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Re: Dressing For The Part
« Reply #45 on: October 23, 2014, 11:18:24 pm »
Nivalia looks back towards her brother and answers, "Yea most museums usually do. I haven't been to the one here in Canterlot so we'll be in for a surprise today." The mare then glances down to her bag, "I also packed snacks and juice in case either of you get hungry." After some time of walking, the Canterlot Museum of Natural History begins to appear on the horizon, "Oh we're almost there!" Nivalia says with some giddiness and a spring in her step.

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« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2014, 10:51:42 pm »
Potato follows Niv to the museum. "You think they have an art exhibit? I do like art." Potato asks as they near the museum.

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« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2014, 09:56:37 pm »
Foxtrot looks up at the museum as the three approach the entrance. "I'm not sure they would have art in this one, but I know the Royal Museum of Art isn't too far away." Upon entering the building the trio is met with an astonishing display of exhibits featuring exotic creatures, flora, inventions and much more. Of course there's a class of school children having a field day there but they remain mostly behaved. Security is basic with a few guards either patrolling the halls or remaining stationary at one particular display. In the front is the desk where an attendant is seated to greet any new arrivals.
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« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2014, 09:07:42 pm »
Nivalia briskly trots over to the front desk as Caprica rests snugly inside her bag. "Hi, three tickets please." She reaches into her bag and shuffles her hoof around the python to pull out her pass. "Full bundle please."

The employee nods and scans the pass before retrieving three tickets for the trio. "If you need assistance for anything, please feel free to ask the staff."

"Thank you." Nivalia replies, taking a map placed on the desk as well. Turning back to Foxtrot and Potato Ponie, she opens the map up and reads it out. "Alright, let's see what we have here... Pony Anatomy, meh. Ores Through the Core, ok... Dragons and Dungeons... Uh, 'See dragons and their natural lairs, as well as improvised ones throughout history.' Nivalia shrugs, "No art here. I mean, there's Natural Art, but that's just landscapes and rock formations. I don't know, what do you two think?"

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« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2014, 07:58:13 pm »
Potato shrugs. "Dragons sound cool, I guess. And I like dungeons. Dungeons and Dragons seems to go together well. Or I guess its called Dragons and Dungeons."

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« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2014, 09:44:39 pm »
"Huh, Dragons and Dungeons seems like the better option. Yea let's go check it out."  The unicorn faces the direction to the exhibit and begins a brisk trot. Observing the smaller exhibits he approaches the large entrance to the Dragons and Dungeons exhibit, a stone carving resembling a cave entrance. Foxtrot looks forward and abruptly stops when he sees the front entrance but continues right afterward into the main display.

Nivalia follows right after, though her attention is more drawn to the main attraction. She does pause to reach into her bag, but doesn't take anything out an continues forward. The mare almost bumps into her sibling when he stops at the exhibit's entrance. "Hey tr- oh wow." Nivalia says as she examines the stone detailing. "This looks so realistic. You'd figure they just cut this off a mountain or something."
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« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2014, 09:48:22 pm »
The wing dedicated to the exhibit is vast, the ceiling itself rising three stories up. Lined along the walls are 3 meter high replicas of various dragons and their lairs. Just in front of them are plaques providing readers with information. In the center of the room, and taking up a quarter of it's space, lies an enormous dragon's skull resting on a bed of gold and jewels, all found inside a magically secure glass case. The mouth is half open; levitating behind the rows of teeth is an amethyst of considerable size.

"Wow. Check out that jewel." Nivalia says as she steps into the exhibit. "This place is huge! I wonder how long this stuff takes to set up."

"A few weeks give or take." Foxtrot replies, a few months to plan out though." He approaches a display of a mountain landscape, flying over is a brightly colored orange dragon with purple fins and red wings. 'The Emerald Raider'

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« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2014, 01:06:05 am »
Potato is rather impressed by the stone entrance, though he feels like its not actual stone for some reason. He doesn't bother to check it, though. Potato follows Niv and Fox to the "Emerald Raider" exhibit. He looks at it curiously before asking Niv "Hey, wasn't this dragon in a Daring Do novel or something? He seems familiar..."

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« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2015, 02:12:54 pm »
Foxtrot scans the dragon as Nivalia heads over to the center display, "Yeah, I've heard of that name before but I can't recall where I saw it." He looks to his left to the next exhibit, the creature labeled "Sand Sculptor". The dragon itself is seen piercing out through a sand dune, it's copper pigmented plates overlap, giving the creature a serpent-like appearence. The look is more enforced to the fact that this dragon was wingless, what appears to be spikes run down the length of the creature.

 The description on the plaque below the display reads, 'The Sand Sculptor has been the legend of caravans throughout the world, the exact origin being untraceable due to sightings in major deserts all over the world. These dragons burrow deep under the sand and form an inverted cone; anything walking inside that cone fails their footing and falls to the center to be dragged in by these creatures. The first one slain was costly, injuring many and killing four before succumbing to its wounds. The locations of these cones were mapped and quarantined by officials to prevent further incidents. No one has seen this dragon's lair or any signs of stashing treasure.'
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« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2015, 02:35:51 pm »
As Foxtrot and Potato Ponie observe the exhibits around the room, the mare trots over to the center display. Looking up, she finds the skull to be three times her height, the fangs themselves as long as the length of her leg. Plenty of scars are found throughout the bone, fractured teeth and dulled out horns show signs of wear both before and after the dragon's demise. She examines the wealth resting underneath the creatures skull, rubies and gold all perfectly piled up. What catches her eye though is the amethyst, levitating just above the razor sharp teeth.

The name of the dragon is listed only as 'The Elder'. The description below it reads, 'The Elder is a mature adult dragon. He has white scales which are unusually thick, and his breath is a damaging stream of pure magic. He is quite deceptive, and his ability to work necromantic magic is powerful and dangerous. He lived in a ruined city in the desert, his hoard is legendary in size and consists mostly of valuable tomes.'

Nivalia reads the description, her eyes widening a bit before turning back to the display. "Huh, it doesn't mention anything about that jewel in its mouth." The mare shrugs, "Meh, it's probably just there to catch attention."

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« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2015, 11:19:34 pm »
Potato looks at an exhibit off to the left of the center display, labeled "The Red-Black." The display shows a small dragon who is half red on the left half of his body and red on the right side, with bat like wings and beady eagle eyes sitting on a pile of valuable gems. The skin looks smooth and leathery, instead of the usual lizard like scales commonly known to dragons, and a slender tail. The description of it read "The Red-Black is a rather unique dragon found around the swamps of Neigh Orleans. It was reported to have completely stripped caravans of all their treasures in one swoop then retreat back into the deep, dangerous swamps. Its appearances were rather well recorded, with reports of eyes that scanned every movement made, smooth, leathery skin that could not be pierced by normal arrows, and bat like wings that silently moved in for treasure. But it seemed that nopony could agree on its color. evenly split, half the reports said it was a blood red and the other half said it was black as night. The dragon was slain by a party of adventurers utilizing a fake caravan rigged with explosives. Though even the ponies who saw it after it was slain could not seem to agree on its color. Even after decades of research, nopony can agree on its color."

Potato looks up from the description and trots over to Niv and her display at the mention of the gem in "The Elder's" mouth. "Seems like its just an attention getter." Potato says. "Though these exhibits are good at pretty good at attention getting." The starchy hero adds, pointing the exhibit he just left.

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« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2015, 08:35:14 pm »
As the patrons enjoy the exhibits, several levels below a crew if loaders begin unloading the next exhibit for the coming month. One of the items rests in a small wooden crate etched with warning labels. A careless step and an uneven hoof causes the crate to be dropped onto the ground for just a moment. In that split second, a vibration echoes throughout the entire museum. Those observing the exhibits upstairs may feel a slight rumble below their hoofs, but only for a short time. Suddenly, one of the dragon displays begin to move, then another, and another. They begin to come alive, roaring little roars as the dragons take life and begin flying around the large room. Some begin spewing mini fires while others zoom around, causing a panic for everyone around.
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