• Published 19th Apr 2017
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Equestrian Conjurer - Lunafan1k

An archmage from another world is brought to Equestria to learn a new school of magic, the Magic of Friendship. While here she teaches conjuration to a select few citizens in response.

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Equestria Journal Entry: 1

Author's Note:

I thought of this about half way through writing chapter 2 and figured this would be a good way to allow you guys, the readers, to get to know Phie without the main story being overloaded with exposition. These short little journal entries will be giving a look into her thought process and actual emotions to these scenarios. They will also come up in the main story at a later time, enjoy!

Dear Felix,

I'm off on another adventure again. Konnor was being hesitant and resistant as always but I was able to talk him around. You remember that strange artifact I mentioned a few years ago that released a serpentine spirit? Turns out he kept his word and has indeed offered me a chance to learn about some unique magic. Also, he didn't seem as evil this time. I would even go as far as to say that he was happy.

He told me about a place filled with magic that was home to a magic unique to that world. He said that he was affected by it and it had changed him for the better. He wouldn't tell me what this magic was called though, instead insisting that doing so would ruin the surprise.

He advised me of a very complex extra-planar teleportation spell. I call it that because it had runes to 'bypass all known planes of existence,' or so he said. The power required for the spell seemed to be immense as well, but he also advised that he would hear me 'knocking' and would assist with the energy supply.

This spell was migraine inducing. Setup alone cost several thousand nuyen in supplies and several days to properly enchant them. You would think making magic chalk would be a simple process, but no, it's not. It didn't help that Astrid ruined the alchemy lab my trying to create a new flavor of ice cream. I suspended her rights to the lab and assigned her an 'assistant' to keep her out of trouble. I've also been considering teaching her the familiar contract to see if a companion would be able to keep her head on straight. She's a good kid though.

Anyway, we finally managed to set up the grid and place the runes, nearly running out of the chalk doing so. Konnor was being fussy about his office the whole time. He should be glad he has an office, I don't. Where's my leather chair with a huge oak desk and walls of bookshelves?! But I digress, he was a huge help even with his constant whining.

The spell itself was a bit too flashy for my tastes, but otherwise it was a smooth transition. Right before the spell activated I felt the power jump over a hundred fold. I'm not sure what this Discord creature actually is but his power would rival that of a demigod. I'm just glad he's a trickster type and not the conquer/destruction type. I believe it was also his doing that all the notes and calculations we had written down had been transported along with me.

I wasn't sure what I was expecting exactly, but an army of horses in armor pointing spears at me was not in the top twenty. There was also a big one staring at me from a throne. I did the only thing I could think of and panicked.

Thinking back to it now, I think I was a little too intense and scared the little things. I sensed the raw power held by their leader and was able to quite easily read her emotions, it always amuses me how probing questions elicit such responses. If only people knew that I only know what I do is because they told me. That plus the wild magic issue helps add an air of mystery I've come to enjoy.

In the end I believe we reached an understanding and I was escorted into her private study and was served some tea. The chairs were too fluffy as I was nearly consumed by a few before I found one to my liking. I spent the time waiting by attempting to read the books on the shelves, but the language seems to be composed of ancient hieroglyphs and odd symbols. I just flipped through them idly looking at the pictures while making idle chat.

I was also able to meet the co-ruler of the nation as well, or at least I assume it's a nation. They appeared to be like polar opposites, where one was bright and stern, regal even, the other was dark and depressed, as though barely containing an infinite sadness. Something terrible had happened to her, something she is trying to get past. She reminded me of myself, of when I lost you... and of when I lost all the others.

That aside, I agreed to teach them the ways of conjuration! I've never taught in an official capacity before, aside from the one or two apprentices every few years. I wonder if I'll be giving lectures in a fancy school? That would be totally wizard. People still say that, right? Anyway I'm turning in for the night, wish me luck!

May you always be in my heart.