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Newbiespud 2nd Dec 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
A callback so drastically long ago that I actually edited a screencap of my own to properly convey it. Wow.

When I initially thought up this sequence, I figured it'd be small and contained. "I'll hand the artist a script for, say, six pages of abbreviated events, I'll still get that 'wow' factor, and I won't have to try and stretch the realms of possibility."

This plan fell apart as the transition loomed closer and closer and I just couldn't bring myself to nail down a script, for various real-life-stress reasons. Finally, ChrisTheS (whose page you should follow for the beautiful full-size images and extra notes) pried a basic outline of what I wanted out of me, and then just took off. Just made a huge sequence of "fake" custom screencaps, assuming that I'd do my usual thing and add dialogue and context and layout to them later.

So while this is still a temporary situation – we'll go back to regular screencaps someday – there's gonna be... a bit more of this to come. I plan to show off as much as I reasonably can.

By the by, we did not one but two Tales of New Dunhaven sessions last week, so I've had a heck of a time getting both of them released. And I'm gonna be running two more this weekend! Please enjoy.
Tales of New Dunhaven Session 10 - The Bank Job
Part 1: Libsyn YouTube
Part 2: Libsyn YouTube

Oh, there's only two weeks until Page 1000, huh...


Guest 2nd Dec 2017, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Oh, lovely. Now his paranoia is going to stack with its paranoia.

Now they'll NEVER find him.
kuraimizu 2nd Dec 2017, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Well seeing as they clearly won't be able to trick Elusive into removing the amulet, he's either going to escape to return again, or he is going to get killed.
Given they aren't currently carrying any weapons or the elements, that leaves the it to a magic attack by Rarity or Twilight. The most likely effective attack would be a forcefield used as a shield or a blade. Either pierce his heart or bubble his head and sever it from his neck.
Guest 2nd Dec 2017, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
If they don't have the elements or their equipment, that probably means Elusive + Alicorn Amulet outmatches them. I'd wager he's getting away with this one.

Which, incidentally, gives Rarity a new character arc and introduces a new story plot for the heroes to follow.
GrayGriffin 2nd Dec 2017, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
I would personally be furious beyond words if the DM made an arc boss that was only vulnerable to the two casters in the party. I'm pretty sure the DM here has enough presence of mind to not do that with the whole party present.
Kuraimizu 3rd Dec 2017, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
Are you familiar with the amulet at all?
Do you understand how dangerous it is?
Do you realize how much danger the mane 6 are in at this very moment?
With but a thought elusive could remove their legs horns and wings.
Making any move against him without magic is suicide as long as he is wearing that amulet.
GrayGriffin 3rd Dec 2017, 4:12 AM edit delete reply
Of course I know, don't condescend to me like I'm a kid. I know what the damn amulet is capable of, and I also know that using magic is also a losing proposition, so you're already postulating a version of the amulet that works differently from the show version anyways. If you can't understand why leaving 2/3 of the party unable to participate in a boss fight is a bad idea then I have no hope for you.
kuraimizu 3rd Dec 2017, 6:19 AM edit delete