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Dorath


Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along. Don't make me call the Brute Squad.

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Called to Equestria and bound into service to a warlock, the demoness HellCaller fully expected to be banished (or return home on her own) once the local heroes defeated her summoner. Imagine her surprise when neither happens.

Now trapped in the Land of Harmony, what is a half-breed demon to do?

Featured on 12/27/20, thanks everyone! :pinkiehappy:


A crossover between a more sword and sorcery style MLP and the Pathfinder setting.

Proofreading by Squeakerspeaker. Cover art courtesy of Ambris and used with permission.

Chapters (16)
Comments ( 268 )

10186864 10186892 10186909 10187019 Thanks :twilightsmile: I hope my little tale can hold up to expectations.

oh, this is gonna be interesting.

First off, fuck that summoner; he is a fucking piece of shit! Second, that poor demon deserves better.

I never thought I'd stick up for a demon, damn you know your life has gone to shit when you're sympathetic to a demon.

Edit: Oh my god it's Donut Steel!

You know for a thief (a common one, but a thief nonetheless) and a magic user, he sure knows very little about how teleportation work, and doesn’t seem to understand how thievery works. How is someone not from your plain of existence going to know what anything in your plain looks like without info on it, much less steal something specific. Especially when they were just summoned? I honestly believe the reason she’s stuck after he dies is because he’s just that bad of a mage.

10187650 In Donut's defense (I can't believe that I'm saying that :facehoof:), some of this will be addressed in the next chapter, and greater demons are often portrayed as near-deific in their ability to "miraculous" understand what people want in fiction and (to a lesser degree) lore, so maybe he just got his information wrong?

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That just paints him in a worse light, especially since the book didn't even say what her powers where. For all he knows, she could bring bad luck wherever she goes. Also he only said to not draw attention to herself or deviating from the maps, what's stopping her from leaving a message to someone telling anyone who reads it about what Donut is and what he's doing, while making sure not to write down anything about her?

As a person who has never even touched the game Dungeons and Dragons, I am very intrigued by what comes next. This is also the first time I ever picked up a story tagged "Anthro".

And I never thought I'd feel bad for a Demon of all things. Like seriously, it doesn't take a genius to know that teleportation requires the user to know where they're are teleporting to :facehoof:. (I know there might be extreme cases, but you know what I mean.)

I just found this and I already like the premise. Time to read it!

How’d Twilight even know Caller was there? Also, why’d Caller give Fluttershy her real name?

10198615 Maybe 'Caller triggered an alarm? Or maybe our Bookhorse was just on her way to the library for her own research and spotted the guards?

As for giving Fluttershy her name instead of an alias, 'Shy was already under the Charm's effects, so there was no real need to hide her identity ('Caller's orders were to only hide her nature after all).

Opening with charm monster may have worked, but it was a risky strategy; druids tend to have high Will saves due to being Wisdom-based casters, and if Fluttershy had passed her save, she would have realized something was wrong. I wonder what HellCaller would have done if that had happened.

10205709 She had the fall-back options of Dominate Monster and Hold Monster (with their higher DCs) and brute force ... all of which would have prevented her from questioning Fluttershy (at least so easily), so yeah, 'Caller got lucky.

Looking back, Mass Charm Monster would have been a better choice (three better DC), so ... I think I'll make a small change and tweak the spell used. :twilightsheepish:

Twilght Sparkle

Savant indeed.

Please dont stick your boi to the EoH i can never get into the whole staying in one place as the plot moves forward with little input from insert stich its aweful amd i love what u done so far maby they could just go soul searching with occasional run ins with the heros just doing thier jobs protecting the land and all that

Well, it was fun beginning. Please continue.

“Surrender?” the stallion sneered, “To a pack of Princess-adulating peasants and an aggrandized civil servant? To Tartarus with you, the courts and your precious alicorns! Arruya!” Donut snapped, turning to his remaining demon, “I command you to end this idiotic fracas! I don’t care how!”

Very poor choice of words, Donut.

I'm surprised she didnt see the library

Welp she's stuck in pony land

10217419 Well, Golden Oaks is more towards the center of town, and both the train station and Fluttershy's house are on the outskirts ....

After smashing the trap with his telekinesis, he continued on, stopping to deal with two other traps (a pair of spikes designed to impale the victim’s legs, and another pair of spikes angled to run the victim through the chest) as he descended deeper into the earth, ‘These traps are mechanical! How in Tartarus are they still working?’

Trap designs were a lot better back in the day :moustache:

“Hmm … additional wards on that amulet and that tome over there, but nothing else …,” the stallion smirked as he looked at the shelves laden with ancient books and magical talismans, ‘Magical lore and theory that hasn’t been seen in over a thousand years, secrets that have been banned since Discord fell.’ “And it’s all mine.”

Now the only question is: How long until you buck something up :trollestia:

‘Just what exactly have I summoned?’ Donut wondered as he looked over his new servant

From the looks of things, someone who doesn't enjoy seeing dead children :trixieshiftleft:

“Your name is Do not steal? Really?”

Now wouldn't that be ironic :trollestia:

“Get up,” he grumbled at the still kneeling demon, “Here, these maps will get you to the Restricted Archives, do not deviate from them more than necessary, and try not to draw any attention to yourself.”

This guy's an amateur, there are so many loopholes in that order that she can exploit if she want's to :facehoof:

“And remember speak to no pony about your true nature or purpose in Ponyville!”

This guy is such an amateur :facehoof:

The academic nodded to her shocked friends, “It’s true, I have their note right here.”

“To Rarity, Twilight Sparkle and Company.

I have taken your friend, Fluttershy, captive at the command of one Count Donut Steel of Canterlot, who believes that this will cripple your ability to interfere with his future plans.

While she is in good health at the time I write this, I cannot say how long she will remain so, as Donut has expressed an intent to use her as a blood sacrifice for a summoning ritual, and I do not know when he plans to perform said rite.

Included with this letter, you will find three maps, one shows the route between Donut Steel’s estate and the Canterlot train station, the second the route between the estate and Canterlot Palace, while the third shows the route from the estate’s front door to Donut’s concealed summoning chamber. I believe Fluttershy will be kept either within or close by that chamber until Donut is ready for his ceremony.

Donut says that you six are ‘Heroes of the Realm’, if that is true, then this warning and these maps are all that you will need to rescue Fluttershy from his designs.

HellCaller”

Like I said, Donut is a complete amateur :facehoof:

“Surrender?” the stallion sneered, “To a pack of Princess-adulating peasants and an aggrandized civil servant? To Tartarus with you, the courts and your precious alicorns! Arruya!” Donut snapped, turning to his remaining demon, “I command you to end this idiotic fracas! I don’t care how!”

Such. A. Amateur :facehoof:


Nice story though, it will be interesting to see where it goes from here :twilightsmile:

10220526 To give the devil his due, Donut does have some skill as a warlock and explorer ... he just thinks he's far more capable than he actually is.:derpytongue2:

“Noperoonie, that’s just how our lives seem to go.”

She's not wrong :moustache:

I dont see it as a problem with the way your handling the spells

I dont see a problem with how your handling the spells or anything else. Its largely up to the dm, and the world the players inahbit for those things to be quantified anyway and as far as I'm concerned your the dm here. :P

10224020 10223824 I appreciate that, but there are some purists out there ....

What I can say to those purist... that's their problem. This is your story do what you want, with in reason and with what ever makes it sound plausible. Will there be hatters, yes, but if you let their criticism go to your head they have won. So all ways focus on those who wish to further the story through constructive ways and those who genially like the story you are crafting.

i know NOTHING about any of the mechanics of pathfinder soooooo ima just enjoy the story and not flip my shit over any percieved mucking up of what ever is established. :D

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Then they are stupid. I've been playing since A d and d and its always been up to the dm.

“Trixie may not have gone to Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns, but Trixie was properly trained,” she retorted, “And Trixie knows that many magical researchers (maybe even that insufferable, adorable, Twilight Sparkle) would give their right arms to study Kragor .”

"adorable" huh :trollestia:

“You’re leading somewhere with this, Auntie Luna,” the pink alicorn observed, “Otherwise you would have just informed the Magus Corps and the Night Guard on where to find them.”

What, and get all of them killed? :trixieshiftright:

“Trixie may not have gone to Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns, but Trixie was properly trained,” she retorted, “And Trixie knows that many magical researchers (maybe even that insufferable, adorable, Twilight Sparkle) would give their right arms to study Kragor .”

I'm pretty sure she did went to the school

Wait, Cadence is planning her wedding, but Discord has already been reformed? When exactly does this take place?

10235207 Well, the Magus Corps and the Night Guard are responsible for dealing with warlocks, demons, and such not ... but, yeah, HellCaller is out of their league.

10235229 Really? Huh. I never came across any definitive information, so I went with an alternate interpretation.

10235240 Alternate Universe timeline, so parts of Season 2 and Season 3 have been switched around.

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It’s your universe either way but I think the comics touched on her going. Not sure if she graduated or dropped out but meh.

Trixie, Demon Apprentice! Sounds like a TV spin off:

10236161 Ah, the comics ... I've never actually read any of the comics ... am I missing out?

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Some of the stories are quite fun and used in others stories. However I believe there’s conflicts with show cannon.

A really great arc involves Starswirl mirrors, Celestia, and love in an alternate dimension.

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