(Note about design: Red right eye is 'Canon', consider Poet Flame's two green eyes as artistic freedom.)
Name: Gleaming Grin Gender: Male Species: Pegasus Talent: Magic Personality and morals: Before corruption: Realist and brutally honest, but good-hearted and friendly all around, good morals. After corruption: Manipulative and selfish, no morals, even possible good deeds backed by foul intentions. Skills outside talent: Hoof to hoof combat, flying, acting. Source of income: Anything and everything. Backstory in short: Gleaming's childhood was relatively normal, but his father wasn't much home due him being an explorer of sorts, so he was lot closer to his mother, who studied and sold things his father brought from his travels, introducing Gleaming to the interesting world of artifacts. In school age, Gleaming wasn't the most popular colt around, as most ponies found him to be creepy due a birth defect in his facial muscles that caused him to have a constant grin on his face, thus his name, but he never let that to get himself down, and eventually he managed to make friends with two ponies, Magic Potion and The Wanderer.
Change that would end up shaping Gleaming's life to something nopony could have guessed, happened during school years, Gleaming was getting frustrated when everypony around him, including his two friends, had started getting their cutiemarks, while he, regardless of his focus on studying artifacts, just couldn't get one, even with the fact that it was his passion at the time. So one day he walked to a near by forest, believing that if he found something himself, he would finally get a cutiemark, and he ended up being correct, as he found what looked like a mask from the forest, and being still just a colt, he curiously tried it on.
When the mask made contact, Gleaming felt surge of magic going through him, and he dropped the mask out of surprise, but when he looked at his flank, he saw picture of the mask, and thus concluded that the feeling was just him getting a cutie mark, and he happily ran back to his mother with the mask, and that was that, for a moment. First there was a voice, a voice inside Gleamings head that spoke to him, claiming to be the mask, then, others heard the voice too, until one day, the mask's eyes lit up in red glow, and the mask started moving by itself, following Gleaming everywhere, but turning invisible when other ponies were around.
The Mask explained that it granted great power to those fielding it, but that there were negatives, first being that it was impossible to get rid of after bonding with it, and rest, it never told. "The great power" made its first appearance few weeks later, when Gleaming got pissed off at a pony who went bit too far with the creepiness claims, and wave of red magic flew out of his hoof, injuring the pony pretty badly, this naturally didn't make him any more popular.
Since then his life was learning to control, and finding ways to get rid of the curse that was the mask, which like the mask had said, ended up being impossible, as even princesses didn't manage to get rid of it. His friends also helped him with his goal to best of his ability, and for some time, even some catpony helped him, but he disappeared as suddenly as he had arrived.
But eventually the battle was lost, and The Mask took over, corrupting Gleaming's mind to its will, and he hasn't been seen again...for now...
OCs who he has met but aren't in backstory:
He, She, It, and They.
Name: Wild Bellflower Gender: Female Species: Unicorn Talent: Magic Personality and morals: As herself, Bellflower is kind and friendly pony, generally happy, doesn't like harming anyone. When taken over by magic, she's pretty much the opposite Skills outside talent: Reading old ponyish and other ancient languages. Source of income: - Backstory in short: Potion's twin-sister. Was brought up by her foster family as their own in Manehattan. Her childhood was as normal as it could be for an unicorn, school, friends, and learning magic. At some point during that time she got interested in old languages and started to self-study them. After coming to right age, she moved away from her parents, still staying in Manehattan, and focused on learning new magic.
After undefined amount of of studying, Bellflower found herself becoming more and more hungry for new, more powerful magic, until one day, a new unspecified spell she tested was too much for her, and the magic quite literally broke out of her through several points in her body, causing her to fall unconscious for a day. After Bellflower woke up, she didn't quite remember what had happened, but when she walked to a mirror, she realized that she was missing a piece of her horn, and that there was blue and red wound like marks around her body. Naturally she went to see a doctor, but regardless of several tests over several weeks, they weren't able to figure out what they were.
Bellflower spend her next week trying to figure out what happened, but with no avail, any of the spells she had studied that day had nothing about weird marks around the body, and it seemed that for some reason, she hadn't written down anything to her journals before testing the unspecified spell.
Then, one late evening when she was going to wash up after busy day of things not going like she would have liked them to, she suddenly felt a rush of magic inside her, and her body ignited with magic pouring out of her horn and from the mysterious marks. She could only stare into the mirror where there was now gray pony staring back at her with white glowing eyes, red mane flowing like it was made of fire, and flaming armor and pair of flaming wings. But there was something that scared her more than the monster in the mirror...it was the fact that she couldn't control that monster, she tried to move, but she couldn't budge, and instead, an uncontrollable grin rose to her face, a satisfied grin....
After that point Bellflower's life revolved around finding a solution to her problem, and doing the best to try stop from it doing any harm to anyone, which unfortunately didn't always succeed.
At some point Bellflower went through his father's journals, where she found out that her parents weren't her biological parents, and most importantly, that she has a twin-brother named Magic Potion. After learning that and bunch of other things about her actual origins, she set to find this brother, and thanks to a help of an stranger, a weird cat-pony hybrid that seemed to know more than he should, she knew to go to Ponyville, where she learned his brother's location...
by Pripyat pony. Name: Magic Potion Gender: Male Species: Unicorn Talent: Potions, poisons, acids, bottled magic.... Personality and morals: Rather deadpan/passive, Strong follower/believer of "You reap what you sow.", Loner, Fearless, Potions=life. Doesn't have morals, makes decisions based on what is best choice for him. Skills outside talent: fighting/combat, sensing magic, knowledge about creatures, plants and magic. other things. Source of income: Random favors and such, studying magic too risky to be studied by more important ponies (like princesses.), selling potions etc. Backstory in short: Parents are Unicorn and Pegasus. Has a twin-sister, but she was adopted pretty much right away to other family so for most of his life, Potion has been unaware about this fact. His childhood was mostly normal, only differences being that he was that he was home-schooled and that his father basically brainwashed him to what he is now. In his bloodline the first unicorn born to the family gets the name Potion, and after the father dies, the son gains the name Magic in front of Potion.
Lived his childhood in unnamed town, and there he met and became friends with Gleaming Grin and The Wanderer. After reaching the age to move out, Potion headed to Ponyville, but after few months, he came to the conclusion that it was hard to work on his potions there and moved to abandoned house that was carved into a tree deep in the Everfree forest, and lives there still. After undefined amount of years of him moving there, his father passed, thus giving him his first name, and forwarding 300-400 years old family curse to him.
During his time there lot has happened, he met his childhood friends several times, working with them in various things, but one of them (GG) was eventually taken over by sentient mask, the same mask that 300-400 years ago had caused the chain of events that had lead to the Potion's bloodline's curse. He also at some point met mysterious cat-pony hybrid, who helped him with some things and knew oddly lot. Said hybrid disappeared from his life as quickly as he had appeared, leaving Potion with only unexplained appreciation towards cats and lot of questions. At some point, Potion also met a red dragon from outside Equestria with ability to transform into a pony (Ruby Shine) but that didn't lead to anything else than he getting some dragon-based ingredients in exchange for some favors.The last noticeable event in his life was when he met his sister for the first time.
OCs who he has met but aren't in backstory:
All but Staunch Fidelity and Nada.
(repost due moving from blog to another)
Now, just so you know, I'm not a writer, so don't expect a masterpiece, only thing I do related to writing is RPs, thus next story is written almost like a roleplay. Is there mistakes, grammar or otherwise? probably, will I fix them? probably not, I made this mostly for myself.
Story about Magic Potion and his sister meeting for the first time.
Characters: Magic Potion "Dialogue" Thinking. Wild Bellflower "Dialogue" "Also dialogue" 'She' "Dialogue"
It was calm evening in Everfree forest, Potion was just finishing up his notes for a day when he heard sound of magic and single grunt of frustration from outside. He immediately left his notes and looked out from the only window his house had, and saw a mare who looked oddly similar to him, in fact, she looked just like Potion, light blue coat, blonde short mane, and blue eyes, a perfect clone, except for being a mare.
She's stuck outside the barrier, that's not a good sign. Potion had created a magical barrier around his home to keep out a certain pain in a flank, a ghost that had swore to haunt the stallions of his family until end of time, something about his ancestor from little over 300 years ago poisoning her, that aside, said barrier also kept any other magical threat outside it, meaning that this lookalike had something in her she didn't let to show outside.
Potion was just going to ignore the mare but then she called for him "Hey, you in the window!" "Do you happen to know somepony called Magic Potion around here?!" and potion froze, that voice, it sounded just like his mother's, he shook his head, impossible, he had to be just imagining it, but the mare continued "I have been searching for a week now, and your house is only house around here!" and only sounded more and more familiar by every word.
Potion grunted as he walked to the door, he had to see what this mare had to say, if nothing else, he wanted to know why she looked like him and sounded like his mother. He opened the door and walked face to face with the mare, still staying inside the protective barrier just in case.
Now that he had a closer look, Potion noticed few odd details about this mare, first was her broken horn, she seemed to be missing a piece from tip of her horn, not big enough to interfere with her magic usage, but still noticeable chunk. But what quickly took his attention, were the several marks on the mares body, from which one was red and rest were blue, they looked almost like open wounds, but they were shut and like said, blue.
"So, what do you want?" Potion's voice was cold, he wasn't known for being the kindest pony around, not that there was too many ponies in the Everfree forest. The mare looked almost stunned when she realized that Potion was who she had been looking for, her voice was now careful but excited "Potion?!" she reached her hoof slowly towards Potion, but it was stopped by the barrier, which made her visibly sad. "Who are you, and what do you want?" the mare pulled her hoof away and spoke with lot less excitement "My name is Wild Bellflower, and I'm your twin sister..." she sighed "...and I assume our parents never talked about me."
Potion was shocked, a twin sister? 'She' had mentioned something about a sister, but he had figured it was just one of its usual lies, he didn't want to believe Bellflower, not that he was against the idea of having a sister, but this mare, there was something wrong with her, this could easily be a trap, Potion had quite a list of enemies after all. "No, they haven't, though somepony else has mentioned that being a possibility." he looked Bellflower in the eye "But why would I believe you're her?" "Why would my sister be stopped by a barrier made specially to block threat's?" "What are you hiding?"
Bellflower looked heartbroken at Potion's words "T-threat..." "What do you mean?" she was tearing up, but before she could continue, another voice echoed around her.... "It's simple really..." fog started building around Bellflower, only area clear from fog being inside the barrier where Potion was "....Potion has made a barrier to stop me from bothering him by stopping any creatures of powerful magic entering without his permission..." a light blue mare formed from the fog and walked next to Bellflower, pulling her head with her ice cold hooves towards herself until their snouts touched, causing Bellflower to try pull herself away from the mare, unsuccessfully, as her tears froze solid on her cheek from the cold ".....And you....the unwanted failure of the Potion family tree....there's something you're not showing."Bellflower was terrified, and she tried to push the painfully-cold mare away, but her hooves only went through her foggy body and she could feel the frostbites forming as they passed the most outer layer of the mare.
"Aright, that's enough." Potion's voice came through and the mare let Bellflower go, who collapsed sitting, holding her painfully-cold snout with her hooves "So you suddenly care about your sister?" Bellflower too looked towards potion with mixture of hearthbroke and fear "So you're saying she is my sister?" the fog had started forming tighter around Bellflower, and it started forming hooves that wrapped their ice-cold form around the blue mare, she tried to get away but this time the barrier blocked her only escape route,"Answer me!" Bellflower pleaded Potion to let her through, she would have cried, but her tears froze before they could formed "Please Potion, I beg you, please..." she went silent for a bit, then new voice came out of her mouth "Get off me!" and wave of magic was sent around her, it caused the ghostly mare and her fog to disappear completely, and it was strong enough to visibly crack the magical barrier around Potion, and to throw him off balance.
It took few seconds for Potion to clear regain his balance and thoughts after the blast, he got up and turned towards the direction where Bellflower had been when the wave of magic happened, and to his shock, it was totally different mare who was standing there, in place of Potion's lookalike, there was purple-gray pony with red flaming mane and white glowing eyes, her broken horn was in red flames and her hooves and and body were surrounded by blue flames, and finally, there were the wings, wings of blue flame. She was just standing there, staring at him with blank expression on her face, there was something too familiar about that expression, it was the soulless expression of his father. The magic flames were coming from the wound like marks.
Suddenly, Bellflower slammed her hooves against the barrier "Why you do this to me!?" Potion had to back up few steps, he could feel the power from the slam, but that wasn't the only reason, her voice also made Potion feel tightening in his heart , it sounded just like his mother, but with great amount of feeling betrayed mixed in "I have been searching for you since I first heard you existed, and you cast me out?!" "Leave me to sadistic ghost to play with?!" she slammed again, the cracks grew bigger "Is this how you treat family?" "Who am I kidding, Of course it is! That's how father taught you! That's why we were separated in the first place!" she slammed the barrier again, this time with her whole body, it caused the ground next to it to crack, her hostile tone got hint of sadness mixed in "Is it too much to ask to have a family!?" next slam, this time she came through and started walking towards Potion, her horn getting lit with magic, Potion backed up until his house came in the way, he closed his eyes, he found it funny, he had more enemies he could count, yet he would meet his doom in hoofs of his sister, only because he didn't want to listen what she had to say....such a fitting fate.....
Suddenly Bellflower let out a scream and Potion opened his eyes, she was back to normal, though she was full on tears "No...that's not me..." she looked Potion into his eyes, and he saw his mother's eyes pleading to him "Please Potion.....help me."
(Repost due changing blogs)
Just for starters, I'd like you to know that, this is m First ever story of any kind in English. It's kinda a backstory to my OC, She. Or at least some history about Her.
Warning: Slightly dark, includes death. But not in detail.
Characters: Daisychain: White pegasus mare with beautiful blonde mane and tail. Magic Potion: Dark blue stallion with short brown mane and tail. Unicorn. Potion junior (Called Junior): Male unicorn baby. The nameless mare (also known as She): https://mlpforums.com/uploads/monthly_03_2017/post-35322-0-95755200-1489681586_thumb.png
300-400 years ago from present day...
Potion was heading home, he had been collecting some plants around close by forest for his potion research. He had focused to collecting so much that he had forgotten to check time, and now it was getting late. As he approached the house, he could tell that something wasn't right. From window next to the front door, light was shining through like usual, but the window seemed to be frosty from inside.
Potion opened the front door carefully, ”Daisychain?” cold air hit his face and when he entered the hallway, he froze. The hallway, no, the whole house was filled with fog. From the living room Daisychain's scared voice was heard. ”Potion?”
”Daisychain!?” Potion rushed to the living room and was met with strange light blue mare looking at a picture of his family, and Daisychain in the corner of the room standing over Junior, staring at the mare. Potion lit his horn, ”Who are you? And what are you doing in our house?”.
The mare turned towards Potion ”I'm not surprised you don't recognize me Potion” ”My appearance has changed quite bit since we last met.” Potion took step forward ”Answer to my question!”.
The mare looked towards Daisychain with her empty eyes, ”You have beautiful family Potion, something I always wanted.” ”Potion...?” Potion shook his head slowly, ”I have no idea what you are talking about.” ”Two years ago....I was so happy Potion” The mare looked sad as she turned back at Potion ”We were made for each other.”.
Daisychain looked at Potion confused ”Potion, what is she talking about?” Potion shot magic at the mare. ”Cut the nonsense! Daisychain, get Junior safe.” The mare moved to block the door with unnaturally quick dash, ”oh no, I don't think so Potion, she'll have to hear the truth.”, ”truth?” Potion stared at the mare, he was angry, ”There is no 'truth', mare she are talking about is long dead.””Dead? You haven't told....” ”Of course he haven't, he killed me!”
Daisychain was shocked, ”What! I-is that true Potion” ”Of course n...!” ”Lies!” The mare dashed towards Daisychain sending her flying to another side of the room and was now standing over Junior who was so terrified that he didn't even cry. ”Tell me Potion, are your secrets more important than your family...” She raised her hoof, like she was preparing to attack Junior ”Stop!” Potion shouted ”If you are who you say you are, how?” ”The Mask” ”That mask...”
Daisychain got herself back to her hoofs and in mix of panic and anger looked at Potion. ”Who is she Potion? Why is she here?” ”I...” ”I explain” The mare carried Junior to Daisychain before turning towards Potion, ”Two years ago Potion and I were like you two are now.” ”Then he poisoned me.” ”You can't imagine what it feels like, to wake up and feel nothing but cold, to find out you're dead.” ”I didn't know what happened to me first, but when I got to know, I could't believe it first” she was rather hostile towards Potion now ”I thought he loved me, I gave him everything!”
Potion tried to explain ”I did...But that mask corrupted you, it was best for everyone.” The mare launched at him throwing him over, ”Who are you to choose what is best for me! You stole my life!” Potion slowly lifted himself back up, the attack had hurt. He spoke quietly, ”And every night and day I have been filled with regret bigger than you can imagine.” The mare then got closer and whispered to Potion's ear, ”It's too late for apologizes, goodbye my love.” She then kicked him, killing him. ”Potion!” Daisychain ran next to Potion, ”No!”.
The mare looked at Potion's body, ”He paid the price from his actions.” She then turned towards Magic Potion Junior, ”From this point on, shall Potion's name be cursed with my presence.” Then she and the fog disappeared leaving only baby and his mother with Potion's lifeless body.
It's far from perfect, I know that, but it's what it it, and will be.