The Smiling Guard
Cloudlantis

Ah the crystals had been found, the beast Rot sheds them and he has a few places where he rubs them off. A lucky pegasi found the spot next to a cliff, the ponies had the means now to power the floating island. But the problem now was how were they going to make all these little crystals into one big crystal? Why the answer is easy, earth pony magic. Earth ponies are naturally very strong, they also have a bit of their own magic. They are able to feel the frequency of the earth and stones, a few taps and a well trained ear can listen to rhythm of the stone or the earth. Then it is all about hitting that sweet spot, some ponies are able to shatter boulders with one well placed hit. It is all about the precision of the strike as well as the rhythm of the stone. Think of it as a tuning fork if you will, the earth ponies were able to get the crystal fragments to vibrate to the point that unicorns could melt them together with their magic. So small became large, large became huge and huge became the heart of Cloudlantis. 

Everything was going fine, the pony tribes had done what so many others had tried to do. They conquered the beast Rot in their own way, of course it helped that they learned from others who tried. Dragons, gryphons, even zebra had tried to get the beast Rot to do as they pleased at some point. But violence begat violence, and it was the zebras who learned that a minor inconvenience could dissuade Rot. Waving a few thorn bushes got him to change direction, keeping him from trampling crops. Offerings of honey kept him from napping in their towns and roads. A simple bop on the nose, it was a dare from a bunch of teens, was enough to confuse him when he was getting angry. Though in all honesty I’m not sure why I am telling you all the history of this place. It has fallen from memory, barely even a foalhood story these days. All it took was one greedy pony to ruin it for everyone else, just one greedy pony to ruin it all.

One greedy pony to take over the command center, one greedy pony to lift it into the sky before the agreed upon time. One greedy pony to sow the seeds of distrust, one stupid pony to take the island to outer most reaches of the atmosphere where gravity hangs onto the island by just the tips of its fingers. One stupid pony to activate the cloaking device that shows what is above on the bottom of the island. One stupid pony to realize that up so high it is ever so cold and there isn’t that much oxygen. One stupid greedy pony soul… to trade to Death herself for a favor. A case of nature versus nurture, I wonder… if they had had a different upbringing would they have become the terrible ponies that they were? One stupid greedy pony soul that has managed to hide from Death for so long. Though of course this brings up a problem, do I go with both of my plans at the same time or do one first then the other?

If I do both at the same time one plan will be cut short and I’ll never get to see the battle between nature vs nurture. If I do the one plan first then wait then Smiling will have to wait to be made whole again. Of course if I do as planned to make him whole this world will suffer greatly. Oh that’s right I never did tell you what I had planned for this ancient island. I’m going to crash it into the mountains in the Badlands where the Faust Engine is. The resulting explosion will of course kick decimate the entire planet but the magic released from the destruction of the Faust Engine will give Smiling the power he needs to pull himself together. 

15 on the quiz.

What makes Smiling angry, quite a few things actually. You would never know it though, he is the implosive type of angry. Everything gets bottled up until that point it erupts like a volcano. Smiling gets angry when things don’t go as planned, he gets angry when his plans get derailed by others. He gets angry when others don’t smile. He gets angry when others can’t see the obvious truth even when it is staring them in the eyes. He gets angry about the lack of attention his parents gave him. Seriously after his ‘passing’ they visited his grave only once, and that was at his funeral. His sister however would always light a little candle on a tiny boat and let it float down the river. 

Smiling gets very angry when others steal from him, that really gets his blood boiling. He also gets angry when others do stupid things, when they don’t measure up to their potential. It is such a waste, this of course is rather vague. He also gets mad when others that he is judging don’t meet his standards, again kind of vague. But the twins Black Egg and White Snow found that out the hard way, as did others whose names have been forgotten. Oh and the continued existence of the kelpies infuriates Smiling.

#22

Has Smiling ever killed, yes. Yes he has. He has killed ponies, gryphons, dragons, coatl, kelpies, chimeras, cockatrices, monsters, changelings, things that don’t even have names. His history is a long and bloody one, but each death had a reason. Each taking of a life had a reason, mindless slaughter is just… well it is stupid and low brow.

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ask-heathersweetfeathers:

im too tired to update today…sorryy..

It is time to make it official, Heather is my #3 nemesis. Celestia is my first and we all know who my second nemesis is…

ask-heathersweetfeathers:

im too tired to update today…sorryy..

It is time to make it official, Heather is my #3 nemesis. Celestia is my first and we all know who my second nemesis is…

Merri reacts: The latest novel by Velvet Fetlocks, pen name of Prince Butters. Super sappy and highly salacious novels read by bored house mares.

askmerriauthor:

Merri:  *taking the book from China Saucer*  ”What did I tell you about this sort of stuff?  This is a family restaurant.  Read it on your own time.”

China:  ”Oh come on!  I was just at the good part!  Baron Flaxen Mane had finally gotten to—”

Merri:  ”Hey, spoilers!”

China:  *goading*  ”Waaaaaait… what?”

Merri:  *suddenly stone faced*  ”Get back to work.”

If you want an autograph, remember that Prince Butters has a unique style when it comes to autographs.

butters-the-alicorn:

ask-four-inept-guardponies:

Do not underestimate the value of genuine Butterscop gummarks!

Well, the name on the book, Velvet Fetlocks, IS registered as a pen name for Butters. Somepony had to be the face for them books.

Btw, that’ll be about 50 bits for that “book signing”.

Ahhh my adoring public! And Prince Butters does so enjoy all the acorns that the money for those books brings in. The hardest part is keeping him sitting still in front of a typewriter long enough for me to pump out a few chapters. I think the next book will be about an Alicorn Harem…

Draft, family... remember... I am watching you, and I'm still judging you. Also... if you make a little star pony frown because you made her care taker go away or sad... I will make sure you live, a very... long... and interesting... life... Very interesting.

redvelvetrunaway:

(See also previous two questions)

Oh, I have no doubt of that.  I promised her she would have no part of this, and any scientific curiosity I have is outweighed by my disgust at the idea of breaking my own promise.  It would make me a lesser pony.

However, do not mistake this as capitulation to your threats, Mr. Guard.  I have witnessed firsthand how powerful you are.  You, however, will have to take my word at the idea that if you come at me with hostile intent, I will be prepared to dispel that fragment of you.   Between traveling, staying hidden, stealing what we need to survive, eating, sleeping, and occasionally blogging while I’m on watch, I’ve still managed to find some free time.  And it has been spent on preparing for anything that comes my way.  That is how I win battles.  By being prepared.

I wonder… How does one prepare to fight an enemy that is already within them? I am darkness, both literal and figurative. Where there is no light I exist, and it is so very dark inside living things. Dark and delicate…

nightguardmod:

the-smiling-guard:

dreambakermod:

nightguardmod:

crunchthedestroyer:

fisherpon:

http://awsdedraws.tumblr.com/image/80406096847

That’s it. That’s the episode

This is totally canon to Ask the Night Guards.

Luna is best princess. 

So glad I just dream of an empty void. Can’t find me.

So was Smiling ever visited by Luna as a foal waaaay back when? Please say yes, please say yes.

I’m afraid you don’t have the security clearance for that information.

dreambakermod:

nightguardmod:

crunchthedestroyer:

fisherpon:

http://awsdedraws.tumblr.com/image/80406096847

That’s it. That’s the episode

This is totally canon to Ask the Night Guards.

Luna is best princess. 

So glad I just dream of an empty void. Can’t find me.

Cloudlantis

Truly this was a task unlike any other, the pony tribes had already found the piece of land they would use as the plot of land for the floating island. They were preparing it for the eventual rise, but the work went slowly. As the heart of Cloudlantis was not yet secured. They needed a power source, something that could keep this plot of land afloat. Keep the cloud architecture complete, allow both earth and unicorn to tread upon them like the land. So much needed to be done, so much needed a power source. They knew of one thing that could suit their needs. Crystals from the creature known as Rot.

Rot, no one knows where he came from or what he is exactly. All they do know is that he is an unstoppable force once he gets going. Walking upon two feet the beast leans forward with the long length of its tail balancing it. The legends speak of how one of its hands was removed, how or why they don’t know. But in it’s place a massive blade that glows with powerful runes, this blade is what gives the creature its name. Once the runes begin to glow an aura of decay begins to spread outward from Rot, it starts out slow at first but as time goes on the range and intensity of the aura increases exponentially. His hide seemed to be impenetrable, and the crystals that grew from his back absorbed magic the moment it was cast.

Many tried to use Rot to their own ends, or to drive him from their lands. Each time they attacked they were crushed, the destruction caused by these attacks left many kingdoms in ruins. Only after the armies were crushed, when none would stand against the beast would he calm. However the land would recover very quickly afterwards, plant life would return seemingly overnight. Then the insects and birds would return, followed by other creatures to rebuild. From the mistakes of others the pony tribes learned a great truth about Rot, he had the temperament of an old Ursa Major. So long as they didn’t poke the old star bear, he would not attack. The question now though was how could they get those crystals that grew from his back.

foxfireglow:

the-smiling-guard:

askthenightguards:

askpun:

I’ve got a big presentation to give, but the antics of Adamant and Westwood from Ask the Night Guards always put me in a good mood.

And yes, the armor changes my coat and voice. If it didn’t, it would be rather obvious who Agent 707 is. Bear in mind that I was moderately famous when I left Canterlot.

Artwork by JaDeD_JynX
Background by BonesWolbach
Script #874 Day 1

There are three dangers a guard must never take:

  1. Do not stare directly into a malevolent interdimensional vortex.
  2. Do not read a cursed book made of hide and sinew alone.
  3. Do not comment on the size of a mare’s flank.

1. Hello Darkness my old friend…

2. The Snackronomicon, for all your baking needs.

3. Celestia’s flank is so fat the picture they took of her last Hearth’s Warming is still printing.

"The Snackronomicon, for all your baking needs."

Do you know something about Sweet Cream you’re not telling us?

Where do you think Sweet Cream came from? Not born of mare, baked into existence. 

askthenightguards:

askpun:

I’ve got a big presentation to give, but the antics of Adamant and Westwood from Ask the Night Guards always put me in a good mood.

And yes, the armor changes my coat and voice. If it didn’t, it would be rather obvious who Agent 707 is. Bear in mind that I was moderately famous when I left Canterlot.

Artwork by JaDeD_JynX
Background by BonesWolbach
Script #874 Day 1

There are three dangers a guard must never take:

  1. Do not stare directly into a malevolent interdimensional vortex.
  2. Do not read a cursed book made of hide and sinew alone.
  3. Do not comment on the size of a mare’s flank.

1. Hello Darkness my old friend…

2. The Snackronomicon, for all your baking needs.

3. Celestia’s flank is so fat the picture they took of her last Hearth’s Warming is still printing.

cashtier:

when someone do a draw for u
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A thousand times this.

Cloudlantis

Created before the tribes grew hostile, before Starswirl the Bearded was a twinkle in his mother’s eye. Lost before the tribes faced the windigos, few bothered to remember the place that was to be their salvation. A culmination of the efforts of the three tribes, a grand utopia that would float upon the clouds themselves. An island home for the ponies, where they would not want for anything. A bastion of power for the unicorns, endless skies for the pegasi, and beautiful fields, forests, and gardens for the earth ponies. It was to be the crowning achievement, each tribe helped to create this floating paradise. The most difficult part was forging the main crystal that would power the island. They first needed to collect the crystals from an ancient beast known only as Rot. These crystals are capable of absorbing energy of all kinds, and then they can be used to power various things. The problem is Rot is a monster unlike any other, he is an unstoppable force of destruction. Entire continents have been reduced to lifeless wastelands by those that have gone to war with the creature. But a group of ponies figured out the key to dealing with this old beast…