You promptly retrieve your faithful portable thaumic pattern recorder from your ponventory. Since it is a travel-size model it can only store up to 20 mana points, but that should be enough for the level 2 portalling spell you want.
TS: Absolutely not. You take that thing out of my house this instant. CC: But miss Sparkle, I really need that spell. TS: A library is a place of reason and knowledge. Technology is based on credulity and superstition. Those dumb ideas about powering machines using invisible subparticles that move along wires, they are just a bunch of religious mumbo-jumbo. CC: But it works if you have faith, and I have it. Please, madam, couldn’t you at least try?
That was awkward, but you got what you needed. You leave Ponyville’s library after returning your portable thaumic pattern recorder, now loaded with a level 2 portalling spell, to your ponventory.
You wish you could help miss Sparkle see the benefits of technology, but you refuse to force your beliefs onto other ponies. Doing that is what gives engineers such a bad name. You must respect her choice.
You cross this task out of your list and check which one to do next.
TS: What? Why not? CC: I’m not a real unicorn, you see. My horn is prosthetic, I can levitate light objects, but I can’t cast any spells. TS: If so, what is the point of ordering one at all? CC: Well, I… I’m going to need you to cast it for me, and I’ll save the result for later use. TS: That’s crazy talk. There are ways to contain the effects of spells, but you can’t just store and transport them. CC: Not with just magic, no.
TS: Mr Coppercog, the next time that you wish to order a spell from me, I’d appreciate that you use the regular mail and not my dragon. Spike is my means of communication with princess Celestia, and I will not tolerate that you use him without his consent. SP: I really don’t mind, Twilight. Plus, the topaz that he included with the letter was delicious. TS: That’s not the point, Spike. How do I know that my channel of communication with the princess hasn’t been further tampered with? CC: But I didn’t… CC: Oh. CC: I’m very sorry, Ms Sparkle, I promise it won’t happen again.
TS: Ah well. It’s not like you can do any harm with a measly level 2 transportation spell. TS: You could learn it by yourself from any basic magic book, and this IS a library after all. CC: Er, actually, I can’t just learn the spell. I can’t do magic at all.
You were given instructions to visit Ponyville’s library and meet a unicorn mare called Twilight Sparkle. You were told that she could provide you with a specific magic spell which you will need later in your quest. You knock on the door and wait patiently.