Rising Dusk

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About Rising Dusk

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    Starlight Glimmer
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    Male
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    Temporarily Asia, U.S. Origin
  • Personal Motto
    Living life by a motto tends to give one tunnel vision.
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    Video games, cartoons, comics, anime, reading, philosophy, RPs... Yep, super broad. I could make this list pages long with specifics, we'll just go with that I dabble in a little bit of everything nerdy with no real hard focus.

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  1. Good morning everypony.  How's it going? :ooh:

    Ah, Friday-Eve... The tease of a day before the weekend. :mlp_toldya:

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    2. Flutterstep
    3. AJ2489

      AJ2489

      have an amazing day at work friend! 

      I have to cross reference 800 different address tomorrow with our online system. can't wait for that.... ha!

    4. Mirage

      Mirage

      Dance Party!!!!!

      WHEN?

  2. Good night my friends.  I hope ya'll have a wonderful Hump Day. :wub:

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    1. Matraxial Artemi
    2. Tacodidra

      Tacodidra

      Good night, my friend! :D Likewise! :) 

    3. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      Have a good night, my friend! :)

  3. Rising Dusk

    Was your internet ever locked down as a kid?

    Nah. By the time internet was commercial enough for home use, I was old enough that a block wasn't needed. Plus I doubt even to this day my parents would even know how to put a block on.
  4. Good morning everypony!  How's it going? :ooh:

    Soooo, I had planned and waiting closer to the holidays to post this, well I guess it is closer to when I said that, so it counts? :mlp_confused:  Why am I showing it now?  Well, I found out yesterday, thanks to my co-worker, that she did a speed paint of it and posted it on her YouTube Channel.  Which I thought was pretty cool. B) 

    Anyways! :pinkie:  After getting a commission done for Nightmare Night and delivering my offerings to Princess @Alexshy and @Mirage, even if he still gobbled me :dry:, Praise The Moon! :orly:  I was still feeling quite festive. 

    At the suggestion of the co-worker that got me into the fandom earlier this year, I spun up another commission request with a different artist. :squee:  I was trying to think of what I wanted though, and ended up aiming for Hearth's Warming.  :oneheckofahat:

    Surprising me though, I wasn't expecting her to finish the commission in 48 hours.  So, it came a bit quicker than I had planned. :wacko: 

    As many of you probably know, or are at least reminded often enough with @Twilight Luna's near daily dose of such on my profile. :wub:  Trixie, Praise The Great and Powerful!, is one of my favorite cast members.  So, I thought what better way to spread holiday cheer than to surprise her by decorating her cart for the season!? ^_^

    With the aid of my favorite pony, Praise Our Lavender Overlord!, I present to you...

    Spoiler

     

    By the by, that co-worker I spoke of, animated her intro. :catface:

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    2. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      @Rising Dusk That’s right. She may gobble you up again. :sealed:

    3. Rising Dusk

      Rising Dusk

      @Twilight Luna I'll take that gobble. :derp:

    4. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      @Rising Dusk Lol. How’s work going?

  5. Rising Dusk

    Open Casual stroll

    @Blitz Boom Well, at least he was able to get one of the sisters to put enjoy faith in him for a cup of coffee. And of course, the other sister was soon looking over his shoulder, watching him like a hawk for anything he might do. To be honest though, it was a little heart warming how much Null called for her younger sister, even if it was built upon a toxic un-trusting personality. She could watch all she wants though. Dusk's hooves worked the coffee machine with a couple of lever pulls and placing a paper cup under the spout. One lever was used to dilute the coffee to make it a little less strong, as Void had requested. With Null's proximity to him, he felt it saver not to use his magic to deliver Void's cup. Spilling hot coffee on her would ruin any bit of credibility he had with the two. Once the first cup had been filled with the dark roast coffee, he picked it up with his hoof and walked it a short distance to the table they were working at. Returning to the coffee area, he gathered up some creamer and a small sugar bowl to bring back to fix her coffee up how she liked. Leaving Void to her coffee, he went back to start making his own cup of coffee. At this point is when he started to listen to Null break down the purpose of the sacrifice and how the two sisters ranked the cursed items they collected. It wasn't a bad rating system by any means and quite reasonable. A rating system based on how a pony could keep themselves from being affected by the item. Dusk's own system was based on just how he saw magic itself, thus rating an item on how complex it's spell work is. Of course though, he had to address the growing shadow in the room. Why did the Princess allow these items to cross into their country? Some of these sounded like near Doom's Day curses. The world as a whole had so many dark corners in it. So much so that it was hard to see from inside their mostly world of light. Dusk could panic here, get angry or demand the sisters depart Equestria immediately... That wouldn't service anypony or be who he is. While he did feel his heart skip a beat, his calm composure didn't budge while his mind race. Setting the coffee machine to make his coffee on the stronger side, he poured his own cup and returned to his stool at the table. Resting the cup between his hooves, he softly blew on the hot strong roast. Letting his mind wander, tracing through his memory like reading a book. Looking for solutions, ideas to work around at getting to these more dangerous items. This wouldn't be solved in a day though. Or week, or maybe even month. The amount of focus to deal with these types of items was too much for the colt to take all at once. He couldn't brute force these items, it was too dangerous. If the rest were anymore or as complex as the first two, they required a more surgical approach. Rising Dusk concluded he needed to see the spell work of the next item. He needed more data. "For the next item that requires a sacrifice...," he started while blowing on his coffee again. "I need to see the spell that affects it..." blows again. "I'll create a barrier to keep us save long enough for me to see the spell away from your nullifying field. Once I've seen it, you can take it back to safety. This way I'll have more time to analyze the spell and not have to make up the Dispel as I go. Does that work for you?" he inquired, feeling this was the best route to go if these items were as dangerous as Null said they were.
  6. Good morning everypony!  How's it going? :ooh:

    Three day weekends always feel so short and it's back to work! :scoots:

    Oh well, C'est la vie. ^_^

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    2. Tacodidra

      Tacodidra

      Good morning, my friend! :D I'm glad to hear your weekend was good. My day was pretty nice too – I saw my cousin for the first time in ages... and talked about a lot of random stuff with him! :muffins:

    3. Mirage

      Mirage

      *boop* @Rising Dusk No worries - just think about Christmas and the days will fly right by!

    4. Crimson storm
  7. Good morning everypony!  Hope ya'll are having a great weekend thus far! :wub:

    I get a three day, thanks to a holiday, so yay! :yay:

    In the spirit of said holiday, I hope ya'll take a moment to thank your respective military's for their services both past and present.

     

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  8. Rising Dusk

    Open Casual stroll

    @Blitz Boom Null really seemed like she was in a hurry. Whether it was just to get out of the city as soon as possible, or simply to be rid of the terrors they carried around, he wasn't quite sure. More likely though, it was probably both. Dusk had just Dispelled two quite high level curses back to back and it was indeed rather tiring to put so much energy forward in such a short amount of time. Normally, he'd encounter magical items such as these only a hoof full of times a year. Even with those, only half were dark magic. Yes, enchantments from good honest sources of magic still needed Dispelling from time to time. Like that time a wizard put a new barrier he was experimenting with around his door, but he then couldn't get back into his home. Complex spell work only made the effort more trying for the midnight blue colt, at least to this degree. Void displayed an impressive degree of observation to notice Rising Dusk starting to show fatigue, and even the brief widening of his eyes in regards to the sacrifice issue brought up earlier. Most ponies didn't bother to take in such details of the things going around behind them. A very useful survival tool, he'd admit. Luckily at least one of the sisters was on his side, the break would be greatly appreciated. And getting more information on what he should be expecting would be helpful. Nodding to her inquiry, he'd love to take a break. "I would love to take a break while we discuss the territory we're heading into next," he replied in a pleasant tone and with a matching smile. Not many ponies knew there was a difference between officer and detective, but the latter was a higher rank with more privileges and responsibilities. Most the time though, it wasn't worth the correction. "Would you ladies care for a cup of coffee?" Dusk asked while sliding off the stool he'd been sitting on and walked a short distance back toward the entrance of the basement where a coffee maker had been set up to keep the weary researchers going during their long hours of working down here. "What is the purpose of this sacrifice?" he asked while he worked the machine to start brewing some hot coffee. Rising Dusk would never condone the use of a sacrifice, but he might know of another way around it. He just needs to know what he's going up against.
  9. Good morning everypony!  I hope ya'll are enjoying your respective Fridays! :wub:

    I'm going to be without internet for most the day. :dry:

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    Soooo, enjoy the Boops and I'll see ya'll on the morrow. :mlp_grin:

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    2. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      @Rising Dusk Its been raining and gloomy here all day. I hope your weather is much better.

      How are you doing on your first of a 3-day weekend? :mlp_grin:

    3. Mirage

      Mirage

      @TwilySparky

      Cheer up! Luna loves you.

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    4. Tacodidra

      Tacodidra

      Good morning, my friend! :grin: My day has been alright. I just woke up from a four-hour nap – I was a bit annoyed I slept that much, but then again, I wouldn't have done much of note anyway. :muffins: See you tomorrow! *boops back*

  10. Rising Dusk

    Boop a snoot, any snoot

    Booooooooooooooop! @DEFENDER, @Thankful Brony 2,@Tacolantern, @AJ2489, @Sylvester, @Dabmanz, @Rainbow heart 55, @Flutterstep, @Mirage, @Rhythm Red, @Pat Thundersnow, @Soren Peregrine, @Wannabrony, @Bonbon Feri, @Crosswind, @Fluttershy Friend @Alexshy, @CypherHoof, @Longhaul, @Captain Clark, @Blitz Boom, @ShadOBabe, @King of Canterlot, @Jade Fire, @Silenz Veritas, @SushiSub, @PiratePony, @ChB, @Rarity the Supreme, @shadowwarp940, @Nightfall Gloam, @RB30DETT, @kaiser5578, @Duality, @Matraxial Artemis, @Rikifive, @Sparklefan1234, @meck-can-ik pony, @Nightmare Terror, @Royce, @Vintjack Greasymane, @DashYoshi, @Sliding Bolt, @Deae Rising Shine~, @The Recherche, @Key Sharkz, @Nature Tune, @Twilight-Sparkle17, @Twilight Luna, @Nightfall Thunder, @Dark Horse, @TheTaZe, @Cash In, @Twilight Sparkle is best, @Kind Claw, @YourElectricityBill, @UglyBTD, @Nye, @Totally Totally, @Rixton, @Princess Lulu <3~, @TheRockARooster
  11. Rising Dusk

    Open Casual stroll

    @Blitz Boom The mention of a sacrifice made Rising Dusk's eyes go wide for a brief second while he registered that they two sisters carried such an artifact with them. This is some very dark magic indeed. He was starting to wonder if the Princess knew the kinds of things they were bringing into the city. Either that or her faith in the sisters and the detective were far greater than he initially thought. He'd have much preferred to be looking at these kinds of cursed items somewhere not in a city with so many innocent ponies. His faith for now would just need to rest in the Princess, and perhaps the fact these two sister have been carrying these around for some time. Without issues? He couldn't say. It wasn't hard to read between the lines when Null brought up what had become of the ponies in the village this next item came from. The spores had turned them into plants. A rather nasty fate, depending on how one looked at it. Not that he'd enjoy being a plant himself though. Dusk watched as the rune etched pouch was place upon the desk next. It was going to be rather interesting to get a look of how the cursed worked, as it was definitely a new one for the young detective. Time seemed more of the essence this time around, so Dusk went ahead and ignited his horn with the orange glow of his magic. Nodding, "I am ready, Null." he confirmed and waited for her hoof to be lifted. Once again, as the pouch left the range of her nullifying aura the midnight blue colt blinked, letting the magical weave of the curse spring forth from the item for him to read. This time two inky weaves interwove together to make up the spell work of this curse. One, a very pleasant evergreen that pulsated with life. The other, an oozing black tar that looked most unpleasant. It seemed though that Rising Dusk didn't have much time to get to understand the harmony the two strands wove together. Almost as it sensing it was being observed, the inky black stand riled and coiled. The serpentine dance it performed seemed to coax the slower, less active green strand into motion. Made all the more evident by the strap keeping the pouch closed starting to slowly loosen. The black wisps sprang to life and mixed with the orange glow of his magic. Already they began to dance around the pouch, slowing the strap to a point it looked like it was struggling to move again. What the two sisters couldn't see, were how the black wisps worked to unravel the two weaves away from each other. It was difficult to keep up with his work in dispelling the cursed artifact while always analyzing it as well. From what he could gather, the green weave was ancient, very old, very potent with primordial magic, a force of nature. The tar like weave, was newer, bending and manipulating the older magic into something much more than it was intended for. Dusk's breathing remained steady and his features calm while the black wisps he commanded attacked the pouch. A rune on the side of the pouch flared an ethereal blue and his jaw clenched before a group of wisps stabbed the rune and it extinguished. Somepony did not want this pouch tampered with. The weave of the spell work riled and quivered under the heavy assault of the Spell Breaker. While the black strand resisted, the green did little to defend itself from him. To a point that it was almost sad to remove such a beautiful weave. With a few more snips and tugs from the black wisps, the strap around the top of the pouch pulled tight and closed. With a flick of his horn the rest of the tapestry unraveled, fizzling out with no structure to hold them together anymore. He let out a breath and the wisps faded from his magic before letting his own spell work disappear completely. Offering another smile, although a bit more drained, he nodded to the sisters. "The spores will need to be burned, but the curse is Dispelled," he informed them, keeping the part of the beauty that was half the tapestry to himself, as they probably wouldn't understand.
  12. Good morning everypony!  How's it going? :wub:

    You know what time it is? :ooh:

    Well?  Well? :o

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    2. Tacodidra

      Tacodidra

      Good morning, my friend! :D I'm doing fine – the cold is leaving! I've still been pretty tired, though... :derp:

      I'm glad to hear you've been doing well! :)

    3. Mirage
    4. Tacodidra

      Tacodidra

      @Mirage Thank you, my friend! *hugs back* :rarity:

  13. Good morning everypony!  How's it going? :ooh:

    Ah, tis Friday-Eve!  The weekend is so close! :mlp_yeehaa:

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    2. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      @Rising Dusk I’m sorry to hear that. It rained here Monday and yesterday. How about some muffins?

    3. Rising Dusk
    4. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      @Rising Dusk Only the best for my friends. :proud:611FB375-11BE-4DEE-AB85-F1DFB6016685.thumb.jpeg.a668f2c2f7c757e4f779f082db96f461.jpeg

       

  14. Rising Dusk

    Open Casual stroll

    @Blitz Boom During the act of removing the curse from the bear, Rising Dusk wasn't able to observe that the two sisters from Troy had been staring in a trance at his work. His focus on the task at hoof had to be spot on for such a complex spell. There were quite a few times in undoing that spell it could have spiraled out of control, as several of those stands in the weave were specially designed to keep the spell from just erupting. When he finished though, he managed to catch a glimpse of the tail end of their trance. Not that he'd be too surprised. Dusk's particular set of magic was unique, as far we he could tell. He had to admit though, the pony that cast the curse on the bear was really talented. And dangerous. Luckily the spell weave was locked in his mind like a signature, he'd have to keep an eye out for this type of magic again. As a place of dark magic, Harrowmark seemed like a place he both wanted to visit, and equally stay away from. His pride as an officer of the law told him he should, to combat the dark magics that was his duty as a Spell Breaker. On the other hoof though... He'd probably be treated as badly as the two sisters. If nullifying magic in a small area angers the witches, him breaking their spells completely wouldn't be taken to so kindly either. Not too big of a concern though, as it wasn't in his jurisdiction, short of a Princess herself telling him otherwise. Nodding to Void when she brought up the topic. Null though, seemed to want to up the game. He sort of figure those few short words were about the only compliments he was going to get from her for a while. A challenge too in her tone, but at least it wasn't dripping with the venom he'd been subjected to thus far. Dusk was curious though how the sisters determined which of the cursed artifacts they were carrying was more dangerous than another. The O.M.I. had it's own rating system, mostly focused on how complex the spell itself was, rather than what it could do. Dark magic could curse a jewel with enough power to level a city block with a talented enough caster, but the spell work itself could be undone by Rising Dusk with a flick of his horn. While on the other hoof, a spell that simply locked a door could take him hours to untangle. As two ponies that couldn't see the spell weave of magic, he wondered what they considered nastier. "I'll do my best," he replied and nodded to Null.