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This... Is Imperial. by Shotechi This... Is Imperial. by Shotechi
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"Wow. Just wow.
So much happened! I can't really believe that I am really here... at one of the biggest, most sucessful, best-known studs of whole Europe. Trying to get a horse I never saw in my life ready to join the most exclusive competition in the world of equestrian sport.
It happened so much - I will try to recall everything as exactly as possible.

Anne was sitting at the table, when I stepped into Waving Tree's little, messy bureau.
"Anne?", said I and stepped closer, inspecting what she was doing.
"Mh?", said she and smiled.
"I just wanted to ask you about..." I was searching for some words to continue - at this point I don't even know anymore what I intended to ask - but her smile looked so different, so "I know something and you not", that I hesitated. "What are you doing?", I asked instead and circled the table to take a peek at the screen.
"I'm searching for a horse.", she said bluntly and smiled at me with this special expression.
"A horse?" I took a closer look, and it indeed looked like some kind of advertisement.
"A horse for you, to specify."
I was stunned. "For me?! I don't need another horse. We couldn't pay another anyway.", said I.
"A horse for you..." Anne looked back onto the screen and zoomed in a picture of a slender, beautiful grey with sabino markings and a light mane. "...to join the Olympics. I talked to Jill about this topic, and... I think, that's the right thing for you, girl." She smiled again, but I felt my face derailing. I can remember this very scene well - I was too surprised to think properly. Then, slowly, my brain began to put the pieces of information together... and the surprise went away. I felt a little fear now.
"You...", continued Anne, because I hadn't said a word, "you will travel to RPS' Imperial Stables and prepare yourself and the Australian Warmblood Seaborn Odyssey for the showjumping competition." It sounded like she was reading a text off a sheet.
"Alone?", I squeaked.

The train left few days later. And it was so easy! I climbed into the wagon, searched for an empty place, put my baggage into the overhead, sat down, waved my friends goodbye, and then I was gone. I think, my face still looked the same as when Anne had told me my
Mission Impossible.
So I was on my way to Austria, weeks before everyone else would travel there, too, to compete in or just witness the great HaRPG-Olympics. Like me.
Oh my goodness. What am I doing, I thought several times. I couldn't really concentrate on the book I brought with me.
What am I doing, I thought while the train passed cities, forests and lakes, and brought me deeper into the mountains.

"Well... this indeed is... imperial.", I said with a tiny voice. This building in front of me was so big and noble, it could have gulped me down with a single
nom.
So I was now here - and I felt even to small to take a step forward, afraid I could be blown away by a gust of wind.
But hadn't I felt the same when I was heading to the Wild West, head over heels hurling myself into an adventure I hadn't the slightest clue about? I could accomplish this, too.
Yes - when I stood there with my baggage, thinking about everything I had experienced and also learned in the prairie, everyone I had met there, the plants and sights and scents - when I recalled everything about the Trail, I knew:
I could do this too.


#HaRPG-Olympics 2013 picture guide

I Arrival at Imperial Stables (you are here)
II Test Drive
III Training 1 - She loves it fast counted
IV Training 2 - Morning Run counted
V A Day at Olympics 1 - Silence before the Storm counted
VI Olympic Ouverture
VII A Day at Olympics 2 - Meeting Jill and Jean counted
VIII Warming Up counted
IX To calm down
X Finale - Battling Seashores

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thisssssssssssssss. this. will be. indeed awesome :woohoo:
well yes I already have finished most of the pictures, only one has to be finished, then I can submit them all |D

Many, many thanks to Tyler for allowing me to lend his beautiful mare! *u*
Art, Summer (c) by me
Used [link] by *abosz007 as a reference for the building.
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WindFlowerGirl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dieser effekt ist so schön :3 kleine Summer, große Anlage ;D supergut gelungen :3 ich bin mir sicher, Summer schafft das! ^-^
und wooah, all das detail beim haus o.O ich hätte da viel zu schnell die geduld verloren, denk ich ;D
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Vielen Dank! C:

mja, mit Tusche und Feder gehen Details eig einfach ^^

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WindFlowerGirl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aber die geduuuld dafür xD und die genauen, geraden linien o.O
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ApplepieArtworks Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ui, sieht wirklich GROOOOß aus xD Ich hab j das Talent mich in großen Gebäuden zu verlaufen ich hoffe es geht Summer nicht genauso xD
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Muss beeindruckend sein, vor so einem Riesending zu stehen °A°

...ich glaubs fast, dass ihr das auch passieren könnte x'D

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ApplepieArtworks Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Zeichne ein Verirr Bild* xD Auf jeden Fall mehr als Doppelt so beeindruckend wie das Bild o.O
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sobreiros Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - that house must have taken you ages! I love how you always pay so much attention to details, it definitely pays off. This looks as if it could be an illustration from a book, it's really wonderful. :D
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :tighthug:
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abosz007 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
das ist so unglaublich dass du ALL DAS mit traditionals zeichnest bloß mit refs O-o .....ich wünschte ich hätte das talent :faint: wirklich wunderschön ! ich hoffe ihr wirds auf Imperials gefallen ^^
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Vielen Dank! :la: Dafür könnte ich sowas niiiemals digital xD

Ich hoffe nur, es stimmt einigermaßen :lmao:

 

Da bin ich mir sicher ^^

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TavieTastic Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Ahh I'm so excited for Summer! I love all the details, you're ace at buildings :nod: The perspective is brilliant, and I love Summer's riding hat on her suitcase :D
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

meeee too :la: I bet, that'll be awesome xD

Thank you very much! C: You always notice the little details, brilliant! :glomp:

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TavieTastic Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
You're welcome! I love finding all the details in your art :nod: they make a picture and story meld together so well!
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FoxdevilswildUnic Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist
ich häte NIEMALs die lust auf die ganzen details, niemals! XD
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Es hat mich beinahe getötet xD aber iwie hats doch Spaß gemacht. Aber ich hab zu viel gewackelt. xD
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FoxdevilswildUnic Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist
ich würde das blatt zerreißen... okay nein ich würde den stift in die ecke pfeffern und dann schnell gucken gehen, ob er noch ganz is XD
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bellequine Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful!
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! (:
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Chaos-Prinzessin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Das Bild ist voll schön (:
Ich bin ehrlich gesagt gerade zu faul, um die Story zu lesen, das ist mir zu viel Englisch, für meinen letzten Ferientag, dass mach ich morgen oder so ;D
Aber ich bin mir sicher, die ist auch toll (;
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Dankeschön! :heart:

Macht ja nichts, so toll ist sie nun auch wieder nicht xD

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Chaos-Prinzessin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Bitteschön :hug:
Ich werd die schon noch lesen. Irgendwann.. (;
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FourthTemptation Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich glaube, hierfür kann ich dich nur zitieren:

"Wow. Just wow." :)
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ach du :la: Dankeschön!
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ReQuay Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Woah the detail on this is just stunning.  :clap:  Beautiful picture.
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :giggle:
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MapleFilly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Nice!
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Shotechi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! (:
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MapleFilly Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Sure!
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