Many of you probably know about Baron Engel's dream-visits to Equestria, where he and two of his friends from the North African city-state of Andur (Petina D Mouse and Carol) have become friends with the ponies. I figured it was only a matter of time before the ponies asked them about 'their' dimension, and once they heard about the art, the wealth, the beauty, the new and exotic ways of life, Rarity in particular would just HAVE to visit.
I have no idea where the rest of the Mane Six are (okay, Twilight's in the royal library, but the rest?) but Rarity made it a point to hit the bazaars. She also met a young wolf who, to her surprise, knows of her. Apparently he has some connection to yet another world Baron/Sky Brush has mentioned. Anyway, he was delighted and begged for a chance to help her.
"I'd do anything for you, Miss Rarity; anything at all!"
And so Rarity got a personal servant for the day who also 'happily' loaned her the cash she needed to go shopping. He was rather dismayed until Rarity paid him back. And my but was she surprised at the prices a few of her less valuable gems got here in Andur. Hmm, gems are cheap in Equestria but very expensive here... Andur has perfumes and fabrics that are unheard-of back in Equestria but relatively inexpensive here...
"No, Rarity, we're not helping you set up the first cross-dimensional fashion and trading consortium."
And in case you wonder what's being said:
Rarity: "Now that we're done with fabric shopping let's hit the perfume bazaar."
Ardashir is thinking: One bit equals two dinars. One dinar equals ten dollars. I've spent three hundred bits so that equals... Oh boy.
Done for me at FC 2013 by
himself. Thanks Baron! And of course Rarity is © to Hasbro and Lauren Faust, at least when she's a four-legger.