A low but glaring trumpet re-sounded from outside of the small house from where your group has slept, from outside the busy chatter of ponies hawking either their ware's or are just pretty excited from the occasion fills the street below the loud and excited sound is to be subdued only the glass window that covers the window… but not the several loud boom of fire-works that can be heard from a distance, being set-off in the distant square up-north.
As the first light of the life-giving sun illuminates the room, all of you smell the warm and moist scent of baked pie's and fried eggs down below, not to mention the ribald and jovial shouts of patrons from all across equestria, their excited shouts regarding the festival of harvest echoed the place only to be…..
"RISE AND SHINE LOSERS!" "EQUESTRIA AWAITS! "ITS TIME TO CELEBRATE THE SPRING FESTIVAL!!!" "Yeah… yeah…"
….. by celestia's mane these losers sure do know how to wake up everyone. And with that all of you… either strangers or friends, paragons or virtueless, citizen of equestria or not, wakes up to the celebration of spring on the outskirt of Canterlot. Happy spring festival!
>>578799 >>578800 >>578801 Both of you are greeted by a busy common's area, every manner of race's are here eating their breakfasts that are cattered to their diet, eggs and chicken for those who need the meat, cereal and grasses for those who wants a mellowed out morning, Strong coffee and hard cookies who wants a strong morning. The cook seems to be able to accomodate what manners of diet the customer wants. So far there are only a few more table's open for seating, one is at the windows to see the different assortments of tourist coming and going, while another is at a far end room.
>>578799 "Oi whats yers?" A fat female pony with yellow mane ask."
>>578800 "Looks like you are in a hurry, where's your distination bro?" One of the patrons ask, seeing the way you are carrying your things.
>>578801 "One cider it is, perhaps taking a seat is a good idea sir, we are getting a bit busy." the griffon serving the tap gives you one.
>>578806 "eggs and toast to the gentlemen." The fat pony smile. "MILDRED! EGG AND TOAST! CHOP CHOP!" He claps as mildred, a stout pony delivers your food to the appropriate seat. In there a pony with a fancy but cheap looking hat observes outside, staring a bit when her eyes sticks to a crystal pony carrying an assortment of fireworks pass by.
>>578807 "That is the stuff, Cider by the apple family line; who's secrets of cider making has been past down from their generation for already one hundered and fifty years!! I mean hell yeah! When you come about, you are sitting next to an earthie who has yellowish-green coat, with greenish-yellow mane. Decently tall, but not overly muscular, I mean talk about who lifts!
On the other side of the seat is a pony wearing a fancy yet cheap hat staring outside to a crystal pony carrying an assortment of fireworks as he passes by.
>>578808 By celestia's beard you are late! As you head outside, you caught a fleeting glance of a pony staring at you from inside the tavern that you stayed… just before a loud boom of fireworks is heard again on the morning sky. Damn those Black powder clan! They are at it again! Damn them for trying to monopolize the fireworks industry! You remembered back then that your stall is at the far-end of the main square, that is where all the fire-work related stalls are placed. Also no-smoking is allowed.
>>578830 Well, so long as he's not raising a fuss, I can enjoy my breakfast. Which I shall. And while I do so, I can just listen to the rumors circling the place over breakfast. Might hear something interesting.
>>578854 Sorry for being slow. *Switch* Why the festival is at Canterlot!! Well it is far from the fort where you came from thats for sure.
Ugghh… damn, after walking from ponyville to Canterlot all day its a welcome retreat to be able to rest on one of the fine inns that are still accepting customers on the outskirt of Canterlot. The small town is already flooding with people and thanks the great dog that you are able to rest before the spring festival tomorrow, ready to do whatever fancies you by the next morning.
"RISE AND SHINE LOSERS! WOHOO!" "WE ARE HERE TO WAAAKE YOU UPP!!" "THE SPRING FESTIVAL IS HERE! THE SPRING FESTIVAL IS HERE!!" "yaay…"
…. talk about asshole's waking everyone up! How rude! Youth these days! Well at least it is morning and you can hear that the commons area is alraedy busy, the smell of warm food wafts on your nose.
>>578834 Talk about fireworks! You finish your cider and head out to the open! As you make your way to the main square, your sight caught the same crystal pony carrying a bag of assorted fireworks and is now hastily setting up his store, next to a group of earthie that are demonstrating theirs.
>>578838 Well great sale's talk, but not that great considering you are still fixing your place up. Some do look at your place…. specially this one earth pony that come's from the tavern where you stayed but lots of the mare caught by other entertainment that caughts their fancies, ride's, aquariums, dresses, exotic items…. I mean (almost) everything is here….
"Well this is a surprise, a fellow fireworks maker" a bufflalo approaches.
>>578837 Not much rumors….. mostly regarding the princess will show themselves by late afternoon, the biggest pumpkin contest, a dance party, military march by midday, fireworks contest by night and oh…. tournaments! "I take it you are new here." The young…. and petite unicorn in a fancy hat looks at you, youthful and he looks like he come's from one of them burgoius… not to mention he looks like a goddamn mare if not for that soft voice yet boyish voice.
>>578860 Investigate the smell it is! This place is already packing with many patrons of different race's eggs and chicken, spiced veggies, coffee, toast, cider, you name it! "What does fancy your tastebud champ!" A fat pony approaches you. The place is full… I mean there are only a few seats left, the glaring one is that from a window next to an earthie who has yellowish-green coat, with greenish-yellow mane. Decently tall, but not overly muscular, I mean talk about who lifts! Also next to him is a female looking unicorn talking to him.
>>578865 Oh, goodies! Two of them! Or is that the cider? Nah, they're too different. I'll go ahead and approach both booths. "'Ello mates! Fine day for demo, ain't it? Ye get to blow stuff ta da briny, an' ye cut coin for it too! Heheheh!"
>>578875 As you extend your hoof, he dismisses it with a tap. "Well now, you look like a friendly sort…. but we aint friends until the fireworks duel is done boyo!: He sneers as one of his confidants approaches. "Hey Jes-up! You makin friends with another one of those uppity crystal fellows? "No ma! He's the one who being friendly…" Then he looks at you full of determination. "But I aint buying it."
>>578876 >>578875 The buffalo looks at your direction. "Ha! Uny looks like you got yourself a new customer." the Buffalo walks to you. "But I assure you that his ware's is not the best callibre." He then gives you a calling card. "Just go to the Buffalo BOOM and I assure you friend that the bang that you are finding in your bucks will be worth it!" Uny… hmmm he maybe referring to that Crystal pony inside the booth.
>>578874 The Waiter is a… bit disturbed as you grab a raw whole chicken and walk down the commons room. Some of the pony and griffon patrons eye you for a moment before turning back to their business with hushed voice's… But seeming that he wants to prove his spirit is not defeated the same fat pony approaches you, "You want some drinks with that I reckon," He smiles
>>578868 >>578874 "I see….. sir Geass is it?" He looks at you Lemongrass He eye's you, staring with mild amusement as if he is trying to size your worth…also the same stare that he share's at the wild looking diamond dog that take her seat next to you. He then chuckle's as he saw what is on her plate. "Friend of yours?" he chuckles.
>>578899 "Oh, you're the other booth. Don't worry, you'll see the amazement that genuine Crystal fireworks can bring."
>>578876 "Hello and welcome to Kite's Fireworks shoppe! I have every manner of fireworker and frizzler and dazzler in Equestria, and no one can beat their quality! Can I interest you in a few to commemorate the celebration? You're my first customer, so I'll give you a discount."
>>578910 "Fair enough reason as any to stop over. Though you might want to grab things that are a bit more… cooked, once you get out in the main street. Might get the guards after you if you start taking down an entire chicken in front of foals."
>>578901 He smile's a bit surprised and shake's his head. "Ah my mistake, lemongrass is it? Well considering by your built you are no doubt a warrior of no little talent, so is this fine lady here." he looks at the diamond dog.
>>578905 >>578907 "Hawhaw! We will see about that! Get your ware's ready for we shall kick yaw flanks!" He scoots out like the scoundrel that he is laughing with his ma along the way. Well if you are looking for any positive outcome's because of this, at least some ponies took notice of the ware's being presented. Some even checks it out. "Genuine Crystal fireworks you say?" A young foal approaches.
>>578908 He raises the menus list from his face as you can see he is a bit disturb hearing that. Well we got water Ma'm."
>>578913 "Correctomundo. Because of the way the Crystal Empire is, you can't just make regular fireworks. These'll glow extra bright when they bounce off any glass or river or reflection. Get your parents to buy you one and tell them it'll be like buying three!"
>>578915 After a minute or so, a glassful of water is brought, not to mention a pitcher too as the scared waiter scurries away from your sight, clearly he doesnt wish to see you further but that is not up to him to decide.
>>578915 >>578916 He chuckle's and as he offer his hoof to you two. "How uncivil of me for not telling my name to you two, allow me to introduce myself." He bows a bit "My name is Oswald of Roads, a learned scholar of sort and not a bad fighter himself if I might add. Glad to meet two fine, robust and strong characters like yourselves." He smiles
>>578924 >>579899 "Ah! I will call Bigshot and Mundo! They will love to see these! We shall make large boom boom go and shoot in the skies!!" He scoots off, looks like you got your first customer this early, not to mention youngsters too! Besides from the jerk-ass earlier, there are other fireworks merchants here too, next to you is a flower merchant and from the farther corners are toy store's, this place will be packing with merchants and tourist specially when afternoon come's. You cant imagine how it will be by tomorrow!
>>579901 >>579902 He is a taken back a bit by Switch demeanor but so far he seems to be tolerable of it as he takes a seat and put on his hat and looks at sir Grass "Actually I have come to the Spring festival to look for exotic books and other things that might caught my fancy. Besides that I am a bit curious as to see the royalties on the throne, the princess of sunlight as they claim back in my place, her radiant beauty can envelop a whole crowd in its warmth and can make any man fall for her… one way or the other it seems. That they will do everything to protect her and thus any equestrian are bound to serve her no matter what." Then he smile's. "But alas the princess is not going to show her face until late afternoon that is and boredom will take me and you two from morning until sunset…. unless the three of us join….. force's?"
There goes one, but it is still morning the other crafts/tradespony are setting up their stalls and only a few of them are testing their ware's to the crowd that is gathering. Perhaps showing off is a good idea but be warned of flying pegasuses in the vicinity.
>>579907 >>579908 He clears his throat "Ahemm… actually I am asking you two to join me in the Equestrian tournaments, with you two on my side we could make a fortune the three of us and if lucky, we may be able to pile-up golden feathers after the other. Well it is better that than you two seasoned warriors wallowing up inside a tavern all day and by the Goddess forbid playing circus game's."
>>579909 >>579910 As Uny kite is setting up, a fire was shot and the last thing you two see is a flash of triple colored lights coming out on three directions! The crystal fireworks that are set off then flies in the air and into the morning skies, its trail of green and red smokes fills the square grounds before it reaches the blue skies….. and…
"Aaauuugghh! Did you see that ma!" "Ohhh that is lovely!" "Hey it came from those two!" Oh deer… here they come…. it seems that you got… '1d10+6'