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Started by The Wandering Magus, 2012 Jun 04, 23:41:14
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Quote from: Stitchin Time on 2012 Aug 17, 19:56:35The final character is BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Quote from: The Wandering Magus on 2012 Sep 03, 20:21:10The blue pony looked over the crowd. When he spoke, his voice was soft, but the amplification spell made it audible and discernible to everypony in the audience."Thank you, Headmaster Crescent, and good evening, everypony."The illusions behind the podium shifted into a calm background showing a map of Equestria and the surrounding nations."Several decades ago, my father, Lightning Scroll, postulated that all magic, regardless of origin, was intrinsically the same. The academia of his time believed that Earth, Pegasus, and Unicorn magic, were completely incompatible with each other. Needless to say, this caused quite a bit of friction between the three races here."I know that many of you continue to experience the effects and legacy of that period."He paused for a moment. The map flickered as it showed images of riots, protests and the infamous Occupy Manehattan movement."However dark those times, my father never gave up his vision of both a unified magic system and a unified Equestria. As I began my elementary education, he encouraged me to interact with ponies of many different races, and non-ponies as well. As I learned about other cultures and the thought processes of ponies who had lived lives in many ways similar and different to my own, I never forgot the words my father spoke to me."He took me aside as I complained about this and that, as many foals did and still do, and looked me in the eye and said, 'It's not the body that defines an individual, but the content of that individual's character.'"
Quote from: The Wandering Magus on 2012 Sep 03, 20:52:49Feather continued after a pause."My father fought for education for each and every individual, regardless of race and gender. Now, decades later, for the first time Pegasus and Earth Pony attendance at this Academy reached a full thirty percent of the total population among students and faculty. I would like to congratulate all of you for making this possible, through your hard work and dedication to education. Headmaster Crescent has already pointed out that this is just the beginning of years of wonder and discovery each of you will pass through on your way to the graduation podium. Yet as we sit here, in an auditorium which only a generation ago was closed to non-unicorns, I ask each of you, both faculty and student, to consider this:"The elements which make up our bodies, the magic which binds our atoms together, are all the same magic. It is the same magic which binds the world together, and which allows plants to grow and clouds to be created. In my research, I have proven the compatibility and interchangeable nature of every single type of magic. We are, ultimately, all comprised of the same thing."Magic. It is our lifeblood. The Princesses Themselves, Their Names be praised, use magic to raise the Sun and Moon each day. When we set aside our differences and examine our similarities, we can see just how closely we are bound to each other. Let us never forget that we are all Academics, that we are all ultimately magic."As we start a new year, I acknowledge the ponies here are the best of the best. The students who come here are privileged to have the guidance of masters of each field of study and research as they learn. Yet I would also ask each one of you to never forget that you are still of the same substance as less privileged ponies.Your years here will pass swiftly. Each day will seem tedious, yes, but most of you will fly through in the span of eight years, holding doctorates and degrees. When you finish your studies, you will be helping build and shape the world. What world will you build?"The illusions flickered, and shaped into the Shield of the Academy."The future of the world lies in your hooves. Whether you will shape the world positively or negatively is your decision, but regardless of what decision you make, you will shape it. Today, I have the honor of welcoming four thousand six hundred and fifty three new students to the Royal Academy of Magic, and I hope to walk alongside each and every one of you towards your goals and dreams.Once again, congratulations on a new year here at the Royal Academy of Magic!"
QuoteConcerning Spell Matrices, Magitronics and Inter-Magical Forces.To fully understand the complex idea of Spell Matrices, one must first consider the very definition of Magic itself. Until recently, the specialized magics of different living things such as griffons, zebras and ponies have long been regarded as entirely separate phenomena which had no relation whatsoever with each other. To that end, countless journals and manuscripts have been written detailing the specific properties of each field, but never comparing results or attempting to explain some overarching principle. Alchemy, for example, would have been considered completely self-contained, and no amount of persuasion would have convinced a weather pony that it had any similarity at all beyond superficial points with weather magic. It was during the transitional period of Equestria, around the time the Trans-Equestrian Railway was first being built, that Lightning Scroll, a professor at the Royal Academy of Magic, postulated that all magic, regardless of origin, was fundamentally the same. He spent the next several years attempting to prove his theory, but it was his son, Feather Scroll, who formulated the Scroll Equations and the General Theory of Inter-Magical Forces. His equations and theory were the first such models to successfully compare and predict the behavior of different forms of magic in relation to each other relative to the theoretical fundamental unit of magical energy, the magitron. This revolutionized the entire world of magical research and created an entirely new branch of magic known academically as Inter-Magical Forces. Colloquially, this branch is known simply as Magitronics, named somewhat justifiably after the magitron. Machines soon developed which utilized the properties predicted by the Scroll Equations through specialized networks of interconnected spells held together and channeled by tiny rune-inscribed pieces of jade and opal, commonly referred to as runestones, or simply Runes. Due to the superficial similarity between these networked spells and the colloquial understanding of matrices, the machines and spell engines soon became known as Spell Matrices, or simply Matrices. The effectiveness of any such Matrix depends greatly on the preciseness with which it is built. High-quality devices used in research, for example, are accurate to within single magitrons, and can be powerful enough to create devastating effects. As such, researchers are required by law to register for licenses before being allowed to begin construction of such delicate yet powerful matrices. Common entertainment matrices, by contrast, can be millions of magitrons off without affecting performance. Note that accuracy has little to do with size; weak magitronic toys and gift cards may be as small as a tenth of a hoof in diameter, whereas construction matrices may be as large as small houses. Complexity and spell resonance frequencies are also factors which may affect the size, preciseness and power of a Spell Matrix.
Quote from: lionheart on 2012 Oct 07, 23:07:57i have so gotta try my hoof at this, thought about writing a fan-fic about my oc but came down with a case of lazy-itis=/. Thought about making it about how his "master" would constantly take credit for lionhearts accomplishments, then threateaned him with failing his test to become a full knight should lionheart speak up about his mentor abusing his position of power. or something like that, just a thought