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  1. 9 points

    From the album: Gift Pony Art

    A gift for IceStorm of her OC pegasus Wind Dancer!
  2. 9 points
    Cool doodle of Fire Walker by 'Probably Fake Blonde'. https://probablyfakeblonde.wixsite.com/portfolio
  3. 8 points

    From the album: Cast!

    Sometime in their future... so sweet!

    © Hasbro

  4. 8 points

    From the album: Cast!

    Vote for Spoiled! PrinceBlueBlood's Spoiled Rich is running to lead the great town of Ponyville!

    © hasbro

  5. 6 points

    From the album: RainbowFoxxy's New Designs

    For the warriors event on eqd and of course for the medical professionals who are serving during these trying times. My Blue Bird all grown up and my Reckless 🙂
  6. 6 points

    From the album: Cast!

    Another scene from the Tem Tem/ Glitter thread between myself and dusty! She's got game!

    © Tem, Glitter, and ursa belong to hasbro

  7. 6 points
    Well, this happened today! Vote for Spoiled @Bellosh @PrinceBlueblood
  8. 6 points

    From the album: Cast!

    Made this for EQD for Starlight Glimmer day but figured I'd add it here too!

    © hasbro

  9. 6 points

    From the album: Gift Pony Art

    My OC Reckless and GoldenDaze's OC Nebulous having a great time at the best club in Equestria!
  10. 6 points

    From the album: Gift Pony Art

    Limelight in her magical hat :)
  11. 6 points
    Got a little unicorn here for @Dubstep! I hope you like it! Probably a follow up head shot of her in a her hat coming soon!
  12. 6 points

    From the album: RainbowFoxxy's Old Stuff Yard

    A new OC of mine. She will soon be meeting friends on a field trip so I wanted an idea of what she'd look like before I start writing her.
  13. 5 points
    So some snuggles happened!
  14. 5 points
    @IceStorm A pic of Wind Dancer for you! I took some liberty with the mane/tail design...hope that's ok for you! Also just noticed I'm not sure which wing the scar should be on. I have it covered on the right ATM.
  15. 5 points
    Partying at the Electric Mane! My OC Reckless and @GoldenDaze's OC Nebulous having a great time at the club!
  16. 5 points

    From the album: Gift Pony Art

    Here's Trixie's biggest fan trotting out onto the stage! I'd love to see her preform :)
  17. 5 points
    Sometimes I need a pic of a new OC...
  18. 4 points
    Rainbow Dash Darkness. What lay in darkness was always something hidden, almost forgotten,and usually kept out of mind. Darkness was where the nagging thoughts always festered and spread like a mold... or perhaps that was just the slice of pizza that lay forgotten in a corner. But then, a glimmer of light! slowly growing larger and larger, as the rainbow mare slid open the door of her closite. She fluttered partway inside, using her forehooves to move things out of the way "nope... nope... nope... I still have that? ...nope... ah here we go!" she pulled out a hanger containing her wrap-up pegasus uniform and leader armband, taking a moment the shake off any dust that had accumulated over the last year and making sure to sniff it to make sure she had washed it after she'd worn it before... she didn't want a repeat of that incident with the Haywii shirt from the summer. After smell-checking it she smiled and tossed the hanger on her back, taking time to slide the door closed once again, shrouding everything inside in that inky blackness. She walked over to the mirror and slipped the uniform on, making sure it still fit. Of course she should have done this weeks ago just in case it did need to be altered, but as per usual for the cerulean pegasus, she kept putting it off. It was indeed a little tight, she hadn't accounted for the fact that all her training with the Wonderbolts had indeed caused her to increase in muscle mass in some areas, but it would probably stretch. She'd just have to make sure that she had it fixed the next day --- meaning that next year she'd probably be going through the exact same scenario... some things never change. But... some things do... Dash posed in front of the mirror and flashed a winning smile, but it quickly faded as she looked out her window "Things were going so well... everypony was on-task and we were so close to breaking the record for fastest traditional wrapup..." she sighed "this year just wont be the same... we'll probably come in last and Derpy will be found next week in Dodge city or applewood again looking for the birds..." she shook her head "really going to miss that egghead... wrapup just wont feel right without her" after a moment dash's face hardened "No! you cant say things like that! Ponies are counting on you! Twilight or no Twilight, we have to make sure this wrapup goes off without a hitch! We may never see another chance at that record, but we have to atleast give it our best!" She took a deep breath and puffe dup her chest "This year is going to be the best wrapup we had! We know what to do! We'll come out of this as winners!" She held that pose a few moments before snorting "Who do I think I'm kidding, this is going to be a dissaster... The only good thing is the weather factory's shortage or whatever that gave us so little to wrap up..." she leaned her head against the wall "No, Rainbow, stop that! Stop thinking like that! Remember what Twilight taught you! We need to... to... to..." she spun around and slid down the wall, hooves to her face "I cant even remember! This is going to be a disaster!" After a few more minutes of worry she pulled herself together and took off her uniform "Disaster or not, I have a job to do and I cant let the others down, we may crash and burn, but we're going to do it awesomely!" she nodded decisively as she laid down in bed knowing that whatever happened, she'd find some way to keep things on track... maybe... with that she clicked off her lamp Darkness.
  19. 4 points
    Alright @tacobob, I got it done! You can download him here: https://sta.sh/01sr8mzr5m12 This is the base I used: https://www.deviantart.com/selenaede/art/Chipcutter-Base-746665840 Lemme know if you want anything changed!
  20. 4 points

    From the album: Gift Pony Art

    A gift for Alivda of their alicorn OC Raven Shadowfire.
  21. 4 points
    If there was any lesson that Spoiled Rich had obtained from her long acquaintance with the political process, it was that dedicated and cohesive minorities in the right place and time almost always triumphed over the largely apathetic and unengaged minority. After all, most anypony could have acquired her influence over Ponyville policy if they had just sat on as many committees as she had, actually read the policy proposals from the Mayoral Office, and took the time to write in their opinions. Elections, however, were the one thing she didn't know much about, but she was pretty certain she had a plan to win. Not to mention, an ace up her sleeve. After all, the only other contender in this race didn't have a family ready to rally their support and resources to them, and Spoiled Rich did!... Right? That was what today would reveal, in any case. Upon announcing her candidacy, she had retreated to Rich Manor, furiously writing up campaign platforms and announcements (or rather, dicating furiously to a long-suffering secretary), finally emerging for a bath, good meal, and an announcement that she wanted to see both her husband and daughter in the Parlor to discuss what the election would mean for them going forward, and what she expected of them. And, of course, if they had any suggestions as well, she would give them all the consideration they deserved...
  22. 4 points
    Ha! Ok @szalhi, I'll add that to the list! Also, @Dusty... 😉
  23. 4 points
    I got something else done today since Starlight's day is tomorrow on EQD!
  24. 4 points
    Okay, so I just got done creating my trio of fillies, Hyper Drive, Midnight Glory, and Fruit Juice. I really want to start an RP with all of them, just to get their dynamic down and to flesh them out like my other characters, so I have an idea. They all go to Twilight's Friendship school, so I was thinking like a little bonding fieldtrip. They can all go somewhere, (them as in any student) and learn more about working together. Kind of like the episode Non-Compete Clause, where RD and AJ fight to be the best teacher. But better. That episode kinda sucked. Anyway, some professors and students just go on a trip. To where? I have no idea. Whosever interested can bring in some ideas! I'm willing to talk about it. So, what I need is some professors and more students. I'm thinking at least two professors: One: Applejack (SteelEagle) Two: Sunburst (RainbowFoxxy) Three: Smolder (tacobob) And a few more students! One: Kireina Hinode (PyroBlaze) Two: Esaka Homura (Ciraxis) Three: Blue Bird (RainbowFoxxy) Four: Gallus (SteelEagle) Five: Moonlight Glitter (SteelEagle) You can be more than one character. Let me know if you're interested! And throw me some ideas.
  25. 4 points

    From the album: RainbowFoxxy's New Designs

    My new changeling character changing to her unicorn form. Starting a new thread with her soon so needed something to go off of for what she looks like :)
  26. 4 points
    Went for one of my OC's tonight! I had fun with that mane and tail!
  27. 4 points
    Aaaand, here's a head shot. Too cute not to get one of her in the Trixie hat! @Dubstep
  28. 3 points
    Alright, got 'em done! You can download him here: https://sta.sh/04xe4yo7yz9 Here's the base I used: https://sta.sh/017bnw9k6424 Lemme know if you need anything changed! @PyroBlaze
  29. 3 points
    Winter Un-Wraped Winter had been fairly mild this year in Ponyville. From only trace amounts of snow at one time to the lack of any real subzero temperatures, most ponies took their last winters sleep with the knowledge that tomorrow was going to be a breeze compared to years past. Among the ponies in town on the last night of winter was Midnight Oil. Lately it seemed he had found himself in Ponyville for all of the local holidays. The purpose of this trip however was to visit family who had moved to the town. As he lay in bed trying to sleep, he would pull out a book showcasing the traditions of other towns in Equestria. Needless to say, this book did not hold his attention long and he was soon fast asleep.
  30. 3 points

    From the album: RainbowFoxxy's New Designs

    A character sheet for Lamp Light, one of my newer OC's. He's one sexy stallion... *wink wink* Cane... ;)
  31. 3 points
    Blizzard had made his way back to proper Equestria from the Frozen North. He hated these trips, though the seemed to be needed more often; At least it was winter in the towns and villages for at least another six weeks according to his calendar. Little did he know, a little groundhog in Coudsdale was about to complicate things. Night had just fallen as Blizzard Blitz reached the outskirts Ponyville. "Hmmm." he mumbled to himself as the snow barley crunched. "Barely an inch...Those weather pegasi are slacking." The unicorn would glare as he looked up into the clouds...or lack there of. Levitating out his personal calendar, he would grin. "Tomorrow's Friday. I think the fillies of Ponyville deserve at least one snow day." With a glow of his horn, a vortex of Nimbostratus Clouds would appear in the sky over Ponyville. "I'd say about a foot should do it. Nice, thick, packing snow." With a slight grin, the unicorn would make his way to his rather small camp near the edge of the Everfree Forest. When the creatures of Ponyville woke up they where sure going to be in for a surprise.
  32. 3 points
    A sexy stallion indeed. Tiger wouldn’t mind a piece of him.
  33. 3 points
    A little pony pic of one of my newer OC's Lamp Light! He's one sexy stallion 😉
  34. 3 points
    Oh, winter. The freezing cold snow, the nippy air, the lack of animals roaming about, the jolly holidays, honestly, Sea F. Salt hated it. Besides the holiday part. The winter was something the blue mare couldn't possibly get along with, only because her entire being was made to be in the sunshine, with warm to the touch sand, and animals that chirped happily went she trotted by them. The spring and summer is literally the definition of her. Poor 'ol Finnie just didn't like being cold. Most would ask, "You're a Pegasus, just fly so you don't have to touch the ground." But, the mare could only just hover. Her poor little wings were underdeveloped. So, she had a right to hate the winter. Of course, she wouldn't outwardly express that emotion. Finnie was a very positive pony. The hippie was only over in Ponyville to see her family, because she missed them dearly, and of course the holidays. The mare didn't step a hoof outside, knowing that the wrap up was tomorrow. Spring time was near, and the Pegasus was extremely excited. She decided to stay to help around with the town, knowing she's good with animals, she'd probably be wearing that brown vest in the morning. In the mean time, she was sitting in her mom's living room in front of the fire for the last time. A cup of hot cocoa was sitting beside her, her little sister Hyper Drive about to pass out. The little filly muttered in a sleepy breath, "You helpin' out tomorrow, sis?" The hippie simply nodded, placing her hoof on the rambunctious filly's head. This was one of the few times were Hyper was calm. Finnie really loved her sister. The little filly looked up at Finnie, smiling. "I'm so glad you're helpin', mate." A yawn. "Though me and my friends have a buckball tournament, I wish I could be with ya' more." Finnie smiled sweetly at her. "Don't worry lil' dude, we'll get some more time togetha’." There was something about Finnie's accent that calmed Hyper down, though Hyper's calmed Finnie's as well. Hyper's was more squeaky. It was so cute. "You should catch some z's though, mate. Can't be sleepy for your sport, y'know?" "I know, Fin Fin. I'll fall asleep eventu-" she interrupted her own words with a yawn, and then she was out. Finnie smirked at her little sister and rolled her orange eyes. She placed her little wing around Hyper, and eventually fell asleep too. We're just gonna be blunt here, Alizarin Fruits hated winter. Well, she kind of hates everything, besides her Pop-Pop. She couldn't grow her food, all her fruits had trouble growing in heaping piles of snow. The winter was where the Fruits couldn't get too much money, which infuriated the short mare. The most satisfying day was when everypony in Ponyville pitched in to get rid of all the cold and bring in the warm. Normally though, Ali was stuck on the farm while her Pop went and helped out with the plowing. Now that he's getting older, the mare had to get out and helping with the plowing instead. Ali was not excited at all to wake up in the morning and be faced with tons of ponies. Her mood was already determined when her Pop told her the news, but she didn't argue with him. "Anythin' for ya' Pop-Pop," she responded, turning around and heading to her room in the barn. She scrunched up her nose, her eyebrows crinkled, as she let out a groan once she closed her door. It was already late at night, where you couldn't hear a peep outside besides the crickets and a few chickens clucking about. The runt of a pony threw herself onto her bed, completely irritated. She really hated socializing with others. Especially strangers. If anything dumb happened the next day she knew she was gonna throw a fit. She was only doing this for her Pop. That's it. Not because Ponyville needed to change the season. Only for her Pop. After groaning for another minute, she finally decided to put a couple thick blankets over herself. She fluffed up her pillow and closed her eyes, trying to think about all the new fruit that was going to come in soon. Just trying to think of the positives.
  35. 3 points
    Moonlight Glitter jogged happily down Ponyville streets late at night in her rather form fitting jogging attire, complete with just the right amount of bagginess around the fetlocks to ensure the eyes didn't stray from what she wanted to show. Who said jogging pants and a nice hoodie couldn't be fashion-forward? It always felt good to get one last good sweat in before bed. She exercised right when she woke up, in the mid-day, and before bed. It was hard to maintain her cheerleader figure with all the food they fed them at the school so she had to ensure she kept in tip top shape. Besides, Miss Rarity wouldn't want a model that didn't look perfect! And Miss Rarity deserved the best. And so she had maintained her workout schedule all the way through the winter. She didn't much care for the season. Scratch that, this filly hated it. Give her the sandy shoals of a beach or the warmth of a spring breeze as it danced around an orchard any day. Winter had a few days that fit well into her fashion schedule but once you ran out of good style choices- and there weren't that many in the winter- you just ran into the awful cold and dreariness that permeated it. This season had been different though. No great snowfall, no great temperature drop. Sure it was cold but it wasn't deathly cold and there had been far more sunny days than normal. It felt weird but it seemed like the entire winter had been played like the last few days normally would be. Cousin Applejack was livid and nopony seemed to be able to get answers from the Weather Control Bureau in Cloudsdale, but Moonlight wasn't going to complain about such a strong of beautiful nights to close out the worst season of them all. In time she finished her jogging and returned to the School of Friendship, where quickly took a steam shower, dried off, and threw herself into bed- exhausted yes, but so totally excited to get to spring, the best season of them all!
  36. 3 points
    It's on the left, but that looks amazing!! Thanks a lot!!
  37. 3 points
    The Mayor took a sip of her coffee, her back hooves hooves on her desk as she took a look outside of the windows of her office. It was a quiet day in Ponyville. A quiet day for her beautiful citizens. Once you had run a town such as this for as long as she had the minor day to day activities became second nature. She had already overseen the collection of this month's tax haul, signed off on several small construction projects, and settled a building dispute in the northern reaches of town. She leaned further back and yawned before taking another sip. It was an easy enough job when you had been a civil servant as long as the Mayor. The day to day grind never ended but she had looked forward to it every single time she had woken up these past few years. It was when she had woken up and viewed it more as a job than a love that she had decided it was time to step down. And now that she had? A bit of that easy going relaxation that had propelled her for years had returned. Of course that couldn't be said for those who were running to replace her. This was the very heart of campaign season now. Since this was a first of its kind election in Ponyville, she had to import experts from other cities who had experience with elections and campaigning. They had set out a series of campaign financing and advertising rules, not to mention setting up what is and is not allowed to say and do while campaigning or trying to encourage voters. Beyond that? The town hall and center were open to host debates, campaign speeches, they were encouraged to hold meet and greets and field questions. As long as their fundraising and campaign finance were above board and within certain spending and donation limits she wouldn't have to clamp down on it. It was going to be a very interesting race. Not many had actually decided to run, at least not yet. Technically until the first debate took place somepony could throw their hat in the thing but they would most certainly be operating at a critical deficit in comparison to current candidates. Well, most of them anyway. She took a sip, laughing a little as she imagined Scootaloo as Mayor. Was that even legal? She didn't think it'd pass with the Royal Assent that they'd require at the end. A knock at her door. Her next meeting was a little early but she could accept that, finishing her coffee before she turned around as the door opened. "Ahh, come in, come in. I guess it's time we all got back to work, isn't it?" ************** 1- This is a hub thread for general Ponyville election campaigning. Posts should have the bolded date/location for when and where they are. 2- What is allowed?Anything that doesn't warrant a full thread. Post a speech (or have your own characters react to them)? Want a news article detailing what your character is promising/saying? Backroom deals, reactions, silliness, etc. are all allowed. 3- What separates posts in this thread from posts that deserve to be their own threads is brevity and intent. Short posts, events and items that don't warrant threads will be here. If you have something that you think warrants a thread, don't post it here. Start a thread! 4- The First Ponyville Debate is May 1st! Candidates, be prepared!
  38. 3 points
    Greetings. I am here to locate living souls
  39. 3 points
    The great city of Roam, a place no creature really talks about in the world of Equestria. A place that looks ancient compared to the rest of the world, yet it gives off an elegant vibe that is relaxing to anypony that steps hoof onto the cobblestone roads. A fleet of water stands still ever so patiently, making the whole city seem calm and cool. The weather wasn't outrageously rigorous, no intense rain or over the top melting heat, which was great for a class fieldtrip. A group of creatures from Twilight's School of Friendship would soon be arriving, ready to tackle and learn any new form of friendship they come face to face with... _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The train ride was longer and more boring than the girls predicted, as they expected something more fun and excited to be apart of. It honestly made Hyper Drive more upset than the other two, because she was the most riled up to go. It was a time to explore more unseen things in her little life, and she wanted to see what else could be out there. Midnight Glory agreed to show up because she was into the adventure too, and was curious to see what else was out there. Fruit Juice just wanted to go to get in some friendship bonding time, but she knew her two friends had something else in store. "Y'know, mates, even though this ride was as boring as my sister's animal shows, I still can't wait to see Roam! It better be like I imagined in my noggin'!" The little Pegasus fluttered into the air, zooming to an open window to see a good look outside. Both ways of the train was covered in nothing but trees and plants, so she couldn't really see anything. The trio was sitting in the front of the rest of the group. Throughout the ride, Hyper was talking to pretty much every creature, but she was getting antsy to move. "I'm also surprised your coo coo parents let you come, Juice. This is the farthest they've let you get from the house." Juice giggled at her friend, shifting her weight and hopping off the bench and trotting to the blue Pegasus. "Ah'm sure Roam will be mighty fine. Ah'm just excited to spend it with you two." She scrunched up her nose cutely, looking back at Midnight. The little white unicorn stayed in her place, smiling at Hyper and Juice. "And Ah know, the only way Ah convinced 'em is that you two were goin', and there would be a lot of adult watchin' us. Ah also said Ah'd get 'em somethin'." "Well I'm glad your parents let you come for once. And you two have nothing to worry about," Midnight responded in her monotone, yet sultry voice. "We'll all have a great time, especially with the rest of the class." "I know we'll have a great time! Duh!" Hyper flew quickly to Midnight, putting her hoof on her head and rubbing her mane in. "That's why we're here!" Midnight let Hyper buzz around her nonchalantly, having a little smirk on her face. The unicorn loved her friends more than anything. Was she going to go and talk to the other students on the train though? Probably not. Hyper Drive would though! The Pegasus flew around the train, buzzing her little wings past all their heads, and finally landing next to two.. non ponies who seemed to be minding their own business. The Pegasus thinks one's a Longma, and one's a Quilin. She didn't really know them too well, but has seen them a few times in the school. She wasn't even too sure if they had any classes together, but it was time to be friendly, especially since they were almost there. "You guys excited? I'm excited!" She knew one of them was outgoing like her, but the other one seemed.. arrogant? She wasn't too sure, but didn't really care. Juice and Midnight ended up trotting behind Hyper, but sat next to a blue bat pony, next to the professors and a couple other students. Juice looked at her with a warm grin, showing off her pearly whites. "Howdy there! Ah'm just tryin' to get familiar with everypony. Ah'm Fruit Juice! And this here is Midnight Glory." The white unicorn looked over and waved, mouthing a 'hey'. After talking a little, suddenly Hyper flew to the professors with a bored look on her face. "Are we there yet? I feel like 'm gonna lose brain cells if I'm here any longer!" Midnight smiled at her anxious friend, nodding her head. "I am too, I need to stretch my legs," she said with a straight face. Lucky for them, they were just about there.
  40. 3 points
    Any time her parents had time for her was a wonderful event for DT! She had been practically giddy all morning when the house maid had told her of her mother's request. They would be meeting in the parlor, with daddy too! Diamond was under no disillusion that this would be about anything other than her mother's run at the soon coming mayoral election! It was so exciting! The Rich family was already popular and powerful and basically the best! And now add in Spoiled Rich being the mayor of Ponyville? It was just fantastic! DT had a plan. A plan to get to spend more time with her parents and to help them too. She'd be her mother's best campaign manager. She'd come up with the plan to make her mother more than popular, Spoiled would be Ponyville's star! Diamond had come to an understanding with her mother ever since she'd run for class president. Spoiled had treated her daughter with most respect since that day and DT had returned the favor by offered the same to her mom. Diamond rolled up a large parchment she had been working on all morning. Art was not something she'd made a big deal about but DT was very adept with quill and brush! Her mother would be so thrilled with her new design layout for campaign posters! She trotted down the spiral staircase and made her way inside the parlor. "Good afternoon mother!" She glanced about. "Will daddy be here soon?" Diamond pranced in place, too excited to wait for her father to enter the room! "I made this for you! It's gonna make you a star!" Diamond unrolled the parchment and proudly held it up for Spoiled to inspect.
  41. 3 points
    OHhhhhhh my goodness!! This is the cutest pic ever!! Thank you I love it so much!
  42. 3 points
    Hmmm. Maybe Smolder can go along as 'help'. She did something she shouldn't have and as a 'reward' she is stuck foal-sitting the younger students to help the professors. Ugh.
  43. 3 points

    From the album: Gift Pony Art

    PyroBlaze's artsy pone Blank Canvas showing off his style!
  44. 3 points
    @PyroBlaze Here's a Blank Canvas for you I hope you enjoy it! There will most likely be another pic soon... can't seem to just do one lately. How can I resist with that fun rainbow mane and tail?
  45. 3 points

    From the album: Gift Pony Art

    Quicklime's love bird griffon Martini chillin' on his home beach!
  46. 3 points
    Another one for @QuickLime cause her griffon Martini is so dang cute!
  47. 3 points
    Here's some holiday fun! Loved this scene between my Twi and QuickLime's Martini Will be doing another image of Maritini too!
  48. 2 points
    Or maybe he could just share, have fun with both at once. ;3
  49. 2 points
    March 8th, Town Hall Meeting. Turning his head towards the voice that had called out a question, Strong Copper couldn't help but blink for just a moment as he caught sight of the fiery unicorn mare... and quietly gulped a little to himself but tried to keep up appearances. Ever since coming to Ponyville, there was just beautiful mares everywhere. It was uncanny. Clearing his throat, he tried to play off his pause as him considering her question. "That... is a good question Miss. Also a somewhat difficult one, since 'toughness' is subjective. While there are plenty of animals out there that are dangerous because of brute force and an ability to withstand punishment like you wouldn't believe many possess either their own innate magics, exotic tricks and tactics that they employ... or in many cases just have means of defending themselves or hunting that are dangerous and deadly to those on the wrong side of them. But to answer your question about the toughest creature I've been up against in my career... two come to mind for different reasons." Taking a moment to get a deep breath, he started with "The first was a Nuckelavee. Don't feel bad if you're not familiar with the name, it is a largely oceanic creature that tends to make its home in colder, harsher areas of the ocean that can come ashore to unleash havoc when it desires. It's hard to describe but... it's like a mixture of a giant pony and an ape like creature, but not of a species that has been discovered. It has some degree of control over weather in that it likes to create droughts and its breath is toxic, able to wilt plants and cause sickness in those unfortunate enough to be breathed on. While it hasn't been completely confirmed, there are a number of stories of Nuckelavee who caused full on epidemics... and there is enough evidence to support these stories having some degree of truth to them. They tend to hibernate between mid-spring to mid-autumn, only really being active around winter and the colder, harsher times of the year. " "The one weakness of the Nuckelavee is that it cannot stand natural fresh water. It is literally one of the few things that can actually cause it pain. Strangely enough, magically created fresh water doesn't harm it at all and no one can quite agree as to why. As for how I encountered it... well, I was on a ship that was carrying much needed supplies through a stretch of sea where it was believed a Nuckelavee had claimed as part of its territory. My role in that encounter was, to put it bluntly, to be an 'annoying pest'. While the Pegusi crew members were working together, actively fighting against the magical drought to create rain clouds, the rest of us were doing our best to annoy the hell out of it and divert its attention away from the cloud makers so it couldn't just make their efforts null and void. It is not a pleasant sensation, throwing everything you have at something and doing little more then annoy it... " There was a quick exhale of breath... before he perked up again "But the plan worked, rain water drove it away and we made landfall soon after." The smile of victory slowly started to fade into a more... pensive look. "The second... was a manticore. I don't feel I need to explain what a manticore is here because... well, some live in the Everfree. A powerful and dangerous creature when it wants to be, but highly intelligent and generally tends to leave ponies alone unless you wander into its hunting grounds. Plenty of tales about ponies befriending them as well. " A sigh escaped him as he sadly shook his head to himself "This is not one of those stories. It wasn't really its fault either. The poor thing had been infected with a strain of rabies and... well, by the time the nearby settlement figured out that there was a problem and called me in to figure out what was attacking the local herds of cows, the manticore was simply to far gone to be helped. The illness consumed it until all that was left was pain and blind, murderous rage.... and in that pain fueled rage it attacked the town directly." For a moment, Strong Copper said nothing. There was a glazed look in his eyes, suggesting that he wasn't on a stage and looking out at those gathered to hear him speak... but that moment was short lived as he suddenly shook his head and refocused "Thankfully, the only death that day was the manticore itself but... not from lack of trying. A number of brave and unlucky ponies will bare scars from that day for the rest of their lives. I should stress that when it comes to working with animals in my career, I generally do not fight to kill unless there is truly a pressing need to do so. Be it to protect my own life or safeguard the lives of others directly at risk. This, alas, was one of those times. " There was another pause, as he closed his eyes and picked his words carefully. "I will not burden you by going into details but... I honestly hope that no one here ever finds themselves in a situation where they are forced to contend with a creature so consumed by mind breaking pain and rage that they've abandoned caring about their own well being or even basic survival instincts. It is a hauntingly terrible, nightmarish thing to be witness to." His last words on the matter said, Copper was sullen for a few moments more before he lifted his head up and put on a brave face as he changed the subject and left the past behind "Any other questions?"
  50. 2 points
    Yeah, turns out DT has until now unknown skills! She will make ponies do what she says...through the power of art!
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