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Title: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel 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.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder 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.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel 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?"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder 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.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel 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?"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder 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.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel 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."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder 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.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel 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?"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder 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.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel 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.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder 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.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel 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."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder 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."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel 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."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on September 29, 2015, 08:39:23 pm
Tinder watches him walk and shakes her head, "No, I didn't meet him here. I met him in Ponyville and let him stay in my apartment for the night. We took a train to here to meet one of his contacts." She leans back in her chair and quickly checks to make sure that her bag is closed securely, so none of her stolen goods will fall out.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on September 29, 2015, 09:14:00 pm
Ebony suddenly stops his pacing, "His contacts? Could he mean..." The captain goes to his desk and pulls out a red marker. "Knowing him there's only one contact he trusts enough for something like this." He reaches out and circles a single point on the map. Taking a few steps back he looks at the map then returns to his desk. "So we have a lead. There's little time to waste and it is of the essence." The noctral looks over to Tinder, "You're free to go. I gotta find him before things escalate out of control."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on September 29, 2015, 10:10:51 pm
Tinder stands up as she's told that she's free to go, she turns around for a second before turning back to face him. "Can I come help you? Because I really want to know that Foxtrot's okay, I'm really worried about him. And I can help you, I have some skills that could prove useful." She smiles at him and waits patiently for a response.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on September 29, 2015, 10:22:27 pm
Ebony rummages through his desk, pulling out his standard cuffs, badge, and a crossbow (yes he keeps a fully loaded crossbow under his desk, he's that prepared) before locking and loading. "Alright, I'm short on backup and I don't have  time to wait. Stay close, don't do anything stupid, and keep an eye out. One mistake and an information leak later and we're gonna have two countries tearing each other apart. Any questions?"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on September 29, 2015, 10:44:27 pm
Tinder shakes her head, "Nope, no questions. I understand, so I promise I won't cause any trouble." She fixes her bag to make sure it's covering what it needs to be covering and smiles at him. "Oh, and just say if you need me to do anything or if you need to know anything."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Broadshield on September 30, 2015, 03:28:07 am
The trio of ponies, Broadshield and his two lieutenants trotted into Coldsteel's office. "I assume you are Captain Ebony Coldsteel of the Lunar Guard. I am Commander Broadshield, commander of Special Forces Group 'Equinox'. Under orders of Princess Luna, I am to assist you with whatever it is you're doing. We have little time so I'll get straight to the point. Firstly, I was only just recently informed of what is happening, so all I know is that we are looking for a stallion who has information on the death of the general leading the insurrection in Calais, and the flooding of Calais. Is there anything else that I should know?" he asked, waiting for an answer.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on September 30, 2015, 07:44:49 am
Tinder automatically backs up as another guard type walks in, being raised as a thief she was always taught to avoid guards, not be in the same room as them. She takes a second to put a thin layer of ice over her bag with her magic, protecting her stolen goods and her painkillers from any that would take them.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on September 30, 2015, 11:15:27 pm
"Good to have you on board Equinox." Ebony nods. "There's a V.I.P. with high value information that threatens the alliance between Equestria and Saddle Arabia. We need to locate this unicorn and return him here to the castle; there's a lead we can start with. Expect hostile individuals that are trying to catch him as well; if you can, arrest them on sight. Stay sharp, there's no way to distinguish who else may be after him. Lethal force is authorized." The captain reaches into his armor and pulls out a set of hoof cuffs; twirling them around he looks to Tinder, tossing the cuffs over to her, "Under the jurisdiction of the Lunar Guard, you are given the official authority to place a citizen's arrest. If you want to find out what happened to Foxtrot, that's fine, but I expect you to do your part. What's your name anyway?"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on September 30, 2015, 11:23:20 pm
Tinder catches the cuffs with her magic and stares at them, this is not something she's done before. The only time she's touched hoofcuffs in the past is when she would get arrested, never in a million years did she ever think she'd have the power to arrest anyone. She looks back up at Ebony and nods, "I'll do my part, I promise. And the names Tinder."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Broadshield on October 01, 2015, 08:28:24 pm
Broadshield and the two lieutenants prepare their gear, each of them wielding a katana and a wakizashi, several throwing knives, and all of them putting on their armor (improved Royal Guard armour with dragon scales inserted/fitted to give maximum protection while maintaining as much mobility as possible) "I've organised for any available Equinox forces and Royal Guard in Canterlot to be on a look out for this V.I.P. I suggest we hurry, our forces in Saddle Arabia have reported that the situation there is deteriorating, its chaos within the government, and if we don't act soon, we could be looking at a civil war in Saddle Arabia, or even worse, war between Saddle Arabia and Equestria." After preparing all of their gear, the trio of ponies wait at the door, waiting for Ebony and Tinder
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Princess Cadance on October 01, 2015, 11:52:19 pm
"Mrs. Amore Cadenza are you sure you want to be taking over some duties for Celestia?" A pony with glasses levitating a clip board in front of her asked.

"Yes I'm sure. Please, you can call me Cadance and Celestia is buried with paperwork and I am here to help her out. So I will, whatever that task might be I'll get it done," Cadnace's horn glowed as she enters the room with Ebony, Tinder, and Broadshield.

"Captain," She nods at Ebony. "What... is going on here?"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on October 02, 2015, 10:18:57 am
Tinder is becoming more nervous with every new  person coming in, really wishing that she hadn't stolen that stuff on the way here. She nods at the princess as she enters and then looks back at Ebony, waiting to see how he responds to this. She doesn't even want to look at the others, fearing they will see the nervousness in her eyes.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on October 02, 2015, 05:35:20 pm
As Princess Cadence enters the room, Ebony giver her a quick salute, "Your highness, I wasn't expecting you here. Long story short ma'am, we're to retrieve a unicorn named Foxtrot who has information about the recently ended civil conflict in Saddle Arabia. Although he worked there through a third party, his associations to the crown may render Equestria liable for the flooding of one of their agricultural towns. If the citizens find this out, they may push towards the option of war with us." The captain looks to the others as he continues, "Our lead is an earth pony, dark coat, green eyes, female, goes by the name of Nivalia. She may know where our target is, but we have to hurry; it's confirmed there are other parties looking for him as well."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Broadshield on October 03, 2015, 08:19:03 am
Broadshield salutes Cadence as she enters the room. While Ebony was explaining the situation to the Princess, he glanced over at Tinder, noticing that she was looking nervous, probably because of the Princess he thought to himself. When he finished, he said to the Princess "Princess Cadence, I didn't expect to see you so soon, if only the circumstances now are not so serious. If I may add to what Ebony has said, Equinox forces are in Saddle Arabia, monitoring the situation. The situation there isn't good, the government is in chaos, still trying to recover from its previous civil conflict, if their citizens find out about Foxtrot's involvement, another civil war may arise, or even worse, they may want to go to war with us."
"Foxtrot, with Nivalia, I actually saw her at a photo shoot before coming here. I don't remember everything, but I think I remember that another mare came up to her telling her that Foxtrot was in the city, she then left to go find him." He said to Ebony
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Princess Cadance on October 03, 2015, 09:28:18 pm
"Goodness... Celestia has been buried with paperwork..." The princess then nodded. "I will help you then. This is for the sake of saving thousands of lives."

"Cadance we cannot allow you to be in danger!" The assistant argued.

"You go back to take care of the rest of the duties in this castle. I can handle myself." Cadance said in a determined voice. "That is an order."

"But... fine..." The assistant walked out of the room.

"Let's not waste time. Broadshield has a good lead it seems like. I am new to this whole situation so I will listen to you Captain." Cadance gave a slight bow.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on October 03, 2015, 10:59:25 pm
Ebony nods, "Thank you for your assistance your highness, I greatly appreciate it." The captain looks around to the group, "Our first spot is called The Herbiary. It's 15 blocks away so let's get moving!" Wasting no time the noctral continues ahead and leads the others to their destination on hoof.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Nivalia on October 03, 2015, 11:47:20 pm
Meanwhile, at The Herbiary, Nivalia enters through the back employee entrance. Despite the building being the size of a small hangar, there's only about 5 staff members to maintain it. However when she walls past the rows of herbs resting under the bioluminescent light, the thick silence pulls at her nerves. "Hello? Blue? Raz? Either of you in here? You better, you're both scheduled for today!" The lack of a response causes her to raise her guard, her horn sprouting from the mare's head. Exiting the green room she turns a left into the offices, where she finds both of her workers bound and gagged, struggling to break to break free. "Blueberry! Raspberry! Are you two alright!?"

As soon as Nivalia pulls off Blue 's gag, the mare shouts out, "Niv behind you!"

The changeling doesn't turn around, but instead pulls back her hind legs and shoots them out as far as possible. She hears a grunt as her back hooves knock back whoever was behind her. Wasting no time she concentrates her magic and removes the bindings from her workers. "Go get help! Run!" Blue and Raspberry get up and rush out of the store in search of help. Nivalia, now alone, changes to her true form; she turns around to find her attacker gone. The silence commences as she slowly steps put of the office into the front of the store; a small counter sits adjacent to rows of boxes, bottles and live plants sporting a wide variety of herbs and tonics. As she rounds an isle a hoof swings around and lands against her jaw, sending her back and tumbling onto some of her shelves, the sound of glass bottles shattering is heard as she looks up and ducks in time to avoid another attack. Lowering her head she charges her horn and blasts at the now identifiable Pegasus, wearing a dark blue robe and already carrying a serrated knife in his free hoof. He dodges the blast, and sends a slap across Nivalia's face. She turns back instantly with a loud hiss, her fangs gleaning white as her eyes dilate to something more primal. Whoever is attacking her will know how much a mistake it is to do that solo.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on October 04, 2015, 01:48:07 pm
Tinder watches her group discuss things, not having anything to say. When they leave the building Tinder is careful to always stay a nice few steps behind all of them, not wanting to draw anymore attention to herself.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Princess Cadance on October 04, 2015, 08:28:36 pm
Cadance took off at a low hover next to Ebony.
"You lead them there. I will fly ahead and check things out for myself. I think I know what place you are talking about." Wihtout waiting for a response she flew up and ahead towards the destination.

Landing there, the alicorn quickly headed inside.
"Hello? Is anypony here ?"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Nivalia on October 05, 2015, 09:10:44 pm
As Cadence would venture further into the store, she would find several pots broken on the floor. Scratches, scraps, and dirt spot the floor as some fluorescent lights flicker on and off. The sporadic thump goes off in the distance, too far to pinpoint but close enough to lead the princess to the green room.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Princess Cadance on October 05, 2015, 09:32:13 pm
The princess readied her horn for a spell that would disable any possible hostiles as she nervously walked deeper into the store.There she saw Nivalia in a fight with another stallion. The princess stood shocked though. "Was that the same changeling I saw at the shop earlier?" She whispered to herself.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Nivalia on October 05, 2015, 10:02:19 pm
Nivalia charges up her horn and fires a blast of magic at her attacker who was hovering overhead. He rolls to the side, the blast breaking through the roof and continuing into the sky. Diving down, he scoops up a potted plant and throws it at her; the changeling catching it with her magic and hurling it right back. She misses but throws the pegasus off guard, enough for her to take to the air and tackle him out of the sky. The two crash into a long table with several cases and plants, glass and dirt scattering all over the ground as the two wrestle for control.

Looking up, the rogue sees the princess of love, knowing that she could only have shown up if she was informed. Spinning Nivalia around he knocks out her hind legs and pulls her up by the hair. "Don't make a move!" He shouts, lifting the serrated blade to Nivalia's neck. "Come any closer and she dies!"

Nivalia cries in pain as she struggles to break free, her concentration too broken to use magic. She opens her eyes to find Cadence there, the mare reducing her movements in surprise of who just happened to appear.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Princess Cadance on October 05, 2015, 10:10:09 pm
"Lets take it easy buddy." Cadance slowly walked over. "No need to be hostile... just let the poor changeling go..." The alicorn took a few more steps cautiously.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on October 05, 2015, 10:10:14 pm
As Ebony and the others speed towards the Herbiary, a green light shoots out into the sky. "Damn that's not a good sign. Everybody pick up the pace! We're almost there!" It was only a short amount of time until they reached the store. Busting open the doors the captain follows the trail until he catches up with Cadence. Seeing the attacker he shoulders his weapon but doesn't fire, "Lunar Guard, drop your weapon!"

The sight of the Lunar Guard doesn't make things less tense as the assailant holding Nivalia hostage yells out again. "Stop right there! If you want her alive you better drop yours!"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Broadshield on October 05, 2015, 10:16:08 pm
The trio of Equinox picked up the pace, they peered entered the building, where they saw a pegasus holding a mare with a knife against his neck. He then tells the two lieutenants "Stay with the others, I'm going to try and sneak around him." In doing so, he quietly flies up to the top of the building and looks down the hole. He then silently makes his way inside. Getting out one of his throwing knives, he waits for the best moment to throw his knife, waiting for Ebony, Cadence, anyone to give him a signal to let him throw his knife.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on October 06, 2015, 05:27:37 am
Tinder runs along behind all of them,  when she gets to the shop and sees what's going on she let's out a little gasp. Becoming quite worried that Foxtrot is somewhere in there, she reaches back into her bag with her magic, grabbing one of the two daggers she had hidden in there. Lining up her shot and waiting to get the perfect clear shot, resisting the urge to run in there and look for her friend.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on October 06, 2015, 08:36:54 am
With the additional guards now arriving, the assailant takes a step back, holding Nivalia tighter to keep anyone from getting a clear shot. "I said drop your weapons! If I have to repeat myself one more time the bug gets it!"

The captain takes a deep breath, "Alright, everyone stand down!" He slowly lowers his crossbow, keeping only one of his daggers on hoof. "Easy now, no one has to get hurt." He takes a step further, keeping an eye on Nivalia. "Maybe we're looking for the same thing, the same pony."

The assailant laughs, "Really? You mean Foxtrot? Let me tell you something, he's part of a greater plan than even he realizes, and the boss wants to cash in. So if nopony here tells me where the he'll he is, I'm going to start cutting!"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Nivalia on October 06, 2015, 08:51:20 am
Throughout the whole ordeal, Nivalia keeps an eye on Ebony, knowing full well why he's holding just one dagger. She glances to her left, then back to the noctral as she struggles again to break free. "We don't know where he is!"

The pegasus looks over to her, "Well then, you've outlived your usefulness." He draws the blade closer to her neck, the steel mere inches away before Nivalia suddenly teleported out of his hooves.

Caught off guard, the assailant hesitates his next move; an error Ebony exploits fully. The Lunar Guard points the tip of his dagger at the attackers leg; with a click the blade shoots from the holster, impacting its target and knocking the assailant to his knees. A green flash of light pops up next to him, Nivalia appearing with her hind hooves drawn back. With a swift kick she knocks the pegasus several feet into the air, sending him crashing into a row of plants. He twitches a few times and becomes still, unconscious from the blow to the head.

Nivalia sits down, almost collapsing from the exertion of energy. "Hot Damn that was close."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Broadshield on October 06, 2015, 09:14:08 am
Watching from behind as the situation unfolds, still with his throwing knife drawn, waiting for his chance, even though Ebony told everyone to stand down. He then noticed that the Changeling that he saw earlier was preparing a spell of some sort, he took aim at the assailants lower back, near his spine. In an instant the Changeling disappears. With the assailant hesitating with his next move he lets the knife fly, at the exact time Ebony fired his crossbow. Both shots hit their mark has the assailant is brought to his knees. The Changeling appears right next to him and kicks him so hard that he's sent flying. Towards him. Ducking out of his way as he watches the stallion fly through the air as he lands on a row of plants 'Damn, that's gotta hurt'. Realizing the ordeal is over, he then makes his way to the rest of the group. Going up to his lieutenants he says "Secure him and check the rest of the building for anypony else." As they both go off, he makes his way to the Changeling, completely ignoring the fact that she's, well, a Changeling "Are you alright? You look like you're gonna pass out." He asks her.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on October 06, 2015, 02:45:51 pm
Tinder had put her own dagger down when she was told to back down, just standing back and letting everything take place in front of her. When the situation has calmed down she puts the dagger back in her bag and grabs her pill bottle, taking a couple before putting it back. She slowly wanders over to where they are all standing and looks at all of them before moving over closer to Niv, not really comfy with being in the midst of all these guards, but she needs to know if this person knows where her friend is.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Princess Cadance on October 06, 2015, 07:21:23 pm
Cadance walked up t Niv. "I hope you are alright." The princess paused. "You... were the changeling we saw earlier in Choc's bakery right?" She asked curiously.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Nivalia on October 06, 2015, 11:23:19 pm
Nivalia rubs her head as she steadies her balance, "I should be fine, just short of breath." She looks over to the princess, "Yes, I was. Wasn't my best day though. Normally I'm not sneezing so much; I hope I didn't startle you during your visit. Most really wouldn't want me here around these parts." The changeling looks over to the assailant, "So, some other jerk after Fox. Ah if I had a bit for every time that happened..." Nivalia shakes her head and returns her gaze to Cadence and Equinox, "Oh! Name's Nivalia. Don't think I formerly introduced myself."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on October 06, 2015, 11:33:33 pm
Ebony walks over to the assailant and inspects him for any clues; no ID, no cash, nothing to distinguish or associate himself with any group. The captain reaches over and pulls out his dagger, reattaching it to the handle with a click. "This guy's got nothing, but knew something about what's going on. Nivalia, have you seen your brother yet? Things are rather escalating in a foreign country right now."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Princess Cadance on October 06, 2015, 11:43:59 pm
"Pleasure to meet you Nivalia." Cadance responded. "Well I certainly don't have the happiest memories dealing with changelings..." Cadane gave a smile though. "But I hate to stereotype ponies just because of their looks."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Broadshield on October 06, 2015, 11:45:51 pm
After making sure the Changeling is alright, Broadshield makes his way over to the stallion's body, turning him over and carefully pulling out his throwing knife before wiping off the blood. "I'll have Royal Guards take care of him, patch him up and put him under interrogation, wee if he's willing to tell us anything. With those two knives that were lodged in his leg and back, I don't think he'll be leaving anytime soon." he says to Ebony.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on October 07, 2015, 04:02:27 am
Tinder sits down near Niv and tilts her head as she listens to everyone talk. Taking another second to think about the situation before talking, "Do you know where Foxtrot is? He disappeared from the gazebo while I was sleeping." At this point she doesn't really care enough to freeze her bag closed again, she's done enough for the guards maybe they won't arrest her for her stolen and illegal goods if they find them.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Nivalia on October 07, 2015, 09:20:04 pm
Nivalia looks over to Tinder, her ears folding back slightly, "I thought he was going to be here. Either he was going to come here or..." The changeling pauses for a moment, taking a deep breath. "There's one place he would be. It's a small cemetery outside of the city; around this time it should be empty enough. If he's not there then I don't know where else he could be." Her horn glows green as she transforms back to one of her disguised forms, a slender unicorn. She glances over to Cadence, "The ponies in Canterlot may not be as open minded as you your highness. I have to admit I'm a bit surprised you of all ponies would say that, especially after your last encounter with, well, you know. Regardless, I'm glad I can feel safer around you all."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on October 07, 2015, 09:30:04 pm
"Good to hear, Commander." Ebony replies. He looks over to Nivalia, "Same with you Niv. We better be ready though, our friend back there could've had backup."
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Princess Cadance on October 07, 2015, 09:40:46 pm
"We need to get going quickly right? The cemetery. Was that intruder looking for Foxtrot too?"  Cadance asked extending her wings out.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Broadshield on October 07, 2015, 10:26:44 pm
"Nivalia, if you need to, I can also get you into a hospital to get checked up on if you need to." he says to Nivalia, the fact that she's a Changeling, the reason why he joined the military still at the back of his mind.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Tinder on October 08, 2015, 08:53:39 am
Tinder listens to the answer and then stands up, wandering back over to the door to wait for them to get ready to go. Still trying to avoid the eyes of the many guards around her, quite nervous about if her friend is okay and about the items she has in her bag.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Ebony Coldsteel on October 08, 2015, 04:18:03 pm
"It appears that way Cadence." Ebony answers, doing a quick check of his equipment. "We should get going. Nivalia, how are you holding up?"
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Nivalia on October 08, 2015, 05:13:45 pm
Nivalia looks over to Broadshield and Ebony, "I'm fine, just a few scratches. The cemetery is on the other side of Canterlot, so it'll be a trip." She makes her way over to the door, giving a warm smile to Tinder as she does so. "Let's get going, we're burning precious daylight." With that said she exits the building and leads the group to their destination.
Title: Re: Escalation
Post by: Samiel Sirocco on October 08, 2015, 05:24:02 pm
As the group conversed and discussed their plans, a lone pegasus rests on the greenhouse ceiling, listening to everything through a tear in the roof. The frames of his glasses slightly lower on his nose before being moved back by his wing. When he hears about the meeting place, he immediately takes off with a plan in motion. By the time the group exits the store, he's already halfway there; arriving there with some familiar faces. Throughout his trip, he ponders about the assailant they stopped, it wasn't one of his ponies, nor theirs. Shaking off the thought, he focuses back on his objective.

To be continued...