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456710 No. 456710
#Ask/invite #Canon: Dark Times #Fresh start #Adventure #Chill #Violence #Ponies #Non-pony #Serious #Normal #Sign-up

“What is this place, filled with so many wonders? Casting its spell, of which I am now under. Squirrels in the trees and the cute little bunnies. Birds flying free and the bees with their honey. Oh, what a magical place. And I owe it all to the pegasus race. If I knew the ground had so much up its sleeve, I’d have come here sooner, and never leave. Yes, I love everything!” ~ Fluttershy
From how Fluttershy describes the grounds of Equestria, many would conclude that it is indeed a marvelous place to be. Or, at least, it was. The safety and well-being of Equestria has been threatened many times, whether from Discord, Nightmare Moon, or the evil changeling Queen Chrysalis. However, one of Equestria’s princesses always managed to step in and save the day. But that’s changed. Ponies are no longer sure if they can rely on their princesses for safety. Not since Princess Cadence disappeared… and was found dead three days later, her face frozen in an expression of fright and terror. Cause of death? Unknown.
Princess Celestia still hasn’t recovered from the loss. No longer the regal ruler she once was, Princess Celestia spends most of her time locked away in her room in the Canterlot Palace. Her mood has even started to affect the sun itself, taking on a darker tint. Princess Luna struggles to calm the population and prevent any mass hysteria. Princess Twilight pours over endless books in Princess Celestia and Princess Luna’s old castle in the Everfree Forest, looking for an explanation to Cadence’s death. Shining Armour hasn’t been seen in months. The average pony’s life is no longer peaceful, but full of fear. After all, if an alicorn princess with a large amount of power and numerous guards to protect her can end up dead, who says some innocent citizen isn’t next? Crime escalates, and Equestria is on the edge of being thrust into darkness.
These are dark times for Equestria. And dark times call for desperate measures.
After months of searching, Princess Twilight thinks she may have finally found an answer. However, it would involve travelling into a part of Equestria that isn’t mapped. That no pony has ever been to before. Princess Luna and Princess Twilight hand pick some brave souls to investigate this myth, find out the truth, and hopefully return Equestria to the harmonious nation it once was. But time is running out. The question is: are you up for it?

Dark Times is a new canon and a work in progress. It will involve 1d20 rolling, and be interpreted by the GM. You do need to submit a character sheet. The requirements are listed below. Characters can be critically injured, but most likely none will die unless they decide to leave the canon.
More information is in the Google Doc here []
If you have any questions, please ask here in the ooc thread.
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>> No. 456740
It seems that the link to the doc isn't working, so i'll just post the info from the doc here.


Name-What you’re called by. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
Race- What race you are. No alicorns, please. Griffons, dragons, changelings and the primary three races, unicorn, pegasus and earth pony,are acceptable. So are humans. No immortal species or characters. If you would like to be a species you created yourself or something else not mentioned, contact the GM in the ooc thread and ask about it. All magic using races get an extra point in magic usage/ spellcasting, all airborne races get an extra point in agility and speed, and earth ponies get an extra point in strength.
Backstory- a basic summary of your character’s past that made them who they are today
Training- Why is your character qualified to go on this dangerous mission? Why should they be chosen?
Personality- How does your character act towards others?
Appearance- What does your character look like?
Flaws- Every character has one. No pony is perfect.
Occupation- What does or did your character do for a living? How do they survive?
Specialties-what is your character good at?
Reputation and Cutie Mark- (optional)
Each character begins with 30 points to be distributed over the following. Each stat is between a scale of 0 and 5. 0 being a horrible failure and 5 being amazingly skilled.
Endurance- How well you hold out in a fight without getting critically injured.
Agility and speed- How well you can dodge attacks and how fast you are
Strength- how strong you are
Acting- how convincing a liar you are
Murder- your ability to kill
Mechanics- your ability to fix things and work with machinery
Stealth- your ability to sneak around without being spotted
Hacking- your ability to hack into computers and other technology.
Persuasion- your ability to convince someone to side with you
Perception- your ability to see traps and notice small, important details
Spell Casting/Magic Usage- your ability to master magic and spells. For magic using races only.
Medicine- your ability to recognize a serious or critical injury from a minor wound, as well sa bandage yourself/heal yourself and or your comrades.
Breaking and entering- your ability to break into places
Lock Picking- your ability to pick a lock with not many materials
Prediction- your ability to predict your opponent's next move
I am also open to suggestions if you think other skills should be added.
You start with one weapon of your choice. Make sure to include it in your sheet. You also start out with standard protective armour. Other items such as advanced armour, weapons, medical supplies, etc. can be found on the journey.

If you have any questions, post them in the ooc thread.

Last edited at Mon, Oct 13th, 2014 14:38

>> No. 456750
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Name: Jacob
Race: Earth Pony
Back Story: Has lived as a wanderer for most of his adult life travelling from town to town, but never outside of Equestria.
Training: He is known for his constant travels and is a perfect choice for an expedition to an uncharted land. Is also slightly skilled in combat but no formal training.
Personality: May act antisocial towards strangers but is nice to be around once he gets to know you.
Appearance: >pic
Flaws: Is weaker than other Earth ponies and as said before is somewhat distrusting.
Occupation: Is a wanderer, may do a job or two in a town that requires a dangerous animal to be slain for coin.
Specialties: Is good at traveling and surviving on his own.
Cutie Mark: I would like to note that his mark is not a cross hair. It is a compass without the N,E,S,W symbols to represent his directionless travel habits.
Endurance 3
Agility 3
Strength 2 (+ 1 because of race)
Acting 1
Murder 2
Mechanics 1
Stealth 4
Hacking 1
Persuasion 3
Perception 4
Spell Casting none
Medicine 2
Breaking and Entering 1
Lock Picking 3
Prediction 2
Weapon Short Sword

Last edited at Sun, Oct 12th, 2014 20:35

>> No. 456753
For strength, are you saying that would total to three or two?
>> No. 456755
Strength? that would be 2 points I dedicated towards that stat plus a bonus of one due to my selected race so it would come to a total of three.
>> No. 456756
However, I noticed your points total to 32 instead of 30.
>> No. 456757
I think I added them up wrong hold on.

Endurance 3
Agility 3
Strength 2 (+ 1 because of race)
Acting 1
Murder 2
Mechanics 1
Stealth 3
Hacking 1
Persuasion 3
Perception 4
Spell Casting none
Medicine 2
Breaking and Entering 1
Lock Picking 2
Prediction 2
Weapon Short Sword
>> No. 456758
Okay, approved! As soon as I get a few more players, I'll post the first thread.

Last edited at Mon, Oct 13th, 2014 17:09

>> No. 456759
Alright, hey I have a question about the stats. In the rp will we be able to practice a certain skill and level it up or will it be set to those numbers throughout the whole thing?

Last edited at Mon, Oct 13th, 2014 17:25

>> No. 456760
Yes, it is possible to level up a skill.
However, any skills that are listed as 4s or 5s to start can't be leveled up, and any skills you do level up can be leveled to a max of 4.

Last edited at Mon, Oct 13th, 2014 18:51

>> No. 456787
Any more questions?
>> No. 456788
No, not really.
>> No. 456817
Okay, great. I need at least one more player, and then we're good for the first thread.
>> No. 456930
One more player? :3
>> No. 456932
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