Simply Pony: Welcome to Crossroads! Trixie Clone Number 8!lWMBg88H1s No.41520795[View All]
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The town of Crossroads. Despite it's particularly low population, the town has a long history spanning back hundreds of years. Located just a hair north of Galloping Gorge, it's only visitors were the rare Geologist and even more rare thrill seeker. Not that it bothered the citizens much. Most of them preferred the quite of their small town to that of the big city Vanhoover to the west. Yet in all that time it never managed to garner enough attention to grow. Until recently.
With the reappearance of the Crystal Empire, the quiet town found itself right in the heart of newly formed trade routes between the western half of Equestria and the Crystal Empire. For the first time in hundreds of years, Crossroads was living up to it's namesake. Trade caravans began coming back and forth along the ancient road. Tourists passing on their way to see the new lands, began to take notice of the small town. Finally, Crossroads was getting attention. Much to the chagrin of some of it's citizens.
While some loathed the sudden boost in traffic, some of the more forward thinking and business savvy decided to act. The local general store expanded into a warehouse trade depot, the abandoned mansion became a hotel, the acres of land passed down for generations was being divided up and ready to sell for new homes and businesses. With all the excitement of their newfound economic boom, many of the oldest citizens moved away, desiring to live in a quieter setting than what their home was becoming. Some of them stayed to fight against the overwhelming wave of inevitable change fruitlessly.
It has been many moons since then and while the more prominent members of the community were excited to expand, they overlooked one detail. Few knew they were there. In an effort to ensure the expansion of their small town, the Mayor, along with a few others, invested in an salespony and travel agent to advertise the town to the world. Cheap land, ground floor investments, a natural wonder nearby, a chance at a fresh start. That is what Crossroads is for, a chance for a fresh start.
The first train hauling passenger cars pulled into the newly built Crossroads station. Time for a fresh start.