Korkoa wrote:Appleoosa is a newly founded town in the west of Equestria. There's currently not a lot there, other than vast orchards and various stores. The great buffalo tribes live not far from Appleoosa, and stampede through a path in the orchards every year, as a matter of fact.
For ponies interested in fighting in the war, a good place to go would be the Appleoosa Armory. They have the latest in weaponry and armor there, for the most adventurous of ponies!
SkyPhazer wrote:The Gavel slammed down. A bit like my hopes of escaping.
"The Jury would like to bring the Defendent to the stand."
Great. That's my cue. I stood up. Not the easiest thing to do, in a seat made for Ponies.
"Well, you see Judge Law... I didn't do ANYTHING wrong. That Wagon just HAPPENED to roll into the Orchard while I was there. And, uh, I didn't set it on fire either... It was..." Come on, Graybeak, look around... I spotted a Light Yellow Pony wearing a Brown Hat. "It was HIM! He set that Wagon on Fire! He pushed it into the Orchard!" The Judge just laughed. "Him? Boy are you a riot, son. Braeburn won't never do such a thing like that!"
Great. The one I picked just HAPPENS to be the LEAST likely to do it.
"Alright, so ya caught me! I didn't actually intend on setting it on fire and rolling it into the Orchard. Okay, well, maybe I did. Hey, a Gryphons gotta do something in this BORING town you call home. You caught me, fair and square. I'm going to accept ANY Punishment you give me. Tie a Millstone around my feet, and toss me in the river! Hang me from the Rafters, why don't you? But, uh, next time. See, my uh, My Rides here."
A Loud Boom, and the South Wall Caved in, Debris shooting all over.
I flapped my wings and flew over to the hole in the wall.
"Let this day be remembered, as the day you ALMOST caught Cap- You know what, Sod it, I'm outta here."
I turned to my Buffalo Companion, He who makes Booms, and nodded to him.
"Let's Ride, He Who Makes Booms." And with that, we ran over the hills. As fast we could.
SkyPhazer wrote:After running (And Flying) for about an Hour, I was certain they were no longer following.
I sat down in a heap, stretching my aching bones. "Well, thats on an end to that."
"Why were you even there to begin with? I thought Scales hated you going off by yourself." "Ah, but thats where you're wrong! I wasn't alone! Why, with you by my side, we're practically unstoppable! By the way, how are your supplies? We might need some, before we get back to Dragons Keep. Particularly if we take the Direct Path."
He Who Makes Booms looked at me with a puzzled expression. "The supplies are fine. The... Direct Path, sir?" The Buffalo pulled out a map from one of the bags. "Mind pointing that out?"
I pointed on the map to a long winding road. "See this road? Yeah? Thats the Direct Path."
He Who Makes Boom's eyes widened. "Sir! That road leads through Ponyville! You DO remember what happened last time in Ponyville, right? I don't think they'll like seeing you again.
"Hey! Relax! Ponyville LOVES me. Why, I'm sure by now they've forgotten all about my causing that Bakary Fire all those years ago!" "That happened last week, Graybeak."
"Right! So they should have forgotten ALL ABOUT IT."
"Come on, lets get some shut eye. I'm tired."
And with that, I curled up, and fell asleep.
Knight Tyrfang wrote:After a long trek, Prank was finally in Appleoosa, exhausted, and starving.
"Ooooh...I knew I shoulda taken a bit off that bread box..." He mumbled, wobbling side to side. He had gotten so excited about causing chaos in Manehattan, he completely forgot about eating. "I gotta...find some food..."
Then, on the side of the row, he spotted a buffalo, and a griffin taking a nap. Unfortunately, that wasn't what he actually saw. What he saw was a big bowl of oats, and nice, golden pile of hay.
"Hm...who would leave out a delicious meal like this?" Prank said, drooling. "Ah well, who cares! Free food!"
He then trotted over to the buffalo, and took a bite of it's leg.
SkyPhazer wrote:I was having a nice nap. Until, of course, He Who Makes Booms Screamed. Very. Very. Loud.
"AUGH!!! WHAT THE BUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!?!"
I shot up, and looked at my Companion. Who was having his leg gnawed upon by a Black Earth Pony.
Okay, it was inconsiderate of me, but I just started CRACKING UP.
"Oh man, you- You're being - AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh, that is BRILLIANT! Nice Job, Mate!"
I wiped my eyes a little. "Oh, I do likes me a good prank, now and then... Although, uh, he's not food... But, I have some Apples if you like. Snagged them on my way out of town. Best Assignment EVER. We blew up the Court House, we did. And set the Orchard on Fire! Heh, that'll teach them to not pay the Dragon Alliance!"
I looked at the Pony. "What did you say your name was?"
Knight Tyrfang wrote:"Holy crap, the munchies talked!" Prank said, jumping back. He shook his head a few times, and looked back again. "Aw man, your not munchies..."
"Hmmm...did you say Dragon Alliance? The one's that are invading Equestria? Awesome! We haven't had chaos like that since...Well, since Discord himself was last here!" He said, wide eyed. Even though he caused some small pranks, he heard this group made all of Equestria go completely nuts. That put them very high on his list of respected people. Of course, nopony could ever match Discord.
"Well, The name's Prank! It's nice to see another Chaos causer around! Though, I do have to admit, just exploding a town hall seems a bit...Underwheling..." Prank said, a bit unimpressed... He then almost stumbled over. "Whoah...um, yeah, Mind if I have the apples then? I think I'm gonna pass out..."
SkyPhazer wrote:"Sure you can!" Graybeak flicked an Apple out of the bag, and held it in his tail. "For a cost... You see, I have something BIG planned. Let us say... It may cause some royal heads to turn... Of course, I have to let my 'Commanding Officers' know... But... Oh yes, it's going to be a RIOT." Graybeak tossed the Apple at the Pony. "And, you know, if you disagree, I may just be forced to expand my food supplies."
Knight Tyrfang wrote:"Something big? Hahaha, sweet. Why would I even think about turning me down. If it's bigger than letting lose a swarm of parasprites in a huge city, then you can definitely count me in!" Prank said, taking a large bite out of the apple. The sweet flavor felt so good after such a long time without eating. "Mrf...Besides...krnch.... Even if I did refuse...Mmm...I probably wouldn't taste good. Probably like brimstone, and gunpowder."
Making your own fireworks, and playing around with them does tend to do that to a pony. He also got singed a few times, from accidentally igniting the brew.
SkyPhazer wrote:"Now, I know many other guys like you and I (Booms, bring the Map) have tried this MANY times, but, as you said, there ISN'T a whole lot of Chaos anymore... Well, I asked around, with some risk to my own life, and I've found... a certain object of interest Deep within a Vault in the Canterlot Palace. The Mirror of Chaos."
He Who Makes Booms set the Map, a Blueprint of the Vaults of Canterlot, on the ground. "Now, the Mirror of Chaos was said to posess enormous powers... Powers to, say go into an alternate dimension filled with chaos and MAYBE Intend on releasing some VERY, VERY, Bad things."
I pointed to a small circle on the map. "It's said that it's in this vault. The Password is unknown, as only one of the Royal Family knows it."
I looked up to my strange companion, with a glint in my eye. "You still want in?
Knight Tyrfang wrote:"Mirror of Chaos...?" Prank said, tilting his head slightly. He was confused, he had studied all manners of chaos, ever since he found that he had a very special knack for it. But he hadn't heard anything about the Mirror of Chaos.
"Such a thing exists?" He thought, racking his brain to check if he missed something. "Ah well, if such a thing like that was so powerful, there'd probably have been some kind of cover up for that, or something."
Prank then let a grin creep up on his face. "Of course I want in! It should be fairly easy getting in! You wanna see how?"
SkyPhazer wrote:"Of course such a thing exists! I got this knowledge straight from the Castle! There, uh, was a time when I may or may not have been incarcerated there at point. It, wasn't my /highest/ moment, but, I got this handy little map. Ehhhh, Maybe an entire blueprint of the Castle. I for one, haven't shown a soul, until now. Well, and I showed Booms. Wait -"
My eyes widened a little.
"You say you know of a way in?"
Knight Tyrfang wrote:"Well, the guards are all stupid, so it shouldn't be that hard." He said, smrking. "But seeing you're a gryphon, you're gonna have some trouble...But getting in for me, will be simple! Even though, I'm a multiple offender! Here, watch this!"
He then jumped behind a bush, and concentrated hard to keep quiet. He slowed his breath, and then his mane started to change color to match the backround. It wasn't a perfect disguise, but it fooled most people easily. He then reached into his bag, pulled out a a paper bag, and blew it up. He then snuck around the gryphon, and popped it.
Graybeak fell over, and gave out a little scream.
"Are you outta your mind?!?! What if Someone heard that?"
Knight Tyrfang wrote:"Ahaha! That was hilarious!" Prank said, falling over, holding his sides from laughing so hard. "Y-you should've heard it, you sounded like a scared little filly! Bwahahaha!"
It took a few seconds for him to calm down. He wiped the tears from his eyes, and then threw the bag over his shoulder. "Yeah...heehee, anyways as you could see...or should I say, as you could'nt see, I was invisible! Well...kinda. It's a special talent of mine!"
He then took out a party favor, and blew it. To his dismay though, the end didn't pop and send streamers everywhere, like it was supposed to. "Huh...Looks like a grabbed a defective... Anyways, seeing as I scared the hay out of you, you might as well tell me your name, along with your companion's. "
Korkoa wrote:Razorclaw circled above the small group below him. Well, that was definitely Greybeak... Getting the feathers scared off him by a pony. "Score." He muttered before landing behind the other Gryphon. "Greybeak! Still getting scared by ponies half your size, huh? Will you ever grow up?"
Knight Tyrfang wrote:"Whoah! Another Gryphon!" said Prank, wide-eyed again. He had never seen so many gryphons in one place. In fact, he never even saw a gryphon at all before this one. "Are you part of the Draconic Alliance too? Ah, never mind, here, catch!"
He then took out of his saddle-bag, what looked like a hand grenade, pulled the pin out with his teeth, and tossed it towards the new gryphon.
Korkoa wrote:Razorclaw would have screamed and run from the grande looking object, but... Well, Greybeak would never let him live it down. So, using all his willpower, he stood still and batted the grenade away with barely a look, raising an eyebrow. "Well, Greybeak's certainly picked up an interesting new friend... Who are you?"
Skarloth wrote:IC Fulok - Appleoosa - Stumbling Upon Greybeak and Prank:
A lone form walked down the main road to Appleoosa, a small old fashioned town in the land of Equestria; the being was dark in color, with what appeared to be a red tint to his shape. If one were near him, they would hear no sounds, they would only see him as a physical shadow, a being of darkness.
Even his face was obscured by a horned helmet, made in the image of a Dragon, and the only true part of him that you could see were his eyes, bright green, and still as night. He moved at a regular pace, walking toward the unsuspecting town of Ponies; and even though one wouldn't see him as any sort of immediate threat, he could give anyone who stood up to him a run for their money. He knew how to fight, and kill, with just his own four hooves, and those were really the only weapons he had, but he was agile and quick as the wind, even in his armor.
His name was Fulok, and he was one of the Draconic Alliance, those who had stepped up to aid the Dragons in their fight against those who took their rightful land from them. And even though his ancestors were guilty of taking land that was not theirs, he had renounced all family ties he had long before he joined the Dragons; he wanted to see the other species suffer the same fate the Dragon's had, to feel their pain as they are forced from their homes and daily lives.
His thoughts were broken and scattered by a loud popping noise, one that made him react, and turn to face the direction the noise came from in a split second, taking a battle stance, ready to kill whatever had made that noise. With his two eyes, he saw a Gryphon and a Pony, the Gryphon seemed startled, and the Pony seemed amused; there were two ways to go about this situation:
1. Kill them both, they're Peacekeepers.
2. Find out what two Draconic Agents are doing fooling around in the open, with so many Peacekeepers nearby.
He decided to walk over, activating his stealth ability, and whispered to the two; "Dragons, or Peacekeepers? I would hate to kill my own kind, but I would love to add two new victims to my list," he said in his deep voice, watching as the two tried to figure out where the voice was coming from.
OOC: He's entirely invisible, mind you.
Knight Tyrfang wrote:Prank looked towards the direction of where the grenade landed, and watched it open with a small pop, and start spraying red-paint all over the place. "Aww...You're no fun..."
He then looked at him straight in the eye, and grinned at him. But, the only thing he was thinking of when looking at him, was that he had to prank him no matter what. "I'm just a wandering pony, who just likes causing mischief!" He then recognized something about him. "Oh, hey! I swear I've seen you in Manehattan before! What happened there? Did the parasprites eat everything? How did the fire happen?"
Prank was so happy he met someone from Manehattan. He basically already knew what happened, but he was curious about where the fire came from.
Korkoa wrote:Razorclaw raised an eyebrow. "Let me guess. The parasprites were yours, right? Well, some elemental unicorn started the fire to contain the parasprites, and, whadaya know, it worked! Too bad, too, Manehattan could use a good cleaning." He raised another eyebrow as he heard a voice float out of thin air. "Uh... Dragons. You think Gryphons are welcome in Equestria anymore? Wrong. Just about all of us are with the dragons, oh mysterious disembodied voice."
Knight Tyrfang wrote:Prank let out a giggle, which made him not hear the voice. "Yup!" He said proudly.
But then his ears dropped a little. "Oh wait, the fire wasn't any buildings being burnt? Awww, that's boring... Where's the fun in that?"
Skarloth wrote:IC Fulok - Appleoosa - Talking:
Mr.Disembodied voice was now covered in red paint, while his left side was still invisible; he growled, and deactivated his invisibility, looking at his right side, which was now covered in a red coat of paint. In a way, he liked it, but it would be harder to hide now, so he would have to get rid of it later, he looked toward Razorclaw and spoke to him, "My name is Fulok, and as you can tell from my armor, I am also one of the Alliance," he said, glancing at Prank, and then back toward Razorclaw. "There have been a few Gryphons who have changed over to the Peacekeepers, and these days, it's better to be safe than sorry," he said.
Korkoa wrote:Razorclaw shrugged at Prank's comment. "Hey, I'd burn that place to the ground if I could get away with it, but sadly, no." He sniggered at Fulok's appearance before responding. "I'm Razorclaw. I didn't realize Gryphons were defecting, so I don't blame you. Did that dirtmuncher Scales send you here too?"
Knight Tyrfang wrote:"Oh, so that's what that was?" Prank said, unfazed by the appearance of the Gryphon. He was used to things popping into existance, seeing as he did that himself. "I thought it was some fancy shmancy dress style all the ponies were crazy about."
He then noticed he was covered in paint, and did a little jig of joy, giggling. "Oh, yay! I didn't waste a paint grenade! those things are really, REALLY hard to make, y'know? Hehehe, now your stripes and splotches!"
Skarloth wrote:IC Fulok - Appleoosa - Talking:
Fulok raised an eyebrow behind his helmet, glaring at Prank, "You must be blind, I'm wearing full body armor. For all you three knew, I could be an Earth Pony. Thankfully, I'm not, I'm a Zebra," he said, turning to Razorclaw to answer his question, "No, Scales didn't send me here, I don't take any orders from him, I have others that give me missions."
He looked around the small Pony Town... it was quiet, and there was nearly nobody outside, and at this time of day, they were normally outside, playing around like the fools they were.
Korkoa wrote:"Lucky you." Razorclaw muttered, crossing his front arms. "If there's one thing I can't stand about the Alliance, it's that pretentious, ugly, little dragonling."
SkyPhazer wrote:OOC: Gah, so many posts to catch up on.
I quickly shook myself from the brief shock I was in. As I stood up, I heard my least favorite sound in the world. Razorclaw.
"Well Well Well. If it isn't Razorclaw. How does it feel, now that you're backing me up on my GENIUS plan? I specifically asked for you, of course. We need SOMEONE as a Meat Shield. So, you know me, I looked up "Idiot" in the Phone Book, and you're the #1 recommendation!"
I still hate this guy.
I turned over to the Newcomer, who appeared to be half covered in Red Paint.
"What the Buck happened to you?"
Skarloth wrote:IC Fulok - Appleoosa - Talking:
"Hmpf. Figures you wouldn't recognize me. Take a good look at my armor, Gryphons, and see if you don't remember my name," he said to the group. He was known in the Draconic Alliance, well known, in fact; he was one of their best agents, even if he was a Zebra. Even though he shouldn't have been able too, he shook the paint off, covering the others in the red paint, while he glared at them all.
OOC: I don't know how high of a rank Fulok is, but it'st just say he's well known, and high up on the chain of command.
Knight Tyrfang wrote:"Ah! Watch it, that thing's got lead in it!" Prank said, leaping back. He didn't actually know if there was lead or not, but he just wanted to see the pony's faces the moment he said it. Plus, he needed an excuse to avoid getting covered in paint. "So...can you let me into your little information fest? I think your enemies might like this little tidbit..."
SkyPhazer wrote:"Fulok? What the buck are you doi- Wait... You're here to keep an eye on me, aren't you? Sure, maybe blowing up the courthouse wasn't the most DISCREET way to get out, but it sure as hay was the most fun way!"
Wait, but what if that ISN'T why he's here?
Shoot, what if he knew about the maps?
"We are honored by your presence here, Fulok. Could we interest you in some food or beverages?"
I whispered over to Booms: "Hey, nice going with offering him food. That way, if he starts yelling at me, he'll start coughing, giving us time for an escape... Also, before he sees it... Put the Blueprints BACK in the bag!"
The last thing I needed was FULOK breathing down my neck in the land of chaos...