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15th May 2018, 6:00 AM in The Return of Harmony, Part 1
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Newbiespud 15th May 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
I mean, is he wrong? On any count?

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Discord 15th May 2018, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
To answer his question, nope.
For some reason, 1 these girls unnerves me.
Oh well; that can be taken care of later.
I've got miss Dodge to deal with right now.
FanOfMostEverything 15th May 2018, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Well, it's not quite a butterfly flapping up a hurricane, but he has a point.
ShenkyeiRambo 15th May 2018, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
applejack ruins fun! it's official!
Digo Dragon 15th May 2018, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
She also scuffed up that 4th wall a bit.
Freelance 15th May 2018, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
Of the other players, yes. Now if you want to get into who ruins the *DM's* fun, wellllll....
Serf 15th May 2018, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
What page was the sea serpent's scale thing on again?
Cygnia 15th May 2018, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Waaaaaay back here!
cmndrhurricane 15th May 2018, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
but how did that lead to the destruction of the thieves guild?
Aeshdan 15th May 2018, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
The serpent's scale lead to her being made the Bearer of Generosity, which brought her to Elusive's attention, which prompted him to try and court her, which touched off the fight that brought down the theive's guild.
DracheLehre 15th May 2018, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
I think he's deliberately interpreting it as Rarity lopping off half of her tail was the seminal incident towards the downfall of Thieves' Guild as she knew it at the time.

The events that followed: her fraying relationship with the Guild, her being blacklisted, and the arrest of Elusive were all a consequence
Queensarrow 15th May 2018, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
She used the scale to cut her tail and used that to repair a sea serpents mustache. Which lead to her earning the Element of Generosity. Becoming the Bearer of Generosity she caught Celestia's attention. With Celestia's attention the Thieves Guild blacklisted her. Which lead her to become depressed, Twilight in order to cheer her up decided to help her marry a prince. The prince turned out to be the Thieves guildmaster and revealed that he blacklisted her to get her to marry him. This had her become so eraged that she beat him down and revealed his affiliation to Celestia. Celestia took over the Thieves Guild.
It occurs to me that Celestia didn't actually dismantle the Thieves Guild, she was just going to slowly repurpose it into something else. I think.
Huor 15th May 2018, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
> Just think: A sea serpent's scale led to the downfall of your Thieves' Guild. If that's not chaos theory, I don't know what is.

I thought that was called "D&D".
Crisis 15th May 2018, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
D&D runs on Chaos Theory.
Departure_Dave 15th May 2018, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
I seem to remember she kept that scale. Did she ever actually use it for anything?
Hariman 15th May 2018, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
She actually threw away the scale after Nightmare Moon was defeated, and she gained the mantle of Element of Generosity.
Joe the Rat 15th May 2018, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Yep, still hearing de Lancie, with his smug trickster inflections in full force.

Though now I want to go back and re-read in a couple of other voices...
Achtungnight 15th May 2018, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
And what will Discord say to his most notorious adversary? Cmon, Fluttershy, speak up!
ZhonLord 15th May 2018, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Man I can't wait to see what causes this shadow-GM-Discord to give up and just "corrupt" her.
Story Time 15th May 2018, 1:42 PM edit delete reply
The old thing called "Metagaming" when a Boss know things that he should not, like the colour of your panties or what did you dinner today.

Any story about a boss that knew too well the characters?
Iron.Hare 16th May 2018, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
Called him Balthazaar I did. Said this lesser god had been watching the party the entire time, taking note of their accomplishments in the hopes they would restore justice but that was to the players ears alone and they did shortly forget.

They still hate Balthazaar to this day.
Guest 17th May 2018, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Really, Discord isn't wrong, especially with Applejack. She metagames whenever it suits her, and justifies it in such a way that the DM technically can't do anything about it. Even when there's no reasonable explanation for her to do the things she does, such as the fracas with the Diamond Dogs, she sums up her feelings on the matter as "Hah no, screw your ambush" and does it anyway, much to the frustration of the DM. The DM must be INCREDIBLY patient, because that kind of metagaming malarkey would have gotten AJ booted from the table ages ago with any other DM at the helm.