whackybeanz -> Shadows Are Magic! (10/7/2012 4:21:23)
Shadows Are Magic!
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«Scene: Within The Veil»
ElBhe: I'm glad you could find time to help me out, «You».
«You»: Sure, ElBhe. So, what is it that you need to do?
ElBhe: I need your help in catching a shadowpony.
ElBhe: Something wrong?
«You»: That's not quite what I expected you to say. Usually when you need help, it's extremely dangerous.
ElBhe: Oh, this isn't going to be a cupcake walk. These things are quite energetic.
«You»: What do you need it for, anyways?
ElBhe: Those snobby Knights think they're so clever, with their fancy pony weapons.
ElBhe: When I asked for a pony weapon, they said I couldn't have one. The nerve! But I'll show them!
ElBhe: I'll catch a REAL pony, and then I'll be the talk of The Veil! Everypony will be so jealous.
«You»: ....what? You're having me help you catch a shadowpony, just so you can get back at the Knights of Order?
«You»: Don't you have anyone else who could help you?
ElBhe: I asked a lot of people, but they said they were too busy. Crazy, right? What could be more important?
«You»: ....*sigh*. What can I do to help, ElBhe?
ElBhe: I need help gathering ingredients to set my trap. Have a look at the list.
ElBhe's Brilliant Pony-Catching Device!
A cup of shadowflour
Something sweet (NOT sour!)
Just a pinch of shadowsalt
A teaspoon of shadowvanilla
A shadowtimer (so I can count to four)
«You»: ....um, ElBhe? This looks more like ingredients for a cake or something. And some of the ingredients are pretty vague.
«You»: ....and did you have to add the word "shadow" to the names of all the ingredients?
ElBhe: Are you questioning my pony-catching prowess?
ElBhe: Maybe that's why you humans never get that pony you're always asking for.
«You»: ....right, whatever. Where do I start looking for these things?
ElBhe: You'll have to explore around The Veil. I'm sure you'll find them somewhere, if you look hard enough.
«You»: Alright. I'll be back with your "trap" materials.
ElBhe (simultaneously): Very good. I'll be preparing things here. Quest carefully.... FOR PONY!
«You» (simultaneously): ....
ElBhe: Click on the name of an ingredient to go hunting for it! And chop chop, I needs a pony!«Once you found all the ingredients, the dialogue continues.»
ElBhe: Did you find everything?
«You»: I've got all of it.
ElBhe: Alright. I'll get to work setting the trap.
«SEVERAL MINUTES LATER.... ElBhe prepares his trap -- a shadowcupcake...?»
«You»: ....seriously, ElBhe?
ElBhe: Shush! Just you wait. I'll have my shadowpony very soon!
«You»: ElBhe, maybe it's time to admit that this was a half-baked plan.
ElBhe: Nonsense! I baked that cupcake perfectly! It's so sweet and tasty....
«You»: ....that's not what I meant. I meant that maybe it's time to admit that this plan isn't going to work.
ElBhe: Ah ah ah, don't be too hasty! Look over there.
«A shadowpony prances its way into ElBhe's tasty trap!»
«You»: ....I don't believe it.
ElBhe: DROP THE NET!
«A net falls from above and pins the shadowpony down.»
«You»: ....wait a second. When was a net part of the plan?
ElBhe: You didn't read my list very well, did you?
«The bottom of the scroll which was initially blank now reveals a poorly handwritten and checked "ingredient" - A NET.»
ElBhe: You see? It was a brilliant plan, all told.
«You»: You clearly JUST added that!
«A group of shadowponies enter the scene.»
ElBhe: Well, it looks like we attracted more shadowponies than I thought!
ElBhe: I guess I can let you have one, «You». After all, you humans are bad pony catchers.
Monster list by Scakk. Stat roll difficulties by In Media Res. Thanks also to tjduke.
Shadows are Magic