Ah guess Ah might have a minute or two ta myself. A'ight, pardner, let's talk...

Have yerself a seat. Yea, right there is fine. Ain't no bother ta me. I'm used to sittin' on hard ground, anyhow. *chuckles*

Ya wanna ask me about my homeland? Ah dunno... There's a lotta jabberin' that Ah could do about it, and Ah ain't really one fer...

Okay, okay! Sheeesh, friend, ya gotta way of convincin' a gryphon. Jus' stop givin' me them puppy dog eyes, little miss, and Ah'll get on with it.

 

Where to start... Well, first of all, ya see, this place ain't anywhere near here. I came a long way to get to Equestria. It's waaaaay out thataway, ya jus' gotta follow the settin' sun, and you'll get there, eventually. Prolly shouldn't walk, though. Anyhow, where was I... Yea, tha's right. Now, ya gotta understand, little miss, this ain't no place ta have a picnic. It's more like a place ya go to if ya want yerself an adventure. Monsters! Banditos! Rough and tumble ponies, zebra, and gryphons, all tryin' ta make a livin' fer themselves. Some honest, some not, but all of 'em are in nit fer themselves. Friendship's a hard thing to come by out there, and hospitality, too. But if ya play yer cards right, and ya know what yer doin', ain't no better place ta be free and make a name fer yerself. There ain't much gold, ain't many gems, but there's treasures, alright, just out there waitin' ta be found. Ah did my fair share of prospectin', myself. But that was before-

 

Free? Well, yea, Equestria is free in a lotta ways, but Ah mean they don't have no princess, king, or queen. Just a buncha critters who all think they should be in charge. Now, don'tcha interru-

 

*sighs* What now? Oh that? There, we call 'em The Lands Within, but here? When we're not there?

 

Its called The Lands Beyond. Now, ya gonna let me finish, or what? So, anyway...