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Breaking Through the Barriers
With a mighty ‘BOOM!’, the last set of reinforced steel doors into the Hierarchy base went flying down the hallway, taking out three dragons as it went. Before the smoke could even begin to clear, bullets and lasers went flying from both sides of the newly opened doorway in a flurry of noise. A burst of flame not different from what a flamethrower would emit filled the hallway, forcing the Hierarchy extremists back.
 
When the flames died, massive rectangular constructs of ballistic shields emerged from the smoke, a thin strip of heavily reinforced and bulletproof glass being the weakest point in them. Bullets and lasers plinked and fizzled off of the daunting wall as it moved ever further down the hallway. Behind the wall, members of the Dragon Shadow Council steadily began to push forward deeper into the labyrinth of twisting corridors that made up the science lab, firing off their own shots. The siege had been going on for almost twelve hours now, and it was imperat
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V.I.P. Chapter 4: The Aftermath
Warm fire. A cold head. Those were the first two things Teranus noticed as his eyes opened, and he was greeted with a slab of a mottled green or grey. His mind was slow to process. There had been a crash… And an avalanche… The realisation hit him a few seconds later. What he was looking at was a piece of the plane. He tried to sit up, and found it hard to do so in the confined space with the straining of his tired and bruised muscles. He cast a glance around him slowly, taking in where he was.
A dashboard of electronics sat at his left, unlit and broken. His head had been laying in a mound of snow, explaining the cold head. A corpse was on his right, a few swiftly dying flames burning out the last of the fuel it had in the form of the uniform the dead dragon had worn. He turned around to look at the ground he had been lying on, to see the frame of a window surrounding him and joining onto others that lay twisted and bent. By some miracle the crushed cockpit had landed above
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V.I.P. Chapter 3: The Retaliation
“What do you mean, ‘missing’?” Teranus asked as he sat up, his head still throbbing from the fall. A bitterly cold wind had whipped up since he had passed out, and it was cold even for him. But Fanfir stood in front of him, completely unphased in nothing more than his skins.
“’Missing’ as in been taken. Another wave managed to separate him from me. Had you not gone and fallen down the cliff face, he would probably still be here.” Fanfir grumbled at him in his thick accent, a slight scowl on his scaled face. Dozens of slashes were visible fresh on his body, as well as broken scales, grazes and holes from bullets that had hit him. Teranus was somewhat surprised at his apparent disregard of his injuries, but more surprised of the immediate accusations he was facing.
“You’re blaming me?! You were the one in charge of him, and you could barely stand after that first attack! You would’ve been dead if I hadn’t showed up w
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The Colony Part 4: End of the World
“Quite the charade, wasn’t it?” Samantha asked with a laugh, looking around at the creatures that stood beside her, snarling as they held back their yearning to attack Teranus, to rip him to shreds, as was the purpose of these specific forms.
“Remarkable!” Cut in Pam, as it hovered over to Samantha and scanned her. “Using a partially infected individual to draw in other victims to assimilate. Ingenious!” It continued to make remarks on the forms until one slashed out at it, and it flew back to hide behind Teranus.
As for Teranus himself, he just stood there, analysing everything around him for paths of escape. But the only exit in the room was the door being blocked by the four beings in front of him.
“And effective.” Noted Samantha. “But unfortunately I am almost fully assimilated, and won’t be able to draw in others like I did with you. We all found it quite fun to play with you, but unfortunately it’s time for y
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Quiet Reflection
The black-scaled dragon sat quietly at the edge of the lake, contemplating who he was and what he was doing in the world. It was too easy for him to get caught up in the tumultuous nature of everyday life. He had to focus all his time on everything, whether it be the objectives of his missions, the search for his past, or even something as mundane as what his next meal would be. He never really took much time out to reflect on his position in the grand scheme of things. But here, by this lake, he could listen to himself think, away from the sleepless world.
The sunlight cast gentle shadows of the trees on the ground, swaying lightly in the afternoon breeze. A few leaves parted from their branches, the first signs of Autumn drifting lazily towards the dragon and the lake. He laid back on the soft grass, which met the small sandy strip dividing it from the water not five metres in front of him, and felt the breeze flow over his leather-clad body. As he did, his thoughts drifted back to w
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The Colony Part 3: A Strange Stranger
Teranus heard the dull click of a sliding lock being released from the door, and the handle turned, opening inwards to reveal a small room. It appeared to have been made for a family of four, judging by the queen bed in the centre of the room and two singles nearby. All three were unmade, the covers on the floor or messed up on top of the bed. A faded brown carpet made up the floor, at least a few years old, and the walls and roof were wood panelled, in an attempt to make the place more homely.
A small kitchenette was opposite the queen, the cupboards of which had been seemingly opened in a rush to gather their contents. The odd packaged good lay strewn about, indicating the urgency with which the former inhabitants would’ve left. A kettle sits on its side on the stovetop, its contents long since stained down the side and onto the floor.
A half-open glass sliding door led to a balcony positioned at the far end of the room. A patio table and chairs sat on it, positioned so as to l
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The Colony Part 2: Attacks
Teranus trudged along the gravel path in near perfect silence, the only sounds being his light breathing and the crunch of what he stepped on underfoot. It wasn't a peaceful silence, but an eerie one. No birds squawked in the trees, no creatures scurried along the ground. There wasn't even a breeze. It was as if the planet was holding it's breath, waiting for... Something. Perhaps the only thing that settled his mind a little was the fact that he was protected in this shell of a suit... Hopefully.
His trek passed without event for the first twenty minutes, no movement around him or anything to note. That was until he stumbled upon the first signs of something wrong. While his surroundings were green trees with vibrant coloured shrubs and plant-life, there was one flower-like plant with a sickly purple shade to it and shining faintly, as if oil had been dumped on it. It was wilting, and almost looked as if it had been burnt by acid or fire.
Teranus crouched down next to it, his metal su
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A DSC Christmas
[WARNING: Contains some somewhat depressing material of a recent passing that may be suited to after the Christmas holidays]
The entire DSC community was gripped in the holiday fever, something that rarely occurred for the group that had grown out of the aim to protect people. There was usually very little time for the group to get together, and while little celebrations usually took place around the event in small groups, this was the first time that everyone had come together to share in the festivities.
Outside of the headquarters stood a Christmas tree greater in height than what you would find in a standard home. 50 feet tall it stood, a deep green in colour, covered top to toe with baubles of black and red, silvery tinsel and lights in every colour of the spectrum. Yet it still lacked the iconic star that should sit at the top.
The large mechanical construct known as Predaking stood next to it, looking with boredom at the tree, and digging his large claws through the snow in impa
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The Colony Part 1: Preparations
Teranus sighed as he made his way down the now familiar hallways of the DSC headquarters. The tall, dull grey walls had served as a better home to him then anywhere he could remember. He'd been successful in his work here, built up a life here. He had quite a renown for being scarily effective with a sniper rifle, and to this day hadn't failed to make a kill of importance. Of course, the flip side to his renown was his unsociable attitude to almost everyone he worked with. Despite his desire to keep his work strictly professional and avoid relationships, he had made good friends with a few fellow members, one of which he was on his way to visit right now.
Without knocking, he pushed open the door to the room of a well known DSC member, sometimes referred to as 'the demon of the DSC', but known to Teranus as Lightning. The red dragon looked up from his desk, a flash of green appearing in his usually blue eyes showing his alertness to the situation. A faint crackling could also be heard
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VIP Chapter 2: The Memory
Teranus rushed towards the end of the cliff and leaped forward, just managing to grab the paw before it slipped away from the edge, but he was dragged dangerously close to falling as well. From his position he could see that one of the shooters he had knocked from the cliff was clinging to the informant's tail, trying to pull the both of them to their deaths. They must have been knocked out but not killed from the fall. Teranus tried to pull himself and the one in his protection back onto the cliff, but ended up slipping another few inches closer to falling.
"I can't get him off!" Yelled the informant, as his attacker dug his claws into his tail and started trying to climb up over him. He roared in pain as each paw went deep into his back, drawing blood in several places. "Help me!"
The words echoed in Teranus' ears, sparking unwanted memories of the others he had failed to keep safe in the past. Normally they were sealed away in a dark corner of his mind, but those two little words sp
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VIP Chapter 1: The Mission
A cold wind swept through the surroundings of the DSC headquarters, rustling trees and shaking the early morning dew from their leaves. A recent cold snap had hit as the winter months arrived, bringing with it frequent rain and temperatures below freezing. There would have been a frost of the ground, had there not been rain clouds sitting overhead, small spits of rain drizzling from them.
A solitary gunshot rang out, breaking the peaceful silence of the morning, and scattering a flock of birds into the air. Teranus stood at the shooting range before dawn in naught but his armour and trench coat, sighting in his rifle as he had done every day since receiving it. He had taken a much more serious approach to using his days well of late, rather than wasting them away as he had once done. Of course, to Teranus, spending a day well consisted of target practice and work. He would often miss days worth of meals, preoccupied with his tough regime.
After another two well fired rounds, Teranus sa
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DSC Shorts 2: Masters of Their Crafts
The axe swung down with tremendous force at Teranus' head. He was out of ammo and had no chance to reach his daggers, meaning his only move was to block with what he had. He raised his rifle sideways and caught the weapon as it came down, hitting the barrel of the gun and bending it sharply inwards, only just holding together. He barely stopped it from reaching his face, the edge millimetres from his eye. He could see the dried blood of its victims stained along it.
Teranus forced the mighty minotaur back with it, pushing against it and using his tail to pull it's legs out from underneath it. Unfortunately the idea failed, resulting in the beast standing on his tail, nearly crushing it. Teranus gave a mighty shove and flung his gun and the axe up into the sky and landing away from them, before kicking the minotaur straight in the gut. It staggered and fell, as did Teranus from the recoil of kicking such a thickly-muscled creature. His trench coat was caught in a bush and by the time he
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Character Bio: Teranus Shadowing
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DSC Shorts 1: The Definition of Covert
Teranus woke with a start. He had been having bad dreams during another one of his attempts to get some rest when a loud buzzing went off in his ears. Grumbling, he rolled off the bed and stood up, stretching out his back and listening for the usual cracks they gave after he'd been sleeping. He always got a bad back whenever he slept on this particular bed, despite what position he slept in. He never bothered getting a new one though, as sleep was a rare occurrence for him.
Teranus switched off the alarm, resisting the temptation to smash the infernal thing. He'd once tried to change the alarm, which had resulted with the in-built radio coming on. Of all the technologies he'd gotten accustomed to, Teranus still had a hard time with a simple clock. He grumbled to himself about it, before looking around the small room that had become his after joining the DSC.
It was quite plain, with gunmetal grey walls and roof accompanied by a dull blue carpet. Despite being offered a larger room and
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I'm writing this because well, I want people to understand what I've done in the last 16 years of my life, the challenges, the pain and just what I achieved in life.
When I was 6 years old, I was diagnosed with ADHD and Aspergeous syndrome (A form of Autism). My parents were told by experts that I would never be able to Read, draw, write, finish school or ever get a job. That I would be a burden to society. Yet well look at my gallery and tell me otherwise.
But it hasn't been a smooth journey, in fact its been long and painful 12 years of my life to be honest. I've seen my parents attached verbally by others because I was mentally 'retarded', that I was useless and shouldn't be allowed to partake in sports of other community activities. I've had relatives cut connections with us, as they believed I'd grow up into a dangerous and deranged individual who they wished to never be associated with.
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Die by Fire
    Dragons threw themselves back into the fray.
    Negadrake and Fanfir were back to back, holding off four beasts each. Negadrake checked blows, and anything that he blocked was cut off. Fanfir swept his axe into the gaps, dropping the wounded. Both were roaring battle cries, the sound more terrifying than the deepest battle drums.
    Draconis was ordering dragons to open fire on enemy positions. He punctuated his words with searing fireballs that exploded with the force of a grenade. Metal and flesh in equal amounts melted away beneath the extreme heat. The tattoos along the upper portion of his arms glowed bright, visible on the surface on his armor.
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So, it's been about 4 months since I last posted something here... Haven't really been feeling the whole writing spirit for a while... I think all in all, I've just kinda burnt out. There are some bits and pieces in the works, but for the most part, I'm still pretty uninspired.
Well, this was just a little update for anyone who's been wondering where I disappeared to.
Draconian-Man :evileyes:

So… I had some spare time today… Could go back to writing… Check the messages I left in my inbox… But nah, I’ll just steal this adventure thing from :iconarcticfox98: and see where I go on my own fabulous Pokémon adventure! How bad can it be?

    -       Use www.random.org/ to select your answers.

    -       Tag your rivals. (Nah, I’m good.)

    -       Have fun during your adventure!

 

    -       You started your Pokémon journey:

1) At age 10.
2) At age 15.
3) After finishing high school.
4) After finishing college. (Woo, not stupid!)
5) As far back as you can remember; You grew up in the wilds with Pokémon. 
6) No idea; You suffered an accident that erased your previous memory.

    -       The weather was:

1) Sunny. (Well, I DO live in Australia…)
2) Sunny with some clouds.
3) Cloudy.
4) Rainy. 
5) Snowy.
6) A natural disaster.

    -       You started your journey because:

1) You want to be the very best.
2) You want to catch ‘em all. 
3) You want to be a master coordinator.
4) You want to meet many people. (Umm, do you know me? ‘Introvert’ is one of my best descriptors.)
5) You want to discover new Pokémon.
6) You want to explore lost places.

    -       Your starter Pokémon is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Gigalith (Well, I’m gonna be honest here… I didn’t even know this one existed. But hey, a four-legged rock with eyes, seems alright for a first Pokémon.)

    -       In the beginning, your starter:

1) Was practically your twin.
2) Became your friend immediately.
3) Liked you.
4) Was wary of you. (Sounds about right.)
5) Disliked you greatly. 
6) Tried to kill you. 

    -       The first great obstacle of your journey was:

1) A rival battle(If Pokémon has taught me anything, it’s that your rival will always have the type advantage, so… Makes sense.)
2) A treacherous route.
3) A wild Pokémon attack.
4) A Pokémon gym.
5) A battle with a criminal team member.
6) A sapling.

    -       At this obstacle, the two of you:

1) Triumphed with little resistance.
2) Achieved victory, though it was tough.
3) Won, but just barely. (Woo! One battle down, who knows how many to go!)
4) Tied with the opposition. 
5) Lost, though you put up a good fight.
6) Failed miserably.

    -       The second Pokémon you caught is:
1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Pyroar (Never played gen VI, so didn’t know about this one either… Also, wooooow… Way to get one of the least impressive shiny Pokémon… A marginally different fur colour, woo… Can I have a do-over? XP)

    -       Your starter and second Pokémon:

1) Love each other dearly.
2) Are good friends.
3) Get along well enough. (Well obviously, why wouldn’t a quadruped rock and a lion get along?)
4) Don’t seem to like each other. 
5) Ignore each other. 
6) Are constantly at each other’s throats.

    -       When the sun begins to set, you:

1) Set up camp immediately.
2) Make a fire. You need nothing else. 
3) Watch the sun set. (Aww, that’s nice… I mean, gonna get cold soon probably, but why not take a break?)
4) Keep walking. A lack of sun makes no difference to you.
5) Break into a run, hoping to find shelter before nightfall.
6) Pick up camp. You only travel at night

    -       You pass through civilization:

1) Often enough to keep your electronics charged.
2) At least once a week.
3) If it happens to be on your way.
4) Occasionally, but only for supplies. (Which includes lots of batteries… I was hoping for no. 1 here. XD)
5) Rarely, and only on the outskirts.
6) Never.

    -       Your third Pokémon is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)

Cottonee (Oh… I got a fluff ball… Another unusual one, but I knew of it! And at least it’s a fairy type, so ain’t no dragons gonna touch it!)

    -       The three Pokémon on your team:

1) Work together flawlessly. (Teamwork is key! So I hear… I definitely did NOT only focus one one or two when I played the games… *shifty eyes*
2) Cooperate well, but could use some work.
3) Have moments of synergy, though not often.
4) Try their best, yet are on completely different beats
5) Constantly work against each other.
6) Blame you for their horrible collaboration.

    -       When the going gets tough:

1) Your team pulls through every time. (Go team rock-lion-fluffball! No? Ok, I’ll stop trying to be creative…)
2) Your starter carries the weight.
3) You come up with a brilliant solution.
4) You win by hax.
5) You win by dumb luck.
6) You get going the opposite direction. 

    -       Two evolutions have occurred by this point:

1) Starter and 2 evolve. (Oh cool, my rock evolved into the same rock and my lion became the same lion… Oh well.)
2) 2 and 3 evolve. 
3) 3 and starter evolve.
4) Starter evolves twice
5) 2 evolves twice.
6) 3 evolves twice.

 

 

    -       Over time, you find you work best with and mostly train:

1) Grass, Bug, and Poison types. 
2) Water, Ice, and Flying types. 
3) Fire, Electric, and Fighting types.
4) Ground, Rock, and Steel types
5) Dark, Ghost, and Psychic types. (But I’ll just keep the three non-Dark, Ghost and Physcic types because… Umm… Reasons.)
6) Normal, Dragon, and Fairy types.

    -       Your fourth Pokémon (type #1) is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)

Seel (Not much to say about this one. It’s a seal.)

 

    -       Your fifth Pokémon (type #2) is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Infernape (*facepalms* A great Pokémon, but how’d I get to this point? Am I just really lucky or something?)

    -       Your sixth Pokémon (type #3) is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Bastiodon (Ah, the old tiki-faced quad… He and Gigalith should get along well!)

    -       You are offered a trade, and it’s up to you to take it or leave it:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Geodude (HAHAH, good one! Catch ya later Mr. Pebble…)

    -       Another evolution occurs:

1) Starter evolves.
2) 2 evolves.
3) 3 evolves.
4) 4 evolves. 
5) 5 evolves. (*sighs* So, three failed evolutions… This is going well.)
6) 6 evolves.

 

 

    -       Your team:

1) Is your family. 
2) Gets jealous whenever you interact with other trainers.
3) Would protect you from anything.
4) Is loyal to you, but mostly aloof.
5) At least tolerates each of their differences by this point.
6) Is a pretty much a big, chaotic mess. (Heh, you’re telling me…)

    -       You travel mostly by:

1) Well-worn footpath.
2) Overgrown trail.
3) Water. 
4) Air. (Don’t ask me how though… Cottonee can hardly carry us all around. XD)
5) Cave.
6) Wilderness.

    -       Another evolution occurs:

1) Starter evolves. (…)
2) 2 evolves.
3) 3 evolves. 
4) 4 evolves.
5) 5 evolves.
6) 6 evolves.

 

 

 

    -       Your journey takes you:

1) Not far from home.
2) Across the region. (Not bad… Not overly expansive either, but alright.)
3) To another region. 
4) Across many regions.
5) Around the world.
6) To places unknown.

    -       The strongest Pokémon you faced in battle on your journey was:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)

 

Tropius (Umm… Well… Unlike the rest, it can fly. Definitely just pulled the old ‘spam fly’ manoeuvre… Yep, 100%...)

 

    -       Another evolution occurs:

1) Starter evolves.
2) 2 evolves. 
3) 3 evolves.
4) 4 evolves. (Huzzah, finally! I went from a small seal to a slightly bigger seal-ion! (Geddit? ‘Cause it’s a sea lion? I’m sorry…))
5) 5 evolves.
6) 6 evolves.

 

 

 

    -       The event with the greatest impact on you was:

1) Becoming a Pokémon Champion. 
2) The grand evolution of a team member in a dire moment. (Well, the only one who ACTUALLY evolved was Seel, so… Thanks buddy, you did great!)
3) Finding a hidden landmark of great beauty.
4) Encountering a legendary Pokémon.
5) Having an out-of-body experience in a haunted building. 
6) Discovering you’re a child of Mew.

    -       The hardest trial you ever faced was:

1) Fighting your rival to become Champion.
2) Realizing just how much you have to walk and still sticking out this whole journey thing.
3) Being lost for weeks. (Well ain’t that just great… Still, not necessarily a TERRIBLE thing… I could’ve been lost at… Umm… The beach?)
4) Assisting in taking down a criminal organization. 
5) Losing a Pokémon. 
6) Realizing there are way too many Pokémon to ever catch ‘em all. 

    -       Your starter:

1) Is your strongest Pokémon and best friend. (You know what? I like Gigalith, so I’m down for this answer.)
2) Is your good friend, but far from the strongest.
3) Is your strongest Pokémon, but emotionally distant. 
4) Is about the same as the rest of your team.
5) Stayed behind some point during your journey.
6) Is deceased.

    -       And you are now:

1) Gambling all the money you’ve earned in the Celadon Game Corner.
2) Hidden away at the top of Mt. Silver for an indefinite amount of time.
3) Exploring the many islands littered in the oceans surrounding Hoenn. (Dewgong is a great help in this, BTW.)
4) Lost in the Distortion World after a mishap in the ruins at Mt. Coronet
5) Trolling inexperienced trainers in the Driftveil World Tournament.
6) Reflecting on past decisions beside the monument of Geosenge Town.

    -       The team that saw you to your journey’s end:

#1   - Gigallith, the quadruped rock.
#2   - Pyroar, the least impressive shiny lion
#3   - Cottonee, the dragonslayer
#4   - Dewgong, the evolutionary saviour
#5   - Infernape, the starter we all wanted it to be
#6   - Bastiodon, the stone-faced

All in all, I think I can say that was a pretty decent adventure. Scored some very lovely Pokémon, defeated my rival once, got lost on a beach for weeks, and started exploring some islands. Admittedly, there were some… ‘Complications’… *cough* failed evolutions *cough*, but it was still fun. Well, that was my adventure, why not try your own?

  • Listening to: Scratchy breathing
  • Reading: Too much into things
  • Watching: My condition fluctuate
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Very little
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So, if you're one of the unlucky few I know a bit better than some others, you know that I haven't been able to shut up about being ill. Caught the flu about 5 days ago and been reduced to a coughing, snivelling mess either in a bed or on a couch since then. Sucks too, I think it's single-handedly the worst flu I've ever had, and I can't remember the last time I was so badly out of commission. (Little bit of DA humour there for ya. No? Ok, I'll stick to being sick... Oh, a rhyme!)

While I'm here, I might as well mention that it's that crackdown time of the year in Australia, filled with everything wrapping up in the next 2-3 months, so unlikely that I'll get out a story in that time. But hey, one never knows. I mean, I never ACTUALLY stick to a schedule, so... Basically expect the same level of inconsistency in releases of work as normal.

I just love how these journals are just my way out when I haven't produced anything or have any plans to produce anything... Eheh... Well, until next time, later all.
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Happy 16th DeviantArt!!!
So it's DeviantArt's 16th birthday and I figured what the hell, I'll give this thing a go.

You see that little brown splodge down the bottom, just to the left of centre? He's meant to be a turtle, and this entire thing was created around him. So basically it was meant to be a tropical beach scene, where the number 16 has mysteriously washed ashore and is greeted by coconuts and sea life... (What am I on about? Who knows... Oh, and I couldn't figure out how to get Wilson in there XP) ...and there's some pencils to signify the creativity of art, so some symbolism there for ya. This pretty average drawn artist has done his best, so enjoy!
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With a mighty ‘BOOM!’, the last set of reinforced steel doors into the Hierarchy base went flying down the hallway, taking out three dragons as it went. Before the smoke could even begin to clear, bullets and lasers went flying from both sides of the newly opened doorway in a flurry of noise. A burst of flame not different from what a flamethrower would emit filled the hallway, forcing the Hierarchy extremists back.

 

When the flames died, massive rectangular constructs of ballistic shields emerged from the smoke, a thin strip of heavily reinforced and bulletproof glass being the weakest point in them. Bullets and lasers plinked and fizzled off of the daunting wall as it moved ever further down the hallway. Behind the wall, members of the Dragon Shadow Council steadily began to push forward deeper into the labyrinth of twisting corridors that made up the science lab, firing off their own shots. The siege had been going on for almost twelve hours now, and it was imperative that the DSC breached the underground bunker before the Hierarchy had time to move out their work.

 

“SPLIT!” roared out the commanding voice of Zorath Flamecloak, the mighty shadow dragon and Supreme Chancellor of the DSC, as the wall reached the first pair of side rooms. Two small tactical teams moved in quickly, one consisting of Arakod and Sorien, and the other being Teranus and Lightning. They smashed through the much less sturdy wooden doors with bursts of gunfire, taking out any and all threats. For Arakod and Sorien, several scientists were huddled behind a blockade of furniture while two remaining soldiers tried in vain to protect them. Behind them, a row of glass cages held within them small raptor-like creatures, all going mad in their cells and snapping at both sides of the skirmish.

 

Arakod and Sorien handled themselves expertly and eliminated nearly all of their opponents. At the last moment however, a scientist pulled a small lever attached to the cages, and the creatures were released to attack. One immediately lunged onto the scientist that had released it and with its exceptionally powerful jaws, ripped open the back of the scientist’s neck with a spray of blood. He howled out in pain before falling silent, which attracted most of the other creatures to him as well, and they began to feast on his corpse. A couple however still made their way towards the DSC team, but never got the chance to attack before they too were blasted away. Sorien took a grenade from his belt and threw it at the remaining creatures, before pulling Arakod away and back past the barricade, which launched outwards with the force from the explosion. The two went to check back on the damage, and were satisfied to find naught but the small charred bodies.

 

Teranus and Lightning wreaked havoc on the multiple soldiers that had barricaded themselves also in their room. A single lucky shot from a defender that was hiding behind the door caught Lightning’s power supply, forcing the robotic arms on his back to fail him and the powerful SMGs they had been controlling also shutting down. But the electric Daemon had a reserve supply that was his own body, focusing his energy back into the arms, one of which dropped its empty SMG and grabbed the dragon, hurling it with full force into the barricade and smashing it to pieces. The remaining soldiers were left unprotected and without a chance, their demise coming about swiftly at the hands of the two professional killers.

 

“You ok?!” Teranus roared over the still nearby sound of gunfire. His ally had dropped to one knee and appeared greatly fatigued.

 

“No, the bastard got my power supply!” Lightning yelled back, slowly getting back to his feet. “I’m running low!” he continued, before bracing himself on a wall. The robotic arms had drooped down again, and Lightning was reloading the SMG he had dropped onto the floor, the other still hung limply in the mechanical device.

 

“Alright, we’re getting you back to tents!” Teranus growled, reloading his rifle also while he had a chance.

 

“NO! I’ll be fine!” The drake responded, but he couldn’t deny he was feeling the fatigue of having exerted himself the way he had been for the past half-day, made worse by the lack of a back-up power source to drain. The two locked eyes for a moment, Lightning’s venomous green meeting Teranus’ blood red. But as Teranus watched, the green faded back to the usual blue he had when out of combat.

 

“Alright, that’s it.” Teranus grumbled, and grabbed Lightning with one arm to support him, helping him move back to the basecamp for the DSC. As the two exited the room, they met Sorien and Arakod exiting theirs. Their look of concern died down once Teranus explained the situation to them, and they regrouped with the still-marching force pushing into the base, while Teranus and Lightning headed away. Once they reached the DSC’s encampment, Teranus made a beeline with Lightning for the medical tent, apparent by the large red cross that was plastered on its side.

 

Pushing past the flap to keep out prying eyes, they entered into the makeshift hospital ward, where Torkos was busily rushing around from bed to bed, assisted by the small brown Nadir, who usually played the role of Torkos’ eyes and ears around such things. All members had been called up for the final push, leaving Torkos with no assistants, so Nadir too had stayed back. Miraculously they hadn’t suffered any fatalities or critically injured dragons, but a few had nonetheless been injured in the sporadic fighting that had occurred at the start.

 

Torkos looked up with his wise golden orbs of eyes, and rushed over to help Teranus move Lightning, who had since passed out from fatigue, onto a portable bed. His coat was faintly smeared with blood from a bullet wound he had just tended to, and he too looked terribly weary.

 

“What happened?” Torkos asked. He spoke in a calm and yet serious tone, concerned for the unconscious patient he had just deposited.

 

“Nothing serious. He passed out from exhaustion after his power supply was damaged. Just make sure he stays put.” Teranus responded, already heading back towards the battle. As he did though, both his earpiece and a radio on Torkos’ coat crackled to life.

 

“Zorath to Council members. Hierarchy forces eliminated.” A few cheers erupted from the patients in the tent, along with a sigh of relief from Torkos and a light chuckle from Teranus. But despite the victory, he still returned into the base at a jogging pace, eager to confirm it for himself.

 

By the time he had returned, the council members were all amassed and listening to Zorath, who was in the middle of speaking.

 

“…as most of you know from the briefing, these labs were being used to recreate and genetically enhance extinct creatures for the purpose of terrorising human cities. We have no idea exactly how dangerous these creatures are and not enough time to study them all, so your jobs are to exterminate all of them. We cannot risk any surviving due to the extreme threat they pose. You have your orders, now move out.” He finished, before heading through the group and past Teranus, deep in thought. The group looked amongst themselves for a moment, before splitting off and dealing with the creatures. Sporadic gunfire echoed throughout the complex as one by one, the creatures were eradicated.

 

Teranus entered a room no one had cleared yet, and looked through it to find three glass containment cells in the centre. Two held dead adult wolves, but the third held a small and alive, black-furred wolf pup. Teranus walked around to it and looked closer, at which point it whined in fear and backed itself away as far as it could get, looking at him in terror with deep amber eyes. Teranus coldly raised his gun at the pup’s head, but hesitated. He couldn’t help but feel pity for the poor creature, and seeing it like it was, his thoughts flashed back to himself being lost in the world as a young dragon. He shook his head and tried to refocus, but he just couldn’t manage to pull the trigger. Somehow the tiny creature had managed to break through his emotional walls far better than anyone else he’d met.

 

He looked around quickly for any onlookers, before quickly opening the cell and grabbing the pup by the scruff of the neck. It yelped as he did so, before whimpering softly as it was tucked away under his coat. Teranus closed the cell again and left the holding area, keeping a cautious eye out for anyone who might see him. He balanced the pup underneath his coat with his arm outside of it, balancing his rifle over it also to try and fool any glancing onlookers. Several such dragons did pass him, but none took note of him, busy about their own tasks now that the base needed a complete clear.

 

Teranus took a last minute decision and popped his head back into the medical tent, scanning for Lightning. He was already sitting up in his cot and proving to be quite a pain to Torkos, who was adamant on keeping him inside for another hour ‘just to be on the safe side’. He was spotted almost immediately, sticking out against the starkly contrasting white of the tent.

 

“Ah, Teranus.” Torkos said, interrupting Lightning’s spiel about how he was fine. “How did the clearance go?”

 

“Quite fine, pretty much wrapped up in there. I was just stopping by to check Lightning was alright.” He nodded to the drake and received one in return. “I’ll see you two back at base.” He finished, and headed to leave, only to be asked another question by Torkos.

 

“Not going to help us wrap up here? We’ve got plenty of equipment and supplies that need moving back.” He stated. Teranus chuckled at the words, and continued to head out, calling back.

 

“You know me Torkos. Here for the fun, gone for the real work.” Torkos just rolled his eyes, although it didn’t show with the solid gold they were, before turning back to Lightning and resuming the heated debate. Teranus had made a rather quick departure after that, hoping his attitude hadn’t seemed too out of place as he looked into his coat at the curious little pup.

 

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Several weeks had passed since the raid on the Hierarchy base, and Teranus was still looking after the wolf, which had turned out to be female. She had grown much faster than he had expected, already being the size of a fully grown wolf and without any signs of slowing down soon. She had also been getting progressively harder to keep hidden inside his room of the DSC base, not to mention getting her outside was a curse. The one exit Teranus had in his room other than his door was a decent-size vent shaft that drew in air from outside, which she was already almost to small for her to fit through, but he had trained her well so far and she could navigate her own way through the system, and knew to stay hidden in the outside scrub until he got outside too. His taking of extra food from the cafeteria to feed her had also not gone unnoticed, and some of the dragons closer to him such as Lightning and Sorien were beginning to make a running joke that he was getting fat. But he found himself caring less for their opinions, and realised he was opening himself up to the wolf far more than any speaking being.

 

Her speed was unmatched by almost any dog, save for perhaps a racing greyhound, but he had yet to push her to her limits. Her fangs were also unusually large, barely kept hidden behind her black maw. She was most definitely an animal bred for killing, but Teranus had been delaying training her to hunt until he could accurately grasp exactly how she would end up, to make sure she would be controllable and loyal. So far though, she had shown very promising progress, being very quick to learn commands of both the verbal nature and signed.

 

Teranus had just walked outside in the early morning for his run as usual, and jogged off for a small external building that served as both a radar station and air filtration system for the base, positioned at the base of a stretch of mountains near the centre of the island. It was manned 24/7, but Teranus was stealthy enough to sneak in and retrieve the wolf, who had also worked her way to the same building through the vents. There she stayed hidden until Teranus showed up, which he did every time, and called for her to come out.

 

“Good girl. Come on now.” Teranus spoke to her, and patted his thigh as he snuck back out of the building and then went for his jog as normal. The wolf followed happily, wagging her tail as she chased after him, easily matching his speed. Teranus had yet to decide a name for her, but needed to come up with one soon so that she would be responsive to it. He had been dwelling on the matter only recently, still reluctant to get too attached, for he knew the risks that came with it.

 

He was interrupted from his thoughts by the wolf barking at him. He looked back to her, and realised they had already completed his usual course. He took his pocket watch from his trench coat and looked at it, realising almost an hour had already passed. Normally he had already gotten the wolf back by now, and he was behind schedule. He whistled to make sure he had her attention and went with her back to the outpost, where he got her back into the vents, before bolting back to the base’s entrance and walking hastily to his room.

 

The corridors were thankfully still quiet, and once he was back, he opened the vent grate and waited. The wolf knew to start working her way back as soon as Tera left her, and once he was sure there was no-one to disturb him, he called out with a sharp whistle, and stood aside as she plodded back into his room, landing on the rug he had recently added to keep the muddy paws to a minimum. There had also been a noticeable lack of ‘messes’ made since the first couple of weeks. It had been one of the first focuses he had for her training, and she had soon learnt to hold it for her twice-daily runs. The system wasn’t ideal, but he worked with what he had.

 

This time though, she did something unusual. She pawed at the rug, batting off the excess mud that clung to her feet, before walking off cleanly. Teranus raised an eyeridge and looked at her, while she looked back up at him with those wise amber eyes and barked happily. Teranus chuckled and crouched down next to her, scratching her behind the ears.

 

“You’re a smart one, aren’t you?” He said with a slight grin. Her response however was to look back to his door and freeze. His grin dropped when she did that, realising he’d forgotten to close it, and slowly turned back. What greeted with the surprised face of Torkos.

 

“Teranus…?” He said confusedly, looking from him to the wolf and back. “What’s going on here?”

 

“Torkos, I can explain…” He began, but was cut short by Torkos, whose surprise had already been replaced with a serious and slightly angry expression.

 

“Come with me, now.” He commanded in a grave tone, and turned to head back to his office, knowing Teranus would follow.

 

“Shit…” Teranus muttered, looking back to the wolf. “Stay here, ok?” He stated, before getting back to his feet and heading for the door, leaving her alone in the sealed room. She could tell something was wrong and whimpered slightly as she was left behind, before curling up in the corner and waiting for her fate to be decided.

 

“What the HELL is that creature doing here?!” Torkos growled as he slammed his fist on his desk “You had explicit orders to eradicate ALL of them! You’ve put the entire base in jeopardy!”

 

“Hardly.” Teranus scoffed, leaning against the door he’d just closed behind him. “She hasn’t even fully grown yet.”

 

“That’s exactly why it’s a threat!” Torkos snapped back. Any passers by hastened their pace as they walked past, knowing Torkos did not get angry easily. “We have no records on them, for all we know it could reach a stage where it could pose a serious threat!”

 

“Well if it gets to that point, I’ll deal with it myself.” Teranus muttered back, tiring of listening to Torkos’ rant. “Besides, you want records, here’s your chance.” At first, he thought he’d actually managed to talk Torkos down from the precarious situation he found himself in, as the dragon paused for a moment, almost seeming to consider the proposal. But after, Torkos just glared at him with his stare that made even the most resolute of creatures uncomfortable.

 

“You’re to bring it to the on-site hospital, where it will be euthanized, and then I will have words with Zorath to decide whether this breach warrants further action. That’s an order.” He stated coldly, letting the outburst of anger subside, replaced with his more professional attitude. Teranus however could still detect a hint of malice in his tone, but he hadn’t invested his time into looking after the wolf to let such an end come about for her now.

 

“You know Torkos, don’t bother. I quit.” Was all he responded with bluntly, before opening the door pausing briefly. “And if anyone comes after her, they’ll have to go through me.” He added at the end with a growl, before slamming the door behind him and rattling the whole room.

 

“TERANUS!” Torkos roared after him and jogged to the door, ripping it back open to find him already gone.

 

Teranus reappeared in the wardrobe of his room suddenly, the only place that stayed in perpetual darkness, before hurriedly rushing to his bed and grabbing from underneath it a duffle he constantly kept packed with a few basic supplies for emergencies. He knew the massive risk he’d just taken for the wolf, who had since looked up at him. He had to get out fast, for he knew that deserting as he planned to do would at best see him thrown in a cell for god knows how long. The wolf went to rub against Teranus’ leg, but paused however, seeing the concern on his face and instead cocking her head to the side slightly with a questioning look.

 

Teranus slung the duffle over his back and loaded his rifle and handgun, slotting them into their holster and hidden compartment respectively, before whistling to the wolf and getting her to follow him out of the room. There was no point in trying to hide her any longer, and he had no idea if there were protective countermeasures that could see her end up trapped in the vents. Teranus sprinted out of his room and towards the base’s entrance with the wolf hot on his heels, when Lightning entered, just returning from his own morning exercise routine.

 

“Tera?” Lightning called him by his nickname and looked at him as he approached, then to the wolf in confusion. “What’s going on?”

 

“I don’t have time to explain Lightning, but…” Teranus started, but was interrupted by a metallic thud as the entrance doors closed and locked themselves. Both dragons and the wolf looked at it, and a feeling of dread crept into Teranus’ mind. He’d missed his chance.

 

“Teranus!” Torkos’ voice echoed from down the hall as he neared the pair, still wearing his lab coat and with no apparent weapons. “That’s enough!”

 

Teranus spun back to him, and having run out of options, drew his rifle and aimed it at him. In the corner of his eye he saw Lightning stumble back in surprise, and he felt the wolf brush his leg as she hid behind him.

 

“Get back Torkos!” He yelled, and watched as the doctor stopped where he was, eyeing the rifle closely.

 

“What the hell Tera?!” Lightning exclaimed, and looked between the two. Teranus only responded by taking his handgun from it’s compartment and aiming it at Lightning now, one gun trained on both dragon and daemon.

 

“Stay out of this Lightning.” Teranus growled menacingly, still focused on Torkos. “Torkos, open the door now.” He tried to keep up the appearance, but everyone heard the shakiness in his voice. He was fearful, something never before seen by either Torkos or Lightning. And his fear was making him all the more dangerous.

 

“Teranus, stand down. You’re not making this any better for yourself, you need to calm down.” Torkos said coolly, still trying to manage the precarious situation. Teranus lowered his handgun trained on Lightning slightly as his attention stayed on Torkos

 

“I don’t give a shit Torkos! You want me to calm down? Then get this door open!” He roared, almost completely hysterical.

 

“Alright Teranus. I’m going to reach for my radio now, ok?” Torkos replied, slowly raising one of his paws to his coat. As he did however, he gave a quick nod to Lightning, and the two launched into action.

 

Lightning slammed into Teranus’ side and wrestled for his handgun, causing the rifle to fall from his grip and slide across the room. The wolf barked at Lightning and charged into him, causing him to lose balance. Teranus took advantage of the opportunity and floored him, retaining the firearm, and looked from him to Torkos.

 

The purple dragon had one knee on the ground, his arm aimed at Teranus and the wrist device he normally used for administering drugs rotating to the next barrel. Teranus looked down at his side, and saw three needle-like darts sunk into it, a bunch of bright green fronds attached to the back ends of them. He looked back up at Torkos with a confused look as the sedatives pumped through his bloodstream, and fell against the wall as his mind went cloudy. Torkos stood back to his feet and watched as the black dragon slumped against the building and slowly walked over to Lightning, helping him up. He looked down at his unconscious friend briefly, and turned to Torkos.

 

“What the hell’s going on?”

 

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When Teranus woke, he found himself handcuffed to the frame of the bed he was lying on, which itself was attached to the wall of the room. Lights positioned throughout the small cell he was in prevented him from teleporting out, an extra precaution made to keep him where he was. He didn’t care to try escaping though, and as he laid there, he thought back to when he took the wolf from the base, and why he didn’t just take her somewhere else to grow up. For him to have actually thought he could keep her in the base without anyone else finding out… How foolish he was. But if nothing else, he had at least tried, and given her an extra few weeks to live. Surely it was better than the alternative she had.

 

The door to the cell opened with a creak, showing its rare usage, and a figure walked in. Teranus didn’t bother to see who it was though, he wasn’t in the mood for dealing with anyone.

 

“Tera, I know you’re awake.” Torkos spoke quietly, and used his shortened name. Teranus wondered why he was speaking with such informality. Was it supposed to try and make him feel more relaxed, to keep him calm? Or was he trying to speak as a friend? Teranus scoffed at the thought, now holding a bitter resentment for the doctor after he’d removed the wolf from him.

 

“Why are you here Torkos?” Teranus asked without emotion, having returned back to the way he was before, cold and serious.

 

“To discuss your situation.” He replied, placing down a chair he’d brought with him and sitting on it, a clipboard and pen held in his free paw. “Now, why’d you bring the creature back here?”

 

“Why do you think?”

 

“I don’t know, that’s why I’m asking you.”

 

Teranus restrained a growl at his words, finding him annoyingly calm at the situation. He stayed silent for a couple of moments, trying to decide whether to give a proper answer or make some smartass retort. It wasn’t like he would care whichever path he went down, he just found himself tired of the letdowns he’d had. Torkos caring more about following orders than saving a life. Lightning, one of the few he considered a friend, betraying him as soon as loyalties were questioned. It was why he stayed as removed as he could from everyone, to keep from getting his hopes up.

 

“Because it was young and defenceless in there.” Teranus finally answered, taking the honest approach and seeing little reason to piss off Torkos for a brief moment of satisfaction.

 

“But why would that make you take it with you? You’ve never shown this kind of care before.” Torkos continues to probe him for answers. Teranus sighed and kept staring at the roof as he figured out how to phrase the words properly.

 

“It reminded me of myself, when I was younger.” He finally said, causing Torkos to raise an eyeridge at the statement.

 

“’When you were younger’? I thought you couldn’t recall your past?” Unlike most of the DSC, Torkos was one of the few he’d had to tell his story to. It was either that or be kicked out for withholding information. Of course, he still hadn’t told all of it to him, only the bare minimum so that he would be satisfied.

 

“I get fragments from time to time,” he muttered, “but rarely anything substantial… I was left in the wild alone, without parents for whatever reason…” he continued, barely noticing that Torkos was scribbling down notes furiously, “…and I know what that felt like. Seeing the wolf brought back those… Feelings.” He was hesitant to say the word, having spent his life trying to leave them behind.

 

“I see…” Torkos began, still writing. Once he was finally finished, he looked back up. “And what about where you found the wolf? Describe it to me.” He asked. Teranus furrowed his eyeridges at the question, confused as to what it had to do with anything. But he described it nonetheless, in as much detail as he could remember. “Well, that explains it.” Torkos stated after he’d finished, and caused Teranus to finally look over at him

 

“Explains what?”

 

“We established that those rooms were extermination chambers, for strains of creatures that weren’t what the Hierarchy wanted.” He said. Teranus thought back to the other wolf corpses, and realised that it did explain the dead wolves in the other cells. “They must have been about to kill off the wolf when we attacked.” He continued, voicing Teranus’ thoughts.

 

“I still don’t see what this has to do with ‘my situation’.”

 

“Well… I was going to euthanize her as soon as you were out, but your previous words about being able to use her to further our knowledge got me thinking.” Teranus sat up slowly at his words, feeling the faintest sliver of hope start to rise in him. “So I ran almost every test I could think of on her to assess what she was and if she was a threat.”

 

“And…?”

 

“And I established she’s not an enhanced wolf of any modern breed, but a dire wolf. They existed millions of years ago, and were far larger than any modern-day species. Their size ended up being their downfall, as their prey evolved to be too fast for them. But it seems this one is both faster and far more intelligent than any before it.”

 

“But what’s this got to do with the extermination chambers?” Teranus asked, still confused at what Torkos was trying to get at.

 

“Well, during the testing, she never once became vicious towards anyone or anything unless it was a valid threat to her. And the only other time was when she tried defending you. The Hierarchy must’ve thought her breeding line was too docile for their plans and started killing them off.”

 

“What’s your point?”

 

“My point is, I’ve had words with Zorath and he’s agreed that the wolf is to stay alive.” Teranus almost jumped up at the words, the handcuffs keeping him next to the bed scraping across the metal frame in protest, but Torkos wasn’t finished yet. “For the time being, that is. We still don’t know her potential.” Torkos paused after this, looking down in thought and trying to find the words he needed to say. “I’ve been your doctor for years now, and I haven’t once seen you like you were with that wolf. You two have a bond, that much is a fact. But I need to know that your protective instincts aren’t going to jeopardise an order again.”

“Wait, what…?” Teranus started, but Torkos raised a paw at him and he was silenced.

 

“I need your word that if the time comes, and you have to make a choice between the wolf and the DSC, that you’ll do what has to be done in the Council’s best interests.” Teranus paused for a moment, knowing what he meant. If the wolf became a problem, he’d have to deal with it.

 

“I understand that…” But Torkos silenced him again.

 

“Your word, Teranus.” He repeated, staring him down with those piercing golden eyes.

 

“I give you my word, Torkos.” Teranus said, staring right back at him, and meeting that unnerving gaze. The two stayed locked in a stare for a moment, until Torkos, finally satisfied, broke off and left the room for a moment. Teranus waited for his return, and finally he came back with the wolf with a leash on her. Teranus crouched down and beckoned her over. “Hey girl. Oof!” He grunted as she effectively tackled him, jumping up and barking happily. Torkos chuckled as he watched the pair, before asking a question.

 

“Decided on a name yet?”

 

“I think so.” Teranus answered, looking down at the wolf beaming up at him. “How does Shadow sound girl?” He asked, and took the happy bark as an affirmative. He smiled lightly and patted her, before Torkos cleared his throat.

 

“Of course, there are some conditions.” Teranus looked back up at him questioningly. “She’s to be microchipped and have a tracker implanted in her so that we can observe her location at all times. And she will be required to be assessed by me twice a week for the foreseeable future, so that I can follow her progress.” Teranus listened to the conditions, before agreeing almost immediately.

 

“I’ll make sure they’re met.” He said, satisfying Torkos, who then walked over with the handcuffs key and released Teranus from his position, picking back up his chair and preparing to leave the two.

 

“And Teranus… Zorath’s put a great deal of faith in my choice, and I’m putting a great deal of faith in you. Don’t let me down.”

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

“I shan’t Torkos. And… Thank you.”

Breaking Through the Barriers
SO! I've finally got one of my new projects done! This one looks at the internal struggles of Teranus a little more as he fights to distance himself from his emotions, and stay loyal to the DSC, and it introduces a new character that will undoubtedly be popping up from time to time in the future.

Now, onto the DSC members in order of appearance:

Zorath is (c) Drakeagle
Arakod is (c) Arakod-Qirian
Sorien is (c) DounutCereal
Teranus is (c) Draconian-Man (Me)
Lightning is (c) RedLightningNOD608
Torkos is (c) Torkos-Arcflame
Shadow is (c) Draconian-Man (Me - look out for more with this new one!)

(Also, I owe a huge thank you to Biofeeds , a good friend who happily assisted me in the editing process. Thanks :) )

As always, feedback and suggestions are always welcome. Good day!
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So… I had some spare time today… Could go back to writing… Check the messages I left in my inbox… But nah, I’ll just steal this adventure thing from :iconarcticfox98: and see where I go on my own fabulous Pokémon adventure! How bad can it be?

    -       Use www.random.org/ to select your answers.

    -       Tag your rivals. (Nah, I’m good.)

    -       Have fun during your adventure!

 

    -       You started your Pokémon journey:

1) At age 10.
2) At age 15.
3) After finishing high school.
4) After finishing college. (Woo, not stupid!)
5) As far back as you can remember; You grew up in the wilds with Pokémon. 
6) No idea; You suffered an accident that erased your previous memory.

    -       The weather was:

1) Sunny. (Well, I DO live in Australia…)
2) Sunny with some clouds.
3) Cloudy.
4) Rainy. 
5) Snowy.
6) A natural disaster.

    -       You started your journey because:

1) You want to be the very best.
2) You want to catch ‘em all. 
3) You want to be a master coordinator.
4) You want to meet many people. (Umm, do you know me? ‘Introvert’ is one of my best descriptors.)
5) You want to discover new Pokémon.
6) You want to explore lost places.

    -       Your starter Pokémon is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Gigalith (Well, I’m gonna be honest here… I didn’t even know this one existed. But hey, a four-legged rock with eyes, seems alright for a first Pokémon.)

    -       In the beginning, your starter:

1) Was practically your twin.
2) Became your friend immediately.
3) Liked you.
4) Was wary of you. (Sounds about right.)
5) Disliked you greatly. 
6) Tried to kill you. 

    -       The first great obstacle of your journey was:

1) A rival battle(If Pokémon has taught me anything, it’s that your rival will always have the type advantage, so… Makes sense.)
2) A treacherous route.
3) A wild Pokémon attack.
4) A Pokémon gym.
5) A battle with a criminal team member.
6) A sapling.

    -       At this obstacle, the two of you:

1) Triumphed with little resistance.
2) Achieved victory, though it was tough.
3) Won, but just barely. (Woo! One battle down, who knows how many to go!)
4) Tied with the opposition. 
5) Lost, though you put up a good fight.
6) Failed miserably.

    -       The second Pokémon you caught is:
1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Pyroar (Never played gen VI, so didn’t know about this one either… Also, wooooow… Way to get one of the least impressive shiny Pokémon… A marginally different fur colour, woo… Can I have a do-over? XP)

    -       Your starter and second Pokémon:

1) Love each other dearly.
2) Are good friends.
3) Get along well enough. (Well obviously, why wouldn’t a quadruped rock and a lion get along?)
4) Don’t seem to like each other. 
5) Ignore each other. 
6) Are constantly at each other’s throats.

    -       When the sun begins to set, you:

1) Set up camp immediately.
2) Make a fire. You need nothing else. 
3) Watch the sun set. (Aww, that’s nice… I mean, gonna get cold soon probably, but why not take a break?)
4) Keep walking. A lack of sun makes no difference to you.
5) Break into a run, hoping to find shelter before nightfall.
6) Pick up camp. You only travel at night

    -       You pass through civilization:

1) Often enough to keep your electronics charged.
2) At least once a week.
3) If it happens to be on your way.
4) Occasionally, but only for supplies. (Which includes lots of batteries… I was hoping for no. 1 here. XD)
5) Rarely, and only on the outskirts.
6) Never.

    -       Your third Pokémon is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)

Cottonee (Oh… I got a fluff ball… Another unusual one, but I knew of it! And at least it’s a fairy type, so ain’t no dragons gonna touch it!)

    -       The three Pokémon on your team:

1) Work together flawlessly. (Teamwork is key! So I hear… I definitely did NOT only focus one one or two when I played the games… *shifty eyes*
2) Cooperate well, but could use some work.
3) Have moments of synergy, though not often.
4) Try their best, yet are on completely different beats
5) Constantly work against each other.
6) Blame you for their horrible collaboration.

    -       When the going gets tough:

1) Your team pulls through every time. (Go team rock-lion-fluffball! No? Ok, I’ll stop trying to be creative…)
2) Your starter carries the weight.
3) You come up with a brilliant solution.
4) You win by hax.
5) You win by dumb luck.
6) You get going the opposite direction. 

    -       Two evolutions have occurred by this point:

1) Starter and 2 evolve. (Oh cool, my rock evolved into the same rock and my lion became the same lion… Oh well.)
2) 2 and 3 evolve. 
3) 3 and starter evolve.
4) Starter evolves twice
5) 2 evolves twice.
6) 3 evolves twice.

 

 

    -       Over time, you find you work best with and mostly train:

1) Grass, Bug, and Poison types. 
2) Water, Ice, and Flying types. 
3) Fire, Electric, and Fighting types.
4) Ground, Rock, and Steel types
5) Dark, Ghost, and Psychic types. (But I’ll just keep the three non-Dark, Ghost and Physcic types because… Umm… Reasons.)
6) Normal, Dragon, and Fairy types.

    -       Your fourth Pokémon (type #1) is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)

Seel (Not much to say about this one. It’s a seal.)

 

    -       Your fifth Pokémon (type #2) is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Infernape (*facepalms* A great Pokémon, but how’d I get to this point? Am I just really lucky or something?)

    -       Your sixth Pokémon (type #3) is:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Bastiodon (Ah, the old tiki-faced quad… He and Gigalith should get along well!)

    -       You are offered a trade, and it’s up to you to take it or leave it:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)


Geodude (HAHAH, good one! Catch ya later Mr. Pebble…)

    -       Another evolution occurs:

1) Starter evolves.
2) 2 evolves.
3) 3 evolves.
4) 4 evolves. 
5) 5 evolves. (*sighs* So, three failed evolutions… This is going well.)
6) 6 evolves.

 

 

    -       Your team:

1) Is your family. 
2) Gets jealous whenever you interact with other trainers.
3) Would protect you from anything.
4) Is loyal to you, but mostly aloof.
5) At least tolerates each of their differences by this point.
6) Is a pretty much a big, chaotic mess. (Heh, you’re telling me…)

    -       You travel mostly by:

1) Well-worn footpath.
2) Overgrown trail.
3) Water. 
4) Air. (Don’t ask me how though… Cottonee can hardly carry us all around. XD)
5) Cave.
6) Wilderness.

    -       Another evolution occurs:

1) Starter evolves. (…)
2) 2 evolves.
3) 3 evolves. 
4) 4 evolves.
5) 5 evolves.
6) 6 evolves.

 

 

 

    -       Your journey takes you:

1) Not far from home.
2) Across the region. (Not bad… Not overly expansive either, but alright.)
3) To another region. 
4) Across many regions.
5) Around the world.
6) To places unknown.

    -       The strongest Pokémon you faced in battle on your journey was:

1) SHINY BONUS (use Random Pokémon Generator)
2-6) (use Random Pokémon Generator)

 

Tropius (Umm… Well… Unlike the rest, it can fly. Definitely just pulled the old ‘spam fly’ manoeuvre… Yep, 100%...)

 

    -       Another evolution occurs:

1) Starter evolves.
2) 2 evolves. 
3) 3 evolves.
4) 4 evolves. (Huzzah, finally! I went from a small seal to a slightly bigger seal-ion! (Geddit? ‘Cause it’s a sea lion? I’m sorry…))
5) 5 evolves.
6) 6 evolves.

 

 

 

    -       The event with the greatest impact on you was:

1) Becoming a Pokémon Champion. 
2) The grand evolution of a team member in a dire moment. (Well, the only one who ACTUALLY evolved was Seel, so… Thanks buddy, you did great!)
3) Finding a hidden landmark of great beauty.
4) Encountering a legendary Pokémon.
5) Having an out-of-body experience in a haunted building. 
6) Discovering you’re a child of Mew.

    -       The hardest trial you ever faced was:

1) Fighting your rival to become Champion.
2) Realizing just how much you have to walk and still sticking out this whole journey thing.
3) Being lost for weeks. (Well ain’t that just great… Still, not necessarily a TERRIBLE thing… I could’ve been lost at… Umm… The beach?)
4) Assisting in taking down a criminal organization. 
5) Losing a Pokémon. 
6) Realizing there are way too many Pokémon to ever catch ‘em all. 

    -       Your starter:

1) Is your strongest Pokémon and best friend. (You know what? I like Gigalith, so I’m down for this answer.)
2) Is your good friend, but far from the strongest.
3) Is your strongest Pokémon, but emotionally distant. 
4) Is about the same as the rest of your team.
5) Stayed behind some point during your journey.
6) Is deceased.

    -       And you are now:

1) Gambling all the money you’ve earned in the Celadon Game Corner.
2) Hidden away at the top of Mt. Silver for an indefinite amount of time.
3) Exploring the many islands littered in the oceans surrounding Hoenn. (Dewgong is a great help in this, BTW.)
4) Lost in the Distortion World after a mishap in the ruins at Mt. Coronet
5) Trolling inexperienced trainers in the Driftveil World Tournament.
6) Reflecting on past decisions beside the monument of Geosenge Town.

    -       The team that saw you to your journey’s end:

#1   - Gigallith, the quadruped rock.
#2   - Pyroar, the least impressive shiny lion
#3   - Cottonee, the dragonslayer
#4   - Dewgong, the evolutionary saviour
#5   - Infernape, the starter we all wanted it to be
#6   - Bastiodon, the stone-faced

All in all, I think I can say that was a pretty decent adventure. Scored some very lovely Pokémon, defeated my rival once, got lost on a beach for weeks, and started exploring some islands. Admittedly, there were some… ‘Complications’… *cough* failed evolutions *cough*, but it was still fun. Well, that was my adventure, why not try your own?

  • Listening to: Scratchy breathing
  • Reading: Too much into things
  • Watching: My condition fluctuate
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Very little
  • Drinking: Fluids

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Living in the 'harsh' Australian country. Chillin' with my games and my DA profile.

Credit to the brilliant Kityria for the image. Her work is absolutely stunning, you should definitely check it out if you haven't before.

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Neffertity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: Hello there! :meow:

osmiumdragon was so kind as to participate in my avatar fundraiser, and has purchased a slot for you. You may choose any, one, character to be drawn. Please provide a reference (or accurate description) of the character you'd like me to draw, as well as what expression you'd like.

I await your selection. :huggle:
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Draconian-Man Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! ^.=.^

Heh, that Osmium is a cheeky conniver. Happy to be slotted in for a place, your art is very impressive. :)

Seeing as I don't have many other major characters, I think it'll have to be Teranus that I choose. For a visual reference, there is this: kityria.deviantart.com/art/Com…
I can also add a written description if you'd like, but currently there isn't much of one to be had at the moment.

As for the expression, I think it would be quite amusing to have him taken aback, as if someone had just taken his photo without him realising, but also somewhat annoyed about it at the same time. (Hopefully that made sense.)

Don't hesitate to let me know if there's anything else you need! :P I look forward to seeing the final product :D
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Neffertity Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooohh what a sleek draggy! :love:

I've already got a nice idea of how to draw that in my head. :D I'll give it a whirl and see what you think. ^_^
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Draconian-Man Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! I look forward to it! ^.=.^
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Adryx-Dyrennin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a good day!
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Draconian-Man Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :)
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killerdragon558 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there.

heh, I don't meanta be pestering you, but....another RP? pretty please? :icondragontailfast:

*if not then I'll do one MYSELF! :icondragoninsane:*
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Draconian-Man Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I would, but I'm pretty busy right now, working on a few projects, and stuff's hectic because it's so close to Christmas... Perhaps after the holiday month?
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killerdragon558 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure. ;) I can wait.
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Heavyhussar Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Ahoy there matie! It be nice meeting another nub here like meself! 
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