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  1. The debate chamber was already buzzing with intense conversation from the audience alone. This was an important day for two important countries in the world: the mystical land of Neightpon and the turbulent region of Whitescar. History between these two lands had always been tense... No, Tense was putting it mildly. In ancient times early clans of Whitescar had attempted a to take the land for their kin, only to be met by the early settlers of the land. A combined effort between ponies, kirin, and ryuma drove out the caribou invaders to their native lands. Since then Many clans of caribou continued to raid and attack the more obscure settlements and areas of Neighpon, never gaining ground, but always inflicting new wounds on an innocent land. Even to this day, raids continue, boats are stolen and plundered. ... And today's topic was in regards to a vessel from long long ago who never arrived at it's destination. The cargo of the ship supposed to be a an ancient blade that sung in the language of it's holder. A blade whose properties matched an the clan's first artifact weapon. "Skog Klyvnings Sang" was a weapon that had come into the hooves of Helgi, the first hero of the the clan. A bull whose story was sung by Skalds and told to young calves to this day. Sigrun herself had been raised on stories about the heroes of the past. She'd dreamed of one day wielding this blade for the good of her clan. Now she was bringing this relic of Askr to Canterlot (of all places), here to talk to none other than the Shogun of Neighpon... and she knew she could not hoof this treasure over to him. Sigrun had made sure to read up on the background of this Shogun. According to the information given to her by her own trusted officials he sounded like he was reasonable Ruler. A wizened beyond his years type of stallion whose presence was calm and almost aloof. Perhaps they might find some common ground in their taking up of leadership at early ages, through admittedly very different means. Thank Qalipu the information painted him as sensible. With Ylva busy back home in Whitescar , Sigrun would have to handle a debate with a foreign ruler of a land whose population greatly despised her kind. Before she took to the platform opposite the shogun's side she muttered a quick prayer to Tuktu and Qalipu... and stepped forward with the long narrow case carrying the sword at her side. In the light illuminating the debate stage one could see the cow still had almost feral and wild look that came with the curse left upon her by the actions of WRAITH. two eyeteeth were sharp and exposed, glinting in certain angles at the light hit her. The cow's coat was fuller and more robust looking and clean. Over her form she had on a cloak, a thinner one rather than the usual thicker types she kept on back in the freezing lands of her home, with a tunic over her chest. Her stature in the room being one of the most notable features: standing almost as tall as Celestia herself and dwarfing some of the members of the audience. The sound of her cloven hooves meeting the marbled stone on the floor filled the room until she set the case she had down in front of her, perfectly in the center of the stage. She lifted the top of the case to reveal the contents. The sword was of a neighponese design, a Nodachi: A very long sword meant to held with two hooves. It had the single edged style of blade with the metal folding characteristic of neighponese smiths. In the time that Sigrun left the blade out for the Shogun (when he came forth) to inspect visually, there was a faint but pleasant hum that could be heard through the auditorium. With nobody holding the magnificent blade it had no language with which to sing, instead it would hum and make pleasant tones until it was covered once more. The shogun was already seated at his podium, "It's nice to finally meet you, Rakuen Heika. I have faith we can resolve this peacefully. I am SIgrun, Chieftain of the Askr clan of eastern Whitescar."
  2. ((STILL OPEN!!! Characters of any position accepted-whether they may be a huge fan of REA, an aspiring guard, a retired guard...etc.! This is a summit, for the bigger the usually-better!)) ((RP IS HERE: )) Here is my sample form: Please provide general details about your OC. Pictures are optional. Agile Speeds Stallion, Pegasus Known for his strong flight skills, agility, and keen observational powers What branch of the Royal Equestrian Army does your OC belong to? The Wonderbolts What position does your OC uphold? Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Wonderbolts (Reports directly to Spitfire, was chosen by hoof by Spitfire "FireFoxx") What opinions does your OC have on previous attacks on Equestria? He believes that there is no battle without a plan, and that there is a reason behind every plan. He does not believe in making rash decisions, and hopes that this council will provide a solid, long-term solution in dealing with future threats that may undermine his home. He understands both sides of things, but hopes to not just defend such attacks, but to prevent any in the coming as well. !!!RULES!!! -No godmodding allowed (I see everyone that signed up is already an rp-er, so following general basic rp rules would be advised). -Leave room for expansion and replies -Express the opinions of your character, not yourself (this is something I get caught doing a lot; leaving character on topics I'm passionate about). -Each character has its own opinions, do not go sinning on other characters. However, presenting valid points against the character's opinion is allowed. So...debate, not arguments. The Chair The Chair is the overseer (kinda like the game master) of the summit/meeting. Everything that the Chair declares shall be rule, and their word cannot be opposed (In short, they make the final decisions). They are the judges, keeping each character in order and granting out warnings. They give the opening and closing speeches, provide any accommodations needed for disabilities (if any character has any disability). They open debate, close debate, call out recesses, answer any questions or notes from participents. They're mlp judges. Just go by that. The chair will probably be one of the Princesses (hopefully dearest Celly~)) Notes During the summit, characters are not allowed to speak to one another. Especially not while another character is speaking. Instead, they may choose to use notes to communicate with fellow participants. Notes shall be written inside quotes, pages/couriers shall be waiting at the side of the room to deliver them. Fear not, all notes are confidential, and the couriers are trained to keep their lips sealed. Notes may be sent to any character, including the Chair. Example: Post Summary: -Character entrance into meeting room -Character introduction and summary on REA improvements to be made -Character in-depth explanation in thoughts on topic -Debate for characters to come onto a general compromise on the topic (actions against future attacks on Equestria) [No post order required] -Compromise resolution presented by Agile Speeds to Princess Celestia, and conclusion by Agile -Last thoughts from Princess Celestia, conclusion of summit by the Princess Other rules may be added as I see fit (or, as the Chair feels fit). Members and Posting Order: -Lyipheoryia (Chief Master Sergeant) -StarswirltheBearded (Chair)* -DerpRaverner (EPIC Member) -MidnightMask (Recruit) -PrinceoftheNight (Recruit) -Scootalux (Staff Sergeant) -FireFoxx (Captain) -Zeig (Private First Class) -LunarRelic (inactive) -Bellosh101 (General) -Imagination (Captain) -Arcus (Lieutenant Colonel) -Eventide (Sergeant Major) -Moonshinetheleocat (Captain) -Quillhart (Private) -ShadowBolt (Sergeant) *Starswirl reserves the right to post at any time, as long as it directly relates to his duties as chair.
  3. Many ages ago... before even the formation of the land of Neighpon. A great chieftain of the Longma who would be known as the Ryuma in time was gifted a great sword by the Long Dragons. A sword of great length that sung when unsheathed, strong enough to cut through most armors, and damage even the ones it could not fully break. In the many clan wars that had gone in in ancient Long Guo this chieftain proved to be a deadly opponent and wise, if occasionally hot headed leader. Towards the end of the many clan skirmishes there was talks of a great imperial dynasty and unification. The chieftain of this particular clan defied the unification of Long Guo, moving to the nearby lands of Neighpon to carve out a new life for his clan in this land along with Pony species that had settled as well. Here was where the sword gained its name,"Ninhonto no Uta": The Sword of Songs. In neighpon this blade and it's wielder gained a name for itself as it was used in and turned the tide of many battles... the most famous of wars fought with it between caribou clans who sought to take the land from the current inhabitants. The blade demoralized enemy troops, sent commanders packing (sometimes worse). Through the many battles the blade had been reforged several times but with the combined efforts of the Daimyos of that age the caribou menace had been pushed back. Over the ages, The Ninhonto no Uta fell into disuse. In time the species of Neighpon came to see it of their victory over the caribou of Whitescar and a symbol of the land's strength and considered an icon of the country's history: a great artifact. On the day it was set to be delivered to Kyoma to be kept safe in a museum... it did not arrive. The vessel carrying the relic of the country's triumph never arrived in port, and never was found. In the end life went on as usual for the country, with prosperous days ahead. ... The story of sword however, did not end. There are records of a caribou vessel taking a certain ship's cargo after a battle. An oversized blade the crew called a "Nodachi" was taken with intent of being sold off by the new holders of the weapon. They did not bother to unsheath it, to a caribou the neighponese nodachi was an inefficient tool, not meant to meet the thick armors of Caribou forged steel. Finding an owner who cared for a weapon such as this was hard when the blade was first being left to hang in a shop in a bazaar. One day a Bull named Helgi, from an obscure eastern clan took an interest and spent some money on the exotic tool, and brought it home to his family. When unsheathed it made his wife and calves giggle in delight at the beautiful songs it sung (and curiously in the caribou's native tongue no less!). The Clan Helgi belonged to were a group of crafts-bou. Helgi himself, was a woodcutter. Their clan made the best of the magical wooden Inlays that all the caribou used and perfected the process of making flying longboats. The trees they carved down were tough, resilient... and had magic absorbing and nullifying properties when treated right. Many of Helgi's days were spent cutting down trees to be used in the process, scavenging for food for his family and one day and fixing their hit to protect them from the harsh cold of the land. A day when he was hard at work with the first option was the day that would mark a great change in his fate. A broken axe: This was how it began. He had only just gotten to the perfect point when the tree would fall down. Just a few more good nicks and it would be set for the next stage of the inlay preparation process. He took up the sword: It had an edge... that was good enough. He lifted the blade up and swung... and was surprised when he saw the sword had cut through not only the tree before him like it wasn't even there, but also the five trees behind it! He could hardly believe his eyes! This was much more useful than he'd thought! The excited caribou named the sword on the spot. He called her the "skogsröjning sång": The forest clearing song". Helgi kept the properties of the blade secret, he was happy enough making enough coin to give his family the better life they needed. No more cold nights where they needed to nail their furskin "door" shut. No more worrying over if they could have a good life... and for a time Helgi had lived happily. Then came the days of the two faced Chieftain. The chieftain of their eastern clan had changed... their older chieftain having passed under mysterious circumstances left them under the reign of dangerous bull. A warrior with a kind face, but the heart of a lindwurm underneath. Forcing crafters to become soldiers in unwinnable situations in attempts to seize power and territories from other clans. Food levels plummeting and some calves being taken to serve as soldiers away from their parents. For the sake of his family and all the Clan, Helgi challenged the chieftain to a duel for the fate of their clan before he brought them into utter ruin. To the duel, the sweet faced monster brought a great hammer. Helgi on his end held an oversized sword still in its sheath. He applauded the stallion's audacity to bring such a weapon to a fight against an opponent in finer armor such as his. The duel started... and with one swing, and a snippet of a verse of a song it was done. The chieftain Fell and Then rose Helgi, The new chieftain... of the Askr Clan. This is a story of Helgi. One of the oldest heroes of the history of the Askr and his magical singing sword. This blade has been with the Whitescar clan from their earliest days. AS the clan grew the blade would prove to be something they cherished and rarely used... only when situations grew dire. As Askr grew more prosperous, attacks on the hold grew less regular.. but when they came enemies of the clan would come in force. Many of these attacks were repelled on the clan's own strength, but some of the most horrifying siege's required the use of the clan's first artifact weapon... And always this blade would be used by the best the clan had to offer. The weapon proved to be an excellent trump card against invasions and halted many. Heroes from the rise of the clan rose to the things of legend and would sometimes fall in battle with it in hoof, but always with their enemy having fallen first. The blade has slain lindwurms and whiteout wolves... and has on occasion disposed of commanders for ages until it's home clan learned the finer points of battle and became the most powerful clan in the east... now it is held safe in the Chieftain's hold and many visiting species from other nations who are brave enough to tour Whitescar have seen this mystical blade. Over the ages and through it's many battles it has been changed, the blade has remained the same but the hilt, the pommel, the grip, it even has a new sheathe... It was on a day that it was unsheathed that a neighponese visitor believed that it was the sword of myth... the Ninhonto no Uta. In the hooves of caribou! Word has spread across whitescar and Neighpon and has reached even neighboring countries of a debate between the chieftain of the clan holding the blade and none other than the shogun of Neighpon. Historians, artificers, diplomats, and nearby rulers and the politically knowledgeable specie is free to observe these events as they go on with messages being relayed to parties in the audience present. The history between Neighpon and Whitescar is a heated one. More stubborn and traditional clans from the region still ransack villages, attack and steal vessels along with the cargo on board... Today a major player in the Whitescar political scene whose territory is close to Neighpon will speak to it's leader to decide the fate of the blade, history, and the relationship between Neighpon and Whitescar. The debate will be held in Canterlot with anyone present free to comment and converse with fellow audience member's via messengers in the audience. Debaters: Chieftain Sigrun of Clan Askr Rakuen Ryuichi Shogun of Neighpon Debater's advisors: (Sigrun) Halvard of the Vakystra (Ryuichi) Sanda Audience: Aikuro(?) Medo Ice storm Sunrise skies Javasun Swift Squall I hope there are some parties interested in seeing how this plays out!
  4. The marvelous moon meandered across the magnificent sky of the municipality of Trottingham on an otherwise melancholy night. The quaint city was well into the night when a shadowy figure rushed into town with a surprisingly quiet canter. The figure belonged to a unicorn made with a body as dark as the night. Her form was cloaked in utilitarian garb that hid all details of her form aside from a few scant pieces of information on her face. Her piercing crimson eyes scanned over the dark city streets, searching for places unknown. Faint traces of her scarlet mane came into view as she panned her head across the deserted roads of the sleeping town. After a few moments of searching, she had found her destination, the mare trotting towards the end of her journey, the mare's face as stoic as when she first set hoof in the city. The mare's long black horn shimmered a dark red as she grasped the knocker on a seemingly ordinary door. It belonged to a Mr. Saddlesore, or at least that was what her client had told her. Even though it was late, this was something she had to do. With one swift movement, the mare knocked on the door with the rigid metal apparatus, filling the home with loud reverberations as she tried to elicit the attention of the resident.
  5. List from 1 to 65 your episodes from best to worst. You may use simple text reply, or you can link to a Google document spreadsheet that allows public users to view it. Rules: If you would prefer a pre-randomized list, I have provided one here: GOOD LUCK!!! Also, for more help and more fun rankings, visit this thread: http://www.canterlot...son-comparison/ And, here is my personal 65. Current rankings after 5 ballots turned in: (numbers in parenthesis are number of first place votes)
  6. From an EQD interview with Rebecca Dart: [bolding mine] She was described to her, presumably by someone higher up the chain, as a "PEGACORN." I always liked pegacorn better anyway.
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