Crystal Symphony

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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Senshuken on Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:10 pm

Many of the ponies that currently stood in line would have taken the news that they could only bring three others along with themselves badly and gotten into some kind of argument over it; Silver Tongue's day brightened.

The knowledge that he could get all the ponies he named into the after party was more or less a complete success. That was far beyond what he had been aiming for when he came here and he was still going to be sharing the stage during the ribbon cutting ceremony. While a part of him disliked the fact that everypony couldn't come on stage, his choice on who to bring with him was surprisingly easy when you considered what would be best for the show. "If I can only bring four ponies on stage, then I guess it will have to be myself, Show Stopper, Dancing Rose and Flying Violet." Himself, the actress playing Princess Cadance and the actresses playing Princess Luna and Celestia. While he knew for a fact that Celestia and Luna were rather bit parts in the play (Luna being played a bit more for comic relief then anything) having the actresses playing them appear on stage with the actual Princess Luna and Celestia just made sense. The fact that it would also give two rather nice mares a rare chance to shine on the worlds stage was just a solid bonus.

"I would like to thank you again for doing this. So do we just rock up somewhere at a given time or...?" The sentence was left hanging so that the guardponies could fill him in on the details of what he needed to know about both the cutting ceremony and the after party.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  A1C Bronymous on Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:19 pm

"Something crystally. 'The Opalescent inn', or something like that." Door pauses to try and read a sign, hoping to find the right way. "I'm not sure where it is though, besides near the festival grounds."
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Crystalite on Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:05 pm

Blitz followed along quietly. She could hear Bonham talking on the radio - although, oddly, her own radio was not picking up the other end of the conversation. She thought she could hear the now secret someone in the background, but paid it no mind - if they were going to get in trouble, they would have already. She instead turned her attention to the new colt coming with them. What was his name? Blast?

Blitz Load was not the only foal amongst the Ironherde; she was, however, the youngest, with enough difference between herself and the few other foals that they didn't really count. The older fillies were constantly discussing various colts (Her mother would not explain why), and the colts struck her as just plain weird (Her father agreed, but still didn't explain why.)

Blast didn't seem to fit that profile - in fact, he seemed downright normal in comparison, and Blitz felt a slight uncertainty as she tried to decide what to make of it. Sneaking into the castle didn't seem like something that would even occur to the colts she knew - or, at least, not for the same reasons, and probably not as much success (She had observed that colts tended to get caught red hoofed more often than fillies, which nobody would explain.) She decided to address it.

"...Soooo, what were you doing in here?" she whispered to Blast.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  GreyVestibule on Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:22 am

"Ah, I see," Oasis replied with a slight nod before looking ahead, keeping her eyes peeled. 'Something crystally' in this place seemed like describing something in the ocean as wet, though Door Kicker certainly seemed to have a decent head about what to expect, knowing it was near the fair grounds.

"That seems good, having lodging close to festivities," she thought as she looked around, "Especially with how big this city seems."

An Empire indeed. With how crowded the streets were with ponies both native and visiting it seemed like it would take a while to get around.

"The sights are beautiful though. I don't think I've seen anything this... grand since I witnessed the palace back home..."
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  TheCavalry on Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:39 am

Oasis, Door

As you looked for the hotel, you pass shops, street vendors and buskers, and it's obvious that trade is booming. At the Opalescent Inn -otherwise known as 'The Opal'- business is doing so well that it actually takes a few minutes to convince the owners you are who you say you are, and not just tourists trying to steal someone's room. Extracting a promise from Whi5per to sing during your stay gets Oasis a room, too.


The square outside the crystal palace was thronged with people. Not just ponies, though they made up the majority; griffons, minotaurs, donkeys, and other representatives of the races of Equestria all stood in eager anticipation. The sound of talk and chattering filled in the air, excited speculation drifting on the wind.

Whisper sighed dramatically. Whether it was thanks to her fame, her crews relative size and strength, or something else, the small group had actually managed to push themselves quite close to the front of the crowds- close enough to see the crystal heart whirling in the air in front of them.

A large platform stood beside it, high enough to be seen even from the back of the crowd. A series of guards were strung along the path from the heart to the palace, presumably to stop any pony becoming too friendly with the nobles.
Whisper sighed again. "Oh, isn't it so exciting," she said.


Lark, Bonham, Blitz, Blast, Silver
Silver is told what to do by the guard Flash Sentry, to be at the palace at a certain time and he'll take care of the rest- he seems like a pretty big fan. By the time Bonham and Blitz reunite with the crew, it's time for them to meet with the palace staff for preparations anyway.


Inside the palace, the mood was no less excitable, if somewhat more dignified in its presentation. Only a relative hooffull actually waited in the main hall; selected diplomats and ambassadors. And actors; while most of Silvers crew were waiting in the banquet hall with the rest of the diplomats who wouldn't be seen with the princesses, the four he had identified to Flash Sentry were there, all looking excited- even Show Stopper, in spite of Blues tantrum at not being allowed on stage with her 'best friend'.

Also present- if receiving something of a wide berth by the nobles- was Ironherde. The plan for the ceremony had been explained shortly after they arrived. When the ceremony began, Cadence would address the crowds, giving Lark, Bonham and whatever other support staff that was on stage time to assemble the Lightning Organ. Blitz would play a song- the theme of the Crystal Empire, though given the device playing it, the result would certainly be interesting- and then everypony would go back inside for their meals. Simple.

Cadence and Shining Armor are present- both in ceremonial attire- though currently speaking to random diplomats. Luna is also present, but Celestia is nowhere to be seen.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  mjh6 on Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:45 am

Lark listened to the instructions and bit her lip. Everything seemed okay before, but that spring, and that mare. Something just felt...off.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Senshuken on Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:58 am

There was something about being on a stage that just felt... right to Silver Tongue. Standing in front of a crowd while telling a story to entertain or shock alongside those beside you filled him with a sense of satisfaction that he just couldn't get anywhere else; And this was a stage that he would never have passed up the chance to stand on even if he didn't receive such a thrill. Sharing the stage with a number of the most important beings on the planet, alongside not just one but TWO of the Alicorn princesses with a third hopefully to arrive soon was truly an honor. While he knew that his family would not be able to arrive in the capital of the Crystal Empire for the festival, he just knew that once they heard the news that they would be so proud of him. He could already picture his parents bragging about the fact that he stood in the company of the Princesses during the opening ceremony to the point that everypony they knew just wanted them to shut up.

Of course, Silver just knew that sharing the stage with the Princesses of Equestria and the Crystal Empire would be second only to be seen talking with one; And of course, if he could make someponies life in the process then all the better.

Waiting until Princess Luna was free, Silver politely tapped Dancing Rose on the shoulder, interrupting her excited conversation/squeeling contest with Flying Violet with a polite "Sorry to interrupt but might I borrow you for a moment? I wish to introduce you to someone."

Persuasion Roll:
Roll(1d20)+17: 16,+17 Total:33

Assuming a success on his part, Silver lead the way over to the Princess of the Moon and Night herself, bowing his respectfully once he was close enough to have her attention. "Forgive my forwardness, but may I introduce you to Ms Rose? She will be playing the part of yourself during the upcoming 'A Canterlot Wedding' your Royal Highness."

Persuasion Roll to make a good first impression with Princess Luna:
Roll(1d20)+17: 4,+17 Total:21
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  Crystalite on Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:13 am

Things were getting quite busy in the backstage area. Blitz Load was occupied giving Blast a tour of the Ironherde's inner workings while he waited on someone to come get him. Dozens of names danced across her tongue as she quickly explained the jobs of each pony they passed. So many to remember! Technicians working on the organ, performers tuning other miscellaneous instruments, make-up artists prettifying the performers, roadies helping the technicians, security experts talking to the castle guards, medics keeping watch for recklessness, paper shufflers standing around uselessly in a vain attempt to stay out of the way, her parents deliberately getting in the way to oversee the whole mess, and Blitz Load artfully leading her new friend through the chaos of backstage, ending the tour near the unassembled Organ.

"...And this is Lark," she said, pointing at the mare in question. "She's the one mainly in charge of putting things... together..." she explained, trailing off as she nibbled at Lark's knee to get her attention.

"Hey, is everything okay? You look worried."
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  A1C Bronymous on Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:29 pm

"You really seem super excited." Door says dryly. "Was the shakedown on the train not interesting enough? Or are you just anticipating tonight?" He doesn't look at her, instead watching the palace doors for any signs of nobility.
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Re: Crystal Symphony

Post  GreyVestibule on Sun May 03, 2015 11:44 pm

“Ugh,” Oasis groan