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Eriaren By the NumbersPopulation: Fairly even mix of races
Main Climate: temperate--plains and forest
Ocean: On two sides
Frequent Trouble: snowstorms
Wild beings: ubiquitous
Natural Resources: very plentiful
Magic occurrence: very common
Source: innate ability
Major Use: everything
Viewed: with respect
Enchanted Items: very common
Political structure: monarchy
Strong Influence: the court
Popular Issue: exploration
Stability: rock solid
Personal Freedom: very good
Scandals: very rare
Foreign Relations: very good
Highly values: bravery
Known for: storytelling
Popular Entertainment: music/concerts, storytelling
Respected Profession: treasure hunter
Discrimination: virtually none
Major Taboo: certain rituals
Major Social Ill: crime
Religion Type: polytheism
Worship: joyous celebration
Associated Artform: ballads
Prevalence: believed by all
Main Export: jewels
Main Import: raw ore
Main Resource: mining-gems
Matt's GiftsThe morning sun was high overhead by the time Ash and Misty arrived in town. Ash was still in high spirits as he and his companion weaved through the crowd, happily returning salutes from the townsfolk and the children that were awed by his red and silver armor with gold trim. But to the blue-clad mage, she was wishing she could have a place to rest, set her bow on the ground, and relax from the long walk.
Just then, the notes of a flute playing a dance tune got her attention. "A minstrel's here!"
"Right behind you!" Ash followed Misty through the crowds until they arrived in the square, where a crowd was watching a brown haired boy with tan skin play a small silver flute. He didn't look too much different from most minstrels Ash had met--a brightly colored tunic, a long tan vest, and dark leggings. Judging how his fingers are flying across the tiny instrument's fingerholes, he has to have trained for years at his art. he thought.
Misty's eyes grew as large as plates when she he
The Elm Tree"Once upon a time, while riding, a brave, young prince--we'll call him Dustin--dashed merrily ahead of his friends, and after galloping across a plowed field, turned his Ponyta’s head down a grassy road leading to a forest." Brock begins as he strolls onstage. "For some time he cantered along, expecting at any moment to hear the shouts and war cries of his friends behind him; but they accidentally took another route, and no sound except the pounding of his faithful steed’s hoofs reached Prince Dustin’s ear." At this, Ash walks onstage and looks around, as if he is Prince Dustin lost in the forest.
The sound of a Mightyena growling makes Ash jump. "Suddenly, an ugly snarl and a short bark broke the stillness of the pleasant forest, and looking down, Prince Dustin saw a Mightyena snapping at his Ponyta’s heels." Brock narrates.
Gasps go up at this. "Though the Ponyta, wild with fear, threatened to run away at any moment, Prince Dustin leaned over and struck the Mi
The LumenThe Lumen are a race of spirits originally from Philandria. When the Imperators came (and subsequently driven out by the Free Alliance), they and their deities,the Protogenos, were scattered across multiple worlds. Today, multiple colonies of Lumen are scattered throughout many worlds.
While the majority are peaceful that prefer to keep to themselves, some have befriended other races, and still others have sworn allegiance to their oppressors by their own choice, out of resentment of the Free Alliance.
In their true forms, Lumen are clear humanoids made of pure light. However, they are capable of shapeshifting, and will often take an assumed form and name to better blend in with society. The only clue to their true form is an eight point star sigil located somewhere on the Lumen's body, usually on the cheek or forehead. However, arms, hands, legs, backs, and feet are not unheard of
Today, there are two main factions of Lumen: The Imperial Lumen who are aligned with the Imperators, and
The Hunting Lesson"She's asleep?" Brock asked as Misty carefully covered the tiny liger cub with her cloak.
"Yeah--your lullaby worked!" Misty grinned. "And to think this little girl was shivering in the cold and rain just a few hours ago...
"There...this cave is cleansed again." Misty smiled as the group gathered their gear.
A mew in the distance snapped Brock to attention. "Something's here."
Ash hurried over to a little alcove in the came, where two deceased ligers lay. The mother's body was covering a cub, leading the fighter to conclude both adult ligers had died protecting the cub. "There's a ransacked liger den here--a pair died protecting a cub."
"Really?" Brock mused as Misty arrived and carefully wrapped the frightened cub in her cloak. "While I have no doubt that ligers are very dangerous, they can be tamed--I've seen rangers with pet ones."
"I wouldn't dare leave any orphan behind--so I'll do my best to tame this one." Misty smiled as she petted the cub...
Silence filled the cave as M
The Giant Balloon Challenge"Did Serena accept your balloon challenge, Ash?" a brown haired boy asks as he peeks in Ash's room, where Ash is checking his Pokebook page.
"Yeah...I challenged her to do a teal ball, and she said she'd blow...the video of the attempt or a face mask picture should be up any time now, Brock." Ash reports before a picture of Serena in a red safety suit and a large face mask with a respirator inside appears on the page. About to blow up a teal ball to benefit Pokemon everywhere! For you Ash Ketchum!
"She did it." Brock grins. "I donated when Nurse Joy challenged me--cause I don't know if I could've blown something that big up with my own lungpower. It is fun to challenge others, though--I asked Terra to do a royal blue leaf, which she did, and challenged Forest to do an orange pyramid, but he donated part of his allowance. Then I asked May to do a yellow trapezoid, and she did..."
"Dawn's video is my favorite thus far." Ash grins as he scrolls down to a video further down the page
Trial by Ice"Ash?" I asked as I came into the den, where Ash was reading a book.
"Hm?" Ash asked as he set his book aside.
"What happens when I am of age to become a full mage? Is there a ceremony or something?"
"Yes, and no..." Ash explained. "When you come of age, and I have taught you everything you must know as a mage of the Red Order, I will bring you to the great city of Eternara. There the Red Council will ask you if you promise to be loyal to the order, help all in need, and only use your power for good purposes. If you agree, they will bring you to the Chamber of Ordeals, where you will have to prove your promise in one final trial."
"How does it work?" I asked.
"They secure you to a magical chair and clamp grip crystals on your arms and legs, as well as a headband that allows the mage of the White Order to monitor your condition." Ash explained. "If the white mage feels you are in danger at any point, or the band has indicated you are in danger for ten seconds, she will command the chamb
The Shining Mareep"There was once a poor man who had a son--we'll call him William, or Will, for short--and as Will grew up, his father sent him out to look for work." Brock begins. "So Will traveled around looking for a place to work, and eventually met with a man who offered to hire him as a shepherd. The next day, his master gave him a flute..." Ash digs out a whistle at this. "...and sent him out with the Mareep to see whether he was fit for the job."
"Let me guess--William is a counterpart of Jack?" Serena grins.
"Actually, William didn't laze around all day, unlike many lazy people." Brock assures Serena. "He drove his Mareep from place to place, and played his flute all day."
Ash decides to play a few reels for effect. "Now, among the Mareep there was one female Mareep that had shining wool, and whenever Will played his flute, always danced along." Brock explains. "Will became very fond of this Mareep, and decided not to ask any wages of his master, but only this Mareep in return, which he
Kari's Glass Ball"Once upon a time, a woman had two daughters--the younger one was named Kari." Brock begins. "One day she gave each girl a beautiful glass ball as a token of her love."
"Wow!" Serena gasps as she pictures what the balls may have looked like.
"The girls cherished those glass balls from their mother, and loved to gently toss them to each other." Brock continues. "But one spring afternoon as they were playing, Kari accidentally threw hers over the garden wall, where it landed in the neighbor's yard."
"Uh oh..." Ash muses.
"The girls were naturally terrified." Brock explains. "You see, a Mightyena lived next door, and he never talked to anyone. Still, Kari could not stand the thought of losing her ball, so she bravely walked to the Mightyena's house and knocked on the front door." He knocks on a rock for effect.
"I'm very sorry, but I have lost my ball in your backyard. May I go get it?" he giggles as a young girl.
"Certainly," he replies in a deeper version of himself for the Mightyena. "
Steve x Reader Missing You
There was no sugar-coating it; Steve was miserable.
(Name) had been assigned on a mission hundreds of miles away from DC, and SHIELD wasn’t sure when she’d be back.
It was a dangerous mission, sure. But it’s not like he was overtly concerned for her well-being. She was a level seven Agent. She could handle herself.
Nevertheless, he couldn’t help but feel incredibly lonely, sitting by himself on the couch and watching The Andy Griffith Show reruns on TV. It was always more fun when (Name) was with him, attempting to explain some of the odd, outdated technology he’d missed out on while he was frozen during the 50s. They also enjoyed laughing at/mimicking the Southern drawl every character had. But since she wasn’t here, there wasn’t a point.
By his feet, (Name)’s German shepherd Finn snored, snoozing happily next to his master’s husband. Steve sighed, breaking away from the TV to reach down and pet the adventurous dog, who made a cont
2P!Axis x Child!Reader - We Meet Again
"Ah! You again!" you pointed your finger at the brown haired Italian man.
"Oh, it's you aga-" before he could even finish his sentence, he started running as you chase him around, "What do you want from me?!"
"My lasagna!" you yelled.
"What?! Lutz! Stop her!"
As soon as he said that, you were lift uop in the air by a man with a scar beneath his left eye which extends across his cheek.
He sighed, "Why are you scared of a little girl?"
"I'm not scared! It's just that she creeps me out!"
"But the girl looks normal to me." a Japanese man said.
"Put me down!" you yelled.
"Why? So you can run of and call the police?" the man with the scars said.
"No! So I can kick your butts!" you pinched his arm causing him yelp and drop you.
You landed on your foot then kicked him on his leg before grabbing your baseball bat and started chasing the three.
After five minutes or so, the Italian gave up and promised to make you lasagna if you stop hitting him and his friends. Of course, you agreed and they in
Who's the Father? (Chubby!Mom!ReaderxChildren!BTT)“Mutti! Mutti! Lets go to the park!”
“Please maman! Can we go to the park?”
(Name) was being jumped on by her three boys, the trio begging to go to the park. She chuckled at her boys and ruffled their hair, trying to settle them down. They were such a hyperactive bunch of kids, always making a mess and getting into all kinds of trouble, but (Name) didn’t mind. They were her children, blood or not, and she loved them all the same.
“If you three clean up your rooms, I’ll not only take you to the park, but buy you each a treat,” (Name) said with a smile as she crouched down to their eye level.
“Thank you!” the boy cried out and tackled (Name) in a hug, burying their faces into her soft chest.
They quickly ran off towards their combined room, leaving (Name) sitting on the floor with a wide grin on her face. As she listened to the happy chatter between her three boys, she stood up and wandered the living
2P!America x Child!Reader - Lullaby
"Bro," you said as you laid in your bed, "Can you sing me a lullaby?"
"Why?" he questioned.
"Daddy always sings me a lullaby before I go to sleep." you replied.
Allen sighed, "Does it have to be a lullaby? No other songs like rap or pop?"
"Lullaby... Stupid." you murmured the last word.
"Okay," Allen sat beside you on your bed and started singing in a low, calm tone, "Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are...
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky...
When the blazing sun is gone,
When the nothing shines upon...
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night...
Then the traveler in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark...
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so...
When the blazing sun is gone,
When the nothing shines upon...
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star."
Once he's done, he noticed that you were already sleeping. He smiled and kissed your forehead before closing the lights.
Cerulean (Sugardaddy!Erwin x Reader) [AU]
Warnings for slight mature themes.
You sat on one of the bar stools and ordered a whiskey the minute you got in, and ordered a second right after you finished your first. The music is loud and obnoxious in the background, and you slumped onto the bar top. You hated clubs. They're stupid and stuffy and the music is horrible, so are the people.
You were only here because Hanji pestered you to follow them to the club. You both have been studying like hell for exams, dark circles already appearing around your eyes.
You couldn't afford to go to a club; college was expensive, and you knew that. Your summer job didn't have a decent pay, and you wondered on how long you could live on like this. Hanji was at the dance floor, sometimes coming up to check on you and drag you out to dance, to which you refused, annoyance etched upon your eyebrows.
It's already been an hour and you've been through your fourth d
Changing of the Guard - England x Reader
Palace Guard England x American Traveler Reader
------- “No one ever said travel was easy. We all get lonely and homesick at some point.” ~ Anonymous -------
The clicking of your heels against the pavement seemed to rhythmically lull you into a sort of daze, allowing your thoughts to wander. People of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities walked past you through the bustling crowds as you continued to walk down the same strip of sidewalk that you had been wandering on for the past twenty minutes. Were you lost? Most likely. Did you care? Meh, the whole point of traveling is to get lost, so no…you didn't care so much. But did you feel lonely? Yes. Oh God yes. Perhaps traveling to London by yourself wasn't such a good idea after all.
Since you are from the United States, the layout of the town was something you weren't
2P!FACE x Child!Reader - Bowling
You smiled as you see the bowling alleys.
"Why are we here?" Allen asked.
"Poppet said that she wants to go bowling so we came here~" Oliver explained.
"I'll pass." Francois said as he walks away but Oliver pulled him back.
"Okay!" Allen exclaimed as he grabs a red ball and threw it but missed the pin. He stood there until Matthieu moved Allen aside and got his ball.
He then wore his sunglasses and threw his bowling ball in full power, giving him a complete strike.
Oliver walked in and threw his ball only for him to get a strike, "Yes! Take that Al!"
You laughed as Allen walked towards the corner of the room.
"I'll pass." Francois said.
You walked towards the bowling ally with your ball but to your disappointment, the pin is really far and your just a kid.
You stood there for about two minutes until Francois sighed, picking you up and walk towards the pin carefully.
When he stopped walking, you threw
Corporal's Cadet ( Levi x Reader )
You were pathetic. A soldier? (Y/n) (L/n) was a good for nothing piece of shit. You had do save humanity, but you couldn't even balance yourself on the 3DMG... Once you tried to kill a titan and that move just ended with you looking into death's eyes. Your blades broke into little pieces and the titan caught you with it's huge hand. You injured yourself and just when your head was going to get bitten off, you were saved by Mikasa.
You still had nightmares about the Trost attack... How the colossal titan left a huge hole in the big mighty wall. What could you do? Slow your friends down? Why were you in the Survey Corps? To get yourself killed on the first expedition? This was insanity... You wanted to be in your house with your mother and father... You were scared... You didn't want to die... Not yet.
At night you would sneak out from your dorm and train. It was funny how you always ended up with a bruise on your arm or on your leg.
"What are you, Cadet (L/n)?" You often remembered aski
Torn (Levi x Suicidal!Reader) [AU]
tw; suicide attempt, self-harm, suicide.
You watch as the red fades into the bath water, your mouth slightly parted, a sharp pain felt as you drag the blade across your bare flesh, and the crimson trickles down your arm. You repeat the painful process, moving onto your thighs, legs, ankles; everywhere. The water is now stained with a faint fresh red, and your vision blurs, the darkness slowly pulling you in.
You wake up with a gasp, your mind all hazy, heart pounding against your ribs, the now cold water sloshing over the rim of the bathtub, and spilling onto the pristine, linoleum floor. A knock is heard on the door, and you scramble to grab the razor and slide it under the tub, the sound of the sharp blade scraping on the floor much too loudly. You pull the plug off the drain, praying that the red water would be gone fast enough.
You hurriedly grab your clothes, tugging on yo
Katha Takes the StageAdventure Comes to School
(a Katha show)
Prologue: Katha Takes the Stage
Excited chatter fills the air as children stream into their school auditorium, but backstage, the five members of the group Katha go over the first section of their lengthy program for this benefit performance. "Okay..." Brock begins as he shepherds the other four members close, and shows them the old book "Wonder Tales of Kanto and Elsewhere". "We've told 'The Enchanted Princes' and 'The Three Spells' from this book before...the good news is, many of them adapt very well to our style, so we'll go through the book and tell the ones we have adapted one by one. When we get to one that doesn't work, I have backups planned."
"So far, two of the first six work great." Serena agrees.
"We all know our roles, yes?" Ash asks before, he, Brock, Misty, Serena, and Callum lay their hands on top of each other for their pre-show good luck cheer.
Callum starts the cheer. "Adventure, romance, magic, and more!"
"All this is found
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
AndromedaAmongst the darkened skies
Brightened by only starlight
Field & Sea.
Gravity is only an afterthought
Hilltops become ladders into the sky while
Inferior planets stare down upon the Earth
Jealous of such simplicity yet contemplating grandeur.
Keppler only thought of science
Linear, elliptical, movement…
Mythology had no such thoughts
Neptune & Nebulas both inhabit space
Orbiting across the lonely darkness
Probably never worried about mundane things
Questioning their existence
Right now or for all eternity such as us.
Shooting stars make us joyful while
Terminator is an otherworldly spectacle
Unknown to all those hidden in their houses
Various stars await us outside
Waiting to play like we did before
Xenagogue & inviting
Youthful but ancient curiosities.
Zenith induced euphoria continues until daylight…
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