Page 961 - Foe of Nature

16th Sep 2017, 6:00 AM in The Best Night Ever, Part 1
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Foe of Nature
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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 16th Sep 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Scrapped lines:
AJ: ...accidentally wearin' an animal-fur coat in front of the worst possible company?
Rarity: That was one time. And we agreed never to speak of it again.
Fluttershy: What are they talking about?
Rainbow Dash: Oh man, remind me to tell you later. It was such an awesome fight.

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ANW 16th Sep 2017, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
This so called prince, is the thieves's leader.
I'm calling it now.
He'll be able to intercept any news about them before they get to Celestia.
Who's here with me?
ThatGuest 16th Sep 2017, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Seems plausible. And at the point it seems that the Prince is completely untouchable and the thieve's guild arc looks like it'll drag on longer than Spider-Man's clone saga, that's when everything goes crazy. If there is one thing I've learned DMing is to recognize when the players are getting sick of something or they will not hesitate to burn down the entire setting to end it. Even Rarity seems to be tiring of this plot line and I'm sure the rest are starting to get annoyed to certain degrees.
offroader 16th Sep 2017, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
I still think that Pinkie Pie is right that Celestia is leader. She is just TOO oblivious for the 1000 year old ruler. Also I think that EMafia would be more like Yakuza. Blueblood at best is vice-leader or their family as a whole are.
Zengar 16th Sep 2017, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
I don't think Celestia is Elusive. I think Celestia knows who Elusive is, and allows them to keep operating on a "better the devil you know..." basis, which would mesh well with the idea of it being BlueBlood.

Scenario as I would plot it: Prince Blueblood, disgusted by the fact that the current ruler is IMMORTAL and will never give him a chance to rule, starts getting his "revenge" on the rest of the nobility. He gets more and more daring until he eventually targets Celstia herself . . . and she then takes him down nearly effortlessly. After giving him a list of lines he is NOT to cross, she lets him go and pretends that even she can't find Elusive. Of course, this just adds another layer to Blueblood's hatred....
offroader 16th Sep 2017, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Possible. Possible. Could actually explain Nightmare Night episode. Probably a hole that Celestia didn't thought at the time.
Archone 17th Sep 2017, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
So you're seeing Celestia as being like Lord Vetinari?
Xanderman1201 18th Sep 2017, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
I called it the moment he revealed that he was on to Rarity.
Digo Dragon 18th Sep 2017, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I dunno. I guess Blueblood could be, but I feel like it would be cooler if it wasn't, and the adventurers end up accidentally ruining a good bust operation.
offroader 16th Sep 2017, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
Just noticed Twilight face. Add in her line and it's another level of hilarity.
Kereea 16th Sep 2017, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
This is getting so good...
TheStevest 16th Sep 2017, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
What is so bad about marrying the BBEG?
He just needs to have an "accident" afterwards and his empire of evil is all yours.
Digo Dragon 18th Sep 2017, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Similar plan when you are marrying the daughter of the BBEG. Daddy accidentally dies of mysterious circumstances. Alone. In the woods.
Registered 19th Sep 2017, 12:35 AM edit delete reply
Or, y'know, "hunting accident".
Space Jawa 16th Sep 2017, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
That Rarity is OK with marrying the villain probably says far more about her character than the Prince being a villain says about his.

And I love it.
hariman 16th Sep 2017, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
Well, she was an evil rogue, and raised by the Thieves Guild, who is aiming to con her way into social climbing up the nobility.

She probably views this as something to manage in a loveless marriage, but I honestly think that there's more than just him being "a villain", or even "THE villain".

There's something that's bad enough that even Rarity is going to go "Aieeeeeee!!! Panic at the disco! Pull the plug! I don't care what you have to do, just GET ME OUT OF HERE!"
hariman 16th Sep 2017, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
Maybe he's THE villain, although I think it's just as likely that what Princess Celestia had "stolen" from her was her nephew's loyalty, and that Prince Blueblood got recruited by Elusive instead.

But... yeah. I think this arc is a deep and intricate plot by the DM... for "nefarious" purposes.
Pram The Oracle 24th Jun 2020, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
Nobody gonna comment on how close Fluttershy’s player is to losing it? Lol she’s this close to using The Stare on the DM