thehouseofivo
"Excuse me? Could.... could anypony help me?.... I'm loo....I'm looking for a building where I can open up a Clock shop... Does... Does anypony know a building I can.. rent out?..." Nopony seemed to be responding to the grey unicorn trotting around the Crystal Empire.....

thehouseofivo:

shiningarmorrps:

It would happen to be one guard that would tap the grey unicorn’s shoulder, having heard their plea for assistance. “No one would be able to give you details without you speaking to the Prince or Princess first,” he commented, his voice slightly deep. Pointing towards the glimmering palace ahead, he hoped to get him in the right direction. “They can help you there.”

He bowed. “Thank you.”

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With his cloak hiding his metallic wings and his cutie mark, and his backpack on him to ensure nothing was seen at all, he made his way for that palace.

"I would like to talk to the Prince or Princess if possible." He said to any guards that he would run into.

Once he arrived at the gates, he was held for a moment until Shining Armor made his way out of the palace. Both guards that were positioned at the gates remained there, for security reasons, while Shining would speak with him.

"So, you must be the merchant I’ve been told about. Welcome to the Crystal Empire," he smiled towards him. "I take it you’d like to know about how you can open a new shop here?"

psycho333:

shiningarmorrps:

psycho333:

shiningarmorrps:

"Sorry to crash the party, but you haven’t won just yet," she smirked. An earthy-toned aura surrounded in her horn as the ground shook. There was more than one way to escape a shield, and she was about to expose one way to do so. The ground rumbled around her and spikes made of hardened rocks protruded from the ground, slamming along the edges of the barrier.

"Let’s see how much you learned from Prince Shining, Psyc." The spikes continued to apply pressure to the shield at precise locations, each one 45 degrees from the ground.

I am surprised that she managed to find a way to attack my shield at multiple points at once as I try to focus, putting forth my whole mind’s effort to keeping the barrier intact. I know even if I made it reflective it wouldnt make a difference as it is a continuous pressure on the barrier… However I do have another idea as I layer another barrier on top of the one being attacked by the earthen spikes… doubling the strength and resistance to penetration.

It was impressive tactic, but one she anticipated. It was true, the strength had increased, but by how much? Standing on one of the pillars that struck the inner barrier, her magic went to work once again. Around halfway up, four small extensions branched out and shot in parallel around the main pillar. Five more points of contact. This was repeated on every pillar, and she returned to the center, biding her time for one more spell.

"The points will weaken it under the stress. Just need to wait for it,” she thought to herself.

I can feel the barrier weaken at the points of contact but I proceed to use my mental focus to add a third layer hoping that could hold fast at least until my foe tires herself out. “It seems this will go on until one of us is too tired to continue” I think to myself “her magic is impressive but how long can she keep this up? I need to wear her out if I’m going to win” I think to myself “Which means more mind games to try to get her to exhaust herself faster”… I then speak out loud “Your magic is most impressive, but not as strong as mine” I taunt, trying to get her to use stronger magic and thus tire herself out faster.

"Tell me, how much magic have you used to reinforce those three barriers?" she smirked, holding off her magic as the pillars remained intact, holding off the barriers from shrinking in size. "Want to know something? I’ve already won and I didn’t need to lay a single hoof on you."

From the outside, Shining Armor was looking down on the deadlocked battlefield, a serious expression as he analyzed both contenders for his former position. “I see what she’s doing…”

ask-poke-mon-pony
mamoswine big mammoth like pokemon. in attempt to gain control i jumped in its path. i grabbed his horns and he flung me and here i am, crashed threw thicker walls though, you should fix tha- *takes a step and falls* ah- oookay might of broken a leg and cracked some ribs but i've continued with worse... do you happen to have a wall like spell that could stop an elephant?

"You stay here and rest. Let me handle this…Mamoswine, as you call it. I’ll make sure it’s contained before anything else gets destroyed. Medics!" Calling for a medic to report to the injured pony, he quickly stormed outside of the palace, hoping for no signs of destruction.

My parents came over this weekend and brought this for me. I got the chance to open the package and see it in person.
Finally. After all the years of struggles and studying, long nights and frustrating moments, I got the one concrete piece of evidence of how far I made it. I may have joked about it being a piece of paper that says ‘I did it!’ but it means so much more to me than that.
My E.I.T. certification was the first step, and finally having my diploma was the final step. More than 6 years of college helped bring me to this point today. I almost gave up, I really did. But through support of people close to me, I pushed through.
I just wanted to share this moment with you guys. I am a college graduate. And this is one of my most prized possessions.
~SA-Mod

My parents came over this weekend and brought this for me. I got the chance to open the package and see it in person.

Finally. After all the years of struggles and studying, long nights and frustrating moments, I got the one concrete piece of evidence of how far I made it. I may have joked about it being a piece of paper that says ‘I did it!’ but it means so much more to me than that.

My E.I.T. certification was the first step, and finally having my diploma was the final step. More than 6 years of college helped bring me to this point today. I almost gave up, I really did. But through support of people close to me, I pushed through.

I just wanted to share this moment with you guys. I am a college graduate. And this is one of my most prized possessions.

~SA-Mod

that-adventure-pony
"Well, well, well. First time meeting the prince of the Crystal Empire." she said, with a smile and a wink.

"Wait a second. You…you look familiar." Shining couldn’t put his hoof on it, but the mare definitely looked like someone he should know. But from where? "I don’t believe we’ve met…have we?"

civil-servant:

"Ok," he said and started to walk slowly towards the kitchen with the Captain. "Captain Shining Armor?" he asked, maintaining a fast gait to keep up with the stallion. "My mommy and daddy said we are going on a picnic for the Summer Fair," he explained. "Do you want to come with us?" he asked inviting the Captain and Princess. "We’ll play games and have fun" he added.

"The Summer Fair? I’d be happy to," he smiled down at the young colt. "Princess Cadance and I will have some things to attend to first, but count us in with you and your parents. I’m sure it’ll be a fun time." 

One thing on Shining’s mind was wondering how far along he was in his magical training. Perhaps a small test might help him find out. “So what spells are you able to do? Have your parents taught you any?”