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A Little Trip by Chritsel A Little Trip by Chritsel
Here is my new big pic!
This time, it's the crystal empire in all its glossines and glariness.

If you are wondering, what is going on down there on the street:
Yes, it's the start of a trip. But a more "royale" one, which means, you need more stuff and escort. And more attention, it seems.
Basically it's a placement of poses and frozen situation, which went a bit over the top.

find the folowing things:
-A Vampire
-8 changelings
-One changeling queen
-The CMC
-A Fruitbat

Hint: Don't just look at the crystals. Look into them!

If you have found everthing, you earned the achievment "Don't stare into glare!"

But there's more!
It's something about the location of one of the royals there.
The first one, who dissolves this little riddle, gets the achievment "crystal coder"

That's all for now.

Blender 2.68
Gimp 2
Textures from
MLP:FIM by Hasbro

Thanks for the watch
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KironStrife Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know why, but the building above Cadance reminds me of a Blitzball sphere.
Penblade-the-bard Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"And this is the capital building. It's a super-weapon. No biggie."
Pokegirlsky Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I really wish you could make a crystal empire map for sfm. I would use that all the time
dodo1500 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does some one Notice Derpy at Top-Left at Glass Lamp
MLPquang20-c Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm pretty amazed by how you managed to capture the hidden and glistening beauty of the Crystal Empire.

I think it could be your first try so don't worry about it not being perfect. Your second one would be 20% better but your original attempt is good as it is.
liamwhite1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Needs more render samples, but excellent scene and layout :)
Striker-666 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Sparkleriffic. =)
darkoverlords Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I like this Crystal Empire than the one in the series.
AtukoManga Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
So here's a bunch of things I found that you didn't mention for the first achievement, so I'm hoping I win the second achievement.

On the tower where Cryssi is, you have the binary 01101110 01101111 00011011 written as a detail, which translates to "no" with some extra numbers.  In reverse, it's just garbage symbols and numbers.  I doubt it's that one.

Cadence appears to be in front of the spa she spent the majority of the episode when they were winning over the Equestria Games person.  This is the closest one to your clue.

On the ground near Spike, somepony has written S A P in various colors.  I've been wracking my head for a while trying to get this reference...I stopped when the smoke started coming from my ears.

Finally, the guard whose head is cut off on the far left near Cadence has a tag on his ear that reads "42 107 15 32".  At first I thought it was something to do with the episodes, but the closest I got with that was that S4E2, S1E07 and S3E2 were all by Megan McCarthy, but the pattern was broken for S1E5.  I tried stretching this pattern by using variations on how those numbers could be read to mean different episodes, but no clear pattern came up.  Google also failed.

Other than a few funny hats (RD wearing AJ's, lady bug hat, PP wearing a guard helm, and some sort of Dido style hat (or a paper hat) on a kid near Cadence), I don't see any other little hidden things that are clearly able to be read in the downloaded fully zoomed version.  Great picture though.
AtukoManga Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
A bit more....

Near the Griffin statue on the right, is that Discord's tail?

The doll laying on the bench near the vampire seems familiar...can't place my finger on it....

For some reason, I keep coming back to the writing details on the various buildings...something about their spacing suggests a hidden message.

Oh...and I found everything else you mentioned before I started writing all of these...the hardest one was finding BMO (had to look up what that was as I don't watch Adventure Time) and one of the changelings...namely the one that is next to the cart...that reflection is so faint.  The two on the right and the five in the spa building were easy, as was finding Derpy, Chryssi, the vampire, the fruit bat, and the CMC.

Now...back to me finding the probably unintentional easter eggs....
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