toot gave Tale the new Daring Do book
And many other gifts I cannot remember
Oh, and Night herself spent most of the time brewing a potion *insert cooking show music here*
The treasure hunt is finished, and the prize is a pre-pre-release copy of Tale's book, featuring Tornado Swirl, Fruit Treat, Schmancy Shoestring, Breeze Mist, Bedtime Story, the Grumpy Guardspony, Lightwalker, Basalt Manaccanite, horse John, Star Foam, and Violet Moonshine
Players: Toot Sweet, Spring Strudel, Nebenfigur, Smoke Screen, May Precious, pony jack, Nightstalker, Night Bloom, Cinnamon String, Farsight, Wind Spray, Cosmic Feather, Sweet Treat
The Cloudopolis Flight School is holding an open house event that will conclude with fireworks. There are many activities
Night Bloom tries and dominates at apple-bobbing, with his older sister cheering him on. When congratulating him, Spring briefly sees sharp teeth, but passes it off as her imagination.
May Precious plays with Night's ears and Farsight's armor.
Farsight, meanwhile, sees pony Jack's shadow, and gets suspicious.
Night, Toot, and Spring enter the (very glitchy) school to find old class photos. After some(buggy as a Changing Hive) searching, they find them, and comment on how adorable Spring, Gabbro, and Toot looked as children
Bloom does not have enough tickets for a deck of cards and obliterates the apple bobbing to get more(Spring offers her own, but they turn out to be unnecessary)
Meanwhile, Far starts yelling at pony jack. Spring hears this, but Far having paranoid rants was nothing new, even when he started yelling about it, so she thinks nothing of it and pays more attention to Bloom's card trick
The fireworks are viewed, and it is a nice end to the day
Oh, and btw, Smoke Screen emptied what is probably the nation's supply of confetti
Players: Gabbro Ilmenite, Toot Sweet, Spring Strudel, Nightstalker, Silent Shade, Vala Vidalia, Scatty Clockwork, Tale Spinner, pony jack, Hot Lemon, Nebenfigur, Aerial Ace, Sweet Tooth
Investigations and interrogations begin. After Spring rambles on, Vala immediately confesses...to stepping on Tale's dropped plate. Meanwhile, Silent explains the stolen gem was a red diamond dug up in the Heartlands
The investigation finds no sign of lock-picking. The breaker for the lights is in the basement. The janitor's key mysteriously disappeared a week earlier, only to return. In Silent Shade's office, the safe and window appear like they may have been lock picked and the key to the exhibits is missing. A yellow hair is found on the window and rope is found in the trash on the ground. Toot also finds Silent's key and the necklace in the fountain
All the clues lead to confronting Sir Guilded, who is revealed via a wet spot. They use a smoke bomb and escape out the open window
Players: Gabbro Ilmenite, Radiant Shores, Nightstalker, pony jack, Rosie Sunshine, Nebenfigur, Cinnamon String. Farsight, Tale Spinner, Herbert Horst, random fandom, Sun Bubbles
The group is investigating what they believe to be the hideout of the group creating the golems. Night, Far, and Nebenfigur alerted their respective superiors, but it would take time for backup to arrive. They arrive at a collection of ruins. There are signs of archaeologists having been present, but none are to be seen at the moment. Instead, a hexagon of cloaked figures are seen creating a golem and sending it off to join a growing collection of them
They are also seen creating what appears to be a giant one using a tablet of some kind. Gabbro asks if it would be possible to disrupt the magic, and Cinnamon String states that with enough magical interference it might be possible
The guard reinforcements arrive and Radiant has a plan to neutralize the golems. Meanwhile, Tale wants to play the hero, but Far is stopping them
The plan is to distract the golems and the cult while a team of unicorns works together to disrupt the magic. Not only that but to steal the tablet being used in their construction.
Night, Gabbro, and Tale disrupt the hexagon and knock the leaders out, with Night securing the tablet. While Radiant and co get to work on the spell(with some hiccups), Gabbro and Tale distract the golems, with Far picking off some of the cultists.
The spell works and the golems fall apart. The remaining cultists surrender, Toot appears, having used the diadem to have the crystal beetles disrupt the cult's plans(they destroyed the wagon in the Heartlands)
Everyone celebrates and is told not to tell anypony about that day's events. Tale's flank itches oddly and as the group heads off(Far heading to his home town), Gabbro decides to take toot home...but doesn't know Toot's address. It'll be a long evening. Afterwards, Gabbro treats Tale to one of Spring's cookie cakes, discovering Tale's Talent Mark. A Talentzvah is arranged
The group investigates a mining facility outside the Crystal Kingdom. There are cart tracks leading to and from the mine and the city, and the Crystal's, while the same ones found in the golems, are smaller.
While Gabbro is disappointed that the perpetrators are not likely to return, a large chunk of the group investigates the tracks to no avail
Radiant Shores tells everyone that her old teacher, Dr.Orichalcum, lives in the Kingdom, and may possess the equipment to track down where the Crystal's were taken
The Doctor signs Cinnamon's book and mentions that the shady ponies in cloaks who took the Crystals were scared off by a giant crystal beetle who clawed at them
Radiant finds a concentration of Crystal's in the Heartlands that they believe is the cloaked ponies' base.
Gabbro is told by Tale briefly about their adventure to get the diadem that controls rock creatures from the crystal bugs. Far tells Tale to shush and Gabbro begins to suspect the diadem might be connected to all of this
Players: Spring Strudel, Radiant Shores, Nightstalker, Farsight, Onion Sing, Rosie Sunshine, Jingles Sporadic, Sun Bubbles, Tale Spinner
It is a normal spring day, but the guards seem on edge, with rumors from the heartlands of horrible monsters and rampant gangs. Night is in conversation with some of them, and Far is so tired he walks into a tree and MIGHT have received a concussion
Spring approaches Night, and after three minutes, gets her attention, though Night denies that anything is wrong, and Far, satisfying his coffee addiction, is confronted by Tale, wielding a paper with the headline "UNREST IN HEARTLANDS"
Spring is distracted by Jingles Sporadic's rhyming and then Radiant Shores shows up to get a muffin
After Spring gives out pie, Night goes over and talks to Radiant, discussing some seismic activity on a map.
After Radiant leaves and Tale talks her into thinking there may be more to the activity than she thought.
Far and Night have a private discussion about what this might mean. They decide to keep as much info as they can for themselves both to avoid a panic and to keep info from falling into less than trustworthy hooves
Jingles falls out of a tree and shatters their prosthetic leg. And literally noone notices at all. Even when they start yelling.
Spring and Tale discuss Tale's possible TM, and Spring suggests that maybe Tale should consider writing about adventures or going on adventures and writing about then
Tale admits to skipping school and Farsight drags them to the train to Cantermore, up the cliffs to the blimp to Cloudopolis, and all the way to the Cloudopolis school. By the ear.
Players: Spring Strudel, Toot Sweet, Tale Spinner, Rosie Sunshine, Nightstalker, pony jack, Silent Shade, Sight Unseen, Sun Bubbles
It is a spring day and the plaza is filled with ponies. But a wagon approaches, peppy music playing from inside it, and no pony appears to be pulling it. It folds out and reads 'Doctor Mysterious' Wagon of Amazement'
As everyone looks on, a purple Earth Pony pops out in a smoke bomb and greets the crowd
He promises a show and asks for a volunteer. Rosie steps up and takes part in a card trick
Spring properly meets Silent Shade, who immediately flirts with her, and quickly stops when she threatens to smack him.
Spring notices Silent drinking out of a flask. When questioned, he states it is a tonic for his 'joints'
The Doctor shows off several artifacts. his last one? The 'Mirror of Truth'!
When ponies start to question him on his 'possession' of the mirror, he has one last trick and calls up Toot. He has her get in a box, which is spun around and opened, with no Toot inside
After the group worries, they turn the box back and Toot returns
Silent enters the wagon and proves that the mirror is a fake, berating Mysterious.
Meanwhile, Tale struggles with cookie addiction and attempts to use Sun's illusions to ward off the hunger
Players: Gabbro Ilmenite, Spring Strudel, Toot Sweet, Nightstalker, Night Bloom, Rosie Sunshine, Sun Bubbles, pony jack, Hot Lemon, Derpsy Hooves, Sweet Wing
Springtime finally approaches, and the snow production has stopped. The Weather Factory has made rainbow snowflakes to send things off and invites everyone. Cookies and punch are provided free of charge
Gabbro, Toot and Rosie talk about Latte while Spring and Night have a conversation of their own. Night is surprised Spring was able to get Bloom to open up and Spring replies that she has experience dealing with kids
Spring learns, through Night Bloom, that Night's own mother was dead and that she and Bloom were half-siblings
In turn, Spring tells Night that she is the older sibling and that her father(who was a member of the royal guard) had died when she was young and when Gabbro was very young, and that his armor belonged to his dad
As he grew up, Gabbro wanted to be like his father, and read all kinds of adventure stories. But his own fears kept him from reaching that potential, and he gave up that dream and became an Artisan