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Greatazuredragon


Hobbyist writer, I also write non MLP stories at http://www.fanfiction.net/~Greatazuredragon

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The Great and Powerful Trixie was a mare with a mission. She would show that deceitful arrogant purple librarian, and all of her uncouth friends, who the real magician really was! She would show them all just why she was called The Great and Powerful, and make them regret ruining her life!

She would face that know it all upstart in a magical duel, defeat her completely and prove once and for all exactly who was the greatest Unicorn to ever live!

Of course, there was just the small hiccup in her plan of finding a way to overpower what The Great and Powerful Trixie was unpleasantly certain had to be one of the strongest magic users she had ever seen this side of an actual Princess.

But that was but a pesky little problem for one as resourceful and knowledgeable as Trixie, for as everypony knew, you could find absolutely anything in Canterlot, as long as you had the money to pay for it of course.

And if the rumors held true, that old saying was particularly fit for an odd little curio shop deep within lower Canterlot’s shadiest district.



This little idea started to really bug me after seeing a particular video in this Displaced thread. Egging me on with the question: Exactly how did Trixie find the Alicorn Amulet in a mere curio shop?

After a futile struggle trying to deny it, I conceded defeat and allowed my muse to have her way and developed the plot bunny that was born from watching said video, and here we are. This little one-shot depicts an alternate look at exactly where and how Trixie acquired the Alicorn Amulet.

Hope you all enjoy it.

Timeline wise this takes place after Boast Busters but before Magic Duel.

Chapters (1)
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Comments ( 30 )

I love this! It’s wonderful.

8430894
This needs more views. You’re getting bumped.

This is an excellent one-shot based on that youtube video.

I'm faving this story and givin' it a thumbs up. :pinkiehappy:

:pinkiegasp::pinkiegasp::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::raritystarry::raritystarry::raritystarry: I have no words to describe how awesome this is! :raritystarry: the only one I can think of is Masterpiece. This is without a doubt my new Favorite One shot of all time! :pinkiehappy: Amazing job! :twilightsmile:

Can we get another one?

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8430894
I agree with Sanguine! PLEASE!!!!!! :raritystarry::raritystarry::raritystarry:

Steep in a see our wares with your very eyes.

Step in and see my/his ware with your very own eyes.

This was rather good.

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Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the support! :twilightsmile:
8430937
I'm actually playing with the idea, perhaps even make it a Displaced that 'sells' items to both ponies and other Displaced, but I'm not sure I have the time. :twilightsheepish:
I already have one ongoing story here and two at fanfiction (not to mention a few others in the back burner) so I'm not sure if I should add another one. Though I do admit I'm fond of the idea. :raritywink:

Finally! I've been waiting for somebody to write a fic based on that video since last year.

Now I'm just waiting for one that isn't a oneshot...

Edit: Now that I've actually read it, I can tell you with all honesty that this doesn't feel like a oneshot at all. Rather, it feels like the introductory chapter of a much longer story. One way you could follow this up and turn it into a more fleshed out narrative would be to have the next chapter start off with the princesses finding the shop after the events of "Magic Duel", having asked Trixie where she had acquired such a dangerous artifact.

As to exactly how their visit to the shop plays out... (insert cheshire cat grin) Well, that's entirely up to you now, isn't it Mr. Author?

8431662
Well good to hear. :twilightsmile: I get the issue with juggling multiple stories.

8431749
In my defense I first saw the video last Friday. :raritywink:

And yeah, this idea has lots of potential. But at the same time I'm already juggling three ongoing stories, one here and two at fanfiction, and I'm not sure I could add another one. :ajsleepy:

Which was why I did the one-shot and not a full story. But perhaps I'll expand it in the future. :ajsmug:

8432083
Understandable. I still hope it happens eventually though.:twilightsmile:

There are no words that i can use to describe what I'm feeling right now.

Chapter 2: Descent

8554785
I really hope that they keep making more of these commercials. They're awesome.:pinkiehappy:

8554892
I agree, they are really well made.

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I can see this one being either Celestia and Luna before they confront Discord or the group with Starswirl that Sealed the Darkness away.

I got a Stranger Things vibe when i saw the title for this. not the Show, but the Book by Stephen King btw.

8721968
Yeah, it does fit doesn't it? :raritywink:

“Mastery over time and space.” He continued without hesitation as they passed by a large blue box, as if he hadn’t just shown her enough restricted and forbidden magical objects to throw him in the catacombs of the palace for several consecutive lifetimes.

Doctor: "oh so THAT'S where my TARDIS wound up..."

I love the way this story is set up though now I am going to be bugged by all the referencs I didn't get. Could someone please point them all out and where they are from. Thanks

9040404
Glad you liked it. :twilightsmile:
As for the references:

“A glimmer of oblivion.” He continued in a fondly amused tone of voice, gently caressing a dark brown wooden staff that slightly resembled a tuning fork.

That's a little shout out to Starlight Glimmer's staff of sameness. :twilightsmile:

“Mastery over time and space.” He continued without hesitation as they passed by a large blue box

The Doctor's Tardis. :eeyup:

“Instant immortality.” He proudly declared gesturing with his right hoof to a set of half open drawers from which emanated a bewitching golden glow.

Generic reference to N number of magical objects whose default setting seems to be glowing in gold. :trollestia:

“I sell, a peek at the abyss.” He whispered enticingly, stopping at a railing overlooking a large room covered in polished metal plates, a floating metal decahedron lazily spinning at its center, the words CelestAI engraved upon one of its faces.

Direct reference to CelestAI, the "antagonist" of the incredible story Friendship is Optimal by Iceman. :coolphoto:

“A catalogue of truths.” He stated while giving her a darkly amused smile as they passed through a corridor full of several scrolls. The closest of which Trixie could see was labeled as MLP:FiM Season 3.

Reference to the show itself, more specifically season three, in which the episode Magical Duel with Alicorn Amulet Trixie happens. :trixieshiftright:

A spine chilling maniacal giggle stopped her perusal short before she could see more. Fur raised on end her frightened eyes darted towards the source of the unnatural sound, an open metal door filled with darkness, from where a pair of dark pink slitted eyes hungrily stared at her.
“The occasional nightmare.”

Cupcakes... :pinkiecrazy:

That was thoroughly enjoyable and well written I'm honestly hoping you decide to continue this. I think it would make a hell of a story

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It is a possibility that's in the backburner for now, but it exists.
Glad to hear you enjoyed it. :twilightsmile:

10292942
Well my good author like several others have said this screams an opening chapter. Definently liked and followed for this alone and I'm looking forward to reading more of your stories and catching up on others already written. :pinkiehappy:

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