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Escalation
« on: September 24, 2015, 05:21:22 pm »
As the sun rises in Canterlot, the rays of light reach the royal gardens and the sole gazebo. Things are quiet, followed by the sudden rumble of several footsteps going straight for the gazebo. Suddenly, the door slams open, several guards rushing in and apprehending Tinder, Foxtrot somehow is nowhere to be found. Barking orders and placing hoofcuffs on the mare, they begin to take her to the castle.

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 05:32:56 pm »
Tinder had only just been waking up from the first good nights sleep she's had in a while when the door is slammed open, quickly looking over at the door and realizing what's about to happen. As the guards surround her she looks around the room frantically and yells, "Foxtrot!" Quite worried about her new found friend and where he could be. As she is pulled off towards the castle in hoofcuffs she flails and squirms as much as she can to try to get out of the situation that she's found herself in.

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 05:02:23 pm »
The guards wrestle Tinder over to the castle, dragging her over to the Lunar Guards, their banner hanging above their doors. Several Noctrals look over to the new arrival before turning back to their regular duties. Going down the hall the guards take the unicorn to a smaller office, the words Captain Coldsteel etched on the pane. The door swings open and the guards sit Tinder down in a seat in front of his desk. The captain is seen sharpening his daggers, facing away from the new arrivals. "That should be all, dismissed." The guards let go of Tinder and exit the office. Ebony turns around and approaches his desk, placing his daggers next to him before looking at the mare. "So, do you mind telling me why my guards found you sleeping in the royals grounds? On restricted property?"

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 05:45:22 pm »
Tinder looks at her surroundings as she's put in the chair, trying to plan her way out of here and out of these hoofcuffs. As Ebony lays the daggers down, her eyes drift towards them, trying to figure out if she could be quick enough with her magic to grab one of them without him noticing right away. While she tries to form a plan she figures she might as well answer him, to keep him occupied, "Well the quite obvious answer to that question is that I was tired. Why else would I be sleeping at all? Or if you mean why was I sleeping here, it's because this place is much prettier then most of the places around here to sleep, plus your guards out there are pretty easy to by-pass." As she speaks she remembers the amount of stuff she had stolen from people on their way here, and just hopes that no one looks in her bag.
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Re: Escalation
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2015, 12:59:49 am »
Ebony couldn't help but smirk at the snarky reply, his fangs becoming somewhat visible between that smile. "Thanks for the tip. I had a hunch Celestia's guards were slacking off around there. Normally I'd have my Lunar Guard on the grounds..." The captain plucks his daggers up and sheathed then in their covers, attaching them to his holster. "But we're being deployed for other uses. And with what we're doing we're going to need some outside help. The guards inform me that you were seen in the city with another unicorn. Green jacket, black guitar, machete, I'm sure you have an idea on who it is. Do you know where he is?"

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2015, 02:59:18 pm »
Tinder watches him sheath his daggers, frowning a tiny bit as that part of her plan goes out the window. She nods as she listens to him talk, "Mhm, and what do I get for answering these questions? I mean I'm sitting here in hoofcuffs and you just expect me to answer you without even offering me a deal." She smiles a little as she speaks, though she has no idea where Foxtrot is this guy doesn't need to know that. She shifts a bit in the chair and watches Ebony to see his response. At the same time she's trying to be sneaky about the fact that she's trying to grab her pills from her bag with her magic.

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 10:36:04 pm »
Ebony chuckles at Tinder's answer, "You're not in a position to be making demands. You've been caught on private property, we can just throw you in the dungeon without asking a thing. What you're getting back is your freedom, walk out by just answering a question." The captain leans forward, "I personally know Foxtrot; got him out of a bind a few years back. Now I need to call in that favor to help with Equestrian security and I really don't want to have my time wasted by bullsh!t."

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2015, 10:41:35 pm »
Tinder stares straight into his eyes for a second before answering him, "I don't know where he is. He left without warning or telling me where he was going, alright? That enough to get me out of these cuffs?" Trying her best to keep the glow of her magic so dull that it's almost not noticeable, unless you have a keen eye for such things. Working away at getting the top off of the bottle in her bag with her magic, keeping her focus on him as to not give herself away.

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2015, 08:31:20 pm »
Ebony sighs, "Damn it. I should've known it wasn't going to be that easy." He gets up from his seat and goes to a file cabinet, going through it for a moment before pulling out a folder. "Has he told you anything about his work? Past jobs, things of that nature?"

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2015, 08:37:08 pm »
Tinder glances down at her cuffs, frowning slightly about the fact that they are still there after she answered him. She looks over at him after a second more and nods, "Only a little bit, I didn't want to pry. He only told me the details of one of his jobs, and that seemed hard enough on him so I didn't ask for any more." As she's trying to remember the story she looses her focus on her magic for a tiny bit, her horn becoming slightly brighter before she realizes it and focus' on making it dull again.

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2015, 09:37:52 pm »
Ebony returns to his desk, setting down a vanilla folder with several stamps of the Royal crown, the word "Confidential" shown in black ink. "Just one? Was it in Saddle Arabia, Equestria? Did he say what his task was?" Before he could let Tinder answer the captain gets up and trots over to her, removing the cuffs from her ankles and placing it on the desk. Returning to his seat he looks over to the mare for her answer.

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2015, 09:46:10 pm »
Tinder smiles as the cuffs are removed, glad to be able to move her hooves freely again. Taking this second to reach into her bag and grab the bottle, taking two pills from it and then putting the bottle back. She holds them in her hoof and nods, "Yeah, it was in Saddle Arabia, and he did indeed say what his task was." She figures that he already knows what the task was so she doesn't bother to elaborate, just pops the pills into her mouth and swallows as she watches him.

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2015, 10:12:59 pm »
"I'm assuming it was the town of Calais. Take out a rogue General leading the insurrection." He reaches over and opens the folder, attached to the side of it are photos of the town after the flooding. The buildings are badly damaged, structures torn, if looked at carefully enough, bodies can be seen floating in the water. Ebony flips the folder around and slides it to Tinder for her to look. "Things didn't go as planned, he succeeded in killing the general but at the loss of the whole town. What he didn't know at the time was that Calais produced a third of the country's crops. The Saddle Arabian government placed the blame on his target, destroying whatever support was left for the resistance." The captain leans forward, his tone becoming more somber, "There are those who believe otherwise, and are still looking for Foxtrot to get information about that day."

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2015, 10:36:15 pm »
Tinder takes the folder with her magic to look at the pictures, she hadn't realized the amount of damage he had caused. He told her the story but she hadn't pictured it like this. She continues to look at the picture as she speaks, "I know they are looking for him, that's why we met. He was running and I helped him get to safety. But I really don't know where he is, so I don't know how I can help you."

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Re: Escalation
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2015, 01:52:57 pm »
Ebony remains silent for a moment, thinking of what route to take in this situation. The captain gets up, and trots over to the side of his office to a giant map of Canterlot, several marks and numbers are drawn throughout it. "Canterlot is a big bucking town to get lost in. But why here? Why Canterlot? There's too much risk involved coming here..." The noctral looks over to Tinder, "Did you meet him here in the city? It doesn't make much sense that he would come to such a populated area."