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The Airship Dock (Open to all!)
« on: January 29, 2016, 04:45:29 am »
An small airship, about half the size of a commercial one, pulls into the dock built on the outer edge of Canterlot overlooking the land below. A particularly red, vivacious batpony wearing nothing but a small jeweled pendant leaps over the portside bow and anchors the ship to the dock with rope in four locations. She opens up a hatch in the side of the hull that turns into a ramp as it rotates down onto the dock. She flies back inside and returns only a few moments later with a simple wooden cart loaded with several sealed crates. She wheels it down the ramp, kicking the ramp back up into the hull on her way out with a wooden smack. She leads her cart along the dock, toward the medieval metropolis of Canterlot, paying a pony at a small booth for docking privileges and tipping an imaginary hat at the guards on her way out, all with a big happy smile on her face, (which no doubt showcases her sharper batpony canines.)

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She weaves her way through the streets of Canterlot with her cart in tow, attracting some condescending looks from the more posh locals. She has a look about her composure, or perhaps in her gait that suggests she knows exactly where she's going, navigating the streets with relative ease.
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 10:00:06 am »
The repairs to her shop have just been completed and business is running smoothly again for Nivalia. Heading out into town in her unicorn form she brings with her the standard saddlebags with papers, a list of things to purchase, and her pet python draped elegantly around her shoulders, drawing the eyes of intrigue and some jealously from the nobles as they walk by. Rounding a corner, she spots the adventurous noctral hauling her cart of crates. A posh unicorn mare approaches her with an interest in the disguised pony herself. "Excuse me miss, where on earth did you find that lovely piece around your shoulders? I could swear it looks just like a real reptile."

Caprica looks over to the mare and begins to slither around her owner's body. "Oh she is a real snake, raised her myself when she was just an egg." The python stretches out to the newcomer and flicks her tongue, drawing a sense of dread and surprise from her. The socialite simply nods and slowly backs away from her, not expecting to run into the real deal.

Nivalia simply shrugs and returns her attention back to the bat pony as she nears her. Shrugging, she approaches her and gives a courteous wave. "Hello there, my name's Nivalia. Are you a merchant by chance?"

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 02:20:03 pm »
The batpony stops in front of Nivalia. She gives her a quick look up and down and replies
"I'm Vex! I'm sort of a merchant... sometimes." She nods back at the crates in her cart. "These are for my mum though. Are you looking for something?"
Her voice is effervescent, and she speaks with an accent that sounds very local, despite her bubbly attitude.
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2016, 09:53:28 pm »
"Vex, nice to meet you. My name's Nivalia, and this little cutie is Caprica." The python simply gives the noctral a blank stare, flicking her tongue to taste the air. "Are you from around here? Your accent seems very familiar, but it's rare that I see someone in this city with so much pep in their step."

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 04:33:35 am »
"Grew up here, in fact! Dropping in to visit my mum. How about you?"
Vex begins to continue walking down the street, but slowly, anticipating Nivalia will follow. The engraved white crystal in her pendant glints slightly in the sunlight. It hangs from her neck by the same sort of chain worn by military ponies with their ID tags, and it chinks around quietly as she moves, muffled by her fur.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 10:46:38 pm »
Nivalia follows along, not needing to be anywhere soon prompts the idea of friendly conversation. "I myself and from further up north, just outside of Vanhoover actually. I'm just running errands for my shop. Had a recent break in and I have to gather some materials for repairs. A bit less pleasant than visiting family. I'm guessing that trinket around your neck is a family heirloom?"

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 02:02:40 am »
Vex glances down at the pendant around her neck. "No, actually I got this one from a lovely little enchantress' shop in Zebrica. They have some of the best magical items I've ever seen!"
Her smile widens slightly as she recalls the visit.
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2016, 10:28:13 pm »
"Zebrica? Ah I'd love to go there, so many sights to see and foods to taste." Nivalia adds to the excitement given off by Vex. "So does that little do-dad do anything besides look lovely on you?"

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2016, 05:51:48 am »
Vex's grin takes on a slightly mischievous appearance "Well, I left some equipment on my airship. If I ever need that equipment, this crystal," she holds up the pendant with a hoof for emphasis "will allow me to summon it." She allows a brief pause. "Trouble is, once I've got it, I can't put it back; got to bring it back myself."
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2016, 01:55:07 pm »
"Ah a one time use thing, got it." Nivalia replies. "I could make use of one of those at work. I try to rely on my employees but they always forget something on their business trips." The mention of an airship draws the changeling to look up at the sky, "Flying in an airship, now that's the way to travel. Have you been doing that for some time?"

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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2016, 05:52:18 am »
"My whole life!" She clearly is enthusiastic about the subject. "My dad's an engineer on a royal guard airship, and I went along with him sometimes. Left home as soon as I could afford one of my own, and I've been flyin'er ever since!" She grins, "I could fly you back to your shop when we're finished here, if you like!"
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2016, 06:52:03 am »
Midnight trots through the streets of Canterlot, with her hood up, her saddlebags at her side, holding various necessities that she needs, food, water, tons of bits from various jobs, and of course, her most valuable item, her large book, "Arcane's Archive". She really didn't have time to be in Canterlot though, she's lived here for a good portion of her life, until she left. What was important was finding a way to Manehatten. She'd already tried going by train, but the ponies there said all standard transport in and out of Manehatten was shut off for at least a few days, because of some kind of emergency going on, they said. None of it made sense to her, as all she understood was that there was an emergency going on, something about armed forces or something like that. A few days was something she didn't have. She could try magic, but even for her, a trip like that would be too far, and she may not make it, and even if she did, her magic would be drained for a week at least. Recently she was talking to some ponies offering pretty good jobs, as well as a place with them, but she needed to see whoever was in charge as soon as possible. Right now she was desperate to get to Manehatten, so she asked around to see if there was any way to get there within the next few days. No such luck so far.

Eventually, she overheard two ponies talk about airships, which got her attention. 'Airships? Why didn't I think of that? I can probably pay off a pilot to get me to Manehatten.' she thought to herself as she continued to listen to their conversation. "I could fly you back to your shop when we're finished here, if you like!" she heard one of them say. Making up her mind, she approached the two ponies. "Hello, I heard that you fly airships?" she said to both of them, not sure which of the two were the airship pilot.

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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2016, 04:47:51 pm »
Vex looks over at the new pony. "I do! Just the one though." She gives her a smile that's somewhere between welcoming and egotistically confident. She only slows down a little to allow the new pony to join their rapidly growing party.
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2016, 10:23:17 pm »
"Heck just having one airship is awesome enough." Nivalia adds, nodding to the newcomer as well. "And I certainly wouldn't mind the ride. It's been a while since I saw the Canterlot skyline." Caprica looks over to the new arrival and begins to extend off her owner's shoulders, her tongue flicking to taste her scent in the air.

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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2016, 01:37:08 am »
"Good to hear." she says to the batpony. Before she says anything, she studies the two ponies. One of them has a snake around her neck. 'I've never seen a pony with a snake before.' she thinks to herself. The other one, the batpony, there is definitely something different about her, aside from her being a batpony. Her accent is unmistakably that of a local Canterlot resident, but the way she carries herself, and her confidence makes her feel as though she's not a local. No matter, she'll have time to dwell on it later. "I'm trying to get to Manehatten as soon as possible, but horse-drawn carriage as well as trains to and from Manehatten are closed, apparently due to some kind of emergency that's going on there. Something about a skyscaper..." she says, mumbling the last part, trying to think why all of this is happening. "Anyways, like I said, I'm asking if you could possibly take me there in your airship. If its needed, I can pay you for transportation costs, fuel, the likes." she says, levitating out a reasonably sized brown pouch from her saddlebags, filled with enough bits to cover whatever costs needed. "My name is Hex, its a pleasure to meet you." she says.