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OOC: http://mlpforums.com/topic/109488-tricis-test-ooc-1x1-with-snails-and-sole/

 

 

 

In her youth, Miss Tricis was a well-known and respected teacher of combat and magic. Her students were world renowned for their bravery, power, and honor. To be selected by her as a student was an honor, but that was nearly sixty years ago.

 

After one failure, one stain on her record that couldn't be expunged, she vanished. Her name soon faded into obscurity. It could be assumed that she had died, whether by old age or to one of her many enemies. If that was true, then Sole had received a letter from a ghost.

 

The letter had no formal heading. Instead, it skipped straight to the point.

 

Sole, I have heard of your victory in the Dark Tournament. It's not often that I am impressed by a warrior's raw talent. Congratulations, you've broken the streak. However, raw talent is not all that makes a warrior. Your strength is wasted on your underdeveloped brain. I am inviting you to partake in an indeterminate amount of formal training. I will work with you for as long as it takes for you to become a respectable fighter. You will learn my name if you come, and my reasons are my own.

Your training will be grueling, painful, and I'm not giving you any nap-time. This will be unlike anything you have ever experienced, and there's always a chance that it could kill you. If you're up to the task, find me. If not, go to hell.

 

There was no return address. Instead, there was a set of coordinates in the wooded mountains behind Canterlot.

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(I'll just jump right in)

 

Sole sighed in annoyance as he looked at the small map and reread the note while he walked through the forest. He could've easily flown, but the trees would've made it difficult to spot any houses. "Really hope this is real, it'd suck to have gone all the way out here for nothing..." he mumbled, before finally getting a glimpse of what looked like a house just up ahead. With a smile of relief he flew towards it eagerly and knocked on the door "anyone home?" He called

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(I'll just jump right in)

 

Sole sighed in annoyance as he looked at the small map and reread the note while he walked through the forest. He could've easily flown, but the trees would've made it difficult to spot any houses. "Really hope this is real, it'd suck to have gone all the way out here for nothing..." he mumbled, before finally getting a glimpse of what looked like a house just up ahead. With a smile of relief he flew towards it eagerly and knocked on the door "anyone home?" He called

The house was a shanty looking building with no lights on inside. It was painted pasty yellow with light green details, but the paint was fading with age.

 

After Sole knocked, he heard a response from inside. Tricis' voice called to him, withered with age. "I already invited you inside! Do you need me to tell you how to open the door? Don't strain yourself too hard now. Doorknobs can be complicated."

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Sole smiled sheepishly and opened the door "heh, sounds like such a nice old lady. I can already tell this is gonna be fun."he thought sarcastically, as he walked inside "would you rather me just walk in if you weren't home or something? I could've been a burglar, or a serial killer for all you know." He joked "so... your gonna train me? Aren't you a little... er, retired?" He finished

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The inside of the house was almost as dainty as the outside. There was minimal furniture and the only light came from the windows. Tricis was sitting at a small table in the center of her kitchen, sipping a cup of hot tea. The table had room for one more.

 

"Yes, I'm always getting burglars here in the middle of scenic nowhere. They're always trying to steal my rotten doorpost. Now will you kindly shut the hell up and come into the kitchen?"

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Sole decided not to argue with the angry old pony and followed "whatever you say 'sensei'." He joked, as he walked into the kitchen "so, is my first lesson how to cook or something?" He asked, only half serious. He didn't know what he was expecting, but it certainly wasn't this

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Sole decided not to argue with the angry old pony and followed "whatever you say 'sensei'." He joked, as he walked into the kitchen "so, is my first lesson how to cook or something?" He asked, only half serious. He didn't know what he was expecting, but it certainly wasn't this

Tricis didn't say or do anything to acknowledge Sole. She simply stayed in her seat with her eyes closed and took a calm sip of her tea. It was as if she was expecting Sole to do something, but she gave no indication as to what it was.

 

So this is where my legacy is going? Damn it all. I suppose I deserved this.

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Tricis didn't say or do anything to acknowledge Sole. She simply stayed in her seat with her eyes closed and took a calm sip of her tea. It was as if she was expecting Sole to do something, but she gave no indication as to what it was.

 

So this is where my legacy is going? Damn it all. I suppose I deserved this.

sole stood there quietly for a moment, fidgeting and looking around the small kitchen. He wasn't a very patient individual to begin with, and being stuck in an old house with a cranky pony and nothing to do wasn't helping. "Sssoooooo... what now?" He asked impatiently
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"What's 'now' is that I expect you to stop standing there like a complete dimwit and take a seat! If you couldn't figure that out by yourself, then I expect I'll die of old age before you become a respectable fighter!" Tricis hostilely barked. She had her own reasons for acting in such a bitter manner.

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"What's 'now' is that I expect you to stop standing there like a complete dimwit and take a seat! If you couldn't figure that out by yourself, then I expect I'll die of old age before you become a respectable fighter!" Tricis hostilely barked. She had her own reasons for acting in such a bitter manner.

sole sighed and took a seat "well, aren't you just downright cheerful." He said, trying to restrain himself from getting angry. She did warn him it'd be rough, and he preffered his trainers to NOT hate him. But it looked like it might already be too late with this one, she's so condescending and spiteful to him its almost like he killed her puppy or something."okay... I'm sitting. Let's get this show on the road before we BOTH die of old age." He grumbled Edited by ~LoSt SoLe~
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sole sighed and took a seat "well, aren't you just downright cheerful." He said, trying to restrain himself from getting angry. She did warn him it'd be rough, and he preffered his trainers to NOT hate him. But it looked like it might already be too late with this one, she's so condescending and spiteful to him its almost like he killed her puppy or something."okay... I'm sitting. Let's get this show on the road before we BOTH die of old age." He grumbled

Tricis nodded softly and took another sip of tea before she spoke. "I promised you I'd tell you my name. You deserve that much. My name is Dewfall P. Tricis. You are to always refer to me as Tricis because I hate my first name and middle names are pointless. Now, down to more serious matters. Do you know who I am or why you're here?"
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Tricis nodded softly and took another sip of tea before she spoke. "I promised you I'd tell you my name. You deserve that much. My name is Dewfall P. Tricis. You are to always refer to me as Tricis because I hate my first name and middle names are pointless. Now, down to more serious matters. Do you know who I am or why you're here?"

sole listined as patiently as he could, curious what she'd say when she wasn't spouting insults. Sole shrugged at her question "no idea who you are, sorry. As for why I'm here, you said something in your letter about training. I've never had formal training, and I'm always looking to get stronger. Are we done with the pop quiz yet?" He explained as calmly as possible
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sole listined as patiently as he could, curious what she'd say when she wasn't spouting insults. Sole shrugged at her question "no idea who you are, sorry. As for why I'm here, you said something in your letter about training. I've never had formal training, and I'm always looking to get stronger. Are we done with the pop quiz yet?" He explained as calmly as possible

"I didn't expect you to know who I am," Tricis admitted, "It's been nearly sixty years since my name was relevant and I doubt you've ever studied any kind of history." Saying this strangely made her smile. "Sixty years, and I wasn't exactly ya spry young filly back then either. When I was young, I thought aging would be terrible, but I honestly don't feel like anything has happened..." She quickly returned to her usual state. "As for my second question you're only half right. Believe it or not, this isn't about you. I'm a very selfish old lady and I brought you here because I wanted someone to take on as an apprentice before I die. Unfortunately, that someone is you."
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"I didn't expect you to know who I am," Tricis admitted, "It's been nearly sixty years since my name was relevant and I doubt you've ever studied any kind of history." Saying this strangely made her smile. "Sixty years, and I wasn't exactly ya spry young filly back then either. When I was young, I thought aging would be terrible, but I honestly don't feel like anything has happened..." She quickly returned to her usual state. "As for my second question you're only half right. Believe it or not, this isn't about you. I'm a very selfish old lady and I brought you here because I wanted someone to take on as an apprentice before I die. Unfortunately, that someone is you."

Sole rolled his eyes "ulterior motives, shocker." He joked sarcastically, before suddenly becoming serious "I can understand you wanting to pass on your knowledge, but... why choose me? If you know my name, you probably know I'm not very cooperative with being told what to do." He said, curious why she would choose someone like him to pass on her wisdom to.
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Sole rolled his eyes "ulterior motives, shocker." He joked sarcastically, before suddenly becoming serious "I can understand you wanting to pass on your knowledge, but... why choose me? If you know my name, you probably know I'm not very cooperative with being told what to do." He said, curious why she would choose someone like him to pass on her wisdom to.

"Because I believe there's untapped power and true motivation beneath all of those layers of crap," Tricis said. "Believe me, you weren't my first choice. I would have preferred an apprentice like Crimson Grinn or Selune Darkeye. Somepony with at least half a brain for me to work with, but you're the one who defeated Mason single-handedly. I was running out of time to make my decision when that happened."

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"Because I believe there's untapped power and true motivation beneath all of those layers of crap," Tricis said. "Believe me, you weren't my first choice. I would have preferred an apprentice like Crimson Grinn or Selune Darkeye. Somepony with at least half a brain for me to work with, but you're the one who defeated Mason single-handedly. I was running out of time to make my decision when that happened."

Sole just shrugged "hey, I may not be very book smart, but if there's one thing I know it's how to fight." He said with a grin, before pausing in thought for a moment 'was destroying that asshole seriously the main reason she chose me? I know he was strong, but...' After a moment Sole shook off his confusion and continued "so... If you need someone to pass your knowledge onto, I'm your griffon." He finished
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Sole just shrugged "hey, I may not be very book smart, but if there's one thing I know it's how to fight." He said with a grin, before pausing in thought for a moment 'was destroying that asshole seriously the main reason she chose me? I know he was strong, but...' After a moment Sole shook off his confusion and continued "so... If you need someone to pass your knowledge onto, I'm your griffon." He finished

"Well now, you seem quite eager to get started, but if you're really as strong as you think you are then why did you come all the way here?" Tricis asked. She was now getting into the more serious questions she intended to ask. "Why do you want to be stronger?"

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"Well now, you seem quite eager to get started, but if you're really as strong as you think you are then why did you come all the way here?" Tricis asked. She was now getting into the more serious questions she intended to ask. "Why do you want to be stronger?"

sole suddenly became more serious as he spoke, the joking tone dropping away and being replaced with a calm strong one. "I've... Lost people close to me before. I lost them because I wasn't good enough. There are times where I've wished and begged and cried that I could get stronger, that I needed to be stronger. I never want to feel that useless in a fight again, and I will never watch helplessly as someone I care about dies... Not again. I'll keep getting stronger till nothing can hurt the ones I love." He explained quietly, before suddenly smiling again. But somehow, this one wasn't as big before, as if some part of him were still reliving a bad memory "That a good enough answer for ya?" He finished
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sole suddenly became more serious as he spoke, the joking tone dropping away and being replaced with a calm strong one. "I've... Lost people close to me before. I lost them because I wasn't good enough. There are times where I've wished and begged and cried that I could get stronger, that I needed to be stronger. I never want to feel that useless in a fight again, and I will never watch helplessly as someone I care about dies... Not again. I'll keep getting stronger till nothing can hurt the ones I love." He explained quietly, before suddenly smiling again. But somehow, this one wasn't as big before, as if some part of him were still reliving a bad memory "That a good enough answer for ya?" He finished

 

Tricis wasn't surprised by this answer. It was, in fact, the answer she expected him to give. "In order to train you I must know that you understand this simple truth." She said after a brief time of silence. "There will be times when it doesn't matter how strong you are. Death won't always give you a fighting chance. You and your friends will age and wither, and everyone must pass on at some point. I have a very important question. Are you afraid of losing your ability to protect others? Are you afraid of losing your strength?"

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Sole opened his mouth to answer immediately, but paused without speaking. He really wanted to say no, that he wasn't afraid of losing his strength. The strength he used to protect the ones he cared for. But he couldn't say no, because the answer was yes: he was terrified of something like that happening. He didn't want to watch his loved ones die helplessly. "Y... Yes... I am afraid. Just thinking of leaving my family helpless and without me to protect them scares the crap outta me... But I guess whatever happens, happens. If I lose my strength one day, then I'll just find another way to help them." He answered honestly; he pictured Stone and his unborn child, as well as his other family and friends, and he couldn't help but feel sad. She was right, Death was one enemy he couldn't beat. It didn't matter how powerful he was, he couldn't change life and death. "But, as long as I have this power, I'll keep getting stronger. Death may come for me and my friends one day, but I won't let it happen without a fight. Logic be damned!" He finished, his sadness replaced with determination. It may have been foolish, but it was something he believed In. Even if the fight was hopeless, he'd fight on until it was over for better or worse.

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Sole opened his mouth to answer immediately, but paused without speaking. He really wanted to say no, that he wasn't afraid of losing his strength. The strength he used to protect the ones he cared for. But he couldn't say no, because the answer was yes: he was terrified of something like that happening. He didn't want to watch his loved ones die helplessly. "Y... Yes... I am afraid. Just thinking of leaving my family helpless and without me to protect them scares the crap outta me... But I guess whatever happens, happens. If I lose my strength one day, then I'll just find another way to help them." He answered honestly; he pictured Stone and his unborn child, as well as his other family and friends, and he couldn't help but feel sad. She was right, Death was one enemy he couldn't beat. It didn't matter how powerful he was, he couldn't change life and death. "But, as long as I have this power, I'll keep getting stronger. Death may come for me and my friends one day, but I won't let it happen without a fight. Logic be damned!" He finished, his sadness replaced with determination. It may have been foolish, but it was something he believed In. Even if the fight was hopeless, he'd fight on until it was over for better or worse.

 

"You have answered correctly," Tricis said with a slight smile. "Only a true idiot is without fear. The fear of losing your power allows you to appreciate it, and you won't take it for granted. But be warned to never let the fear of losing your strength surpass your reason to have it. I don't care if your goal is to protect the ones you love or to purge the world of all life! You'd better commit to whatever it is! The moment your pursuit of strength becomes more important to you than the reason you seek it is the moment you become a monster! Mason was exactly like you, and that's why I trained him, but he lost sight of what was important and look where that got him!" She eased back in her chair and took another sip of tea, realizing she may have revealed too much. "I will train you," she said.

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"You have answered correctly," Tricis said with a slight smile. "Only a true idiot is without fear. The fear of losing your power allows you to appreciate it, and you won't take it for granted. But be warned to never let the fear of losing your strength surpass your reason to have it. I don't care if your goal is to protect the ones you love or to purge the world of all life! You'd better commit to whatever it is! The moment your pursuit of strength becomes more important to you than the reason you seek it is the moment you become a monster! Mason was exactly like you, and that's why I trained him, but he lost sight of what was important and look where that got him!" She eased back in her chair and took another sip of tea, realizing she may have revealed too much. "I will train you," she said.

sole stared at her in shock for a moment, before shaking his head quickly "wait a damn minute, you trained MASON?! The same psychotic demon pony that tried to kill me and my friends? Why didn't you tell me that before!" He asked incredulously, before taking a deep breath and sighing "never mind, forget I asked." He said, more calmly this time "so... If your ready to start teaching, I'm ready to start learning." He finished
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sole stared at her in shock for a moment, before shaking his head quickly "wait a damn minute, you trained MASON?! The same psychotic demon pony that tried to kill me and my friends? Why didn't you tell me that before!" He asked incredulously, before taking a deep breath and sighing "never mind, forget I asked." He said, more calmly this time "so... If your ready to start teaching, I'm ready to start learning." He finished

"I didn't tell you that earlier because this is literally the first time I've met you and it didn't seem like a good conversation starter!" Tricis snapped back. "I've had a lot of students, Sole, and some of them were even dumber than you."

 

She stood up from the table and stepped out the door to the kitchen leading outside. "Follow me outside. Your training begins immediately. We're starting with the basics."

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Sole stayed where he was for a moment, before sighing deeply and following the wise pony outside "the basics are good I guess. So what do I have to do? Pick up my jacket? Wax on wax off?" He asked jokingly, regaining some of his cockiness and swagger from before.

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Sole stayed where he was for a moment, before sighing deeply and following the wise pony outside "the basics are good I guess. So what do I have to do? Pick up my jacket? Wax on wax off?" He asked jokingly, regaining some of his cockiness and swagger from before.

 

"No, but if you really want to, I do have a lot of chores I need done," Tricis replied, playing along with the joke. "I'm just such an old lady."

 

As they exited the kitchen, they entered an area of short grass surrounded by trees. There was nothing pony made to be seen aside from her small shack. "Now, do you have any more smart ass remarks before we begin?"

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