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    From the album The Character Bin

    Wow this took some time, I haven't drawn a wolf in years. Anyhoo, This is my yokai character with her shapeshifting/glamour off. She has a more G rated form that she's gotten by in but I'll link that another time.
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    From the album The Character Bin

    Just as the title says! App Will come soon!
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    From the album OC Art

    "But Zeig, I thought your Yokai was going to be your last OC for a long while to come?" AHAHAHAHA...you thought. Dēnglong Xiu is the Imperial Wood Synergist for the Imperial Palace of Huangjing - essentially, a fancy way of saying she's the head physician of the palace. She's also rather unique among my OCs in being something of a doormat. She's not quite shy, but she's definitely more awkward than pretty much all of my characters combined. I don't usually play meek or "weak-willed" sorts of characters, but Xiu is definitely on the milder end of the spectrum...even if she does have her moments.
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    From the album OC Art

    Was thinking to myself the other day, that the last handful of pictures I've uploaded to my gallery have all had white backgrounds. I try to make sure I draw some pictures with non-white backgrounds every once in a while, just so I don't get in the habit of not bothering with backgrounds, and also because it's nice to see something other than blinding white when I'm browsing the pictures I've uploaded. Which is when I decided to do another Okami picture, because I haven't done one in a while. And my new character helped with the inspiration, whaddya know! Considering the different layers Xiu's mane has, I'm fairly pleased with how this one turned out. The simplistic background, too, I thought melded well into the "Okami" style feel. So overall, I'm happy with the result!
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    From the album The Character Bin

    This is Toboe, She's running a bar in Long Kong.
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    From the album OC Art

    Dat preview picture tho... Newest OC, an Okami Yokai by the name of Kamikakushi no Shinrin (who will probably start going by a nickname of some sort once he meets some ponies, but until then, Kamikakushi no Shinrin it is). Ever since the extended canon species thing started, I had the vague notion of apping a Kitsune. The idea died down quick enough, but randomly resurfaced with a vengeance the other day, and had morphed into an idea for an Okami. I like foxes, but wolves even more so, which is how I began a sketch that eventually morphed into this. I also wanted to give him a look that wasn't completely wolf, since Yokai are not really animals, so I ended up drawing some inspiration from the Pokemon Suicune and Okami (the video game) for his design. Also kinda realized late that Kamikakushi no Shinrin's tail colors are eerily reminiscent of Yin's, at least the highlighted sections...BUT by the time I realized, it was too late. Ah well, still happy with the way he turned out!
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    From the album Requests, Gifts, Commissions

    I've been in a kind of strange art mood lately, where I want to draw but don't really know what to draw...until I stumbled across an old RP and this adorable character, where I then proceeded to realize that said character has absolutely no art of him. Which is, just...awful. So I set out to rectify that very sad fact! Chipper Demise is a Necromancer who's based off of Henry from Fire Emblem:Awakening. Needless to say, he's very...chipper, despite his profession...or maybe because of it. The outfit was also inspired by the character Chipper's based off of, though I think he usually doesn't wear robes this fine. Maybe this is one of his dress robes?... Chipper Demise (c) PrinceBlueblood
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    From the album Requests, Gifts, Commissions

    Daaaaaaaaw! Daw (c) Bellosh
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    From the album OC Art

    Do the colors look familiar? They should! I had originally written Kamikakushi no Shinrin, my Yokai wolf pupper, to be more akin to an isolated spirit that random travelers met when passing through his forest. Originally, he was even too prideful to use a disguise and remained in his true form all the time. But as we all know, WoE is a social area, so unless I planned very specific threads with very specific characters, there really was no point in having an isolated character who always hid himself from others. So, I did some brainstorming and decided I needed to change some details, while Dio gave me an idea as to what those exact details might be. Thus came about this pony disguise of Kakushi's, an attractive stallion who's become so renowned in the modeling world that he can simply waltz into a studio and model for a bit then walk back out. No one knows how to get in contact with him, but he's always able to take whatever job he wants whenever he deigns to show up. Because of the wolf cutie mark the disguise has, said disguise has gotten himself known as... *drumroll* Ōkami. *regrets nothing!*
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    From the album SymphonicFire's Doodles

    It's about time Symphy draws a pony, a female one too! The inspiration for this gal? Just ask if you want to know. Lots of experimenting here. Different body type, clothes, a new species, and uploadin through my phone. For the most part I'm quite happy with this. I'm still not sure about the coat colour (I almost chose a very light beige) as it blends with the other colours and is quite difficult to see. I'm still not 100% done with her character, but I plan for her to be a member of the triad in Long Kong (undercover assassin?) and would own a club for triad and non-triad members. Oh, and she's a yandere.
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    In hindsight, the necessity of holding a town meeting in a daycare center, of all places, should have been a warning. It had, however, started off completely well-intentioned, as such things usually did. Because considering the overall concern Ponyville citizens had raised against the budgeting of a new and highly expensive daycare center for the town, it had seemed most appropriate to address said concerns in the building itself, to show off all the fabulous features that the town's budget had gone into crafting it. Part town meeting, part walk-in tour, the daycare was currently open for ponies to take their first look inside before the meeting itself kicked off. And even the slightest glance over the interior of the building would have provided evidenced to exactly how much had gone into its planning and building...perhaps an overly extravagant amount, at that. The main foyer itself boasted an impressive set up. A large open space filled with shelves that sported toys, safe art supplies, and a small play area were all visible upon first walking in, more than ample room for a small legion of foals to run around and play in. One corner in particular held a large playhouse for foals to dart in and out of, while another, softer looking corner held a very large plush chair and a veritable army of stuffed animals, of all shapes and sizes. Two doors, with handles too high up for any flying foal to reach, branched off the main room on the left and right sides, while a third door led out to the fenced in back yard. The door leading to the left opened up to an arts and crafts room. A semi-circular table sat in the very middle, with one chair obviously meant for a foalsitter or daycare pony to lead the pack, with the others all placed around the half circle. The room was filled with all sorts of materials useful in arts and crafts, including paints, glues, glitter, construction paper, popsicle sticks, and any other sort imaginable. All available materials were housed safely out of the reach of any and all foals, along with the door handle that led to a very simplified kitchen that remained locked at all times. The modest refrigerator and pantry were kept stocked with all sorts of snacks and drinks for a hungry foal, to be brought out and shared at any time. The other door leading to the right of the main room showed the full extent of thoughtfulness that had gone into creating Lifetime Daycare Center. Inside, another large area held several soft surfaces for a weary foal to take a rest and sleep off an exciting afternoon - or the exercise a quick power nap. Whatever the case, the soft, plush couches and seats were large and roomy, allowing an entire host of foals to all snuggle up together if they so choose, or to cuddle against a caretaker. A few storybooks were scattered around the shelves, along with some more stuffed animals, but for the most part, the room was a quiet and peaceful place for a foal to simply sleep. The locked door to the backyard opened up to one of the most extravagant playgrounds imaginable to a young foal's eyes. The gym itself was a sight to behold, a myriad of several different playground activities all merged together in one large, continuous loop. A small wading pool, currently empty, was also set off to the side for the hotter months, along with an impressive looking treehouse that extended just high enough for a foal to feel on top of the world. The main body of the treehouse was big enough to comfortably fix to six foals at once, though the various small balconies strewn along the structure more than made up for the lack of space. The entire backyard was surrounded by a wooden fence that held the latest acquisition from Neighponese magitech. When activated, a magical barrier could spring to life at a moment's notice around the entirety of the daycare, ensuring nothing untoward made its way inside. Magitech security, a plethora of activities, and a play area to make even the richest parents green with envy - such were the expenses that had gone into the making of the daycare center. Boasting town-wide support for any and all foals, it was clear that Lifetime Daycare Center payed for itself. It's just that...some of the town's citizens needed some extra convincing. -------------------- Link to OOC
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    From the album OC Art

    Normally I put the character log artwork of my characters into compilation posts every so often, rather than posting them all separately. But I decided to upload Kakushi's log/post banner by itself, because I really love how this one turned out. I even like it a lot better than the original art I drew of him - there's something about it that just looks both more wolfish and more ethereal/mystical to me.
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    He was not convinced. Because bucking seriously, the amount of bits that had to have gone into the place was...mind-blowing. He hadn't even realized there'd been this huge fuss in Ponyville, either - not until, like, yesterday, when he'd overheard some ponies ranting about excessive town spending. And sure, he liked town gossip as much as the next stallion, but the shenanigans of Ponyville had long since lost their flavor with him. Mayor decide to quit her job and take up tap dancing in Canterlot? Yeah sure. Entire town economy closing down for a day to help the Apple farmers bring in their harvest? Why not. He'd long since learned not to question the going-ons on the strange town. ...Didn't mean he wasn't still curious, though. "Mother of hay," Inkbrand whistled as he wandered in through the open doors of Lifetime Daycare Center, the sign just outside having invited all interested parties to come take a look. Apparently there was some sort of meeting happening in the center later in the day, in order to assuage concerns and try to validate the sheer amount of money that had gone into the place, but honestly, Inkbrand thought the town officials were in for a rough ride. The tattooed clad stallion didn't know much about foals, true, but...seriously. Foals were easy to keep happy, just feed 'em treats and pay attention to them every once in a while. Did they really need a bucking duplex to take care of Ponyville's foals? Because Lifetime Daycare Center was more equipped than his Ponyville home, and that was a very sad thought. "Holy buck. Sign me up for never having any foals, yeesh," the gray Earth Pony muttered to himself as he ran an inquisitive hoof over one of the plush cushions in the main foyer. If it seriously cost this much to maintain foals, the no bucking way was he ever having any of his own. Because what the buck, who had this kind of bits laying around to splurge on their foals? Not him, that was for bucking sure.
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    World of Equestria: Land of Dragons Welcome everypony to the new World of Equestria: Land of Dragons lore expansion pack! This is a momentous expansion to WoE and I hope you are excited for it as we have been making it! Here I will be detailing additions, changes, and bug fixes that have come in patch 9.0.0! Four New Realms! The first new exciting bit of information is the inclusion of four, count ‘em, four, New zones for role play and exploration! Each of these new zones has a wealth of new areas as well as plenty of opportunities for users to expand using the new Unofficial Lore option! Long Guo - On The Path of Harmony Long Guo, loosely translated as Dragon Country, is a sprawling and beautiful landscape filled with both the exotic and familiar! From small, quaint towns, to a beautiful capital city, to an awe inspiring city amongst the clouds, Long Guo has a little bit of everything for everypony! Long Guo Locations: Huangjing - Heart of the Dragon Kingdom: The capital of Long Guo! A gorgeous, sprawling city that serves as the seat of power for the Empire of Long Guo! The city also plays host to Long Guo’s most prestigious school, The Imperial Academy For Magical Study, as well as The Imperial Watch. Long Kong - Star of the East: If ever there was a melting pot of the east and west, Long Kong is it! Despite being among the newer cities in Long Guo, the city bustles and grows with each passing and brings in trade and tourism alike! Springblossom Town - Home to Nature’s Bounty: Proving that big things really do come in small packages, the tiny little town of Springblossom brings to the table one of Long Guo’s most beautiful wonders that only comes from there, Shimmersilk! Fenghuang Valley - A Sanctuary of Enlightenment: A wonder of balance in nature, it’s little surprise that the ascetic monks of the Harmonious Path have chosen this area as their home to find balance, inner peace, and expand their being—mind, body, and soul. Lake Huahuo - Sacred Lake of the Elder Serpents: Nestled high, high in the mountain range known as the Ancient’s Abode this lake, named after the founders of the Long Guo Empire, is a breathtaking site to those who can make the treacherous climb through the mountains and brave the storms that the Serpent Dragons that keep watch over the lake create to keep the unworthy away. Longri-La - Paradise Amongst The Clouds: Looming at the peak of Mount Suncrest, the tallest mountain in the world, Longri-La is a beautiful and peaceful cloud city of the Serpent Dragons, as well as home to The Serpent King and the Serpent Council, the leaders of the Long. Mount Faba - Tomb of the Tyrant King: The final resting place of the tyrannical King Faba, self-proclaimed ‘God of Order’, Mount Faba is filled with dangerous traps, mysterious messages, and hundreds of monstrous terracotta statues! What mysteries could lie in the depths of this wicked dragon’s tomb? ____________________________________________________________________________ Neighpon - Empire of the Eastern Seas Situated between Long Guo and Equestria, Neighpon is a string of islands that range from habitats for mystical creatures, quiet traditionalist villages, magictech cities, and of course, ninjas and samurai! Neighpon Locations: Kyoma - A Symbol of Heritage: A place of tradition, the capital city of Neighpon stands upon the plains (one of the few in the country!) of the island of Horshu. Having survived invasions of kaiju, warring clans, earthquakes, and the eruption of Mount Kaminichi, Neighpon as stood the test of time! And after the devastation wrought by Viking Caribou ravaged the land, the First Shogun of Neighpon united the land, allowing the city to rise time and again like a majestic phoenix. Polohama - A Spectacle of Progress: Lights, glamour, and magitech abound in the city of Polohama! Standing as both Neighpon’s most populated and most advanced city, Polohama is a haven of new! Ensorcelled billboards, magley trains, Goremu, and of course Neighponese Idols! There’s rarely a dull moment in the bustling city, so if you like things busy and bright, Polohama is for you! Mount Kaminichi - The Mountain of Purity: A mystical volcano that dominates much of the island of Horshu. Many Neighponese venerate the mountain which has inspired art in its many forms! But a great many mysteries surround the mountain and its nearby woods, the Forest of the Forsaken. Disappearances, mystical imbuements, strange visions. What will you see in the smoke of the mountain? And will you make it back to tell the tale? Ryushima - Where The Dragon’s Blood Runs Strong: Founded centuries ago by qilin and longma, regionally known as kirin and ryuma respectively, who did not wish to live under the rule of the new Long Guo Empire, Ryushima today is a quaint and quiet collection of villages and ports, mostly unassuming and plain. But if one looks hard enough, you may be able to catch sight of one of the few ninja clans that still operate on the island as mercenaries for hire! Dosanko - Bastion of the Homeland: Settled northwest of Neighpon’s home islands, Dosanko a cold and harsh island with even colder winters. For the most part, fishing is the main livelihood of the island, but it is also home to a significant military presence, due to its close proximity to Whitescar. From here the Neighponese Military can swiftly leap to action against any Viking Caribou threats. Poninawa - Mystical Friendships Beckon: Not as traditionalist as Ryushima, but not as technological as Polohama, Poninawa strikes a balance between the nature of their forested island and the bare necessities of some magitech. The reason for this may not be apparent to the average traveler, but one meeting with the mystical Yokai will show you why it’s best to not have anything too magically reliant on the island! ____________________________________________________________________________ Polyneighsia - Domain of a Thousand Islands Laying to Long Guo’s southwest, this region is a collection of hundreds of islands! Some inhabited and some very, very wild! Wingapore - The Sovereign Island: Wingapore is a beautiful city state with black sand beaches and tropical rain forests! A hustling and bustling attraction for both tourists and trade alike with imports and exports from Long Guo, Hesperia, Neighpon, and beyond! The Fillyphines - Islands of Plenty: The most populated chain of islands in Polyneighsia, the Fillyphines are filled with rich ancient history, trade, delicious foods, and rumours of mysterious creatures! Great for those who want a getaway or an adventure! Stottinsberg Islands - Slave Islands: The islands of Hidzume and Shiza are volcanic islands, home to the native Polyneighsian deer population. As well as the rebel caribou slavers that keep them under iron-hoofed rule. Though the Caribou’s Highking has banned slavery, the caribou here scoff at his wishes and refuse to change. Rumours circulate about escaped slaves who are looking for aid to free their friends and their islands. Perhaps some willing adventurers can help! Neighoa-Iti - Isle of Enchantment: A small and mostly empty island with a tiny population, Neighoa-Iti has several strange qualities about it. Such as beautiful forests that glow at night, fruit that affects the minds of those who dine upon it, and pools of water that is rumoured to slow the aging process of any who drink it. (Neighoa-Iti will be released in a content patch in the following days) The Mareaes - Isle of Idols: Despite being the locations of both the start and end of the Long Guo-Neighpon war, over all the Mareaes islands are rather non-descript. The part that draws tourists the most are the massive Mareaes Idols. Large carved stone statues depicting pones, qilins, longma, and more. So old are these statues that none living today know where they came from or how they were made! (The Mareaes will be released in a content patch in the following days) Tailiti - The Island of Beauty: Easily one of the most beautiful islands in Polyneighsia, Tailiti is the premier tourist destination for wealthy and influential ponies from all around the world! With gorgeous beaches, a serene atmosphere, and a wonderful view from the nearby dormant volcano, it’s little wonder that visiting Tailiti is on the bucket list for many. (Tailiti will be released in a content patch in the following days) Scoltra Islands - Lands of Resource: Filled with many natural resources, the Scoltra Islands were a prime target during Neighpon’s colonization efforts. Despite the resistance, the ancient Scoltra Alliance was brought to heel. Even today as a rebellious as they can be Scoltra proves to be pivotal to Neighpon, with its many factories, mines, and fields. (Scoltra Islands will be released in a content patch in the following days) Ironwreck Island - Tonnes of ‘Fun’: Easily Polyneighsia’s most dangerous island. Ironwreck isn’t just home to numerous sunken vessels that dot the oceanbed around it, but also plays host to numerous giant beasts known in Neighpon as Kaiju! These vicious beasts keep all but the most foolhardy adventurers away and have been known to seek vengeance on islanders who disturb them. But rumours still persist of friendly beasts the lay on the island too. Will you be able to confirm these rumours? Or will you be the next course on the menu? ____________________________________________________________________________ Hesperia - A Land Without Rules Founded long ago by Aquellia’s long range colonization efforts, Hesperia is a harsh and dangerous land filled with outlaws, poisonous creatures, gigantic rocs, and many nasty beasts. Even the waters aren’t safe, being filled with large jellyfish, ponyeating sharks, and monstrous krakens. Hersperia is not a land for the faint of heart, but for those who like their travels filled with thrills and their laws...lacking. Airbourne - (Information on Airbourne will be released in a content patch at a later date) Waterhole - (Information on Waterhole will be released in a content patch at a later date) ____________________________________________________________________________ New Equestria Locale!: Melodia - Jewel of the Eastern Sea Situated on the eastern coast of Equestria sits a little unassuming seaside village! With quaint shacks and a nice little market by the shore with plenty of friendly faces. Beneath the waves though, lay an awe inspiring wonder of a city, Melodia the home of the sirens! ____________________________________________________________________________ Four New Races!: To go along with all of our new locations, we are also adding four new Officially Sanctioned Races to our World of Equestria Lineup! Qilin - Mystical as the Moon: One of the two races collectively known as the Long Sun. Qilin, also known as Kirin in Neighpon, are a race of draconic ponies who are gifted with dragon breath like magics! With patches of scales across their bodies, as well as underbelly scales, it’s no wonder that the anterled Qilin are sometimes called ‘dragon ponies’. Longma - Spirited as the Sun: The other member of the races known collectively as the Long Sun. Longma, or Ryuma in Neighpon, are winged ponies with dragon like traits, such as scales across their bodies and where a pegasus’ down would be, varying curved horns, and access to breath magic! Serpent Dragons - The Ancient and Wise: Known to many as the Long, Ryu in Neighpon, Serpent Dragons are a race of beautiful, majestic, and powerful dragons capable of great breath magic, breathing underwater, flight without wings, and their ancient art of pearlcraft. This race of dragons, for which the country of Long Guo is named after, is truly a sight to behold. Sirens - Musicians of the Deep: One of the aquatic races of the deep, Sirens are renowned for their magical, beautiful, and sometimes alluring singing voices. But don’t let old mares tales fool you! Sirens aren’t all wicked songstresses leading sailors to their doom. Just like the land bound cousins they visit, they can be as varied as anypony else! ____________________________________________________________________________ We here can’t wait to see what you, the players, can do with this wealth of new content! Not to mention how eager we are to see what you can do with both the new Unofficial Lore option, as well as our new AU Section: The Multiverse for alternate takes on the world at large! As always, we’re dedicated to bringing you the best experience we possibly can! If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please feel free to message us! And feel free to stay tuned after the break for a list of ‘bug fixes’! ____________________________________________________________________________ Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where Princess Celestia would sometimes be erroneously listed as ‘Best Princess’ in some situations. Fixed an issue where Flash Sentry would sometimes end up shipped with Twilight Sparkle. Sorry for the inconvenience. Buffed the magical output for The Great and Powerful Trixie, she should now correctly be able to out magic anypony who gets in her path. Fixed those holes in the changelings. Get it? Bug fixes. Reinstated Pluto as a plant. Finally finished reticulating splines. Removed Ponybrine. Fixed an issue where Robikku remained undrowned for longer than an hour. Finally put that thing back where it came from. Added Guinea Pigs as supreme overlords of Equestria. Removed Guinea Pigs as supreme overlords of Equestria. Re-leashed the Kraken, future unleashings should happen far less often. Pinkie Pie’s ‘Fourth Wall’ breaking capabilities have been increased. She can now see you. Right this instant. She thinks you’re silly.
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    Naj hesitantly poked her head through the doors of the new daycare centre. Strictly speaking, she had no business being, or at least that's how she thought. She didn't have any offspring of her own, and likely wouldn't for the foreseeable future. She didn't even live in Ponyville anymore. She still visited every so often, as she was doing right now, for the friends she'd made there and the time she'd spent in the town. But it wasn't really her business ponies did to develop the town. But darned if Naj didn't wonder when she saw the building recently built, and opening its doors. She had to know. And if they were making it open to the public, even or perhaps especially for just one day, she couldn't help but investigate. Naj was in her natural form today. No disguise whatsoever, not even her 'not-disguise' of a changeling coloured pegasus. A part of her knew that she'd have to walk around in her natural form sooner or later if ponies were to get used to it. Another part of her knew that this was one of the only places she could bring herself to try it. She had just enough history her that she was fairly sure she'd be tolerated walking out in the open like this. It was easy enough to distract herself from such thoughts after Naj stepped through the doors. It was an impressive space, filled almost to the brim with anything a foal could need or want, at least from Naj's limited experience. A part of her disapproved of it, thinking they could have still done pretty well with a much more modest budget, and then put the rest elsewhere. The rest of her recognized that foals were the future of the community, and felt that no expense should be spared to ensure that they are cared for. The fact that she'd never had anything remotely like this when she was growing up only made the prospect seem all the more appealing. A few ponies had arrived before Naj, as evident by the snippets of conversation she heard as she stepped through the doors, but it took her a moment to notice them. There were a couple she recognized. Inkbrand for one, and Prince Blueblood she met as an acquaintance once or twice. But her eyes to one in particular, an orange earth pony. One she had a history with, and in truth still didn't fully know where she stood with the mare Though curiously, Applejack was carrying a foal around herself. She was here for a more practical reason than simple curiosity, then? Naj was tempted to join in the discussion, but she knew she hadn't heard enough of the conversation yet to actually make a meaningful conversation. So for the moment, she simply greeted the assembled ponies, before waiting for the . “H-hello,” she said, and waved.
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    If there ever was a pony that did have the bits to splurge on foals like this, it was probably Prince Blueblood XIV of Canterlot. Not that he had any of his own... yet, but looking at this elaborate construction reminded him, in some quaint and nostalgic fashion, of his old nursery in Blueblood Manor. Not that he'd come here for the purpose of touring the manor. He'd actually intended to pay a royal visit to the Crystal Castle of Frienship, check in to see how his fellow royalty in Twilight was doing, and maybe look into how his IMAGINE grant to the town of Ponyville was being spent. Hence, why his interest had been piqued about the local budgetary dispute, and why he was here now on this tour. While the whole thing would have been acceptable to even the most exacting tastes of the Canterlot noble parentage, there were little doubts in Blueblood's mind. *I did not send 50,000 bits to the town mayor to build a daycare. IMAGINE is meant to further the cause of world peace through peace and diplomacy. So unless they are taking in the children of other nations, I don't see this as appropriate...* Of course, for all he knew, that actually was the plan, having this ready for the children of diplomats so their entire family could come over. So, for now, he was open to being convinced on that argument. He could tell that another stallion with him was not. He couldn't recall if Inkbrand was a citizen of Ponyville or not, or indeed how prominent he actually was. He had seen him around the parties of Duchess Frostlace, but that didn't do much to indicate his status. Still, he probably knew more about this than the Prince did, so... "They built this, and then they ask us if they should have? Is this how democracy normally works?"
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    ..........DAAAAAAW Name: Jiyūna Soyokaze (translates to "Free Gentle-Breeze") Nickname: Kaze Sex: Female Age: Young filly Species: Ryuma Eye Color: Bright gold Physique: Full of daw, which is more than average for a filly her age Coat: Also daw, incorporating a white coat and red scales Mane/Tail: Again daw; mostly green with occasional highlights of pale green and yellow Occupation: N/A; dawing around Residence: The Palace Castle in Kyoma, so no daw there Cutie Mark: But daw here, as she’s a blank flank Unique Traits: Is being “daw” a unique trait? If not… Perhaps it is because Kaze it still a child, but she is not very proficient with breath magic. The best her stomach can conjure up is a cool mist... which could come in handy to cool somebody down, I suppose. What Kaze lacks in dragon breath, she makes up for in potential flying ability. Like any free-spirited ryuma, the young filly loves stretching out her wings and darting through the air whenever the opportunity presents itself. Although not a competitive flyer by any stretch of the imagination, she is faster and more maneuverable in the air than most kids her age. Due to her family background, Kaze has had the privilege of commissioning a pet golem for herself named Koeda-san, AKA Mr. Twig. As the name suggests, Mr. Twig is basically a small stick with roots for legs, stems with yellow chrysanthemum blooms on the ends for upper appendages, and a decorative wood mask to mark the “face”. Mr. Twig is of the right size to ride on Kaze’s back. At the insistence of Shogun Ryuichi, the golem’s chrysanthemums are designed to emit a nasty odor capable of inducing nausea in anything that poses a threat to Kaze. History: One of the youngest of the late Shogun’s offspring, Kaze was spoiled rotten by both her parents and her elder siblings. From her earliest days, the rambunctious filly was gifted with an incurable love for freedom. All attempts to tame her always came to hilariously unfruitful ends. Kaze was only a few years old when she lost her mother in a kaiju attack. Too young at the time to fully comprehend what it all meant, the little filly was less hit by grief than her elder brothers. Although the passing of her mom did leave a void in Kaze’s heart, the filly’s living guardians had the good sense to leave her to her own devices. Granted the freedom to have fun as she pleased (within reason), Kaze has been able to live out her childhood so far without having to dwell on her mother’s permanent absence. (TL;DR = DAAAAAAAW x 2) Character Personality: Kaze is an explorer at heart. She’s always wanting to meet new kids, play with strange animals, and push her boundaries. Unable to sit through lectures or undergo any sort of training regimen without suffering extreme boredom, Kaze either acquires knowledge because she’s motivated to learn something, or simply doesn’t learn period. It’s not an accident that Kaze hasn’t earned her cutie mark yet; if only she was more mature... The young ryuma is also a creature of careless impulse and instant gratification, hardly ever thinking about anything until she’s already done it. As an example, the filly wouldn’t look both ways before crossing a seemingly empty street. Naturally, Kaze has gotten herself into trouble a lot over the years. Tempering Kaze’s impulsivity is her love-filled heart. She feels nothing but admiration for her siblings; most especially Ryuichi, her big brother shogun. The young filly would move heaven and earth to make her elder brother happy, up to including intensely screening every mare who seeks to be her eldest brother’s consort. For those Kaze counts among her friends and family, they can count on her as a genuine love bug. So essentially... much daw, very DAW. Character Summary: ...You should know what goes here by now.
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    Updates! Word filter was lightened up. You can now say certain words in normal conversation that you could not before. We are all mature here. Do not abuse! You can now accrue posts in LPW/Spam Stables! Enjoy!
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    Nice to meet you, Anglicized Welsh! My middle name is Rose, actually! The more you know. My bank account, routing, and SSNs to follow!
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    ALSO MY ENTIRE LIFE SUMMED UP IN A FURRY WEBCOMIC:
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    These pants are so sexy. Kinda want to wear them again. Must resist.
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    DDD, I'm so sorry. I have a few friends with those and yeah, bra shopping IS a challenge in that range. No, you still can't say ****. Or ****. Or **** **** **************** *** ***** ************* either. So last night I dropped a pan, it bounced, and it uppercut my underboob. Worst thing ever.
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    Hello all! Yes, I'm still here. The past few months have been hectic with my current job, and now I'm about to transition towards a new job of working in a library. Yay! This also means a (hopefully) less erratic schedule.
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    I checked my folder of stuff, it clocks in under 3 GB. Small fries right? I don't really look at stuff like that often, seriously!
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    I've always found deeply-religious folks tend to function on a level that's an antithesis of the credos they supposedly live by. I tried to hang out with a coworker last winter, and her Mom accused me of being a lesbian and trying to corrupt her with my "lifestyle" when I went to pick her up to have lunch. I showed her the ring on my finger -- given to me by my male husband -- and she slammed the door in my face. I got a text a few minutes later apologizing and we had an awkward time together that should have been fun. She told me she actually liked girls, but she was afraid to tell her Mom, so I found that pretty amusing. I just wanted to hang out with a new galpal, not get involved in some inter-familial sex preference war.
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    Bluemoon had only recently arrived in Ponyville, a pleasant little village that had always offered a nice country experience. However, the village seemed to be much bigger then she remembered. Reaching into her saddle pack, Bluemoon pulled out a map and checked it. She was certain she was in the right place but it never hurt to make sure." Huh, guess it grew up. But hey! A bigger village, means more things to see! " She told herself. As she continued wander the Pony village of Ponyville, Bluemoon eventually got face to face with what had to be the largest jungle gym she had ever seen in her whole pony life. She stared in awe of this magnificent structure. As she stared, visions of all the fun a single pony could have in such a place zoomed and flashed through her head. " This is the best possible thing that could've happened. " She said, trying desperately to hold back the tears of joy. " I have to get in there! " Bluemoon frantically looked around searching desperately for a way in. After mere seconds of investigation, she noticed a building was attached to this work of art. Bluemoon ran her way around the building desperately looking for a way into it. When she finally did find the door, she threw them open noticed a herd of other ponies and asked. " Is this the line for the jungle gym!? "
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    So I was talking with my little sister, and we both thought the same thing at once. Of course we did. Marvel at my autocorrect....it autocorrected "shut" to "shit."
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    I'm really hype for Sonic Mania, Silver. Can't wait! So I had this here prickly pear drink today. One perk of working there is I get to try all the new drinks...there's like a new one every week or something stupid. Most are losers but this one...this one was good. I'm a sucker for prickly pear.
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    Holy Smokes this place sure was fancy! Was the first thing that popped into Fire Walker’s head as she made her way into the ‘Lifetime Daycare Center’. While the name was a bit of a mess, the actual daycare center was not. Was this the first of many changes the cute little farming community would go through as more ponies from the more metropolitan cities moved in? She could almost picture an older resident as they saw the center for the first time. They'd probably think it was 'as high-falutin' as Princess Celestia's fuh-anciest bedroom!'. There was bound to be a culture clash sooner or later as the more upscale ponies would prefer their beloved franchises over the local businesses. Still, somepony expected a large population boom and thus the center was created. While the red coated officer knew that one of these days she would eventually have a foal with her beloved husband to be, Swift Squall, she was not visiting for her own future kid, this was for her brother Cordy Walker! After much discussion, he and Jammy (his wife) decided that they would move to Ponyville from Trottingham. Cordy and Fire's mother had been in a rather poor spirits as of lately and it was decided that one of the siblings would move next door to the Walker home. Spending time with the grandfoals was what the doctor recommended to chase away her blues! Fire had been tasked to check out the new place and write back to her brother. He was curious what sort of place this was. Would it be suitable for their little 'Ticker Tape'? He only expected the best for his kid. When they were younger, the siblings remembered seeing an extremely sketchy daycare center in Baltimare. Rumors were that it was actually an illegal sweatshop! This was never confirmed and was probably just gossip. Cordy did recall it having a barbed wire fence and the building was covered with crudely drawn knock-offs of popular children's characters. Thankfully, this was no 'Puddin' Patch' and instead would not look out of place in the better parts of Canterlot. The officer would spend a few more moments checking the rest of the place out and then hopefully get to meet some of the staff. The officer also had plans to meet up with her fiancé when her visit was finished. "Hmmmm." She noticed that Prince Blueblood was here. He was probably going to make some sort of grand speech at the opening and maybe even cut a large ribbon to 'open' the center. And then there Inkbrand! What the heck was he doing here? Did he have any kids? Knowing him, he was probably dating one of the staff. Nearby was also a very familiar be-freckled unicorn. One of her bestest little pony pals.. "Hey Presteza!". She had not seen her old friend since her little 'girl's night' with Zelda. Her foalhood colleague was an incredibly gifted artist. Surely this whole center was designed by the very talented mare.
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    When she was young, Presteza did not have many friends to speak of. Being raised by a rich, noble family meant she was to be protected. Being from a family of mages meant plot-loads of studying. Memorizing, formulating, and coddling were all too common occurrences during her own foalhood. During the occasional excursion from the manor, the young filly would often stop by the schoolhouses in trottingham and watch the other ponies playing during recess... before she was inevitably shuffled off by a butler or maid that was sent to escort her. When she'd learned about this little project for the foals and fillies of ponyville, Presteza decided to offer up some money to the project with the permission of her family of course. ... Seeing the results though, well: She couldn't say she didn't see care go in the design and crafting of this facility. She rather liked the arts and crafts room, but then again that was more or less her natural habitat. Just looking at this expensive place made her wonder, a single question poised high in her mind: Is this too much? Not just from a monetary standpoint, but in terms of space. Were there even enough foals in Ponyville to justify such a building? Ponyville was definitely a bustling place but for a project like this and with the money behind it she thought maybe Manehattan or Canterlot could possibly use something like this more with their impressive populations in comparison. The security systems were top notch too, while she could understand the desire to defend the young ones from harm... any threats that came to Ponyville were usually weekly or even monthly with the princess and her friends wrapping up the problem with no casualties in about thirty minutes or less. This seemed a bit much. Still, even with these issues: The place was here. She had volunteered to come along with Blueblood for this inspection given her own involvement: She'd made her bed, now she must lay in it. "Even a functionin' democracy can have... missteps. Sometimes a whole lot've expensive missteps." She said as she let her sight wander around the Foyer. A certain stallion caught her eyes that made her flinch. Inkbrand. She couldn't say she'd had a very good history with that stallion. Her coltfriend wasn't on good terms with him either... on some level though she would like to put the past behind them. "I gotta say I can agree with tha' sentiment... " The painter looked to a panel on the wall and her jaw dropped, "... A magitech laser tripwire system?! I can understand the 'hole 'the foals are our future' mindset, but...It's a daycare center. No' the Manehattan bank."
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    Today's events were turning out...interestingly. And Prince Lián wasn't sure on which side of good or bad they laid on. Tensions were always high around the palace. There was always so much dreary talk of politics and proper etiquette. Yes that was all well and good, some traditions were even fun. But sometimes things needed to be shaken up a bit. Truth be told, while Lián hadn't had the chance to meet the chaos spirit while in Equestria...to his knowledge...he knew of the creature! What better source of a shake up than a god of chaos? Already it had put the Chamberlain in a tizzy. Points! The kiss to the hoof though was strange. Dated too. But no points lost, even if the points don't matter. Though Feng's sudden outburst on the other hoof...Lián quite understood part of where the Watcher came from...but at the same time, the Watchers were fairly guilty of strict staunch tradition with little wiggle room for fun...Not that Feng was a bad guy, he seemed a decent fellow. But being a Watched seemed to mean you had to be uptight about things! Sī Jīn's 'whispering' caused him to arch a brow...What exactly was she playing at? Well honestly she was oft times more observant to subtle things than he was. She knew what she was doing, even if he himself didn't. All of this was neither here nor there now though. Yuè was making her leave to get ready and start the preparations...and he knew he'd have to smooth things over with her later...For now he did have his own preparations to make...It always took so long getting ready for these sorts of things...Bah he'd just go with something simple. It was his welcome home party after all! "I suppose that is my cue. I shall see those attending the party! Until then, farewell!" ~~~ Having decided to go ahead and give the Chamberlain another reason to have a fit today, Lián had opted to wear not a thing to the party. Way too much clothing to be lugging around on a day he was celebrating being home! At the very least he did have his hair pulled back. Since he forewent all the tedious prep work, Lián made his way into the Hall of Plenty...Seemed he was actually early! Twice in one day at that! A new personal record. It looked like guest wise only Feng and Xiu had arrived so far. Xiu was nice and it was a pleasant surprise to see her here. She was one of the scant members of the Imperial workings that was easily tolerable. "Hello you two! Seems we're all a little early ah?" he said as he approached the table.
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    Name: Yanhua Sex: Female Age: Appears as a young adult Species: Yokai (Nine-Tailed Fox) Eye Color: Lavender, but is rarely seen. Coat: Off white cream Mane & tail: A lively orange red with streaks of green and some white tips. Usually wears it in a swirling style. Her tail has a bow tied to it with a curious ball attached to it. Physique: Most times takes the appearance of a lithe and sleek looking qilin mare. In her true form she is a fox about the size of an average mare i terms of height, who is seen surrounded by varying amounts of foxfire hitodama and waving nine, long, flame producing tails. Residence: Imperial Palace Occupation: Head Chef Cutie Mark: A frying pan with a hitodama in it. Unique Traits: Hoshi no Tama: As a fox yokai, Yanhua is never seen without a glowing jewel at her side. This orb at least when she is shapeshifted, contains a vast portion of her magical power. If it is separated from her then over time she will lose all of her magical capabilities and appear increasingly ill to the point the point she is no different than a common fox. If someone steals her ball, she will do just about anything to see it returned. Cooking Skill: You don't get to be as old as Yanhua is without learning a thing or two. Her appreciation for the food of Long Guo gave way to a desire to learn how to prepare some herself. Thanks to her long life she has been able to practice fairly often in her downtimes... and apparently cooking with Foxfire makes things taste quite unique. Foxfire: Having been taught from a young age how to use the wispy, magical flames of yokai by her parents, Yanhua is a talented and well disciplined user of this unusual magical flame. While the extent of what she can do with it is known only to herself and perhaps other Yokai around her age, she's been using it primarily to cook food in the imperial palace as it allows her to adjust the temperature of the flames at will and instantaneously. Shapeshifting: While Fox yokai back home are considered natural shapeshifters, Yanhua is not necessarily a master of it. She is able to maintain an equine form for long periods of time so long as it has some resemblance to her actual form. Maintaining the form of another pony, qilin, or longma is a different story as over time certain traits from her natural form will start to peek out if she loses concentration. A decent example of that being her Tails poofing out behind her when she's startled or frightened. Yokai Magic: As a yokai, Yanhua is fully capable in performing all the various forms of magic as other yokai, such as levitation, and illusion magic among other skills. Senses: Possesses an impressive sense of sense of smell, capable of even sniffing out magical signatures. As a fox she also has very sensitive hearing as well as the ability to see in the dark. History: Long ago under a sky full of fireworks, a Fox was born. Her parents named her Hanabi no Mikoto. This young Yokai proved a handful even during her early youth: A troublemaker at her core, but a curious one. Her young days were full of romps with her siblings and the theft of treats from the natives of Neighpon. All throughout her life though she had wondered what it was like to the east, especially after those interesting dragonhorses started showing up more and more often in her family's neck of the woods. In search of new things to occupy her Interest, Hanabi would travel farther to the east along with some other Yokai with motives like herself. Her journey to get there brought her in contact with more than a few other breeds of Yokai on the way until she finally reached the shore of Long Guo. Here she wandered all around the country, getting a feel for it's culture, it's citizens, and most importantly their cuisine! Using her shapeshifting, Hanabi would over time learn the language of the Long and spend more time around some the more promising young chefs of early Long Guo. Eventually though she couldn't occupy her time with only the food of this country, she began to go out and into the countryside. One day during a drought She saw smoke rising from the fields of a village, A wildfire was hardly any good for anyone, so the fox intervened and used some magic in her true form to assist calming the blaze until it died. The Villagers had an... unexpected response to this: She was named their field's guardian spirit. She might have corrected them, but the enticing offer of food, drink, and other nice things compelled her to stay. So she did. For several generations She protected the crops, and was given tribute at a small shrine that still stands in the area. Over time though, the villagers would come less and less. It turned out that they were moving on from the fields and as their land opened up to trade with the larger world, they had begun a lucrative business of Silk trading and production. Once her shrine fell into disrepair, Hanabi figured it was time she left to her next adventure. She still makes the occasional trip to that Shrine to see how it's holding up in her absence. The next part of her life was not the happiest, honestly. One day during a nap, some ambitious lord had managed to steal her Hoshi no Tama. When she woke his demands were that she protect his palace from intruders as long as he ruled it. Facing the prospect of losing her valuable orb, Hanabi agreed to the terms. This Ambitious lord proved a thorn in the side of the empire for a not insubstantial amount of time, mostly due to her protection of his base of operations. Messing with intruder’s sense of direction, bewitching and confusing h them, scaring them off with horrifying images. It was quite a bit of fun, even under these undesirable circumstances. Thankfully her time eventually ended when she was outwitted and freed by some shadowy order during a daring raid on the lord’s palace. She didn’t stick around long enough to face any consequences for her assistance of this lord and paid little mind to the watch and moved on. Now free to roam a slowly changing Long guo, Hanabi simply continued her habits of observing and following famous cooks across the land. One day, she heard such an interesting rumor. The emperor of this kingdom was hosting a remarkable banquet the likes of which had never been seen before. This was far too good to pass up! One of cooks in Long Guo she’d never heard of before was even coming. As luck would have it, the bride of the emperor’s carriage was going to be passing by her neck of the woods too. The fox hatched a devious plot. When the empress came by she caught her attention with some magical conjured lights in a forest of Bamboo. The Empress told her guards that she would be back in a moment and after going past the thick forest’s edge… she returned unharmed if a bit cheery looking. In reality Yanhua had simply magicked the empress away to the house of a lesser known nobleman. It would take at least a day for word to reach the emperor about that, so she hopped on board the carriage and made her way with the guards, all bewitched and bringing her to the dinner. When she got there, the guests and the emperor were a bit put off by her rather… aggressive eating. Hanabi was having the time of her life all throughout despite some of the looks from the guests, but it seemed that one of the dishes was a bit too spicy for her senses to handle. Her guise was dropped and in the dining hall sat a qilin sized fox with nine tails. She was immediately subdued by the emperor’s spiritual advisor of all things! Left bound she told them where she had left the empress and could only watch sadly as the final course of the feast escaped her field of vision. Seeing as the empress was unharmed, any particularly serious punishments were decided against. This slight against the emperor however couldn’t just be let go though, so the advisor and emperor settled on a sealing spell. They brought the bound Yaojing out to a forest far out in the mountains, not far from a small settlement. Through their magic they bound her to this small forest, unable to leave it’s immediate area for the foreseeable future. Days turned to weeks turned to years… Hanabi was left on her lonesome in these woods with her magic weakened and only able to talk and weave minor illusive magics. The only things she found to occupy her time was time mess with the inhabitants of the village who came by… and even then eventually they just stopped coming. Her only contact would often be the monks sent by the advisor to renew the seal on her forest every twenty years… then there was a colt. This little longma went by the name of Feng and he was something of a troublemaker in his village. That was something Hanabi could relate to. Rather than frighten the little colt off she would slowly get to know and converse with him. She learned many things about his life, and even was a sympathetic ear for him on an occasion. She looked forward to every visit, often darting to the forest edge if she even suspected he was approaching. Although soon his visit became more spaced out when he got a mark on his backside. On his last visit he said he had decided to join the ‘imperial watch’ and that this meant he’d have to stop coming by. Hanabi’s pride wouldn’t allow her to admit how sad this made her, instead she just cheered him on and wished him the best of luck! On their last goodbye, The fox was left again on her one. Time passed, and she realized something. She was alone… where was the monk? They should have been here by now. She thought maybe they’d come in and applied the seal again while she was with feng… but the seal had fallen into disrepair and with enough of her magic free to use she escaped her bounds and rejoiced! First thing to do was to find Feng. Well, that wasn’t the first thing to do. The first thing she needed to do was come up with a disguise that wouldn’t take much effort to keep up. She eventually settled on something a bit resonant with how she normally looked. She came up with a qilin form that she could interact with the rest of the village with and asked around if they knew where he might be. The imperial academy was her best bet. She snuck in and saw that Feng had grown quite a bit since she’d last saw him. He was about a teenager now and training to be part of the watch. On one of his trips out of his training camp he attended a festival. At this Festival, Hanabi re-introduced herself… in a way. She actually introduced herself to him as Yanhua (the Long Sun’s word for fireworks). Since then she wound up becoming a close friend to him all over again. In her absence Feng had fallen for none other than a prospective empress. SOmething about this news made her feel a bit… downtrodden, but again she wished him the best, but rather than saying goodbye like last time. She volunteered to help him out in his work in the watch in a small way, She made him lunches! Using her foxfire and accumulated cooking knowledge over the ages she was able to cobble together some delicious meals. When he first tried it he asked if she was a chef in her downtime and in a bout of nervousness she blurted out yes… then immediately began working to make that lie a truth. There was no rule about using magical flames to cook food… and exhaling foxfire like the longma or qilin’s dragonbreath was easy to trick others with. The world of cooking turned out to be a surprisingly cutthroat profession as she learned about it. Recipes needed to be kept secret, sometimes chefs would steal from each other. In the interest of making her word to Feng true, she pushed onwards and soon wound up running the kitchen in the imperial capital of Haungjing Around the time the old palace chef retired, something happened that left Yanhua speechless. The Long sun dynasty approached her and requester her to be the top chef for the palace for the divine empress Yu Yue and Prince Lian Mei. Hoping to get to know the mare that Feng had become so smitten with… she accepted. Up to now this is the story of Yanhua. Personality: Yanhua is a playful, mildly excitable, loyal, a dutiful if occasionally flippant cook. She can sometimes push her luck with certain etiquette being disregarded or encouraging her staff to relax and be flexible so as to prepare dishes quickly and make changes as needed. Those under her care are often treated well so long as they can mind a joke or a prank once in awhile. Among those she takes the most seriously are the empress, the prince, Feng and Qing. While her kind are notorious tricksters across long Guo, Neighpon, and parts of Polyneighsia, even Yanhua has a sense of honor: A major aspect of her personality and nature is an inability to break a promise or attempt to try it. No matter who she owes a debt to, she will work tirelessly to pay it off in any way she possibly can. This even applies to promises made under negative circumstances such as blackmail, in those circumstances she can and will take advantage of the perpetrator’s exact words or vagueness in terms in order to find a way to make it backfire upon them. Thanks to being sealed for as long as she was, Yanhua is practically terrified of the idea of ever being bound again. In order to avoid this fate, she is very skittish and wary around any powerful, knowledgeable sages of the Harmonious path… and is known for avoiding the spiritual advisor anytime he is nearby the kitchen in the palace. Around others, Yanhua is almost always smiling and tends to have her eyes constantly closed. Exceptions are made during times of celebrations and cheer, in which case she will only open one eye slightly. Despite this trait she is apparently able to see things perfectly fine and perform her cooking tasks very well. Nostalgia is a trait that comes to Yanhua easily. On her time off she’s known to often visit some old places such as a village with a booming silk trade that goes on to this day, an old, run down shrine on its outskirts, and the old mountain village where feng grew up… to throw stones at the forest edge. Now that she has been freed from her confinement again she is interested in one day visiting long guo to see if any of the old yokai she knew are still around.
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    Life for Bevel Gear had been a series of highs and lows... lately though it seems that the highers were getting higher and the lows were getting considerably less frequent. New friends had been made, weight had been lost, and inspiration had been achieved. Some of her newer friends wound up being quite the characters in their own right: Some chaotic, some studious, and others only mildly eccentric. She had a certain swordstallion to thank for her newly acquired fitness along with his lovely fiance (at least at the time). As for her reasons for gaining some new inspiration and pep in her step, well, there were three influences there at least: Two of them being beings that Celestia herself by name. Speaking of the sun princess... Later in the day, Bevel found an invitation in the mail from her. Back when she'd first gotten her mark, Bevel had attended her school in canterlot: hoping to find out more about her perceived magical gifts. The inventor had expected that maybe she was trying to get in contact with her to involve her in some sort of magitech training course, but instead the letter contained just some simple instructions, a location, and a time to arrive there at. So hush hush! So Mysterious! She was going. With the help of a friend, Bevel soon arrived at the designated location. The mist surrounded her as she moved through it, a map held in front of her face as she moved closer and closer to the designated coordinates. "Hmm... I'm sure this is the right spot. So far nothing but mist thoough, a little odd for this climate." The mare mumbled to herself as she walked through the clouds, I'm sure it's here somewher-oof!" Just as she was lowering the map her snout wound up colliding with some orange symbol. Bevel paused and poked the surface with her hoof. It was soft. She took a step back and noticed it was a sun. The surface it was emblazoned on was a slightly fuzzy off white pink. Where had she seen this before? Her eyes slowly drifted up to notice some wings... rather long legs attached to what she bumped into and several other creatures present. There was a weighty silence before a blush spread over the inventor's face and she slowly placed one hoof behind the other and carefully backed up. Her eyes were wide and slightly panicked as it dawned on her what she'd just done. As she moved back she would meekly mutter to the familiar face of Blueblood. "Um... Bonjour, Your Highness." She extended a hoof out to the griffin, "Bevel Gear, It's a pleasure." After she'd done so, the mare bowed deeply and asked in rather desperate and speedy cadence, "Pleasepleasepleasedon'tsendmetothesun! I'm deeply and truly sorry! S'il vous plait pardonné moi pour mes infraction!"
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    This song is earwormy.
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    He looked to Ōkami, as he called himself, and pricked his ears up, grinning with that trademark smile. Fangs sat on display within that equine jaw, creating a tangibly horrifying combination. It was like a kelpie dragging itself on land and taking shape as it slithered from the black depths of the bog. Discord was the sort to leave that sort of impression. It wasn't just his looks that belayed a sense of madness, but the non-conforming ideas that spilled from.his lips when he dictated the superficial attitudes towards law was no more significant than were one to outright ignore them. Extremism was the very nature of chaos. He regarded the disguised yokai as they refuted the spirit's claim. “Oh, you didn't? Well that’s bad.” He tucked his paw beneath his chin as he spoke. Very sure of himself this creature. Was this a chance meeting or had he heard the bewildered cries of a yōkai in need? “Peaceful days are predictable and utterly boring. Why would you want that when you can have an extraordinary day?” He cooed in a tempting fashion. Oh the spirit was in stitches! To think it was so easy to send fur flying! And he hadn't even pulled his best work yet! It was quite easy to rile up Equestria’s Neighponese neighbor into frantic whinnies, or in this case: barking. The concept was much more fetching when the canine breeds were involved as it gave it a unique sense of accomplishment that one couldn't shake a stick at. Despite the racket may of the canal riding Kirin we're not greatly perturbed by the raucous encounters. It was perhaps not the strangest thing Tsuhebi has encountered. Port towns had the luck of attracting a variety of individuals from all walks of life. Today they so happened to attract the presence of a supreme being -- all because someone made a quiet wish just looking to be tested. And who better to test the fortitude and will of pony and qilin alike but the resident, chimeric god of chaos? Arching a brow the other male purchased for her a fish. What going on a fish fry after being dumped into a canal? It seems the canine was two bones short of a barbeque. He chuckled and listened how the other explained of her as to the location they were now at. She must have been pulled from quite far away from her original locale! How fantastically amusing. He shouldn’t anger her? Oh please! He turned his head to Squall as he huffed. “Gramps? I'm still in my prime!” He assured the adventurer. “I was trying out the local species.” He chuckled as he since returned to his true form from that of the sparrow. He brushed away a few of the remaining feathers, plucking them from his chest with his claw. “I'll have you know I've put no such price on your time Squall. You should feel humbled by my presence. Why if not for me your sleepover would have been horrendously trite.” He cocked his head and let his paw stroke down through his beard. “I am the god of chaos after all.” A smug serpent. A being of change. A being who disrupts absolutes and certainty. The unsurpassed emperor of antics and the prince of-- K E R S P L O O T The Prince of Fish? Before Discord was able to to physically, or magically, react to what was happening he turned his head from Squall’s sassing only for the spirit found his face plundered by the scaly hide of a water bound critter which had suddenly become airborne -- upside his head. With a garble, gobble and gook the spirit went tumbling out of the tree onto the ground below. There was a honk, crunch and fluttering of debris and butterfly before the spirit came to a sudden stop on the ground below. Spinning eyes and a backward sense of gravity (not that it was all really forwards to begin with…) he floated up, rump first and began to wipe the fish goo from his fur-covered face, bits of silvery scales marking the side of his head from the brutal attack. “Well of all the barbaric -- and wasting food no less.” He chided before manifesting a napkin in paw and wiping his cheek. “And here I was enjoying a family reunion.” He toted. “Starting the customary food fight a bit early.” He paused and pulled some frozen fishsticks from his ear. “And a bit too raw.” He would toss them aside and remain a friendly distance from the wolves in draconequus’ clothing! Or pony. “See what you encourage?” He looked to Squall accusingly, even if it was the fault of the wolves and, on some minor level, himself. But he'd never admit to that….
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    That moment in time when Yù Yuè wanted to retreat into the filial embrace of her brother? Completely gone once Prince Lián not only ruined the whole "insulted royal" routine, but made sure that Discord could bring chaos to the Imperial Palace itself by inviting him to the banquet. There was absolutely nothing Empress Yuè could do to voice an objection; unlike the Empress, her twin brother valued the freedom to rock the boat every so often. Lián apparently worried not that Discord's antics could potentially cast Yuè in a foolish light in front of the entire Imperial Court! As if that wasn't enough for Empress Yuè to worry about, Feng picked this delicate moment to speak out of turn. All things considered, everyone was lucky that Discord didn't exploit the imperial bodyguard's slip up as a pretext for inflicting chaos magic on all gathered. Indeed, the discordant spirit possessed a higher level of restraint than the royal qilin expected. At least, more than Fang at any rate. Although Yuè refrained from publicly chastising the loose-lipped longma, a subtle glare in his direction would have to suffice to indicate the qilin's displeasure. There would always be time later for a more thorough reprimand later, when there weren't any eyes watching. The arrival of an ornate, veiled palanquin carried by a team of bearers meant that Empress Yuè's sojourn to the Inner Ward had come to an end. Assisted by her servants, the royal mare entered and took her seat on the comfortable cushion. Once Yuè nodded, a lone voice from the entourage cried out: "THE EMPRESS DEPARTS FOR THE IMPERIAL PALACE!" ------------ *Several Hours Later* The Hall of Plenty: one of the more modest-sized sections of the Imperial Palace. Nonetheless, it was large enough to house a feast attended by the entire Court. About a dozen square, exquisitely furnished tables were organized into two rows save for one at the head of the hall. That was where the Empress and her most distinguished guests sat, naturally. Musicians in the Palace's employ added a stately ambience to the proceedings with their soothing yet majestic tunes that evoked everything traditional about Long Guo. Empress Yuè (along with her personal assistant) were nowhere to be seen yet; the imperial sovereign would make her grand entrance just before it was time to eat. Feng wouldn't be part of that procession though; in a stroke of genius, the Empress decided to honor her dedicated bodyguard with a seat of honor right next to Lord Discord. In other words, the longma stallion was to be taken off duty for the rest of the night. Yuè hoped that would send Feng the proper message about how to address chaos spirits. Ironically enough, all banquet attendees who had earlier met Discord in the Inner Ward would be seated at the head table with the Empress. As per Palace custom, one side of the table was reserved for the monarch herself; Prince Lián would be sitting directly adjacent to his sister's right side, while Discord sat opposite of the Prince. While everyone waited for the Empress to show, there was plenty of time for the guests to get better acquainted with one another.....
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    "Regrettably I have misfortune of having a special name for days like this - Thursday" Squall mused on bishounen stallion comment. Of course Swift's confusion didn't lasted long. As it tuns out, his thoughts about Discord weren't unfounded - because the strange 'hybrid' was non other then draconequus himself. "Oh for the love of..." Swift grumbled upon this realization. Knowing that quarreling with Discord was pretty much pointless he turned his focus on him. One of the things that Discord always welcomed was attention. Always seeking, always desiring it. Acknowledging his presence was a good first step on getting his good graces. Unless he got one of his 'ideas' of course. "Hello Gramps. Nice to see you too." noblepony said in Equstrian. Surprisingly, this wasn't a lie at all. While Discord was....well, random and his sense of humor sometimes escaped Swift - the encounters with him were nothing but educational for swordstallion. Of course it wasn't an only reason. Squall would never admit it aloud, but there was one thing that himself and draconequus had in common. Both of them had intense loathing of boredom. That said, the ways they alleviated it were different. "What's with that new looks? No, you know what - don't answer that. I will play along, just give me a minute to digest all of this." Swift paused to ponder. "By the way, I got quite a number of the local treats on the ship. Would be nice if we could wrap this up before sunset, so you can drop for dinner." unicorn made a cordial invitation. After a short paused "The scheduled one that is. And it would be nice if you bring coffee." he added. Knowing Discord he could drag the sun down just for kicks. One had to be careful of his wording when conversing with the chaotic spirit. Noblepony eyes widened for a second after Discord was slapped with a fish. ".....Well, that's a first." Swift said, completely deadpan. If this she-wolf though she could force Discord to do something, then she will be met with gross disappointment. Squall sighed and turned his gaze back to the long-maned stallion, addressing him once more in Neightpon native language. "Watch and learn." swordstalion started. "Either he appreciated the humor of the situation or....well if he does not, their biggest hope would be for him to aim for humiliation." he explained. Peeving someone who could turn reality inside out was a poor choice of action. "And yes, I know it's rude to talk about You as if you weren't here! Just let me have it, alright?" unicorn shouted at Discord. Whatever draconequus would do now, the best choice was to roll with it.
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    I expect to see a black alicorn above your head before long!
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    Despite himself, Ōkami felt his lips tilt upwards in mirth, an amused look in his eye as the other male answered his query with a nonsensical one of his own. "'Why not?'" he parroted back. "A thing exists, so it may as well be perceived as pretty?" That sort of logic made very little sense to him, the sort that ponies used to explain little nuances in life...although the samurai-looking stallion went on to provide a more reasonable explanation of the tree providing sharp contrast to the buildings around it. That at least was a more plausible explanation than, 'well, it's there, so why not think it's pretty?' Mayhaps he was not a Yokai after all. Whatever the case though, the maybe-maybe not Yokai had his attentions quickly snatched by the Wolk Yokai who had fallen from the sky, whom he seemed to know. Nensho, as was his apparent name, was quick to lead the other to a water source, allowing Ōkami to refocus back on the amalgamation of a beast entwined in the tree above as he - it? - introduced himself. That was more than enough to wrest Ōkami's full attention, completely forgetting the other Yokais and stallions in the area as his golden eyes intently studied the beast above. Discord, chaos...wasn't this the creature that some legends said were responsible for the creation of all Yokai? Said creature was the very reason he'd been even contemplating a possible disastrous adventure across the seas, intent on tracking him down and getting answers...he was said to inhabit the lands of Equestria most frequently, after all. Find out if the rumors and legends were true...but staring at the creature now, Ōkami was beginning to realize how fruitless a venture would have been. This Discord was chaos, and if Yokai everywhere were the result of some magic gone wrong - or right - then...well, it didn't seem likely the creature would just admit that. After only a few minutes, it was obvious that Discord delighted in...well, chaos, and was that really so surprising? He supposed not. Still, Ōkami couldn't help letting his eyes linger on the beast, taking in the form that he'd briefly wondered was a Yokai shape shift gone horribly wrong. "I never said anything about ponynapping," he stated mildly, glancing over at two by the water. Which was true - he'd specifically questioned Discord's affinity for kidnapping Yokai, not ponies. After all, if the female had had any intent on hiding what she was, she'd ruined it the moment she'd dropped her disguise. Said female in question chose that moment to ascend the tree Discord was perched on, engaging in some heated discussion and...and slapping him with a fish. Ōkami was mildly perturbed at the weapon in question - why a fish? - but he tore his eyes away to look at the other stallion that had unexpectedly wandered up to their little gathering. He was the only one that seemed suitably surprised by the sight before him, lending Ōkami to believe he was an actual pony and not yet another Wolf Yokai in disguise. "I know, right?" Ōkami called out, adopting a more modernized and casual lilt to his voice - the kind that didn't quite fit in with the traditional settings around them but was more than commonplace in a bustling metropolis like Polohama. "And here I was just enjoying a nice, peaceful trip to Tsuhebi. I was told to expect anything and everything at the floating market, but seriously. This is a little extreme."
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    After hours of hacking into Rose's network, I came across something: A-neigh-stasia seems to be really into reins and crop whips.
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    Roleplay Type: WoE Name: Dēnglong Xiu (SHEE-oo), which loosely translates into "Charmed Lanterns". Sex: Female Age: Young Mare Species: Qilin Eye colour: Sky blue Coat/Scales: Very pale pink. Her scales are a darker peach color, while her horns and hooves are a deep red. Mane/Tail: Light pink, with sections that that move darker pinks to reds, and small splashes of sky blue. Physique: Lithe and svelte, with a willowy frame that belies lean muscles and sharp fitness. Residence: Imperial Palace of Huangjing Occupation: Imperial Wood Synergist Cutie Mark: Three lanterns, reminiscent of New Year's lanterns. Unlike many of the fillies and colts in her town, Xiu did not receive her cutie mark until she was verging on adulthood, a fact that caused a bit of grief and worry within her family. However, it was during a New Year's festival that Spring Blossom Town was celebrating when Xiu, exploring the festivities on her own for the first time, stumbled across a small group of foals running about as foals are want to do. They were playing along a set of stairs, running up and down to examine all the lanterns laid out, and Xiu was just about to move along until one of the colts slipped and tumbled down the bottom set of stairs. Xiu hesitated, but not seeing any adults in the nearby area, went to check up on the crying colt and his worried friends. He'd scraped his legs quite badly, and was inconsolable over the injury. Xiu wasted no more time in breathing a Healing Breath on the colt, and to his and his friends' amazement, they watched as the wounds vanished as if they'd never been there in the first place. The small crowd was quick to burst out in exclamations and thanks for the young mare, who couldn't help but be bashfully pleased by all the attention placed on a what she'd always considered a mundane skill. She mentioned how she rarely used her breath magic to heal others, to which the colt confusedly asked why not, as she was very good at it and had made him feel much better. A figurative light bulb went off in the mare's head, then, as Xiu silently studied the intense feeling of pleasure and pride she'd gotten from the colt's thanks. She loved the feeling, she loved seeing the relieved smile on the colt's face after his injury had been healed - and most of all, she felt useful for the first time in her life. Xiu's cutie mark appeared then, causing the Qilin to hastily yet eagerly reevaluate the life she had been content to simple mold to her parent's wishes without stopping to consider what might make her happy. The ability to soothe the pain of others brought a smile to Xiu's face like nothing else, and she was determined to follow her destiny. Unique Traits: Xiu is a master user of the Wood school of breath magic, having studied the art ever from a very early age. She specializes in using the school to heal and mend the physical body of another, and is very effective at it. Xiu is capable of mending torn flesh and broken bones, and can even heal what would normally be a mortal wound, just enough to prevent instant fatality. Aside from physical wounds, Xiu is skilled in healing the body from unseen agents - such as poisons and toxins - though such agents are more difficult to heal than a simple flesh wound. The Qilin is also something of a botanist, her innate talent with Wood Breath allowing her natural mastery over the growth of plants and flowers. However, Xiu isn't very knowledgable on any specifics, only really knowing how to grow plants and keep them alive and flourishing. She has a small garden within the Imperial Palace that she tends to on a regular basis, more to have some flowers available for plucking to attune herself to her School of choice rather than any active interest in botany. Thanks to her traditional upbringing, Xiu is a natural homemaker. She can mend clothing, clean, and can cook up a feast fit for a king. Despite having the benefit of living inside the Imperial Palace and being surrounded by those whose jobs are to take care of such 'mundane' tasks, Xiu still likes to look after all her own housework - and even that of others, on occasion. History: Born on the last day of the Long Guo New Year's celebrations, Xiu's parents held high hopes for their daughter from the moment of her birth. Right from the start, Xiu was raised with the expectation of being married off into the neighboring Xilan family, who owned a large portion of the shimmersilk business based in Spring Blossom Town. Hoping that a match between Xiu and the Xilan colt would bring their entire family into the lucrative business, Xiu was raised to imitate the perfect housewife. Academic education was bare, if that, although her parents invested in a tutor to enhance her Wood Breath magic, so that the young filly could cultivate her own herb garden - a skill that her parents assured her that stallions loved, as it would complement her cooking. Raised to be mild-mannered, polite, and submissive, Xiu went through her foalhood following her parents wishes, believing as her parents did that if she could catch the eye of the Xilan colt, her own life would improve. That all changed the day Xiu received her cutie mark, and the young mare was filled with a fire she had never known existed before. She approached her parents the very next day with her newfound desire to leave Spring Blossom and become a physician somewhere - a desire that was, unsurprisingly, immediately denounced by her parents. Xiu was vexed, but years of training and pliancy towards her parents did not result in an immediate change, and Xiu warred with indecisiveness for almost a year as she slowly became more and more vocal about her wishes towards her parents. In the end, a full-fledged argument - where Xiu spoke back to and decried her parents for the first time in her life - became the tipping point, and Xiu packed up what little belongings she had and left Spring Blossom Town. It wasn't an easy journey. Having been sheltered all her life, Xiu had little knowledge of what to expect when she up and left with no warning and poor preparation. In fact, the journey might have proven fatal when Xiu accidentally ran afoul some marauders who were intent on taking what little she had. Luckily, she was saved by a member of the Imperial Watch, the elite guard of the Empress herself - although this stallion was still in his training period. Full-fledged member or not, however, Xiu was stricken with relief (and no small amount of hero worship) at his timely intervention, and the Longma (who introduced himself as Fēng Yīnhǎitāo) escorted her the rest of the way to Huangjing. Xiu eventually settled down inside the city, working as an assistant to a well known physician for a while. The Qilin was happy where she was, but the sudden retirement of the Physician to the Imperial Court opened up the way for Xiu to move upwards in her choice of career. With the heavy recommendation from the physician guiding her, Xiu eventually found herself as Imperial Wood Synergist, thanks to her affinity for using her Wood breaths to cure ailments rather than traditional medicines. At the present time, Xiu is content with her station in life, and finds herself wanting for naught...at least for the most part. Character Personality: Though she has taken strides towards speaking out for herself, Xiu still carries remnants of the young foal who did everything to please her parents. The young Qilin is mild-mannered and unassuming, the epitome of a "pony pleaser" who struggles to adhere to the whims of others above her own. While not exactly shy, Xiu definitely goes through a state of awkwardness around strangers, most often flitting and hesitating in the background before making herself know. Once she gets to know someone however, Xiu becomes more animated and outgoing, even if she deigns to take charge. There are some exceptions to her willingness to be pulled along, however, correlating to how badly she desires or wants something. After a lifetime of following along with her parents' wishes, Xiu can sometimes lash out if her attempts to do something are met with repeated resistance, feeling thrown back to a controlling lifestyle under her parents' roof. The Qilin can become irate and even irrational if such a situation arises, berating another for attempting to control her or being utterly blind to her life. Luckily, as Xiu is more comfortable conceding to the wishes and demands of others, such moments are very rare, as there are very few things in life the Qilin is willing to fight for. Growing into the role of a physician has also cultivated Xiu's maternal and caring side. It is only thanks to her upbringing that Xiu does not immediately butt into the business of strangers - acquaintances and friends, not so much. The young mare is liable to pester and needle someone in an effort to care for them, constantly checking up on a healing wound or inquiring after their hunger. Xiu enjoys the feeling of being needed and wanted, and unconsciously seeks out that feeling by providing a nurturing and caring hoof towards others, even if the desire to help others is sincere in its nature. She can sometimes become overbearing in her efforts to tend to others, though those that know her well also understand her good intentions. Xiu is also a rather fussy individual, an offshoot of her caretaker tendencies. The Qilin is almost never sitting still, and instead likes to flit about a room or toy with any stray object in reach. She is the type to straighten out blankets or fluff up pillows when she is standing around, or attempt to clean mud out of her fur at every rest stop, just to have something to do with her hooves. Xiu also tends to get flustered relatively easily, not being very good at keeping her head in an unfamiliar or hopeless looking situation. Despite her fussy nature however, Xiu is not averse to simply getting the job done. While her main job keeps her at the Palace, Xiu's healing magic makes her an invaluable asset to have on hoof, and as such she also performs some necessary service as a field medic from time to time. Though definitely preferring the comforts of indoor work, Xiu is capable of gritting her teeth and baring with the work at hoof, no matter how messy or tiring it may be. Character Summary: The epitome of a "pony pleaser," Xiu is still on the path to becoming her own mare. Despite this, the young Qilin holds a naturally maternal heart that seeks the well-being of near everyone who crosses her path - whether they seek the same thing or not.
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    You will never be one of us, Dreamy! *evil laughter*
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    After the festival Discord was still in Neighpon for one reason or another, or was he? The way time and place flowed for him was a bit differently than how it worked for ponies. Or -- maybe it didn’t and he liked you to think that it did! However it was, or went, the spirit of chaos was driven to explore a country he -- had never seen. Perhaps in the past he had been to these places and had rhyme and reason to invest in their -- machinations. Sometimes the draconequus stuck his nose where it needn’t be and it created a rather vexing paradox that was unsolvable. For a lack of a better term Discord was often nothing short of a parasite. He nibbled away at pieces of society taking into himself their culture and musings, while removing from that place a sense of peace. While all good things in time faded, there was also the regard that all peaceful times turned aberrant. It had been rather enjoyable turning the setting of the island nation from serenity in a most chaotic natural event into one of untold hoo -- well you know. There was a time where he had a greater sphere of influence across the globe, but a thousand year absence made those legends turn into little more than cautionary mare’s tale. No more was he a being to not be trifled with, or feared. He had been a household name in his hay days! But now -- the petulant pet of a princess barely at the peak of her provisional power. It caused him to shiver, almost disgusted by the degrading descriptor he had once found on the muzzle of a low-brow miscreant. Had he the patience of his youth he would have perhaps found profound meaning behind his words: the words of a fool bound for any which realm he so sought to tear asunder. But now -- Now was not before. Now he had to resolve not to tear apart reality at the drop of his temper and withstand the besmirchment of his good and honorable name. He was a hero after all. Assisting in Tirek’s downfall, eventually, had given rise to a more suitable tenure for one his age. He had spent countless cycles -- unparalleled. Perhaps it was time he was overcome if only to have a small vacation. Just a small one. In the end the foul-mouthed pony was turned into a chicken so his squabbling and squawking actually made sense. Oh he was scolded for a bit and given a lecture on the proper reaction to being called names. But it felt so much better than turning the other cheek. Now he was playing tourist to a place abound with untapped magical energies. How long could their peace last? Shogun and Empress were no alicorn princesses. Even they struggled for quite some time with his more boisterous temper tantrums. Peace was only wanted when times of chaos grew stagnant. And in turn when times of peace became the pits he was there to liven things up! He decided to float about, be the little bird ponies always heard whispers from. A strange bird with wings of purple and blue, two talons off gold in coloration and with a tail of red with a patchwork body of brown and grey. He fluttered about only for a familiar, scathing tone to come to his birdie ear. Landing on the lip of a nearby roof the spirit would twitch and twitter as he glared his red eyes down toward the waterbound markets. Well if it wasn’t Squall. How -- expected. Only one pony could brag so loud. Wisdom? Wisdom was something earned over time, not blasted through on a dirigible and tangled into. “Ha! I mean tweet.” Discord glanced around sheepishly before taking off once more. The Discobird continued to fly around finding his surroundings serene and quite -- dull. How could anypony stand it? His tiny bid body gave a shake and puff when he felt it! A target! Swooping down the little birdie would land on a nearby tree and fold his wings back. One thing about Squall did impress him though: his ability to find adventure in the mundane. More ponies needed such a skill so he couldn’t fault the fellow. Pillow fighting ninjas was quite a turn over, but so was crashing a friend’s party with an airship. It was extra chaosy. Tilting his head he looked down to the two, true blue fellows. They weren’t exactly …. His beak parted as those beady little eyes squint. He looked away and grinned, that birdy beak full of not-so-birdy fangs. “Leave it to dogs to be interested in trees. What I find mildly curious is why you three are sitting around when there’s so much fun to be had. I heard wolves love painting the town red -- or some other mildly ominous color.” So Squall wanted some wisdom -- keh? Maybe the pony needed to learn to not make his wishes so loud and obnoxious. “Have you ever heard of a trifecta?” In a flash of smoke the branch, that had once been occupied by an oddly colored sparrow, now had snaked around it a most terrifying looking beast of amalgamated parts. He looked like a long, but everything about him was wrong! The antler of a qilin, twisted horn of a ram. His paw was that of a shi, but his other was a phoenix's claw. His back, right leg was that of a long whilst his back left was the hoof of a kirin! Everything about him was backwards, misplaced and imposed. But was it not mortals made in the images of gods? This one certainly had the parts to be the patron of many species!! His equine ears folded back as the beast of beasts presented his sharp fangs in a wily grin. “I wonder who will win the race?” With a snap of his claws he would rip open a small portal, pulling from it somepony… but it seemed the pull was a bit off target and a nearby cart full of stinky melons, rather infamous for their inedibility to outsiders: lay beneath their landing point. The crash would hopefully cause enough of a ruckus to summon Squall’s nosiness.
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    Gratis? It means on the house. Free. So I found an old baby picture of me:
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    Roleplay Type: WoE Name: Da Jian-yá Sex: Stallion Age: 42 Species: Qilin Eye colour: Magenta, surrounded by black sclera Coat: Ebony, Purple, Lavender Mane/Tail: Purple Physique: Thin, Fluffy Residence: New Town, Long Kong Occupation: Divine Protectorate Leader Cutie Mark: Bouncing Soundwaves Unique Traits: History: Their father, Mariqus Da, was a respected officer of the navy. He served for over thirty-three years and had become a decorated officer renowned for his tactical prowess. His family has lived in Long Kong for five generations, having emigrated from Long Guo’s mainland. He was forced into retirement when his great-grandfather called for his presence. It had been time for Da to take over his role as head of the family. Da’s father and grandfather had, sadly, met the afterlife and could not continue the tradition as they were meant to. Organized crime and a delinquent attitude toward law, Da took over the Divine Protectorate. It was the life Jian-yá would be born into. Jian-yá was a small foal, underweight and often having difficulty keeping weight on throughout his life. This made him frail and as an heir to the family he was always under the protection of trusted family members or his father. Father and son spent little time apart. When there were meetings held among other families or with rival groups Jian-yá was at Da’s side. The Marquis was diligent in his affection to his son, so he would not come to hate Da as the Marquis had come to hate his own father. Jian-yá did not have many friends. His spoiled nature left him to his own devices which often got him in trouble with Deputies. His life was a lavish one full of imported treats and rich silks that touched the fur like air. With a manor settled on the coast of Long Kong his family ran the organization from the heart of New Town. With businesses in Downtown, Long Kong employing over 200 New Town residents the Divine Protectorate are both a blessing and a curse for the city, a double-edged sword. Jian-yá frequented the arcades Downtown, often getting into mischief with foals of local Deputies and Poles. In time Da would retire and pass his legacy to Jian-yá when he was around thirty-years of age. Raised in a life of decadence the spoiled prince of crime would become its king. He would want more than he desired and turn the seething cesspool into a deeper trench of debauchery and chaos. Many say he suffered a curious worship of the long-like figure of the emissary of chaos, but it was mere conjecture that was often met with swift punishment or a visit from local Poles, even an increase in taxes. Jian-yá took over the family with years of training and tutoring to control every aspect of the organization behind him so he could ensure it held Long Kong in its grip for years to come. The Divine Protectorate controlled Long Kong through businesses, blackmailing positions in political offices and being surrounded by leisure all his life the young heir had spent his days training in the martial arts of the Qilin and athletics to train his bored body and keep his mind sharp. He was built to be an heir of the Protectorate and nothing else. Soft-spoken and only speaking when he find it necessary it was the result of his special talent that enforced this stoic nature presented by the thick brows of his sprouted horns. He was a late bloomer. The Da had worried his son would not meet the expectations of the families and he would be disallowed to continue the Da family line on the seat of the Dragon Head. It was during an altercation with a rival group seeking to take territory from Downtown that Jian-yá would find his way. The young qilin, at this time only at the age of fifteen and been sent to the front to negotiate in hopes the experience would bring meat to his skinny bones, at least that was how his uncle had put it to his father. Things turned violent and Jian-yá was cornered. He was not as physical adept as the Poles, but they were preoccupied with the rival group’s goons. In fear the young qilin, who had struggled much of his life with his dragonfire, attempted to exhale a blast. The beast’s gullet ensured that not only would the attackers be incapacitated but a good portion of the poorly constructed slum house would be damaged and collapse as well which easily sheltered the confrontation from authorities. It seemed his dragonfire produced a subsonic sound that, otherwise doused the heat of his flames, and created concussive damage. Character Personality: Jian-yá has a short temper when he doesn’t get exactly what he wants. He does not show it through brute force, but instead uses underhoofed tactics to humiliate, sabotage and demean his enemies. Notoriously snide to both employees and prospective customers alike, the qilin is blunt with his responses and indirectly passive-aggressive with his remarks towards the perceived incompetence of others. Cheap: they refuse to pay more than they have to the qilin will often resort to stealing, undercutting worker pay and taking shortcuts in construction costs. The boss is temperamental, smug and is not known to take ‘no’ as answers. Indulgent, hedonistic, and spend only for themselves. The selfishness is a large part of the reckless deals he makes, never considering later costs and only current profit. Character Summary: Raised to be the heir of the Divine Protectorate the young qilin spent his life studying to take if over from his father. Spoiled to the core and a cold, nihilistic snark the qilin uses sonic abilities to deter attackers and will do anything he can to secure more money, more property, and more goods than he would need in the next life. An avid hater of the Path of Harmony the qilin is known to incite riots and dissent among those he can influence and the authorities of Long Guo. Named Jian-yá, for his black whiskers which are black as night, he is known to sign his name as Σ among his paperwork. No one knows what the symbol means, but there are rumors to the symbol having deeper connections to Tartarus.
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    Sharp observation was a skill that a short time of intense training could grant. An instinctual sense of the presence of danger, however, could only come of long experience. For Fēng Yīnhǎitāo, this journey would prove to be one hard, spiny stepping-stone on that weary journey of life. He, like the Empress, had spotted the dragon; it was the keen Watcher who had first remarked upon the sight, actually. It was Yu, however, who pointed out a distinctly... barbaric bearing about the creature. Having only had a brief experience with the long himself, he had to defer to her judgment. But even the Empress had not seen the storm coming until the chariot was caught right up in it! From there, memories were turbulent, and yet, as he would find out in later years, they would prove to be indelible- ~ Crashing thunder rolls the chariot like an iron-sided die. Lightning reveals a frightened face. "Empress! Please trust me on this!" The cry goes out as limbs heave, the last sight remembered being a shocked face as guard and charge are blown away from each other... ~ The blizzard was still howling, bearing on the wind a numbing cold that at least could be said to dull the pain of impact. Such an impact had taken its toll on Feng, who was knocked out, and in all likelihood, might never have woken up again were there not another around to rouse him. "Mph... Yin, it's not even sunrise yet..." The longma murmured, his brain making a long, ponderous journey back to the here and now. Once it had caught up to the storm in its own personal timeline, he bolted awake. "Empress!" Even as he shouted, he knew it was in vain. They were as like a mile away from the Empress and Shogun, and the wind would whip their cries to the four corners of the earth as soon as uttered. Having jolted awake, he blinked in the face of the airborne frozen shards. Having grown up in the mountains, he knew how dangerous it was to be caught out in them. But his sacred sworn charge was in the same situation, he had to- no, no; he had to trust that she had spotted the cave near their landing site. It pained his heart, for more than one reason, to make this call, but he did. Never mind that Sanda was technically the senior officer present, in terms of rank and experience. This was his home turf and, presumably therefore, his chain of command. "We've got to find shelter until this blows over. If we start wandering out in that, no one will ever hear from us again." He waved a hoof out to the winds as he tried to get to his hooves, and collapsed, feeling woozy. "Oooh... and I don't know if we're in a condition to mountain hike even in good weather..." There sure were some nasty cuts and bruises, all over him in fact.