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HG Predator and Prey Pt 8I stumble a couple seconds before I realize I’m sliding down what seems like a dark tube, the interior slippery enough that I my attempts to stop or slow down are useless. The ride lasts about fifteen seconds before I roll into an empty space. I leap to my feet and raise my arrow, only to realize wherever I am it’s pitch black. I then notice it’s a little cold, and my panting breath makes light echoes around me.
I quickly realize I must be underground but what frightens me more is this must be a trap, set by the Gamemakers. If it is, I think this just might be where I die. I’m too afraid to touch anything, the walls or even the floor, in case I trigger a booby-trap. But the choice is taken from me when almost at once, lights flick on, and for a second I’m blinded.
I then look around and realize I’m in a large round room and but what grabs my attention is I’m not alone. Standing at least fifteen feet
HG Predator and Prey pt7Time and again I wake up, hoping it’s over. But repeatedly it’s just waking from one nightmare to horrors even worse. Everything I fear. Everything I dread. All that matters to me most, everyone I care about, are twisted into perverse phantasms in such vivid detail I can’t help believing they’re real. Every time I awake, I think, Finally, it’s over. But it’s just a momentary relief before another chapter of terror begins, even more torturous than the last.
How many times must I watch my mother die? Witness my uncle’s death and relive the funeral? See my father and brother executed by the Peacekeepers? My sister and aunt violated by faceless shadows of men from the Capitol? Rabid beasts tear Colten apart? A dying Filly vanish the moment before I can reach her? How many times do I run from snarling fangs and blood-drenched claws that rip into me and devour me alive?
This is how the venom of the Porcufyre was designed. To target the part of
A thousand years ago, a demon known as Astaroth gathered a cult of witches and convinced them to turn their backs on the power of Nature and embrace the power of Darkness. This cult underwent a ritual called the Warlocking to infuse themselves with Dark Magic to become more powerful, severing their connection and allegiance to Mother Nature.
These individuals were thereafter known as the Warlocks.
They’re the reason why witches received great prejudice and suffered witch-hunts/trials. They use their powers for personal gain and ill-intent, and many of them implicated witches, framing them for crimes they did not commit. In modern times, they have developed a supernatural criminal syndicate, using crime to build up fortunes and establish their own companies. Warlocks are often arrogant, and employ half-demons, fays, and other supernaturals as a way of strengthening themselves.
Warlocks do however have a glaring weakness: To truly become a warlock is to undergo a ritual of
MLP Adventure is Magic The Castle of Dreams P10Shining Armor could not believe what he was seeing – It was Midnight but as a colt! He was sitting there, sniffling into his hooves, his mane messy, but what frightened Shining Armor was the blank flank! Midnight was missing his cutie-mark!
Midnight, is that you?
The colt flinched at his voice before looking at the stallion, and Shining Armor knew it really was Midnight the moment those turquoise eyes looked at him, flowing with tears, scared.
Who… Who are you?
It’s ok, Shining Armor slowly approached. I came for you.
The colt instantly turned tai land ran down a corridor, Shining Armor giving chase as he shouted, Midnight!
The colt ran into a vast chamber, filled with crystal columns, many reduced to rubble, Shining Armor following. The colt then leapt onto an old pedestal and kept going, Shining Armor following as well although the colt was surprisingly nimble.
Lookng ahead, Shining Armor saw the colt was headed for a bridge
MLP Adventure is Magic The Castle of Dreams P9Surrounded by a misty grassland, everywhere he looked was depressing and dreary. But it wasn’t on his mind as he panted, tired from having just galloped what felt like miles.
I have to keep moving… I don’t have long before he catches up to here.
In fact, I’m here already!
Midnight froze up as he heard that familiar dark chuckle and he looked behind him to see those horrible red eyes.
What took you so long?
But- How did you know to I would come here?! Midnight gasped.
Here? Where is here, my little crony? chuckled Sombra, appearing as Midnight had first seen him. This is the Dream Plane – There is no “here” or “there” unless you count the Castle of Dreams. Everything here is exactly however I desire.
I see you’re not too keen to my good looks if you’re talking to me with your own ugly mug, Sombra, Midnight smirked.
Your back-sassing would be annoying were it not so piti
MLP Adventure is Magic The Castle of Dreams P8The Stallions all groaned, getting up, some of them yawning as though they were waking up.
Whoa… that was weird, Starfyre muttered.
Y’all cn’ say that again, Country Daze agreed, rubbing his head.
I say, did nothing happen? Bravissimo was looking around and everypony followed suit.
They were still in the gardens.
What’s the big idea?! I thought we were out! Whirly Gig sounded like he’d been stood up.
Maybe we were, Shining Armor suggested. This place doesn’t feel the same.
Um, where’s Princess Luna? Forester had asked the million bit question.
They looked to see Princess Luna approach them.
Do not let thine eyes fool thee, for this is indeed the Dream Plane.
But… this looks just like the Royal Gardens, Your Highness, Forester replied in a respectful way. Far be it from the timid gardener to conflict with a Princess.
No it isn’t, Shining Armor d
MLP Adventure is Magic The Castle of Dreams P7The throne room in Canterlot was filled with heartbreak and despair. Everypony was downtrodden, their hearts despaired and grieving. Even the Princesses looked hopeless as the horrible knowledge plagued their minds.
Prince Polaris was seeing to the security of Canterlot and doing his best to restrict Sombra’s movements by conjuring a blizzard around the Crystal Empire. Ivory was managing the Crystal Pony refugees along with the help among the Castle Staff. But without Prince Pollo, whose conjured sunlight had been the one true repellant against the darkness, it was like trying to stop a slow but surely destructive oil spill. Wherever the darkness spread, it corrupted, turning splendiferous sites of natural beauty into barren wastelands, withering trees and then coating them with crystal, flowers withered and died, grass yellowed and turned to dust.
King Sombra had returned, and Midnight Blaze was his vessel. The Knights of Adventure, along with Shining Armor, could not get that h
MLP Adventure is Magic The Castle of Dreams P6In the counsel room, the Knights of Adventure (minus their leader) were debating with Prince Pollo and Ivory.
“If Midnight’s mind isn’t in his body, then where is it?” Starfyre asked the question in everypony’s mind.
“Ah reckon this here crystal shard has sumpin’ ta’ do with it,” Country Daze speculated, gesturing to the shard as it laid on the center of the table.
“That cursed object released some kind of thick mist when Sir Midnight touched it,” Ivory explained, “then he just fell unconscious.”
“This shard was undoubtedly crafted by Sombra himself,” Bravissimo eyed the shard with heavy scrutiny, his horn shining. “But I’m no expert like Midnight, so I haven’t the foggiest how it works.”
“Perhaps… there’s a way to use it to wake Midnight up,” Forester offered, his amber-gold eyes wary.
“Yeah, maybe if we bust it up,” Whirly got excited,
Originally called Knights, Hunters are the descendants of the original Knights of the Round Table, who, along with their leader and king, Arthur Pendragon, were blessed with a divine power to make them the greatest warriors to ever live.
This was done by Angels and Mother Nature at the behest of the wizard Merlin.
There were a total of a hundred Knights infused with this power, including King Arthur himself, but Arthur was the most powerful because he wielded Excalibur (the first earthly Angel Blade).
Excalibur itself is the source of the Knights’ power, as well as their Hunter descendants. It was created by Merlin with the help of Draigoch, the Red Dragon, and Nimue, the Lady of the Lake. At Merlin’s request, the Angels blessed the Sword with Divine Protection while Mother Nature infused the Sword with the power of the Elements. Made from raw ore of a fallen star, Draigoch provided the fires from which the sword was forged and Nimue provided some of the purest wate
Kingdom Hearts III: The Search for Sora Chapter 1
"Is reality a dream, or is dreaming a reality?
The universe is full of answers, I only want one.
My question: Why me?"
Deep within the interior of a large black-painted building, there stood a mouse-like figure. At three feet tall, his face shrouded by a black hood, and only his tail exposed, he gazed out the window towards a scarcely populated area. The only way it could be seen were by the street lights dimly lit.
"We need a new bearer...", said a voice, behind the short mouse.
The short figured turned almost immediately towards the man hidden in darkness. From out of the shadows, the man stood only a foot out and thus could barely be seen.
''I know," the mouse figure spoke. "But the question is…"
"Who will it be?" the shadowed man replied quickly, making a mental note. "The heartless will be drawn to him… So that will make him easier to follow."
"Don't forget… It could be a girl."
The mouse-like figure turned around towards the window once more. It
Game Cave Chapter 01: Bust-A-Bomb!
Blue sky, white clouds, and a hint of desert wind from the east. All was calm, as if the entire universe were holding its breath. Then it exhaled. The sky erupted in a fury of orange, yellow, red, and green flame. A mixture of hellfire and rocket fuel, with a dash of magic thrown in for maximum damage.
Custom explosives were like that, Bombkatt thought, sitting in the Captains chair of the Jolly Dagger. Multicolored, sparkly, vicious. No matter the recipe, each bento bomb was unique. In her mind at least. Katt loved crafting her own weapons, and she was damned good at making them. It was a gift. Bentos, specifically, were her preferred weapon of choice. With the right Majeki inserted, they could even be used to entertain parties. Not these ones. These were made to kill.
The Jolly Dagger, Katt’s newly bought airship, cast a W
New Life Or Death-TG Caption-(Request)
Craig awoke in darkness to the faint sound of whispers. He rose out of bed to notice a green hue resonating out of his bathroom. Craig reached over to his left to awake his girlfriend, Taylor. She wasn't there.
“Taylor, Taylor?” Craig whispered looking about the room for his partner. Another eerie whisper sounded from the bathroom the green hue growing brighter. It was as if a small rock concert was going on in Craig's restroom. Craig slowly pulled the covers from over his legs and carefully placed his feet on the carpet floor. Curiosity pulled him toward the restroom. He tip towed toward the light biting his lip and clenching his fist anxiously. He peered around the corner of the bathroom to see what the source of the light was. His eyes widened in fear when he saw Taylor standing in front of the glowing mirror. She stood straight and stiff. Her hair floated around wildly as if she was underwater and her eyes were white as rice. Her lips moved forming inaudible phrases whi
Mysteries of the Galactic Guardians - Chapter: 11
Chapter: 11 Cave of Evil
A boisterous, nasally voice spoke up. "Lights...camera...action! Hellooooooo galaxy! Desiree DazzleDaze here with the latest in interstellar news." She quickly twerked her butt implants back into place. "Breaking news. Are the Galactic Guardians finally beaten? Recent reports show that the Phantom has attacked the famed Admiral Jetson's cruiser. Not only was the hero killed, but the Guardians were late to the party...AGAIN. It seems the pony doctor's drones were a flop, and the GoldenHearts?.....No shows!" Her audience laughed and chortled away as she giggled with a snort. "It's bad enough that Queen Elsa threw a fit at her royal ball when another queen attempted to woo her hubby. Speaking of which, where has the king gone off to? Who knows, he may be running off with that curvaceous Madrisian queen. Careful Elsie, Mikie's slowly....but surely....dumping your icy
Adventures in Equestria Ep. 32
*In the kingdom of Mareheim, late in the morning, Mezmo and Salem stood before the Mane Six, including Spike, outside the palace gates*
Mezmo: Alright, everyone, since I lost track of time hanging with Prince Carson yesterday, I’ll be giving you a tour of the kingdom today. Hopefully, we’ll have just enough time afterwards to get ready for the ball tonight.
Twilight: We look forward to it, Mezmo. *to the others* Don’t we?
*The remainder of the Mane Six, Spike included, nodded with comments of agreement*
Mezmo: Awesome! So, where should we go first?
Twilight: I’ve been personally interested in your old home.
Mezmo: *uncomfortable* Uh… How about we save that one for last?
Salem: Touchy subject. Believe me.
Twilight: Oh… I understand.
Pinkie: Aren’t there any famous landmarks in town?
Mezmo: *snaps his fingers* Good idea, Pinkie! And I know just the one to start with. Follow me, please!
*Leading his Ponyvillie friends through the streets of his ho
Mysteries of the Galactic Guardians - Chapter: 13
Chapter: 13 Murderer
1:20 am Madrisia
I immediately shoved the queen off of me and rolled out of bed. "Sirena!", I scolded.
She fidgeted with her nightgown and stuttered, "I...I...I'm sorry! I shouldn't have done that."
I stormed out of the bedroom and into the lounge. "Damn right you shouldn't have! What were you thinking?!"
"I was...erhm...checking up on you. Then I saw you kissing in your sleep...and I....I just had to feel your lips again!"
"Sirena, you're a mess.", I sighed. "Don't you EVER do that again!"
She hung her head in shame. "Oh Michael, I'm so sorry." She fell to her knees and began to sob hysterically. "I don't know who I am anymore!", she bawled.
Having lost my parents, I knew the feelings she was going through. I helped her up and into my arms. "Shhhhhh. Shhhhhh." I rubbed her back as she cried into my shoulder. "I know, your majesty. I know it hurts. But we're gonna get you throu
The Sofa - Part 1Jesse hoped this apartment wasn’t a bust like the last three. He and his future roommate, Rob, had waited too late to start looking, and all the decent, cheap places near campus were taken. So far, the two seniors had seen a place with a rat hanging out by the front stoop, a place where smoke smell had seeped into the carpets, and a place with obvious water damage and one tiny closet. Now Jesse was on his own because the only time the landlord was available to show the apartment was during Rob’s shift at the local coffee shop.
Things weren’t looking too good here either. The landlord had this weird nervous look about him. He kept fidgeting and stalling before they headed into the apartment. “Um, I just want to let you know,” the quiet man was saying, “one of the tenants is in the apartment.” Jesse didn’t see why that should be a big deal. “Um, please don’t mind him.” After that, the man finally led him up the stairs, fid
Mysteries of the Galactic Guardians - Chapter: 12
Chapter: 12 The Queen's Bodyguard
THE FOLLOWING IS TAKEN FROM THE DATALOG OF GALACTIC GUARDIAN, ELSA GOLDENHEART.
I flung open the doors and entered my castle. Anna leapt up from her seat, "Sis? What's wrong?" I hugged her tight.
"It's Michael. He's out of range and Loki....and...and..-"
"Slow down, Elsa.", worried the redhead. "Breathe. What happened to Michael?"
"Loki's behind everything. The attacks...the Phantom. All of it. He has a plot against Michael and now I can't reach him. I'm setting course for Dagobah, and I'm bringing him home." I broke free of my sister's embrace and raced upstairs.
"Wait, Elsa. This could be a trap!"
"I don't care, Anna. He's my husband and I'll travel to the ends of the galaxy for him." I looked at my wedding ring, gaining motivation from it. "I'll love him forever. For better and for worse. Anna, you are in charge if.....until...I return." I packed my bags
Mysteries of the Galactic Guardians - Chapter: 17
"Lights.....camera...aaaaaaction!", Desiree DazzleDaze danced her way on stage and into her cheetah-printed chair. "Helloooo my darlings! Desiree DazzleDaze here with your galactic gossip. Breaking news from the outer territory of Madrisia. Royal Rage? I think yes. King and Queen of Arendelle, Michael and Elsa GoldenHeart, are wanted fugitives! It seems that Queeny knew her hubby was evil...because she was in on it too. The word is they're on the run and Madrisia's under lockdown. The planet's new leader, Prime Minister Cortero, has declared a.......pause for dramatic effect.......drum roll please..........you ready folks?..........a FIVE MILLION Galactic Token bounty for each of them!" The crowd oo'd and ahh'd as she flashed the wanted posters on the screen. "Bounty hunters from across the galaxy are eager to get their hands on that cash, and will do whatever it takes to bring Elsa and Michael in, dead or alive. I'm here with two of them now." She swerved in her chair. "Tell me boys,
Dwarves resemble short and stocky humanoids, male dwarves often having large beards, which is a symbol of their pride. They are stubborn, proud, and are among the greediest of Beings, more so than Humans though their greed is balanced by their stout belief in honor, though they are less trusting of other Races.
Dwarves are miners by nature, digging into the earth to uncover riches, and they are also legendary smiths and proud warriors. Dwarves hold an intense rivalry with Goblins and racially segregate them. And there are very few, if any, dwarves or goblins who have put their kinds' beef with each other behind them. Dwarves also had a rivalry with Dragons as both races collect and hoard treasure, some accounts in history where dragons stole from dwarves to increase their own hoards.
Although Dwarves' most legendary weapons are warhammers and battleaxes, Dwarves also make use of Mystic Firearms, Spell Guns and Rifles, fascinated by the possibilities of these weapons. Dwa
hey newton, gravity's flawedi.
starting anew from the flutter
and the sputter of lungs.
a vacant sea filled with feathers
and tumultuous clatter,
ribs in a treacherous pattern
resembling exiting rungs.
i want to wrestle the angels,
your tendency is the ladder.
involved with full indiscretion,
trading lazy for lace.
unspool the curse of the long-
limbs in a languorous flexion
i like the stab of the ankles,
you need the curves intersected.
opting to cull my extents
with trans-dimensional vigor.
spent my dysphoric corrections
on reconnecting lax ends.
lips in a spurious accent
feign a passionate rigor.
i tie myself to the anchor,
you extricate and ascend.
5:20i went to the forest
to purify my lungs
then i saw the thick
three letter scar
i left in a slender
birch, and wondered how
i could let you poison
another living thing.
moths aren't afraid of pins
till they're stuck to a piece of styrofoam.
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