You head out into town. You think you saw Chip go into a shop, and Sateo go wander off to some food vendors.>>452034
This gets their attention, and several other of the ponies dressed in black leather and cockel hats begin to gather.
"You'll need to submit to a search, miss."
"This is a random screening for the safety of the town."
"Please calm down."
More blackbirds begin gathering, landing on nearby posts and the arch, cawing like crazy.>>452035
"You might employ it in the next city. Who knows? Being likeable could help someday.">>452037
"Oh, of course. Sun worship is the oldest religion known to ponykind. Predates the Princess and her heresy by a few thousand years at least. Historically, the north of Equestria was a stronghold for belief in the divinity of the Sun – as opposed to the Princess – as well as Prance. Dixie was settled mostly by settler from Prance. Though, the modern North of Equestria is obviously a barren wasteland – it seems that the Celestia administration didn't do much for their health. But you don't want to know about politics! You want to know about the Faith! You may realize that all life comes from the sun – this isn't even a theological dispute. Plants absorb energy from the sun, and we eat plants. It's a natural chain. And it's proven that time in the sun keeps you healthy. But on the side of Divinity, there's much fulfillment to be found in praising the sun.">>452038
He's already gone.>>452042
There's a very nice marble-slab parlor nearby, and they're giving out free samples, too.
"What can I get you, little lady?">>452039
"Well, a walking stick might be in one of those odds and ends places. Or if you want a metal one, might be in Immortal Emporium, up on Dove Avenue. Birds, though… Well, if you're looking for Black Jays like everyone else, the best are bred by the Order itself, so you might ask them if they're selling.">>452047
"I'll be honest with you son, I've never heard of either of those metals. They must be powerful rare – or maybe we have dif'ernt names for 'em. I can definitely help you if you need something more common, though.">>452049
You spot Felfire flipping out by the ships.>>452055
Well, it seems. She's been trying to fly this morning, but not having any luck at all. She doesn't have the necessary feathers yet, anyway.