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Not bad job of doing the individual crusaders

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Not bad job of doing the individual crusaders

Thaks. I find it a challenge to take their original personalities and keeping it true to them, then updating them to fifteen-year-old young mares. Fortunately, they remind me of three girls I went to school with who were good friends, and it helps me to think of how they'd react in different situations. Found a pic of how the girls might look as teenagers, too: Teenaged C.M.C.. It's a nice pic.

ok chapter one is surprisingly vary good.
the details are good and the story line is strong.

power cut off to the lower parts of the ship.
i wonder just what is down there.

guessing the Haydonite ship was sabotaged.

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guessing the Haydonite ship was sabotaged.

Maybe... but by who?

power cut off to the lower parts of the ship.

Actually, it's more like the ship has no power at all, save for the bridge, which is running off nearly-depleted battery stores

ok chapter one is surprisingly vary good. the details are good and the story line is strong.

Thank you very much! :twilightsmile:

ok yep i now have a new story to pester after you to keep up on.:pinkiehappy:

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ok yep i now have a new story to pester after you to keep up on

All part of the fun. :pinkiehappy: And glad you liked it. :twilightsmile:

SAdly there will always be unhappy with new developments or how they are used. If they were used in teh past at least they have history to look at

Sadly there will always be unhappy with new developments or how they are used. If they were used in the past at least they have history to look at.

And that history is one of Unicorns using Arcanite to amplify their magic and suppress the other two tribes. That's why one of the 'conditions' laid down for the Unification was that all the unicorns had to give up their Arcanite to the Crown. There are rumors that the Royal Regalia is composed of Arcanite and it helps Celestia and Luna maintain their control over their celestial bodies without undue strain on them.
That's why if Arcanite is freely available once again, Celestia is scared it could be very badly abused once again. There are those ponies who would use it to amplify their own magic and challenge Celestia's rule over Equestria.

things are moving fast and it looks to be in a good way.
Staler's first test for mane power worked at a low level but how will things work remapped up to full power?
it sounds like the CMC are really going to find there true calling in space travel. i can all most see how that is going to play out.

just wondering when the next up date will be?

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This weekend. I'm trying to alternate Five Score and Way Home to give me two weeks to write a chapter for each of them. So far, it's working okay... for now.

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i believe i warned you i would bug you about your story's.

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no apology necessary. I do distinctly remember you asking. After finding my comfort zone for writing (And that HUGE chapter of Five Score that took so long it had to be bifurcated), I am hopeful I can keep up with this and still have time for reading others' stories, attend Work, my club meetings and still find time for the housework. Having my cousin share the burden helps, too.

this chapter came out really good.
things look as if they are moving forward and in a timely manner.

i have a feeling that bye the time they make it back to equestria the CMC will be some of the smartest pony's on the planet.

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Harts Fire

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i have a feeling that bye the time they make it back to equestria the CMC will be some of the smartest pony's on the planet.

Well, the most educated, and in a lot of subjects they don't know of in Equestria. However, it will require more training under Stellar to help teach them how to think in many and varied situations before they get smarter.

As with any education did the lesson start at a point they understood before getting into advanced materials or did they skip 'things' that everyone knew. That seems to be a common issue with advanced sciences or learning about other cultures.. Things 'everyone' already knows aren't covered why waste the time/space

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The lessons began with where their lessons left off at High School. Equestria covers some basics in Science, much more with mathematics, but not much with advanced subjects. However, being rewarded by being able to play with advanced technology is a definite incentive in all their books! :twilightsmile:

8699269 Is their high school the same as the high school of the ship.. Sad to say this is highly unlikely.

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Agreed. Canterlot High is not quite to the level of the education standards the ship can provide. They've basically slipped back from CHS' Grade 10 to the equivalent of Grade 06 by the Computer's standards in some very important subjects. However, this does mean that if they wanted to, they could leave a lot of the non-essential subjects alone for now, and concentrate on the more important-to-their-predicament ones, such as Science, Physics, Mathematics and such. They may not reach the equivalent of their 'normal' ages' classes as taught aboard the Xerxes, but they will be in advance of those in their classes at CHS. Mind you, it's only going to be a month they've been away by the time they get back, so they're not going to be physics professors or have degrees in the Sciences, but they will have learned there is a great deal more to learn than they ever felt was possible before...

Interesting twist now if the genie they’ve recreated doesn’t escape for all thier best efforts.. seems there is a part of the story from the unicorns experimenting with the metal and thinking about not needing the other tribes to the revolt

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Interesting twist now if the genie they’ve recreated doesn’t escape for all thier best efforts..

Well... alchemical fusion of this type is mostly beyond Equestrian science at this time. Apart from that, as Stellar said, the only one who has a copy of the transmutation spell without the safeguards is now her. Anypony using the modified spell will infuse their Arcanite with the same safeguards. To rewrite the spell to take out the safeguard, first you have to know it was there in the first place, then try and work out where it is and how it works. And even if you manage to do so, the very act of transmuting the materials into Arcanite would create an explosion of energy almost the size of a thermo-nuclear explosion, without the reactor vessel to syphon it off safely. Once they calculated that out, it would put off everypony save for the totally insane.

seems there is a part of the story from the unicorns experimenting with the metal and thinking about not needing the other tribes led to the revolt...

It almost split the Tribes' alliance apart again. Only Luna and Celestia's actions saved the fragile Alliance, plus Princess Platinum's sacrifice of her younger son (the older son is the one whom Blueblood can trace his line back to) made Hurricane and Puddinghead sit up and take notice: if Platinum was willing to sacrifice one of her own sons to save the Alliance, if it meant that much to her, how could they not try and match her dedication to it?

8724648 Part of the issue is will everyone involved keep quiet. The materials involved at least can be known. Thats part of the puzzle hopefully the critical part is enough to stop them long term especially once Stellar and crew gets home and the data they recover becomes more common knowledge

i like it and i am thinking of the way's Arcanite would change Equestria for the good.
a grate chapter i will be looking for part 2.

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With more awareness of the problem, solutions to the abuse of Arcanite can be found. Technically, all Arcanite is still the property of the Crown. Stellar has a special 'Letter of Writ' from the Diarchy allowing her to experiment with the metal (hence her mana generators), but it does mean that the Diarchy can limit distribution where and when they see fit. Plus. if Stellar left one small factor out of the materials list, it would mean that anyone outside of those who know wouldn't be able to make stable Arcanite. They'd end up with unstable Arcanite, which has very different properties when it comes to magic, but its use for power generation is still the same, if not as powerful in making mana.

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Thank you. :twilightsmile: I'm also thinking of ways that Arcanite can be used to benefit Equestria. Sadly, there will always be those who will only think of how something will benefit them, to the detriment of everypony else.

Interesting chapter not much action but a lot of building towards things

Lots of things need to be done before things can be done. But the crew of the Xerxes have done their first manoeuver in the ship successfully and haven't blown it up yet. That alone has to be a record for the CMC. And while there is no tree sap anywhere to be found, there's always fun with industrial sealants, adhesives and lubricants...

i can not even think of the kind of out put this reactor is going to have with this over hall.
sweet chapter grate read.

i can not even think of the kind of output this reactor is going to have with this overhaul.

It'll be in the terawatt range, but it will need all of that energy to run the fold drive, for reasons they'll discover later on. The protoculture reactor(s) on the SDF-1 could put out almost as much power as the M-AM reactor of the Enterprise-D could. This won't be quite that powerful, but it'll be at least as powerful as Voyager's M-AM reactor (4000- to 5000Tw range).

Here's your CnD Discord you aren't Yoda.. Well if there was any doubt Discord has/ or at least had knowledge of the universe outside Equus that is now gone though if Twilight and the others realize that

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At the moment, no; they have no idea that he does as yet; that will soon change as soon as the Ponies start going through the computers of the Xerxes and find its collection of movies. Of course Discord has knowledge about what's going on outside. It's one of the reasons he's tried to keep Equis isolated until the Ponies were 'mature' enough to face what's out there. Now things may change far more radically than even he thought...

a vary vary good chapter.
i must say discords warning at the end is rather Omanis.

I'm loving this story.

However, one slight problem with your production method for Arcanite. As I understand it, you're combining 1 atom of carbon 14 and one atom of magicite/meitnerium to get one atom of arcanite/moscovium.

Scaling up, you should therefore be using 1 mole of each to get 1 mole of arcanite.

1 mole of carbon 14 is 18.035g. While it is radioactive with a half life of 5000+ years it should be stable enough on it's own.
1 mole of meitnerium is 286g. With a half life of 7.6 seconds, it's pretty radioactive, but I assume that saturation in a magic field somehow stabilises it.

So to get a kilogram of arcanite, you'd actually need 3.28 moles of each, or 60g of carbon 14 to 940g of meitnerium.

Normally I wouldn't be picky, but you went to the trouble of describing carefully measuring out the ingredients, and seem to care about the science, so I thought you might want to get the numbers right.

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I'm loving this story.

Thank you very much.

However, one slight problem with your production method for Arcanite. As I understand it, you're combining 1 atom of carbon 14 and one atom of magicite/meitnerium to get one atom of arcanite/moscovium.

Scaling up, you should therefore be using 1 mole of each to get 1 mole of arcanite.

1 mole of carbon 14 is 18.035g. While it is radioactive with a half life of 5000+ years it should be stable enough on it's own.
1 mole of meitnerium is 286g. With a half life of 7.6 seconds, it's pretty radioactive, but I assume that saturation in a magic field somehow stabilises it.

So to get a kilogram of arcanite, you'd actually need 3.28 moles of each, or 60g of carbon 14 to 940g of meitnerium.

Normally I wouldn't be picky, but you went to the trouble of describing carefully measuring out the ingredients, and seem to care about the science, so I thought you might want to get the numbers right.

Ah, shoot. Shows you how long it's been since I took Analytical Chemistry. :facehoof: And you're right about the radioactivity. The Magicite/Meitnerium that is found on Equestria has only a very marginal radioactive reading, due to the presence of magic around it as it decays. The alchemical spells Stellar uses also removes the radioactive effects from the metal as it stabilises, effectively increasing its half-life to millions of years. The same goes for the Arcanite. Natural Arcanite is mostly a crystal matrix that comes apart slowly in a magic field. There were methods to stabilise it before, but it was already a rare element by the time the Three Tribes came together, and after all Arcanite was confiscated by the Crown, the rest of the natural Arcanite slowly decayed. Stellar found what was the only deposit of it in quantity when she was researching ways to make her mana generators. Making it artificially is dangerous, true, but the resulting metal is far more stable and useful than the natural material.

While I was reading the about the manouvre, I had this playing in the background.

While the real music is okay, once it gets out of the rather slow opening bit, I prefer the Robotech music over Macross. This is of course the only part of Harmony Gold's version I prefer over the original.

I also look forward to Scootaloo learning how to pilot a Alpha/Beta Legioss. While the manual controls are going to be near useless without being completely redesigned, if the pony brain is close enough to human to synch to the neural interface technology Varitech/Valkyrie fighters use, you should have instant aces as soon as you plug in a pegasus, especially Scoots.

While I was reading the about the manoeuvre, I had this playing in the background.

Yeah, me too. I was originally thinking of doing a S.B.Yamato story, but there's a number of them already in here, so I looked at Robotech/Macross stories, and saw there was only two of them. So I chose this genre. Having all of the Perfect Memory books also helped.

While the real music is okay, once it gets out of the rather slow opening bit, I prefer the Robotech music over Macross. This is of course the only part of Harmony Gold's version I prefer over the original.

I don't mind either series myself (got ALL of them on DVD, even Mospeada), but I'm playing this one using Shadow Chronicles as reference.

I also look forward to Scootaloo learning how to pilot a Alpha/Beta Legioss. While the manual controls are going to be near useless without being completely redesigned, if the pony brain is close enough to human to synch to the neural interface technology Varitech/Valkyrie fighters use, you should have instant aces as soon as you plug in a pegasus, especially Scoots

The helmets are going to have to be redesigned to suit the pony head, not to mention that the fillies are going to need smaller helmets for now. But it's not impossible. The brain is more than capable, but according to my headcanon, the structure of a pony's head is very different from a human's, mostly because of their huge eyes. The brain isn't at the top of the head, but sitting vertically behind the eyes, with another lobe for unicorns that extends up into the horn. Once they redesign the helmets to have the contacts in the right place, there will be no problems.

Well that stinks they've got power but rather than drawing it from the reactors and accumulators its drawing it from everything else.. Simplest guess is a short so its easier to draw from everything else rather than the systems it should

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Well that stinks they've got power but rather than drawing it from the reactors and accumulators its drawing it from everything else.. Simplest guess is a short so its easier to draw from everything else rather than the systems it should

Nice guess, but that's not exactly what's happening.

hum i am thinking the hole ship is going to need covered in a layer of Adamant witch is going to be a huge undertaking.
this is a grate chapter i love it.
i find it funny as i am running a reactor similar to this on my minecraft, huge power.

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hum i am thinking the whole ship is going to need to be covered in a layer of Adamant, which is going to be a huge undertaking.

That's certainly a possibility, and would solve the problem...

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the bigger problem it would need to be on the insider of the outer hall.

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the bigger problem it would need to be on the inside of the outer hull.

No, Stellar could just plate the entire outer hull, save for the Fold-drive's emitters. It would take a lot of time, but it could be done.

But you know the outer hulls of any vessels they make after this are going to be adamant-hulled, and not just for this problem...

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that would work as a quick fix as long as nutting strikes the hall to damage the coating like say weapons fire..:scootangel:
and a total refit at home would be easy as i am sure the ship is going to be picked apart for a total refit.
OOOO do i see a sequel in the works.:heart::scootangel:

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that would work as a quick fix as long as nutting strikes the hall to damage the coating like say weapons fire.

Damage... this is Adamant we're talking about here.

and a total refit at home would be easy as i am sure the ship is going to be picked apart for a total refit.

Well... not exactly 'picked apart', but her database is going to be stripped and mined for everything it's worth. Needless to say, the ponies will have to teach the lessons to make the tools to make the components to build the systems to fill the ship that Stellar started. Plus, it might be ten years before they build their first prototype 'large' vessel (one with a crew of more than ten ponies, that is), for exploration of local space, and another ten years before they build anything to rival the Xerxes. Ponies might be able to build quickly; they can be very quick to adapt when they're 'in the Zone' as Rarity puts it, but it's going to take a LOT of time, even with everything concentrated on this, before they venture out into Space again.

interesting and logical they were lucky such systems depend on software not hardware to adjust things. Hardware would've likely had much tighter limits and not accepted the necessary shield adjustments as readily as software

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interesting and logical they were lucky such systems depend on software not hardware to adjust things. Hardware would've likely had much tighter limits and not accepted the necessary shield adjustments as readily as software

Then they would have had to duplicate the shield to reproduce the effect with mana. Yes, it would have taken several more days, but Sweetie's discovery would have been just as good for them all... and a lot easier than plating the entire ship with Adamant. That would have taken weeks, if not a month or two. Besides, Humans know that software is a lot easier to adjust than hardware.

grate chapter.
and if i am guessing right Scootaloo will have a chance to exercise one of the fighters and just to throw it out she will stop Prince of High Reaches in one go. and he will be known to have the short us Reagan.
this is going to be vary interesting and now the CMC have a true rank yep i am going to be watching this story vary closely.

Can you say orbital energy weapon strikes against the invading forces? An ocean hit of a few Kt equivalent would create a shockwave that should knock any group of airships out of the air or sink a fleet, without inflicting too many casualties. Griffons can fly to escape, after all.

But I suspect that it's going to be Scootaloo, flying a Varitech who's going to punch out any invasion forces. But control of the high orbitals basically means Equestria has won either way.

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