>>29353135 >>29353229 "Mirria, would you give me a moment?" I lift my hoof distractedly, "Truth, how exactly do I go about using the Elements?" "You often compared it to flexing a muscle that wasn't there." He pauses, "Not quite unlike deciding to calm down or to bear pain, a mental switch you flipped on reflex." "But no other element bearer is here. I am alone." "Even a single bearer would increase the Harmony Event's potency massively, yes... but we'll have to make do with what we have." I think about it for a moment, and when I talk I can't keep some irritation from seeping into my voice, "So you are telling me I have to either hope for the best or do the impossible, which I can't, and get one of the others here." "Just like old times." He sounds just as bothered. I groan. It's only then than I become aware of the look Mirria is giving me. "Nothing." I answer the question before she makes it, "What were you shouting about?" "This thing is saying my brother came to these baths." She points angrily at the hologram. "And are you sure he didn't?" "I am! He-- I'd know if he came here all that often!" "King Hlaoo came here when the baths were still part of the small church." Corrects the hologram, "Until recently, the tower was ontologically merged with it." "And when did he last come?" "Accessing logs... last time King Hlaoo used the baths: Three years, two moons, nine days ago. Last time King Hlaoo entered the instalations:" She falls silent. "Last time he entered?" I ask after a moment. "Data purged." She says simply. "Applejack," Truth peeps in, "It's not safe for anyone to stay near the energy stream. They are damaging."