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  1. Roshina al-Majed You don’t know what you’re dealing with; I guarantee it. RP Type: Canterlot Chronicles Name: Roshina al-Majed Sex: Female Age: Late “teens” Species: Sky Dragon Eyes: Auric Body: Blue. Deep pelagic blue for most of her body. Lighter blue for her belly scales. The ribbing in her wings and the spines on her back are the same color as her primary scales, with wing webbing being a dull flesh color. Body markings: Thin gold lines that trace odd right-angle patterns over her upper arms, shoulders, and spine. They glow faintly whenever she uses dragon breath. Physique: Lithe and flexible for a dragon. Her size is nowhere near that of the behemoth monsters of Equestrian lore, but she is significantly longer than the average earth pony. Her long body and thin build give her a snake-like profile. Residence: Stalliongrad. Occupation: “Scholar at large,” which translates to artifact dealer/hunter and alchemist for hire. Unique Traits Roshina is a self-trained alchemist, artifact hunter, and mercenary. She is an adept flier and hand to hand combatant, having lived on the road since leaving home and learning how to care for herself and protect herself against feral beasts in the wild. Her alchemical knowledge and mental catalogue of the arcane come from extensive personal study and cultural osmosis. Character History Roshina was born to the Majed clan, a small, loosely-affiliated family unit of dragons in the Badlands. The clan made its home in a geothermal oasis in the mountains, giving their children the advantage of safe upbringing and plentiful food. The elders even talked of grooming her to be their successor. But Roshina had bigger plans. She could be better than this little hollow in the ice. She could be greater. She declined the offer of succession and without a further word, left the oasis. She hasn’t looked back since. Her journeys took her across northern Aquellia, the Equestrian Frontier, and areas not charted or protected by any nation. In those harsh lands, Roshina hardened herself, honing her talents into finely-tuned skills and improvised tricks that gave her an edge in any confrontation. Whether it be griffon pirates, Equestrian outlaws, or wild beasts, Roshina found ways to best them all. She soon gained a reputation for being a capable mercenary. Her big break, however, was in the discovery of an old set of jewelry in the wastes. Roshina routinely sold gems and archaeological finds she unearthed to dealers to support herself with tools and food on the road. When a dealer offered her an exorbitant sum for the set, Roshina’s curiosity was piqued. Her research led her to many books on Equestrian history, allowing her to date the jewelry back to the time of the Great Equestrian Migration. Armed with this knowledge, she was able to bargain for even more money, enough to start an investment fund that continues to supply her to this day. It was then that Roshina realized that the more knowledge she gained, the better off she would be. Her travels eventually took her to Stalliongrad. Audits from the university provided her with arcane knowledge and contacts from her old jobs provided a steady stream of both artifacts to move and clients to service. She now runs Axiom Group, a network of researchers and contacts that she can tap whenever she needs information, hard assets, or leads on tracking the latest artifact or investigating the latest disturbance. Roshina uses Stalliongrad as a base of operations, as it is both an important transport hub and a melting pot that provides all sorts of leads and clients for her profession. Character Summary Roshina is highly intelligent and well-traveled. She voraciously consumes knowledge and relentlessly hunts down leads in her search for artifacts. Though money and gems are excellent rewards for bringing in items of significance, Roshina considers them luxuries that can be done without if the need arises. Far more valuable to her is extracting the knowledge bound up in dusty tomes or figuring out just what makes an ancient piece of artifice, chemical reaction, or enchantment tick. She always does her best to ensure that her already formidable knowledge of the arcane continues to grow with each job. While Roshina is amicable, it becomes apparent after a few conversations that she thinks highly of herself. Her arrogance comes off subtly with cleverness of tongue and inflection rather than blatant disrespect. That said, she has learned to temper her pride with cunning over the years. Sometimes, a silver tongue is more devastating a weapon than adamantine claws and fiery breath. Though she is not accredited, her knowledge of arcana rivals that of degree-holding scholars. Roshina has not continued to pursue formal education on principle, feeling that she needs no vindication in her line of work; her word of mouth reputation is enough. Her intellectual hubris is perhaps her greatest flaw. Roshina maintains a large network of business contacts, but few friends. Her heart is firmly in her studies and her business. Only those she finds highly interesting individuals are accorded a relationship more in-depth than business acquaintance. These would be individuals with similar interests, even if they have differing opinions. Roshina welcomes challenge so long as it comes with effective scholarship. She has no time to waste with those that spout hot air without the ability to back their claims. Roshina doesn’t go looking for shadier jobs, but she will not hesitate to take them if the payoff is substantial. Money is rarely enough to sway her, as she has plenty of it, but artifacts, tomes, and other arcane goodies might be enough to buy her services.
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  2. Trixie was about to enjoy the fact she successfully challenged the princess when Twilight quipped that the greatest showmare in Equestria was both immature and poor at magic! Why that unbearable, entitled little pony!! Trixie worked really hard on her skills, but how could anypony elevated to alicorn status possibly understand! Actually what really agitated the azure colored unicorn wasn't that comment, it wasn't even the kiss Twilight gave to Applejack, which Trixie judged in her mind as pretty good and made her just a little curious about what it be like to kiss Twilight… Just a little. No, what really made Trixie angry was the idea that she was a cheapskate! "now hold on right there Trust Fund Twilight! Trixie will pay for her bushels herself and she won't be using the stipends a certain pony gets from Canterlot on the backs of hard working taxpayers! No, the Diligent and Generous Trixie worked hard for her bits and does not need charity from the golden filly!" With her magic Trixie levitated out two small bags of bits, lifted Applejacks hat, turning it upside down dropped the two bags inside before popping it back on the orange mare's head. "No if you excuse me, I will be taking these two bushels and wishing you a good day yer hiiiighness, humph!" As Trixie began to walk away with her nose high in the air, two bushels of apples floating behind her, a large, bright flash of her horn caused the spheroid barrier to dissolve, just as Flash Sentry was barreling in for another attempt at cracking it, exposing the rapidly approaching open ground to the nose diving royal guard. She could have let the orange pegasus crash into the dirt, and for a brief moment Trixie considered that, but no, that may have been the way she was once upon a time, but not anymore. With one last flash of her horn, Trixie encased Twilight's escort in a small bubble, stopping his decent and floating him over next to Twilight, a few feet above ground before dissolving it, allowing the pegasus to flop to the ground, or float down if he reacted quick enough. "There, princess! No one can ever say the Great and Kind Trixie doesn't have a heart! Trixie has made sure your little colt toy didn't hurt himself. Consider it a prize reward for kissing so well; too bad he missed it, sure you can make it up to him later." Trixie gave a sarcastic grin and trotted away from the crowd, assured of her victory, as soon as she figures out what it was.
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